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Aeon

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Formed: 1999
From: Ostersund, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Aeon News

Below is our complete Aeon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Brutal Fest 2014 Cancelled

It appears the Brutal Fest has been cancelled, with several bands posting messages online stating the event is cancelled and they weren't ever paid. A sampling of posts can be seen below.

Dawn of Demise: "Brutal Fest has been cancelled. The promoter is a lying bastard cuntfuck idiot loser who has stolen peoples money and so on. Aborted and Aeon have also cancelled, and if you look at their updates you can see that they also are pretty pissed..."

Aborted: "Due to the unprofessional and fraudulent acts of the promoter of brutal fest. Aborted officially cancel our appearance at this event. We hope the promoter gets what he deserves and everyone who bought tickets get their money back. See you all in Aarschot with Exhumed and Origin this November instead!"

Aeon: "Due to an unprofessional and fraudulent act of the promotor AeoN is canceling the show at Brutal Fest in Hasselt. We really hope that everyone who has bought a ticket will get the money back. See you all on the Cannibal Corpse tour."

The festival's official Facebook profile was recently updated with the following message:

"Dear [eople, as you have heard recently Brutal Fest 2014 will be cancelled.

"I can't continue any longer with this event due medical reasons and that's probably the main reason for the cancellation.

"There are a lot of speculations / gossip / lies said the last days in the social media but also in the newspapers. It doesn't mean that something is written in a newspaper that it is automatically true.

"Tickets: We received some messages about tickets that where never arrived. People who bought a ticket normally received a mail with more information about a cash back.

"We (I am) (are) sincerely sorry for the mistakes that were made. People with questions can send a mail to:brutalfestzonhoven@hotmail.be." More...

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Aeon Recruits New Guitarist

Sweden's Aeon is pleased to announce that the band has recruited a new guitar player: Ronnie Björnström, who produced the band's latest release, "Aeons Black" (reviewed here).

The band comments: "We are all very exited about this and we say welcome to Ronnie. We're looking forward to fans seeing us live with Ronnie and hope to be back to the US some point this year."

Ronnie added, "Having worked with the band for over four years as their Front of House tech and producing their latest album, I know Aeon is one of the best death metal bands out there. It is an honor for me to be sharing stage with the guys. See you all on the road! Cheers!"

The band is currently supporting latest release "Aeons Black," which included touring in Europe in addition to a coveted spot on the Summer Slaughter Tour that made its way through North America this past summer.

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Aeon Comments On Loss Of Guitarist

Aeon recently split with the band's guitarist due to issues with losing money on tour. Aeon has now checked in with the following update about the band's status:

"Since some people are asking us if we will continue as a band or not after Daniel's departure, let's make it clear that we will continue to spread our dark music.

"We always knew that this point in our career would come. When we would be asked to tour more and more, but the touring does not cover the loss of income from our day jobs... and it is a very difficult point. With this band we do get paid, we just have to cut on our losses. But the rest of us still wanna give it a try!

"We still have faith that there is a need for some true death metal in this world! THE FIRE STILL BURNS!

"We will also be looking for a replacement for Daniel of course. More info on this will come soon. And we just got started working on our next album....how about that folks???"

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Aeon Splits With Guitarist

Guitarist and co-songwriter Daniel Dlimi has decided to leave Aeon after 12 years within the band. Daneil issued the following statement:

“It’s with a heavy heart that I finally have decided to call it quits. Why?!? I simply cant afford doing this no more. To tour with a band in our size, you actually loose money on each and every tour. For us, the expenses is always higher then the income, and if that wasn’t enough, I also need to take time of from my daytime job which means absolutely no income at all during the period of a tour plus the extra expenses I get from the tour that does not get covered by the tour-income. You see where this is going?

"We have done four tours this year alone and each one of them have made us lose money. I have actually NEVER done a single tour and made a single dime in the end of the day. I am actually paying money to do shows for you guys. And the saddest thing about this is that the industry expects you to do so. Something must be seriously fucked up when for example the driver, the sound guy, the merch guy, the tour manager etc. makes more money on a tour compared to bands on the bill that is not headlining?!?

"The one thing I love doing the most with my band is actually being on stage performing for you guys. But my passion for the music simply won’t pay my bills. And as we all know, the record industry is suffering as hell and the record sales are lower then ever. So the only way to grow your band bigger is to do new albums and tour like hell… If you are lucky enough, one day you will be at a level where you actually get paid for you job, And like I said, i can’t afford doing all the tours required to maybe one day be a big enough name to do headline tours and actually make money out of it. More...

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Aeon Headed To Japan

Aeon is headed to Japan this coming July in support of new album "Aeons Black" (reviewed here). The band has now posted a promo video discussing the upcoming appearances, which can be found below.

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Aeon Posts Performance Video "Still They Prey"

Swedish death metal act Aeon posted a performance demonstration video for the track "Still They Prey." The song appears on the latest LP "Aeons Black," which was issued late 2012 via Metal Blade Records (a review for the release can be seen over at this location).

The video features split screen footage of each band member performing the track in the studio. Check it out here:

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Summer Slaughter Tour Dates Announced

The Summer Slaughter 2013 tour will feature The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, and Aeon.

