Tuomas Saukkonen, mainman of Finnish dark metal heroes BEFORE THE DAWN got awarded as INSTRUMENTALIST / MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR at this years FINNISH METAL EXPO! Finnish Metal Awards 2011 INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR 1# Tuomas Saukkonen BAND OF THE YEAR 3# Before The Dawn Finnish Metal Awards awarded the best of Finnish metal of 2010, voted by the public. MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Tuomas Saukkonen Tuomas was also voted top 3 in two other categories with his side project Black Sun Aeon. Commented Tuomas Saukkonen:‎"Pretty nice FME weekend behind. "Musician of the year" Award + top-3 position in 3 other categories, EPIC beer, a big bunch of cool people etc etc...my deepest thanks to the best fans in the whole wide world!!“ The new BEFORE THE DAWN album "Deathstar Rising" will be out February 25, 2011!