Aonia – Sheffield Metal to the Masses Winners – Bloodstock 2018

Now the dust has settled a bit – we want to say a MASSIVE thank to you to our Aonia family for helping us to achieve our dream of playing Bloodstock Festival.  The event currently covers the full weekend of the festival – when we have confirmation of our stage time, we will update the event …

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European Tour

We are thrilled to be joining our friends in Alwaid for our debut European tour!   We are playing four dates in France, Belgium, and The Netherlands.   We will be playing at: 30/5/18 – Bobble Cafe, Lille with Alwaid and Project 31/5/18 – The Rocking Bull, Antwerp with Alwaid + Support TBC 1/6/18 – …

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“Violet Hours” Single Release 18/11/17 – and new merchandise!

On 18/11/17, at our show with Xandria at Corporation, Sheffield, we will be releasing our new single, “Violet Hours!” This show is extra-special because we will be joined by the talented Vickie Harley of A Clockwork Opera as a special guest! We also have a new logo, designed by the renowned Andy Pilkington of Very …

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David and Matt join on drums and bass!

We are complete! David (drums) and Matt (bass) have impressed us with their experience, ability, and commitment. On top of this, they fit in with our bizarre sense of humour! The first gig with the new line-up is on the 24th of November at the Grand Central, Manchester. Welcome, David and Matt!

Drummer and Bassist Search

Due to the departure of Tony and Gary, Aonia is now seeking a drummer and bassist. We are looking for musicians who are creative, passionate, and experienced – with their own equipment and transport. We rehearse in Worksop in North Nottinghamshire (near Sheffield). Aonia is a joint-fronted operatic/symphonic heavy metal band. We’ve supported bands like …

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Jo and Mel – guest backing for Blaze Bayley!

We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our two lovely leading ladies, Jo and Mel, have been recording vocals for Blaze Bayley’s new album! In May of 2015 we put on our own festival, Aonia Fest (organised by Feralworld Music), which was headlined by the Official Blaze Bayley band. During our own set, …

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Sunset Symphony Tour

Sunset Symphony UK Tour – Press Release – 5/5/15 Critically acclaimed seven-piece symphonic/progressive metal band, Aonia is embarking on a short tour of England from the 27th to 31st of May, along with the French Gothic metal band Alwaid and York-based melodic metal band Lost Effect. Tour dates are: 27-5-15 – O’Riley’s, Hull 28-5-15 – …

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AoniaFest: Our Own Metal Festival!

Aonia is putting on our own all-day metal festival at The Roadhouse, Birmingham. This is our first festival, showcasing the best rising talent along with established bands from the UK and Europe. Tickets are £10 and are available from The Roadhouse, by clicking here. They’ll be £12 on the door (if it’s not sold out)! …

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