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Bloodshot Dawn is a melodic death/thrash metal band from Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.

The band consists of:

Josh McMorran - Vocals/Lead Guitar
Benjamin Ellis - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Janne Jaloma - Drums
Anthony Ridout - Bass

After a number of line up changes and endless practice honing their sound, band members Anderson and McMorran recorded and released their first effort in the form of “Coalition Of Terror”, a two track EP that received positive feedback both critically and around their local metal scene.

Driven by this success, Anderson and McMorran sought out other musicians for a full time line up that could add to their brutal live shows and match the technical precision on the EP. This lead them to bassist Anthony Ridout who joined the band just after the release. Following this the band then set about playing across the UK in support of the EP, and went on to win the 2009 “Metal To The Masses” competition, playing at Bloodstock Open Air Festival with the likes of influential bands such as Carcass, Arch Enemy and Kreator.

The band now looked to record more material, recruiting Benjamin Ellis on lead guitar to complete the current line up in late 2009. Following a string of gigs in the UK, Bloodshot Dawn set about recording their follow up to “Coalition Of Terror” in 2010. This came in the form of their “Slaves To The Lie” EP, released in February 2011. This EP was self financed and made available worldwide via all major distribution websites.


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  • VengeanceFalls

    Best band I've come across since Sylosis

    19 May 3:12am Reply
  • sahhmartins

    Awesome band!

    3 Apr 12:56am Reply
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    30 Mar 10:01am Reply
  • michciu4

    The Image Faded is the best song I've heard in a very long time

    13 Mar 11:52am Reply
  • sangremuerto

    underrated band. both albums are killers

    2 Mar 8:09am Reply
  • lithick

    I need you guys on Spotify! Then I could more easily share your sound with my friends!

    4 Feb 9:36pm Reply
  • crabhead1337

    Well, I hear In Flames style in melodies, Smoke and Mirrors is a good example.

    27 Dec 2014 Reply

    I can hear what you mean by Unearth in the melodies. I think some Arch Enemy kind of anthemic melodies as well, but I mean that in a good way (I like both Unearth and Arch Enemy), but with more of a tech-death prowess in rhythms and structure than those bands. Regardless, I really like what they are doing.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • stupidPity

    Epic. They remind me of Amoral. Sigh, the good old Amoral... The first album is a bit more melodic, I think I like it more than Demons. Anyway, best of luck to these guys!

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sixJ0k3rsx

    This band and Demons is amazing as hell, but I wouldn't compare them to Beyond Creation. Their music styles are worlds apart, in such as guitar sound, technicality and progressive elements. Is it just me or do their more melodic guitar parts sound a lot like Unearth at times?

    3 Dec 2014 Reply

    Demons is fucking killer, as I am learning so is their self titled. Really surprised I hadn't heard of these guys til recently. Really surprisingly impressive. A bit more energy and rocking fast beats in their style which is rad. Often times overly technical bands, ie Beyond Creation come off as boring to me in the energy department. But Bloodshot Dawn delivers!

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    I remember when I met these guys on Metalcamp 2011, in Slovenia! They were so great! I'm really happy to see they are moving forward with each release! I still have 'Slaves to the lie' and love to listen to it ;]

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • PistolPeteMatty

    Demons is insanely good, I'm truly shocked.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SkummyBear

    Demons is one monster of an album...One of the best of the year

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sojk

    New album is really fucking solid. Never heard of them before.

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Wow, the new album is pretty fantastic! Loving the guitar work. [2]

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • arrogantpony

    "unknown and underated" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Wow, the new album is pretty fantastic! Loving the guitar work.

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • salamatov_diman

    новьё заебись!!!!

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    The new album is epic as fuck. I have liked all songs!

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
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