While 'Before The Dawn' was writing their third album, "The Ghost", Saukkonen ended up with over 30 written songs.
The first plan was to make a double album for Before the Dawn, but some of the material was slower, more melodic and darker than the songs chosen for "The Ghost" and Saukkonen wanted to take things further without any limitations that Before the Dawn might create. The result was Saukkonen's solo project, Dawn of Solace. The first album, entitled "Darkness" features a melodic sound akin to that of Before the Dawn, albeit with a much stronger gothic metal and doom metal influence. .
- May 2006
- Dead Air Records