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Dakesis / Press

"UK bands don’t usually do power metal like this, but with Dakesis we may finally have an outfit who can compete with the best that continental Europe has to offer."

"Dakesis are in the business to write killer metal tunes, and that’s what Trial by Fire is jammed full of. Tracks that want to make you thrown on your denim jacket, grab a beer and head bang like a mad man!" 9/10

“If Homer, Beethoven and Iron Maiden had a love child together, Dakesis would be the clearly epic sounding result. Never has there been such a perfect sounding debut full length album like “Trial By Fire””

“If you see Dakesis and are not entertained, I contend that you are mentally incompetent.”

Alex Thompson - Captain Horizon

“Tracks like ‘After The Storm’ and ‘Wings Of Steel’ are delivered with such exuberance that even this grim-faced deathster eventually has to succumb to the sheer spectacle”

“Just pure genius, if Carlsberg made bands they would have been responsible for the birth of Dakesis.”

Red Imp

“Dakesis are seriously fun: power metal, keytars, fireworks, a song about shepherd’s pie, power lunges (my personal favourite), along with some good old fists-to-the-sky air punching… what more could you want?”

“A joy to behold in a genre that takes itself far too seriously. Bloodstock take note.”

“You can’t flaw the eager performance, or the band’s incredibly tight cohesiveness”

“This is what happens when you take ridiculous amounts of talent and mix it with generous helpings of not-taking-yourselves-too-seriously. Power metal is supposed to be over-the-top and these folk certainly tick that box while remaining musically tight with some killer hooks. And a Keytar…And fireworks… And a song about Shepherd’s Pie…”

“Something of a local legend, Dakesis are exceptionally highly regarded on the Birmingham metal scene and are currently riding high on a wave of success”

“By far the best unsigned band on the planet and quite possibly one of the best heavy metal / power metal bands ever. If you've never seen them live before, then you're seriously missing out on something fucking incredible. Dakesis: future LEGENDS of heavy metal in the making”

Dave Brunn - Dakesis fan

“Wayne was still on top form with the guitar and along with Matt are the powerforce behind Dakesis. The shredding in “Valhalla” and “440” are a joy to behold!”

“Well, well, well... what a surprise. I wondered why the place suddenly filled with people emerging from all directions, but they knew something I didn't. DAKESIS were up next. These guys (well three guys and two girls actually) totally blew me away. Power metal is not my normal thing, but they're just so damned good that you really can't stop yourself enjoying them. They're polished; they're beyond competent with awesome technique, beautifully crafted home grown songs and stage presence that's off the scale. For me they were certainly the highlight of the whole night and the audience was in a state of frenzied appreciation by the time their last notes died.”

“You never cease to amaze us with your stunning performances. 'PURE ENTERTAINMENT!'”

“Yes they're cheesy, yes they're power metal, but who cares when you're grinning like a maniac all the way through their time on stage?”

“Surely it's only a matter of time before they're spotted and have their chance at the big time?”

“Dakesis: The mightiest, & most epic warriors of power metal Birmingham has to offer. Steamrollering over all opposition with their massive anthemic choruses & 3 part harmonies Dakesis always put on a good show. Not to be missed. ”

“This is a band who know how to entertain, and to emphasis the fact that they are hard working they’ve got loads of dates coming up in the region. Check out their myspace for details. This is a band that are much in demand at the moment so you’ve got no excuse for getting out to see them live.”

“Their stage presence is enviable, and you can't fault their enthusiasm – few bands I've seen this year can match their fun factor.”

“You were great to start with... but now you are all seriously polished performers!!!! Very promising future i guarantee it!”

“Another stunning performance from you and to a packed house aswell. It's hard-working bands like you that we know for a fact, go above and beyond to spread the word to your own fans. This is what makes a night successful and we thank you for that.”

“There's something about this band. That indefinable something that many bands aspire to that's worth its weight in gold. They've got the moves, attitude, and presence that you'd normally associate with a far bigger stage, which is where I suspect we'll be seeing them sooner rather than later”

“Dakesis have proven they are very much here to stay.”

“Musically this band is very together. The singer is very talented and I like his vocal tone a lot. There are some good harmonies to boot. The guitar solos on this are also really impressive.”

“They are as polished and professional as any band I have ever seen, and if you want a band who will fill your venue with very pleased music fans look up these guys ”

“...Their particular brand of stoic metal mania belongs firmly to the old school nicely uniting the imposing immediacy of their European cousins with the feral attack of the genre greats making for a unique concoction of soulful melodic metal and gritty bloody NWOBHM...”

“Pure brilliance – liquid gold vocals”

“A group with the complete package and some real potential!”

“A well oiled rocking metal machine!”