Rain Fell Within

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Rain Fell Within
Also known as In Medias Res
Origin USA
Genres Symphonic metal
Gothic metal
Years active 1996–2002
Labels Dark Symphonies
Associated acts Dawn Desireé, Ephemeral Sun, Todesbonden, Anomalous Feather, The Soil Bleeds Black, Autumn Tears, Brave, Arise From Thorns, Garden of Shadows, Aurora Borealis, Forty Days Longing, maudlin of the Well, Azure Emote
Past members Dawn Desireé
Kevin Thomas
Charles Gore
Tim Miller
Laurie Ann Haus
Jason Aaron Wood
Owen Davis
William Rucker
John ‘Sardonius’ Brown
Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert
John Battema
Jennifer LeeAnna

Rain Fell Within was a symphonic gothic metal band from Virginia, USA. They are known for their atmospheric sound, symphonic arrangements and female soprano vocals.


Rain Fell Within formed in 1996 as vocalist/keyboardist Dawn Desiree, guitarist Kevin Thomas and bassist Charles Gore with guitarist William Rucker and drummer John Brown. That era released two demos, Rain Fell Within-Live '97 and Solemn Days in 1998.

In 1998, William and John departed and percussionist Tim Miller joined. In 1999, this quartet recorded Believe, then recruited second guitarist Owen Davis, began opening for international acts and signed a record contract with Dark Symphonies.

In 2000, Dark Symphonies released Believe which increased their exposure including performing at the Milwaukee Metal Fest, New Jersey Metal Fest and New England Metal Fest, magazine interviews including Metal Maniacs and radio air play.

In 2001, they acquired distribution with Barnes & Noble, Relapse Records and Hellion Records and released "The Only One" bonus track with Owen before his departure. This led to recruiting second guitarist Jason Aaron Wood and backing vocalist Laurie Ann Haus. The core quartet recorded Refuge, which included one song with Jason and Laurie.

In 2002, Dark Symphonies released Refuge and they recruited keyboardist John Battema. They performed and began writing as a seven member line-up, but disbanded later that year. Rain Fell Within members went on to form the following projects: Dawn Desireé, Ephemeral Sun, Todesbonden and Anomalous Feather (inactive)

Full-time Members[edit]

  • Dawn Desireé - vocals & keyboards (1996–2002)
  • Kevin Thomas - lead & rhythm guitars (1996–2002)
  • Charles Gore - fretted & fretless bass (1996–2002)
  • Tim Miller - drums & percussion (1998–2002)

Additional Members[edit]

  • Laurie Ann Haus - backing vocals featured lead vocals on "Passing Time" from Refuge (2001–2002)
  • Jason Aaron Wood - lead & rhythm guitars featured on "Into the Tower" from Refuge (2001-2002)
  • Owen Davis - lead & rhythm guitars featured on "The Only One" bonus track from Believe S.America (1999-2001)
  • William Rucker - lead & rhythm guitars featured on Live '97 & Solemn Days (1996–1998)
  • John ‘Sardonius’ Brown - drums & percussion featured on Live '97 & Solemn Days (1996–1998)
  • Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert - live rhythm guitar (1999 & 2001)
  • John Battema - live keyboards (2002)
  • Jennifer LeeAnna - live backing vocals (2000)


  • Rain Fell Within 'Live '97' - demo (1997)
  • Solemn Days - demo (1998)
  • Believe - EP (2000)
  • Refuge - LP (2002)

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