Everdawn - Venera album cover art
  • 8.4/10
    EVERDAWN - Venera - 8.4/10


Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Release date: December 8, 2023

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The third full length album from New Jersey’s very own Symphonic Metal powerhouse Everdawn, titled Venera is simply awesome from start to finish. The follow-up to 2021’s Cleopatra, the band is back with their trademark stunning guitar work by Richard Fischer, the hauntingly beautiful vocal layering of Alina Gavrilenko, the impressive keyboard work of Boris Zaks, and of course the formidable rhythm section of Alan D’Angelo on bass and Dan Prestup on the drums.

About the Album

Everdawn delivers 62+ minutes of hard hitting songs on Venera, which has everything fans could ever ask for in a Symphonic Metal Album. The compositions are all kept short and concise with the exception of the magnificent opus “Truer Words Ever Spoken” which runs at just under 13 minutes. The songs have a near perfect blend of shredding guitar, huge melodies, anthemic choruses, and ethereal keyboards over a kicking bed of punchy rhythms and riffs.

Final Notes

Everdawn have definitely continued to find their groove, coming back to us with even stronger material with each offering, and Venera is proof. From the epic opener “Cassiopeia” to the rapid fire “Crimson Dusk And Silver Dawn”, Everdawn takes us on a musical journey that keeps the listener interested, and hooked. Fans of Sirenia, Avantasia and Kamelot will be thrilled with Everdawn – Venera. This one is a must for your Symphonic Metal collection, and one of the bright spots of the 2023 releases.

Everdawn - band photo 2023.


  • Alina Gavrilenko – vocals
  • Richard Fischer – guitars
  • Alan D’Angelo – bass
  • Dan Prestup – drums
  • Boris Zaks – keyboards

Venera – Tracklist

  1. Cassiopeia
  2. Century Black
  3. Silver Lining
  4. Karmic Partner
  5. Northern Star
  6. Justify The Means
  7. The Promise
  8. Crimson Dusk And Silver Dawn
  9. Venera
  10. Orion’s Belt
  11. Images Everlasting
  12. Samsara
  13. Truer Words Ever Spoken
  14. Beneath The Well


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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