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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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Cerebral Bore Announces U.K. Shows

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed dates for a U.K. tour with Aeon and Flayed Disciple. The band is due to kick off the U.K. tour on April 20th in Bristol, just a week after the release of the new album "Maniacal Miscreation." The dates are as follows:

20 April - Bristol, UK - The Croft (without AEON)
21 April - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
22 April - Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's
23 April - TBC
24 April - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
25 April - London, UK - Mass
29 April - Tilburg, Netherlands - Neurotic Deathfest

You can also view the tour flyer at this location.

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Aeon Re-Recruits Former Drummer

Sweden's Aeon has issued the following announcement about re-recruiting former drummer Arttu Malkki:

"As you all may know, we have been searching for a new drummer since early September this year. We have gotten a great deal of drummer-applicants from various countries. Some of them where really awesome drummers, to say the least. We would like to take the opportunity to thank every single one of you for showing interest and sending us drum-videos of you playing our songs etc. Thank you so much and good luck with your future endeavors.

"Without really thinking about it, the best solution for us was lurking around the corner. Arttu Malkki, our first original drummer (1999-2002) has during the last year been showing interest in playing faster death-metal once more. After his departure from Aeon back in 2002, Arttu has mainly been playing in heavier / slower metal bands.

"A couple of weeks ago, we saw him perform a show with our buddies Sanctification and we where really, really impressed with Arttu's 'fast-drumming' comeback. Later on, Arttu asked us if we wanted to jam a couple of songs with him just to see what it would feel like. So we did, and it sounded massive! We decided to give it another shot, and once again we played songs like Living sin, Soulburner, God Gives head, Hel-el Ben Shachar, Spreading their disease among others and this hard-hitting drum-monster makes us sound really massive. Both we and Arttu felt that this was just so right and we decided to once again be band mates. More...

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Dark Funeral Splits With Drummer

Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following announcement about the band parting ways with drummer Dominator:

"Ave! Recently, you could read about Nils 'Dominator' Fjellstrom's departure from Aeon due to personal/private reasons. Today we can confirm that he’ll no longer be part of Dark Funeral either. And just like Aeon, we won’t comment on this subject any further.

"With that being said, I/we see no reason to waste any time here. Besides a new vocalist, we are currently looking for a new drummer too. If you do believe that you have what it takes for the job, please send us a brief introduction and some audio/video files/links of your performance to: vocalist@darkfuneral.se

"With the recent departures from the band I/we understand if this may cause some worries and/or confusion amongst you all, but you can be rest assured that everything is under total control! It’s not like anyone have left the band on bad terms, but unfortunately, sometimes things like this are inevitable and needs to happen to secure the survival of a band. And there is absolutely no doubt in my/our mind that once the new line-up is complete. We will be a stronger and better band than ever. Musically we will continue in the same paths. I’m still main responsible for all the song writings, incl. the drums. So you have nothing to worry about there. However, a new line-up will naturally color the sound in some ways, but I’m totally confident that it will only be for the better. More...

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Aeon Parts Ways With Drummer

Sweden's Aeon has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Nils Fjellström:

"Our drummer, Nils Fjellström has decided to leave the band on a very short notice. The reason for this is personal / private and Nils has chosen not to speak his mind out to the public about this. We will respect his wish not to do so, and therefore we will not reveal any details nor answering questions about this. As you may know, this is not the first time Nils is out of the band, but it's most certain the last.

"How strange this even may sound, I really think that we will be better off without him in the long run. We need a drummer who we can rely on at all times, someone who can be there for us when opportunities shows up etc. To take this band any further, we need a line-up where everyone has the same visions and goals.

"At least this time around, there where no big tours planned like the last time Nils bailed out on us. We only had one show planned ahead that was scheduled to take place October 16. We kindly asked Nils to do at least this show with us before he left, but he simply didn't agree to do so. This leaves us with no choice but to cancel our spot in this event. There is just to little time to rehearse a full headline set with a new session-drummer. Perhaps the promoter (Hårdrocksklubben) finds a new headliner for this evening or it will get canceled. More...

