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Aeon – Aeons Black

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , on 14th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

Aeon
Aeons Black
Released: 20th November, 2012
Death Metal
Released via Metal Blade Records

I didn’t think that it was possible for Aeon to sound heavier than they already do, but they have proven me wrong with their newest album, Aeons Black. Aeon makes the kind of death metal that digs deep into your soul and is just a prime example of all things blasphemous and heavy. Their neck breaking riffs and punishing vocals definitely make this, in my opinion, one of the must have metal albums of 2012.

Starting with Still They Pray, you’re instantly hit with a wall of sound that gets you pumped up and instantly sucks you into this 15 track album. Usually I have a problem with so many instrumental songs being thrown onto albums, but I can honestly say that all 4 instrumental songs on Aeons Black only add to its shear awesomeness and brutality. Mixed with the heaviness of all the other tracks, it creates a spine-tingling buildup that makes you feel evil and inhuman.

The one song that stuck out to me the most on this album was I Wish You Death, which you can tell is definitely not a love ballad. Just the tempo and use of the whammy bar makes it stick out from the rest and really, to me, defines what this whole album is trying to portray: death metal with a bit of an added groove to it. Even though that was my personal favourite  I thoroughly enjoyed the album as a whole and think that every second of every song is worth listening to.

Being my favourite band for the last few years, Aeon definitely did not disappoint with this album. I’m thoroughly impressed with their musicianship and their drive to stick true to their sound. Their passion is shown in their songs, and I believe they will continue on to create more hard-hitting death metal that will make the death metal community and Satan himself proud.

5/5

Lauren Gowdy

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Interview with Tommy Dahlström [Aeon]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on 13th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

After releasing their debut album Bleeding the False back in 2005, Swedish death metal band Aeon have taken off in the metal scene and are favored by bands such as Cannibal Corpse. Being one of my personal favorite metal bands ever, I was ecstatic to have the privilege of interviewing front man Tommy Dahlström about the band’s new album Aeons Black, a possible U.S. and Canadian tour, and the perks of being on tour.

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Lauren: Who do you consider to be big influences on your music?

Tommy: We grew up listening to Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and a few more bands. They were a big influence back then and still are.

L: Is there any major differences music wise between your newest album, Aeon’s Black, in comparison to your previous albums?

T: No I don’t think so. We still deliver death metal the Aeon way; aggressive but with groove.

L: Aeon seems to always play in Europe. Any plans for a U.S. or Canada tour in the future?

T: We have been offered many U.S tours over the years but had to turn them down because of financial problems. But we are working on it and I hope we can do Canadian and a U.S tour with this album in our back.

L: How did you come up with the video concept for Forgiveness Denied and do you plan on doing another video for your new album?

T: We made the video from the lyrics of the song. As simple as that. Yes, we are talking about making a video but it’s way too early to say anything about that here.

L: Where did the band’s hate for Christianity come from?

T: From my heart and soul. It’s not only the Christians, it’s all gods followers.

L: What do you enjoy most about touring, and what do you dislike the most about them?

T: The girls, hahaha. I enjoy touring, that’s what I want to do. It’s awesome to meet people that like death metal as much as I do. To stand on stage and play the music that I love and have sacrificed most of my life to is a dream come true. If the tour goes as planned then I don’t have any dislikes.

L: Your house is on fire and you only have time to grab 3 things: what would you grab?

T: Only need my rifle so I can shoot the asshole that did set my house on fire.

L: What’s your favorite Swedish food dish?

T: Blodpudding.

L: Anything you would like to say to your fans?

T: I hope to see you at our shows. Stay metal.

Aeon’s new album, Aeon’s Black, will be released on 20th November, 2012, make sure to get yourself a copy!

 

Aeon premier new track exclusively on MetalSucks

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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 this week Friday!

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.”

Get down with The Glowing Hate here.

Already crowned, “one of the best death metal albums of 2012,” by Revolver Magazine and, “a masterpiece of goddamned death metal,” by The Metal Observer, Aeons Black is slated for release on November 16, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. The meticulously executed slab of sacrilegious sickness was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios and features striking cover art by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor, et al).

Check out the title track, in-studio video footage and pre-order info here.

AEON:
Tommy Dahlstöm ˆ Vocals
Zeb Nilsson ˆ Guitar
Daniel Dlimi ˆ Guitar
Arttu Mallki ˆ Drums
Marcus Edvardsson – Bass

Dead Aeon–Apotheosis

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , on 8th November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dead Aeon
Apotheosis
Released 24th November
Death Metal/True Irish Guinness Metal
Self-Released

Formed 4 years ago in Monaghan, Ireland and with varying line-up changes over the years, Dead Aeon have been clawing their way into the Irish metal scene with what can only be described as unrelenting drunken fury. After a short break, Dead Aeon entered the studio to record their debut EP Apotheosis.

