They first began in 2001 in Los Angeles, California by playing the genres of Harsh EBM/Aggrotech, and in 2005 released a demo album Sacred Fever. Soon after its release they were signed to NoiTekk and then to COP International and Russia's Gravitator Records. Since then, they have made two full length albums, In the Acts of Violence and The Crypt Injection. They have also made a music video for their song "Torture Device", the first single from The Crypt Injection, and for their song "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" off their new album Genocide Chapters.
In May 2009, the band released a blog stating that they are moving more into the metal scene and away from the aggrotech scene. According to their MySpace page, it says, "With this new line up and sound, the next installment from Dawn of Ashes will summon new sights and sounds among the world with a 'black/melodic death metal' sound."
Dawn of Ashes have finished touring North America on the Darkness Reborn Tour to support Genocide Chapters with Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved and Blood Red Throne.
In 2011 the band announced that they will re-record two Songs from their Previous aggrotech releases, In The Acts of Violence and The Crypt Injection, and will let the fans decide which two tracks should be re-recorded.
In March 2012 the band announced that Othuum and Volkar Kael have left Dawn of Ashes, stating that they no longer felt or shared in the same vision or views as the other half of Dawn Of Ashes. Volkar and Othuum also formed a new band called ALAL. Kristof Bathory has now taken Dawn of Ashes as his solo project to bring back elements of the older industrial sound.
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