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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Tony and Gary Resign

Sadly, Tony and Gary (drums and bass) have both left Aonia – Tony to focus on setting up his own project, and Gary due to a change in work hours. We are deeply saddened by these changes, as Tony was a founding member of Aonia. (James and Mel are also founding members.) Also, Tony was …

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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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Praise for ‘Sunchaser’

Praise has already started rolling in for the latest release, ‘Sunchaser’! The kind folks at Pagan Hel have said: “The rhythms are punchy and bold and pursues an invigorating encounter with plenty of potently addictive hooks and sumptuous keyboard melodies. The vocals are completed to a high precision assault and very diverse, thrusting out a …

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Statement regarding Rock & Blues

Our apologies to fans who were looking forward to seeing us at Rock & Blues on Friday – unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, we were dropped from the bill approximately two weeks ago. It seems that the compère and stage management team weren’t aware that we had been dropped and informed the crowd that we …

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Wychwood Brewery Bloodstock Competition

We have entered the Wychwood Brewery competition to be able to play Bloodstock Festival 2014 and would love your help! Visit this site – register (it only takes a minute and they don’t spam unless you ask them to) – then scroll along until you find us and click. You can vote every day – …

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‘Sunchaser’ release update

Important announcement! We are moving the release of ‘Sunchaser’ to summer of 2014. Throughout the process of recording ‘Sunchaser’, it has become apparent that our originally planned release date of 5th of April is not possible if we were going to make the EP the best it can possibly be. We don’t want to release …

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“Sunchaser” release plans: July 25th 2014

Be mused! Aonia discloses details of forthcoming release Midlands-based mythic, melodic metal septet Aonia are currently cloistered away, writing and recording their next release – a five-track EP of just under half an hour – which is planned for release on the 25th of July 2014. In a contrast to their dark, horror-inspired first release, …

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