From the second Apotheosis begins, Dead Aeon take you on a hellishly exciting rollercoaster ride of murderous vocals and lethally executed riffs. Each track leaves you feeling like you’re at ground zero of an artillery barrage. The third track, All Shall Fade might relent in terms of speed compared to other tracks on the EP like Omnicide and Veins Of The Earth, but it still injects an unhealthy dosage of vitamin B(rutal) into your ears. The vocals of frontman Jack Penders are well refined, keeping a strong, ravenous sound hurtling through Apotheosis, especially during in the opening track Omnicide and the guitar and bass workings of Chris Winsryg (guitarist) and Daniel Doherty (bassist) easily go toe-to-toe with some of the bigger names in the death metal scene, with their work really standing out on Mass Culture Theory and Rise To Power. Drummer Evan McGuigan’s stylings certainly don’t go unnoticed through the EP either – It’s hard to not notice his thundering playing as he blasts through each track.

While each track on Apotheosis are each a masterpiece in their own right, the opening track Omnicide and Mass Culture Theory, for me, are the two strongest songs on the EP that really show what Dead Aeon are about, displaying an unholy aggression and and bone-crushing sound.

Avoiding the folky and Celtic orientated sounds of bands from their native homeland like Darkest Era and Primordial, and the more rock anthem stylings of one of Ireland’s biggest musical exports, Thin Lizzy, Dead Aeon have crafted themselves an authentic sound that rings out well throughout Apotheosis like church bells on a quiet winter’s night. With a heavy-hitting sound like this one, Dead Aeon have potential to put Ireland’s metal scene on the map.

5/5

Nico Davidson

Dead Aeon are:

Jack Penders – Vocals
Daniel Doherty – Bass
Evan McGuigan – Drums
Chris Winsryg – Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/DeadAeon

 

Aeon issue new studio update

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 7th November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Today, the second in a series of studio clips from Aeon‘s blazing Aeons Black recording session has been posted to the band’s official landing page, which can be found here. Sneak a peek at drummer Arttu Mallki punishing his kit for what would become the gargantuan Aeons Black full-length.

Already called “one of the best death metal albums of 2012” in a 4/5 review from Revolver Magazine, Aeons Black is set for release in North America on November 20, 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 striking cover art by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor, et al).

In related news, Metal Hammer Germany recently premiered the record’s opening track Still They Pray. If you missed it, feel the wrath here.

Aeons Black is the follow up to 2010’s Path of Fire, which About.com called “a juicy slab of prime-cut blasphemous death metal,” that, according to Ultimate-Guitar.com, “doesn’t let up in terms of insanely fast tempos, chugging guitars, and demonic vocals,” landing the album an 8 out of 10 score. Aeon is already confirmed for a UK tour which will take place in January 2013 with more dates for Europe and North America in the works. Prepare yourselves…

Aeon are:
Tommy Dahlstöm ˆ Vocals
Zeb Nilsson ˆ Guitar
Daniel Dlimi ˆ Guitar
Arttu Mallki ˆ Drums
Marcus Edvardsson ˆ Bass

Catch Aeon on tour in UK and Ireland in January 2013.

AEON + Dyscarnate + Ageless Oblivion

January 2013

16th   LONDON – Garage
17th   CARDIFF – Bogiez
18th   LIMERICK – Venue TBC
19th   DUBLIN – The Pint
20th   BELFAST – Voodoo
21st   LIVERPOOL – the Lomax
22nd   BRISTOL – The Croft
23rd   PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit

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Aeon release lyric video for Aeons Black

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 2nd October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Aeon, are pleased to unveil the Aeons Black lyric video on their official landing page. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new studio offering of the same name. Set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 19, 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!

Catch AEON in the UK and Ireland in 2013

AEON + Dyscarnate + Ageless Oblivion

January 2013

16th         LONDON – Garage

17th         CARDIFF – Bogiez

18th         LIMERICK – Venue TBC

19th         DUBLIN – The Pint

20th         BELFAST – Voodoo

21st         LIVERPOOL – the Lomax

22nd         BRISTOL – The Croft

23rd         PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit

Before My Damnation – Drowning My Daughters

Posted in 'Core, CD, Metal with tags , , , on 3rd April 2012 by Demolithia

Band: Before My Damnation
Album: Drowning My Daughters

Release date: Late 2011
Genre: Deathcore
Label: Self-released 

There are metal bands popping up all around the world now and then. Some of them pass by so quickly you have forgotten most of them seconds after one took notice of them, while other configurations remain so unforgettable that it seems their conceptual metal sound indoctrinated into the range of blood as a poison. One act that falls into the later category is the progressive deathcore dossier Before My Damnation, released their debut EP Drowning My Daughters in late 2011.

Actually it would suffice with the description as it appears on the band’s Facebook page “Brutal but stylish,” what this dynamic subject matter is concerned, it’s technically pretty superbly designed death metal with the specific “northern sound” which among other things found in Soreption, AEON, that emerges quite strongly in this deathcore band consisting of five youngsters: Johan Söderström (Vocals), Gustav Hallström (guitar), Mattias Asberg Gencturk (guitar), Simon Still Farm (Bass) and Benjamin Martinsson (drums). Even fragmentally flooded the streets of loops you’ve heard before, it is mostly like a breath of fresh air as wines by the dynamic structure. The album was recorded at Empire Studios in June, 2011, led by Marcus Edvardsson, which was responsible for mastering etc. Summary Summarum – this album is a killer overloaded with dynamic eargasm sound!

The heavy fast and furious sound that appears in the ljudbilden is overwelming and “it just makes me wanna die”!

5/5

Demonlithia Blackheart