Dawn of Relic

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Dawn of Relic
Origin Oulu, Finland
Genres Black metal [1]
Years active 1993 – present
Labels Wicked World/Earache Records
Season of Mist
Associated acts Valucian
Members Ville Lind
Rami Keränen
Sampo Heikkinen
Jukka Juntunen
Past members Teemu Luukinen
Pekka Malo
Mika Tönning
Pekka Mustonen

Dawn of Relic is a Finnish black metal band.


The band was formed by Jukka Juntunen in 1993 in Oulu, Finland. They released their first full-length album, One Night in Carcosa, in 1999, on Wicked World Records (aka Earache Records). This album had two session vocalists on it; Nazgul (ex-Horna, Satanic Warmaster) and Mika Tönning (ex-Catamenia).

The next album, titled Lovecraftian Dark, was not released until 2003 by their new record company Season of Mist. "Lovecraftian" in the title refers to horror writer H. P. Lovecraft whose writing influenced the subject matter of many of their songs. This influence is also present on One Night in Carcosa.

Their latest release was in 2005 with the title Night on Earth. Vocals on this album were performed by Kai "K.J. Khaos" Jaakkola (Deathbound, Deathchain, The Duskfall). Drummer Jukka Juntunen wrote most of the songs and all the lyrics for Dawn of Relic.


The band has been on a break since November 2005 due to line-up problems. The headman Jukka Juntunen is concentrating to his other band Valucian (formed in 2002) which consists of some of the old members of Dawn of Relic.

The band became active again in 2009. New line-up includes Rami Keränen, Sampo Heikkinen (Loopwork, Dark Flood) and Ville Lind (Cryptid, Seith). They played in Jalometalli festival during summer 2009.



  • Rami Keränen - Guitars (2009-present)
  • Sampo Heikkinen - Keyboards (2009-present)
  • Ville Lind - Vocals (2009-present)
  • Zann Path - Drums (1993-2005; 2009-present), keyboards (1993-1999)


  • Jarno Juntunen - Vocals, bass guitar (1993-present)
  • Matti (his surname was never mentioned) - Bass guitar
  • Pekka Malo - Keyboards (1997-2002)
  • Pekka Mustonen - Bass guitar, guitar(1994-2004)
  • Mika Tönning - Vocals (1998-2005)
  • Teemu Luukinen - Guitars


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