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Aeon Premieres New Video For "Forgiveness Denied"

Metalunderground.com brings you the exclusive premiere of technical death metal band AEON's new music video for the song "Forgiveness Denied." The song is off the band’s new release, "Path of Fire" (reviewed here), that just dropped in the states on May 25. The music was directed, filmed and edited by Standard Film Team Umeå HB and was shot in April in two different locations; band scenes being filmed in Östersund, Sweden and the storyline in Umeå, Sweden.

Guitarist Daniel Dlimi comments on the theme of the song and video: "There have been a lot of scandals revealed lately, regarding priests (especially catholic ones) who have been abusing children sexually. In my world, there is nothing more innocent than a child, and the ones who abuse a child sexually will never be forgiven. In my opinion, they deserve to die a horrible, painful death. We want to dedicate this song/video to them, the filthy fucking priests who have laid a hand on a child sexually; we hate you, and want you dead."

(Updated to YouTube stream to save bandwidth now that it's publicly available)

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Aeon Streaming New Track

Sweden's Aeon has issued the following announcement about streaming another track online from their upcoming album:

"Now it's just a few days left until the release of 'Path of Fire.' Therefore we decided to throw one more song at you before you will be able to enjoy this masterpiece in it's entirety. This song is called 'Suffer The Soul'" and is track #8 on the album. The track is available for streaming on our Myspace. Enjoy! Path Of Fire is set for release May 21/24 in Europe and May 25 in the US via Metal Blade Records."

You can also catch Aeon live on the following dates:

6/12 2010 Death Feast Open Air Hünxe, DE
7/3 2010 Nordfest Sundsvall, SE

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Aeon Posts New Song Online

Swedish satanic death metallers AEON have posted the first song, "Kill Them All," of their upcoming new album "Path Of Fire" on the band's MySpace page.

Guitarist Zeb Nilsson comments on the song, "This is kind of funny, cause I actually dreamt that we were performing this song live and it sounded so cool that I had to start working on it the day after I had the dream. Of course all the details in it were not in my dream, but the whole concept and idea behind how it was gonna sound was all very realistic. This is a very fast song and it is easy to catch I think. It has some really heavy parts too, and the leads on it ended up really cool too. I think this song will be a good first sample of this album!"

AEON recorded Path Of Fire in Sweden while it was mixed by multi-talent Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Studio in Florida. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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Aeon Reveals New Album Details

Aeon has announced that the band's upcoming album "Path Of Fire" is set for release May 21st/24th in Europe and May 25th in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records.

Comments guitarist Zeb Nilsson: “We talked to Erik about this idea on the tour we did with Hate Eternal, and he really felt like doing it too, so here we are. Of course he did a great job, the guitars came out HUGE! And this production has more of a classical death metal feel to it, more organic and dynamic than most modern productions out there today. I couldn’t be happier with the way it all came out.”

Guitarist Daniel Dlimi also commented on the cover art of Path Of Fire: “I created this symbol/badge that for me reflects life, death and the path you have chosen to live your life by. It’s about whatever you want to chain yourself to 10 commandments or live free after your own conscience and will.”

The "Path of Fire" track listing is as follows:

1. Forgiveness Denied
2. Kill Them All
3. Inheritance
4. Abomination To God
5. Total Kristus Inversus
6. Of Fire
7. I Will Burn
8. Suffer The Soul
9. The Sacrament
10. Liar In The Name Of God
11. God Of War

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Aeon Posts "Path Of Fire" Teaser Trailer

Sweden's Aeon has posted a teaser trailer online for their new album "Path of Fire," which can be viewed below. The album was recorded at the Empire Studio in Östersund Sweden in September, 2009. Mixing was handle at Mana Studio in St. Petersburg, FL by Erik Rutan in October.

