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From the left: Dawn of Flames members Sammy Farhat, bass; Apolonio Biscaino, vocals; Marc Coronado, drums; Felipe Jasso, electric guitar; perform at the Border Town Brutality V concert they hosted to bring awareness to self-harm and PTSD at the Paul Poag Theatre.

A local heavy metal band is gearing up to cross the Atlantic Ocean and tour for the first time in a different country next year.

Dawn of Flames will be touring the United Kingdom for the first time in the band’s history, beginning on June 11, 2020 in London.

Band members will continue the tour with UK performances at Norwich, Corby, Leicester, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham and close out the tour at Manchester, England.

The band is traveling in order to support their second album “Above the Ashes” which will be released later this year.

“We want to put our music out (there) and reach people. It’s a sacrifice, but we aren’t afraid of taking the risk,” Dawn of Flames electric guitarist Felipe Jasso said.

Before the band begins their UK tour, they will be doing a tour across the states in February of next year.

Jasso added the tour could not have been made possible without the help of the band’s sponsors and music industry connections.

“It feels great, especially doing something we love to do; playing in front of people,” Jasso said.

Currently the band is featured as guests for the “More Dead Than Alive” Tour, a four-day Texas tour going through Laredo, Del Rio, Arlington and El Paso.

The band will perform alongside musical guests Edge of Destiny and featured band The Crowned.

The Del Rio performance will be at the Paul Poag Theatre this Friday at 6 p.m. It is a free show and open to all ages.

Dawn of Flames consists of Jasso on guitar, Apolonio Biscaino on vocals, Sammy Farhat on bass and Marc Coronado on drums.

Previously, the band hosted Border Town Brutality honoring late band members Enrique R. Treviño and Luis “Chacho” Gonzales.

Dawn of Flames can be found on Facebook and Instagram with current tour dates and other information available to the public.

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