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Aonia – The Seven

It’s hard to believe, but “The seven” is actually the debut album from Aonia. The band have released EPs in the past (“Sunchaser” and “City of shadows”), dating back to 2011 and 2014, but until now have not released a full length album. It’s certainly a big year for them …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Saturday

As the kids TV programme TISWAS used to say, Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile and with another packed day ahead at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, there was loads to smile about! First up was The Brood laying waste to a full New Blood Stage with some full on grind. …

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BLOODSTOCK Announces First Winners For New Blood Stage & Jagermeister Stage Additions

As BLOODSTOCK’s regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018’s New Blood stage this August. Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking …

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SOS Festival 2016 Day 2 16th July. The Longfield Suite, Prestwich

Saturday dawned hot and sunny for SOS festival day two and I made it back just in time to catch openers Soma Dark who were another thrash band with shouty vocals but also some melody. They powered through a short set that finished with what appeared to be a metal …

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Aonia announce Sunset Symphony UK Tour

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 – The Shed, Leicester 29-5-15 …

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Dames of Darkness announce 2015 lineup

Dames of Darkness festival have just announced their lineup for next year.  Additionally they’ve taken the step of moving from a one day event to a 2 day event, meaning more bands and more partying.  As with recent years, the lineup features a mix of British and European bands, and …

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Aonia – Sunchaser

Aonia are a band from the East Midlands who play metal with female operatic vocals.  They are unusual though in that instead of having a single classically trained vocalist either by themself of paired with a male singer doing growls, Aonia have two classically trained (i.e. operatic style) female vocalists. …

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Aonia – City of Shadows

Aonia are a band from the East Midlands who play metal with female operatic vocals.  While vocally the influences may be the usual suspects – Nightwish, Within Temptation, After Forever, Epica etc, the musical influences are less typical for a band with female operatic vocals – Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, …

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