Some things are simply bound to happen. Crimson Dawn is one of these things. Dario Beretta (Drakkar) and Emanuele Rastelli (Crown of Autumn, Magnifiqat) have been good friends and fans of each other's music since 1996, when they were both taking their very first steps into the music biz; it was only natural for them to finally come to create something together. Crimson Dawn took shape in the winter of 2005, with a mix of their musical sensibilities, ideas, and influences all forged in the cauldron of their common passion for epic metal. The first compositions of the band are mainly inspired by the heroic heavy metal poetry of bands like early Manowar, Cirith Ungol, Iron Maiden, Manilla Road, Running Wild, and Bathory, as well as the Celtic-rock gods Thin Lizzy. Between January and April 2006, the duo recorded the first promo-cd, A Dawn in Crimson, and it is well-received in the Italian fandom. Dario took the roles of lead singer and lead guitarist, while Emanuele played rhythm guitars, bass and keys. On drums, the band was aided by Mattia Stancioiu (also from Crown Of Autumn), who also takes care of the production in his recording studio (Elnor Studio). In the same year, music from the demo is used in the soundtrack of "Guardiani dei Misteri" (Guardians of Mysteries), an independent short-movie created by the city of Turin's "Lame Ribelli", an academy of medieval, renaissance, and modern combat. After that, the band took a hiatus due to the lack of a serious offer from record companies to produce a full-length album.