Endorsement!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now officially endorsed by Vocalzone! Jo and Mel have used Vocalzone tablets for years – going back to their days in the Gilbert & Sullivan Society – and are excited to have won endorsement from a product they love. The lovely folks from the #VZFamily have created …

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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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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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