The initial dates for the tour have now been announced (with more to be released in the coming weeks). Details are as follows:

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre More...

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Summer Slaughter 2013 Lineup Revealed

The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP, and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th.

It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st.

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter, comments on this year's edition of the tour: “It's year seven and I think 2013's line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music's influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!"

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist) states: “We can't wait to get back on the road! We're launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can't wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Be sure to visit the tour's Facebook profile for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. More...

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Aeon Announces Fill-In Drummer

Sweden's Aeon, which released the new album "Aeons Black" back in November of 2012 through Metal Blade Records, has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a fill-in drummer:

"Arttu has decided to take a brake from Aeon. He and his girlfriend are expecting twins in march and he wants to focus on his family at this point. We have no idea on how long this break will be, but there is no need to worry.

"We have an awesome drummer on our hands that will be replacing Arttu to 100%. This means that we will be touring as planned and take on more tours along the way. So please lets welcome the mighty Emil Wiksten as the current drummer of Aeon. His first stage appearance with Aeon will be on January 16 in London @ Garage.

"To have a sneak peak on his insane drumming, check out this drum cam video from one of our rehearsals the other day." More...

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Obscura Announces Shows With Aeon

Celebrating a decade of progressive death metal, Germany's Obscura will be heading out for a nine-date tour through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in March of 2013.

The Swedish Satanic Death Metal outfit Aeon will be acting as direct support to the headliner. Comments the band: "It will be awesome to do this tour with Obscura, and with our newly released album 'Aeons Black' we are now stronger than ever with a killer live set that will leave no venue and crowd intact. Expect nothing else but pure fucking death metal!"

The opener on the run will be Munich death metal hopefuls Over Your Threshold, who comment on their first tour as follows: "We feel honoured to be a part of the 'A Decade Of Progressive Death Metal' Tour and also are very excited to present all songs of our recently released debut album 'Facticity' to you people. There are plenty of stages we´ve never entered before, and all the more we are looking forward to share them with such stunning bands like Obscura, Deadborn, and our label-mates of Aeon. This is a mandatory happening for all the metal heads who are into tech death metal! See you on tour!"

22/03/13 – DE – München – Backstage
23/03/13 – DE – Ludwigshafen – Sultans Of Death Fest
24/03/13 – DE – Berlin – K17
25/03/13 – DE - Hamburg – Marx
26/03/13 – DE – Bochum – Bahnhof Langendreer
27/03/13 – DE – Siegen – Vortex
28/03/13 – DE – Kassel – K19
29/03/13 – AT – Wien – Escape
30/03/13 – CH – Zürich – Alte Kaserne

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Aeon Posts In-Studio Footage

Today Metal Blade brings fans the latest installment of a series of in-studio video clips from Swedish death metal strategists, Aeon. Filmed during the band’s "Aeons Black" recording session in Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, watch as guitarists Zeb Nilsson and Daniel Dlimi sever frets and talk gear in the player below or at the album's mini-site here.

"Aeons Black" was released on November 20th, 2012 via Metal Blade and has the following track listing:

01. Still They Pray
02. The Glowing Hate
03. The Voice of the Accuser
04. I Wish You Death
05. Garden of Sin
06. Neptune the Mystic
07. Nothing Left to Destroy
08. Passage to Hell
09. Aeons Black
10. Dead Means Dead
11. Sacrificed
12. Aftermath
13. Blessed By the Priest
14. Maze of the Damned
15. Die By My Hands More...

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Aeon Streaming Full New Album

In celebration of its imminent release this Tuesday, Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming Aeon’s latest long player, "Aeons Black," in its entirety. Boasts Terrorizer’s Olivier “Zoltar” Badin: “It’s all here: the anti-christian rhetoric, the barking/snarling vocals and the barrage of machine-gun blasts.”

Hear the carnage over at this location.

"Aeons Black" is set for release in North America on November 20th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor, et al). More...

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Aeon Streaming New Song

Today MetalSucks offers up an exclusive premiere of "The Glowing Hate," the latest single of iniquity from Swedish death metal unit, Aeon.

The track comes off the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Aeons Black," scheduled to drop next week. Check out "The Glowing Hate" at this location.

Comments guitarist Daniel Dlimi of the tune: "My goal with 'The Glowing Hate' was to write a really diverse song containing all sorts of elements and influences. Personally, I think it turned out great and it's also the song that I am most satisfied with of the ones I wrote for the album. I also think [vocalist] Tommy [Dahlstöm ] managed to write really great lyrics and awesome vocal patterns for it, and as usual it's all about our everlasting hate against religion. The spoken parts at the end were something that Tommy and I came up with over a piss-warm beer in the studio after we were done with the main vocals of the song. It sounded cool so we decided to keep it." More...

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Aeon Posts New Album Studio Footage

Today, the second in a series of studio clips from Aeon’s "Aeons Black" recording session has been posted online.

Check out the clip below, or over at the album's landing page here. Sneak a peek at drummer Arttu Mallki punishing his kit for what would become the "Aeons Black" full-length.

