Dawn of Destiny

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Dawn of Destiny
OriginBochum, Germany
GenresPower metal
Years active2005−present
MembersDirk Raczkiewicz
Jens Faber
Jeanette Scherff
Philipp Bock
Veith Offenbächer
Past membersTanja Maul
Ansgar Ludwig
Patrick Klose
Christian Tappe
Boris Freckel
Matt Bauer
Monika Wesely
Julio Pablo Da Silva
Felix Rodermund

Dawn of Destiny is a German power metal band from Bochum, Germany which incorporates elements of thrash, gothic, symphonic and death metal. As of 2016, Dawn of Destiny has released six studio albums.


Dawn of Destiny was founded in Bochum (Germany) by the end of 2005. Back then, the band's line-up consisted of Tanja Maul (vocals), Veith Offenbächer (guitar), Jens Faber (bass), Dirk Raczkiewicz (keyboard) and Ansgar Ludwig (drums).

The band has toured on several gigs with Sabaton, Custard or Tankard. After many negotiations with labels, the band decided to sign with Shark Records. The record deal enabled the band to release their debut album ...Begins, which was already recorded back in 2006. It received a warm welcome by both the international press and fans worldwide.

At the beginning of 2008, the band supported the well-known American hard rock/glam metal/AOR/heavy metal band House of Lords on their European Tour, which led them to Belgium, the Netherlands and to the legendary Z7 in Pratteln (Switzerland).

In May 2009, Patrick Klose was chosen as the new drummer, replacing Ansgar Ludwig.

In June 2009, the recordings for the 3rd album "Human Fragility" began. The release date is announced for September 21st, 2009.

In April 2010, vocalist Tanja Maul leaves the band.

In May 2010, drummer Boris Frenkel joins the band, replacing Patrick Klose. Also, the vocalists Monika Wesely and Jeanette Scherff joined the band.

In 2012, the band signed a record deal to release their fourth studio album through Phonotraxx Publishing.[1] The album, entitled Praying to the World, was released on May 4th, 2012.

In 2014, the band released their fifth studio album, entitled F.E.A.R. (Forgotten, Enslaved, Admired, Released), through Phonotraxx Publishing.

In 2015, the band's sixth studio album, called To Hell, was released through Phonotraxx Publishing.

Band members[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Tanja Maul - lead vocals (2005−2010)
  • Ansgar Ludwig - drums (2005–2009)
  • Patrick Klose - drums (2009−2010)
  • Christian Tappe - bass (2005)
  • Veith Offenbächer - guitars (2006-2015)
  • Boris Frenkel - drums (2010)
  • Matt Bauer - drums (2010-2012)
  • Monika Wesely - lead vocals (2010)
  • Julio Pablo Da Silva - drums (2012-2014)
  • Felix Rodermund - guitars (2015-2016)



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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 3rd, 2007
GenrePower metal
ProducerAxel Thubeauville
Dawn Of Destiny chronology
Rebellion in Heaven

...Begins is the debut album of German symphonic power metal band Dawn of Destiny.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Waiting" (The Opening)1:13
2."Healing Touch"4:18
4."All Those Lies"6:28
5."Break the Silence"4:09
6."Coldest Night"4:39
7."Another Fallen Angel"4:33
8."Flying Away"4:29
9."Torture Room"3:53
10."Alone At Night"5:11
12."Place in Heaven"6:57
Total length:58:50


Band members
Miscellaneous staff
  • Mattias Norén - artwork, logo
  • Andrea Schneidereit - layout
  • Sebastian Steinfort - photography
  • Dennis Koehne - engineering
  • Siggi Bemm - mixing


  • Although Veith Offenbächer is credited as a band member (guitar & backing vocals), he didn't take part on the recording sessions.
  • Dirk Raczkiewicz recorded some keyboard parts on the album and became permanent member of the band.
  • Jens Faber recorded all guitars on the album, plus most of the keyboards and piano parts.

Subsequent releases[edit]

Demo EPs[edit]

  • Demo 2006 (2006)
  • Promo 2007 (2007)
  • Limited Edition Demo 2011 (2011)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ DawnOfDestiny. "!!! Dawn Of Destiny !!!". Dawnofdestiny.de. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  3. ^ "Dawn Of Destiny - To Release New Album In May". Metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2012-03-15.

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