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Aeon Finishes Recording New Album

Sweden's Aeon has issued the following update about finishing the recording for a new album:

"We are happy to say that we are now finished with our new album 'Path of Fire.' The album was recorded at the Empire Studio in Östersund / Sweden in September 2009. Mixed at Mana Studio / S:t Petersburg, FL, USA by Erik Rutan in October 2009 (and some minor changes where made in January 2010). Mastering was done by Alan Douches for West West Side Music. All artwork and layout made by Daniel Dlimi.

"Path of Fire is probably the most intense Aeon album up to date. And with a production that sounds more organic and 'classic deathmetal' sounding rather then the nowadays typical 'supermodern, compressed right-the-fuck-out of dynamics, loudness war' production…. you are all in for a real treat. Folks…. this IS death metal!

"Needless to say, we are really happy with how the album turned out and and we can’t wait for you to get a chance to listen to it. The album will be released later this year by Metal Blade Records. More album details and release dates will be announced later on so keep your eyes open."

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Aeon Parts Ways With Bassist

Swedish metallers Aeon have issued the following update about parting ways with their bassist:

"We have spoken to Victor Brandt and we have come to realize from both parts that Aeon will need more time from a bass player than he can give us. The geographical issue with having Victor living in Oslo was of course one contributing factor to this realization. Victor told us that he is not sure anymore if he can give us what we need, and he don't wanna hinder us from doing what we need to do. So we´ll thank him for his short time as a member and give a big welcome to the guy who played with us on our last gigs here in Sweden, Marcus Edvardsson (Souldrainer / Santification) whom will from now on be our new member in Aeon.

"We all know Marcus since way back and we all get along well, and last but not least he is one hell of a guy to handle the bass for us. Really heavy and distinct playing, and great stage-presence which suits us perfect."

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Aeon Comments On Canceled Mayhem Show

Swedish metallers Aeon have issued the following statement about canceling their upcoming tour date with Mayhem and rescheduling a new date on their own:

"We got some bad news. The gig with Mayhem and Godphobia in Östersund 2009-11-28 has been canceled. We are still waiting for details about this. However, since the cancellation has nothing to do with Aeon, we have decided to throw you a show here in Östersund anyway. This gig has nothing to do with the Mayhem show so the tickets you may have bought for that show will be re-funded by the booking agency and this show will cost 80:- at the door. No pre-sale will be available due to the short notice. Information about refunding your Mayhem tickets will be sent thru email from the booking agency and details will be found at this location in a moment. The local black metal act Denicalis will support us this evening.

"28.11.2009 Aeon + Denicalis @ Gamla Tingshuset Östersund Price: 80:- at the door Doors open 19:00 and first band on stage 20:00 After the show, we will continue the night at Plaza for some party (18+) PS. We might treat you with a new song this evening…"

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Aeon Announces Three Tour Dates With Mayhem

Aeon has announced that they will be performing at three upcoming shows with black metal act Mayhem in Sweden. The confirmed dates are as follows:

25.11.2009 Mayhem - Aeon + support @ Musikens Hus, Gothenburg
27.11.2009 Mayhem - Aeon + support @ Klubben, Stockholm
28.11.2009 Mayhem - Aeon + support @ Gamla Tingshuset Östersund

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Aeon Recording New Album

Swedish metallers Aeon have issued the following announcement about recording a new album:

"1st of September, AEON once again enters the Empire Studio here in Ostersund/Sweden to record our third (yet untitled) upcoming album. As of today, we are about half way through the recording-process and it’s going exactly as planned. 10 new songs are being put on tape (hard drive) and we are pretty confident that all of you who liked our previous efforts or death metal in general will love this. When we are done tracking the songs, none other than Erik Rutan from HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL at Mana Studios in Florida will be mixing the album. You may know his killer work from such bands as CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE among others. We are absolutely confident that this death metal maniac will give us the mix/production we are looking for. Erik is a really great guy, an awesome studio engineer/producer, a killer musician and he really knows his death metal A/B’s. This will, without a doubt kick some serious ass.

