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Monday, April 19, 2010

Tanja Maul Parts Ways with Dawn of Destiny

Relaxing with my morning coffee just now, I was checking my Facebook news feed and came upon absolutely devastating news: Tanja Maul, vocalist for Dawn of Destiny, has left the band.

Quoting from the band's MySpace page:

After 5 years Dawn Of Destiny and Tanja go separate ways from now on. Because of the "so-called" musical differences Tanja decided to leave the band. We regret this step, but consider it as right and consequent. We say thanks to Tanja for 5 years of friendship, musicianship and the engagement to support Dawn Of Destiny in reaching our current status.
Tanja's statement, also from the band's MySpace page reads:

Unfortunately somewhen in life comes the time of farewell. Regrettably the musical ideas within the band develop into a direction where I cannot identify myself with Dawn Of Destiny anymore. Therefore I want to announce, that I'm going to leave the band. I wish the guys of DOD big success on their new way. Dear DoD-Fans! Dear Fallen Angels! With all my hear I want to say thank you for the big support, the fun and the bright cordiality, that you gave me on each gig! The "Wacken-WG" is still an issue ;) Peter - You are the Best! Many thanks for the nice time! I am sure that we'll meet each other on stage! All of you shall feel embraced!


I am devastated! Utterly devastated! I am unspeakably devastated!

DoD is up there with Nightwish for me in terms of favourite bands, and Tanja is up there with Tarja in terms of favourite female metal vocalists. Tanja fucking PWNS! DoD fucking PWNS!

I am just...speechless...

OMG...Tuomas should hire her ASAP. THAT would fucking rock my world...

Tanja, I wish you all the best. DoD, I wish you guys all the best, too. I hope you find a suitable replacement, but that is going to be really, really hard...

7 comments:

Sorcha said...

That sucks! Don't know them that well, but what I've heard from them is really beautiful. Hope she finds a new band soon!

CanuckFan said...

Man, if Tuomas had a brain he would snap this woman up ASAP.

I hope DoD finds someone good!

Eric James said...

As sad as it may be, because I really feel for DoD, this sort of thing happens all the time... (As we know with Nightwish and countless other bands)Unfortuneatly, whether egos or pride get in the way so many times, it is extremely hard to keep the original band intact for a lot of years. I do feel bad that bands can't just stay together and get along. I wish DoD and Tanja the best of luck in the future.

CanuckFan said...

Very true, James, I know. It just really sucks for all us hard core DoD fans...

I totally wish them all the best of luck, too.

Hairul: The No 1 COB authority and expert said...

Thank Fuck Maiden are still together and reunited haha

Winterstorm said...

I don't really know them either, but it sucks to hear it anyway and you wonder just why it happens again and again. I know it happens for male-fronted bands too, but they seem to be more stable. Perhaps the problem arises more often when the lead singer is not involved with the songwriting. Therefore I think it's a good idea for anyone striving to be a metal vocalist to play, say, piano or guitar or even both, as well, and trying yourself at songwriting. Or at least write lyrics, or be married to one of the male band members. That way, you're less expendable.

CanuckFan said...

Tanja was very involved in their first album, "...Begins" but I don't know how much she was involved with the second two albums.

Still, very sad!