Tag: the dawn retreat

March 9, 2017

Royalty - The Dawn Retreat

Throwback Review 3: Royalty - The Dawn Retreat

Welcome to our third edition of throwback reviews. I know it has been a couple weeks since the last one, so I hope you’re ready for a good one. Today’s feature is The Dawn Retreat, who have recently reunited with a new single. While the new single shows a progression in sound and lyrical maturity, I invite you to follow me back to 2011 to the release of their first album. Royalty is 11 tracks (well, 12 if you have the CD with the acoustic bonus track) of late-teen, mid-to-late 2000s angst.… Continued →

February 12, 2017

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November 9, 2016

The Dawn Retreat Returns from the Dead

The Dawn Retreat, a punk/alternative metal band from the Quad Cities, has risen from the grave after five years of silence. Appropriately, they made their return at the Halloween-themed Whorror Fest on October 29. While their official reunion show isn’t until February, we can likely expect more from the band before then. Until then, you can listen to their previous release below. Also, frontman Dan Smotz has his own music you can find here. Continued →