"A note on the recording, since we recently replaced our bass player, Daniel & Zeb are handling all the bass on this album. There wasn’t enough time for Victor to learn the songs and both studios where already booked. No worries though, both Daniel & Zeb can handle a bass so this is not a problem. Once the album is finished it will be released by Metal Blade Records. No release dates are set at this point.

"Stay tuned for more details and info as this Death Metal Opus is coming to life."

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Misery Index Premieres "Traitor" Video

MISERY INDEX saw the online premiere of their video for "Traitors," the title track from their brand new album, this weekend via HeadbangersBlog.com and its televised premiere on this weekend's (12/13) edition of Headbanger's Ball, which airs every Saturday night on MTV2. The "Traitors" video was shot in Philadelphia, PA with director David Brodsky for My Good Eye.

MISERY INDEX is currently on tour alongside THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and SOILENT GREEN through eastern Canada. MISERY INDEX will follow-up this tour with a six-week European tour that will include a month alongside HATE ETERNAL in the mainland followed by a headlining run in the U.K. A complete listing of MISERY INDEX tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Three new tracks taken from Traitors, "Ghosts Of Catalonia," "Traitors," and "Occupation," can also be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

Here are the latest Misery Index tour dates: More...

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Hate Eternal Announces European Tour

Florida death metal band Hate Eternal will return back to European soil in January to tour the continent once again. Co-headlining will be American death metal bands Misery Index, Aeon from Sweden, and See You Next Tuesday.
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Aeon Welcomes Back Former Drummer

Swedish metallers AEON have issued the following update:

"It feels like its time to make up our minds about our drummer situation. We have now decided to give Nils [Fjellström] a real second chance. We have been playing together with him for about seven weeks now since he got back home and he is showing a very strong will to make this happen.

"And what about his other bands?

"Yes, he is still playing drums in other bands and so on, but that was never the main reason we kicked him out in the first place. With some proper future planning and his strong will to make this work, we are sure it will.

"So horns up and lets welcome Nils back in the band."

AEON's latest CD, "Rise to Dominate" was released in the U.S. on September 4 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Bleeding the False" (Unique Leader) was recorded at Empire Studio and contains "twelve tracks of technical death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY) at Unisound Studios.

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster previously stated about AEON: "AEON's musicianship is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly sets them apart. It's rare to find a death metal band that is simultaneously crushingly brutal and infectiously catchy. AEON is one of those rare bands!"

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Aeon Issue Update

Sweden's AEON have posted the following update:

"We have been working really hard on finding a temporary or permanent solution to our drummer situation. There are some interesting drummers out there that we have been talking to but we have not come to any conclusions just yet."

"And speaking of drummers, we have straightened a few things out with Nils [Fjellström; drums] under the last month. He contacted us and wanted to sort a couple of things out regarding to his earlier behaviors. He is very aware of the damage he caused us and he is just sorry for how things turned out. I believe there where some personal / private issues involved that caused him to get all burned / stressed out and that eventually made him to act the way he did. We are still very disappointed in how things where handled by him, but since Nils is a very good friend of ours, we just can't stay mad at him forever." More...

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Aeon Part Ways With Drummer and Seek Replacement

Swedish metallers AEON have issued the following update:

"The whole process of completing the writing of [the new AEON album] 'Rise to Dominate', as long with the booking of studio, the recording and the production of it was all planned by AEON and by Metal Blade to work out with their 25th anniversary tour in the U.S. 'Rise to Dominate' was released in the U.S. on September 4th, and the tour began on September 6th. That would have been a killer start!!!

"But after Nils [Fjellström; drums] joined DARK FUNERAL, and elected to go on their tour, and to cancel AEON's important spot on the bill of the anniversary tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE among others, it looked to us and many others that he made a big statement how he was going to prior AEON further on."

"Anyway, he did tell us after a few days that he could not live with the idea of having someone else playing the drums with AEON (which had been the discussion over these days), and we thought it was true. He had a big idea how he would plan everything and how history would not repeat itself again with canceled tours etc…" More...

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