Golden Dawn - Biography

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Golden Dawn is an Austrian band formed by Stefan Traunmüller, originally as a one-man black metal project, in 1992. It eventually attracted the attention of two influential Austrian metallists, Ray Wells of Pazuzu and Martin Schirenc of Pungent Stench and Hollenthon, which led to a compilation appearance and eventually a recording contract with Dark Matter Records.

Traunmüller recorded his debut album, The Art of Dreaming, while still a one-man band, but with session help from Thomas Tannenberger of Abigor and Martin Schirenc.

Dark Matter soon folded, however, and it wasn't until seven years later that the band, now consisting of four members, recorded its next album, Masquerade, with Napalm Records.

After years of silence and line up changes Golden Dawn returns as a one-man band with the support of a session drummer, recording a new album called "Return to Provenance" in 2010. The music has been brought back to simpler structures with rocking groove and traditional Black Metal elements.