Dawn Ray’d Announces Their New Album – “To Know The Light“ and Album Release Tour Dates



UK-based black metallers Dawn Ray’d have announced the first details of their upcoming third full length studio album – along with their first live dates in the UK to support the release. To Know The Light arrivess on on March 24th, 2023 – with the first single released in early January. The band has posted a teaser online today, pre-orders will launch in the new year. Watch the teaser right now!


Photographer credit: Jake Owens

Speaking on the album announcement, Simon Barr (vocals, violin, synths) comments: “This record has been transformative for us, it is Dawn Ray’d, black metal and protest music entirely reimagined. Writing these songs has helped us process the times we are living through, the chaos that swirls around us, and has given us new resolve and a clearer perspective on how we continue to find love and joy in disordered times. We cannot wait to share that catharsis with the world, we will be a poison if we cannot be a cure!”


Dawn Ray’d have also confirmed a number of dates in the UK between the new year and up to and around the album’s release.


January 14 – Temple of Boom – Leeds


February 2 – Record Junkee – Sheffield


March 3 – Ivory Blacks – Glasgow


March 17 – Crofters – Bristol


March 18 – Captains Bar – Stoke


March 23 – The White Hotel – Manchester


March 24 – Lexington – London


March 25 – Scruffy Murphys – Birmingham


March 26 – Bar Social – Derby


Dawn Ray’d is:

Simon Barr – Vocals, violin, synths

Fabian Devlin – Guitars, vocals

Matthew Broadley – Drums and percussion, harmonium, piano