Set to detonate in North America on November 20th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the 15-track "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al). More...

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Aeon Posts Song From New Album

Swedish Satanic death metal squadron Aeon today reveals the opening track from forthcoming new full-length, "Aeons Black." Entitled "Still They Pray," the exclusive track premiere is brought to you by Metal Hammer Germany and is currently available for your maniacal listening pleasures at this location.

Set to detonate in North America on November 20th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the 15-track "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al).

"Aeons Black" is the follow up to 2010's "Path of Fire (reviewed here). Aeon is already confirmed for a U.K. tour, which will take place in January 2013 with more dates for Europe and North America in the works. More...

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Aeon Posts Studio Footage

Today, the first of a series of studio clips from Aeon's smoldering "Aeons Black" recording session has been posted online. Check it out below or at the album's landing page here.

Sit back and watch bassist Marcus Edvardsson and vocalist Tommy Dahlstöm lay down the beginnings of what would become the "Aeons Black" full-length.

Set to devour North America on November 20th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records, "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al). More...

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Aeon Releases Lyric Video

After previously streaming the new song "Aeons Black" online, Swedish death metal squadron Aeon has now released an official lyric video for the track. Check out the video below.

The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new studio offering of the same name, set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 20th, 2012. The mammoth 15-track "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al).

Notes founding guitarist Zeb Nilsson of the album: “This is definitely our most varied albums to date; it has heavier songs yet it also has lots of fast blastbeats and double bass drumming. It’s groovier this time, which I think we lacked on our last album, Path of Fire, which was fast paced almost all the way through. And no, we have not gone softer in any aspect; it’s just easier to catch with all this grooviness. It’s metal right up your ass!”

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Aeon Reveals New Album Details

Swedish death metal overlords Aeon are pleased to unveil the details of their fourth studio offering, "Aeons Black." Set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 20th, 2012, the mammoth 15-track "Aeons Black" was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden. The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ronnie Björnström (Garageland Studios) and features cover art by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor et al).

Notes founding guitarist Zeb Nilsson of the band's latest offering of irreverence: "This is definitely our most varied albums to date; it has heavier songs yet it also has lots of fast blastbeats and double bass drumming. It's groovier this time, which I think we lacked on our last album, Path of Fire, which was fast paced almost all the way through. That and the amazing mix by Ronnie Björnström makes me feel pretty confident that this album will appeal to more people than our previous albums. And no, we have not gone softer in any aspect; it's just easier to catch with all this grooviness. It's metal right up your ass!"

The first single, title track "Aeons Black," premieres today via the band's official landing page. You can also listen to the song in the player below. Comments guitarist Daniel Dlimi of the tune:

"'Aeons Black' is the first song that I started to work on as we began writing for this album, and it's also one of the very last to get finished. My goal was to create a somewhat heavier, odder, not-so-typical 'AEON' song. Once happy with the musical arrangement, I handed it over to [vocalist] Tommy [Dahlstöm] to let him write some lyrics and vocal patterns for it. He managed to get it even darker and more eerie. The lyrics are all about how everything living eventually must face the inevitable, which is death. There will be no savior, no heaven nor hell… just a pitch black, silent empty void." More...

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Aeon Announces January Tour With Dyscarnate

Swedish technical death metal band Aeon is pleased to announce a January tour taking the band through the U.K. and Ireland. Dyscarnate and Ageless Oblivion will be supporting Aeon on the tour, which runs from January 16th through the 23rd, in conjunction with Aeon's upcoming new full-length album due to come out on Metal Blade Records this fall.

01/16/13 - London, The Garage
01/17/13 - Cardiff, Bogiez
01/18/13 - Limerick, Venue tbc
01/19/13 - Dublin, The Pint
01/20/13 - Belfast, Voodoo
01/21/13 - Liverpool, The Lomax
01/22/13 - Bristol The Croft
01/23/13 - Plymouth, White Rabbit More...

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Cerebral Bore Kicks Off U.K. Tour

Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore is due to kick off a U.K. tour tonight in Bristol. The band will be on the road with Aeon and Flayed Disciple, and will follow the run of shows with an appearance at Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands on April 29th.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments: "After playing a rare show in our home town last week, we got a reminder of how awesome it is to go tour in other places, especially with such good bands and great shows like Neurotic Deathfest.

"This is our first tour as an Earache band and we are all geared up with our new album and new merch for hitting the road. And we're going to be playing a few cities that we haven't played before, like Liverpool, Bristol and Derby. So it will be nice to meet some new brutal buggers on our travels."

You can check out the band's video for "Maniacal Miscreation" at this location or catch the band live on the following dates:

CEREBRAL BORE w/ AEON, FLAYED DISCIPLE
Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - The Croft (without AEON)
Apr. 21 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Apr. 22 - Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's
Apr. 24 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Mass
Apr. 29 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Neurotic Deathfest

CEREBRAL BORE w/ PUTRID PILE, ZOMBIFIED
May 05 - Belfast, UK - Aunt Annie's
May 06 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibber Magees
May 07 - Edinburgh, UK - Dead Haggis Deathfest, Studio 24 More...

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