Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New Release: Aonia - Sunchaser (July 2014)


UK based Aonia are releasing their second EP on 25th July entitled Sunchaser.  The band was formed by drummer Tony Gaskell and vocalist Melissa Adams in 2010 with James (guitar) joining soon after. Gary (bass) joined the band in January of 2012 and Przemek 'Slick' Druzkowski (guitar) joined in February of 2013. In mid-April of 2013 the band added a second vocalist, Joanne Robinson to the line-up.  In May of 2013, Tim 'The Machine' Hall joined on keyboards, giving the band a fuller, more epic sound.

Sunchaser is the bands second release, following their 2012 EP City of Shadows.  In contrast to their dark, horror-inspired first release, Sunchaser is a lot more uplifting and now features the soaring dual operatic vocalists. It is a great release which really captures the full impact of the dual vocals along with the deep thorough sound of the band as a whole.


There are 5 tracks on this mini-album EP:

Sunchaser
Echo
Warrier's Path
Reflections
Nightmare

The band have released a teaser trailer this week featuring snippets from each of the songs on the release:




The band will be touring throughout the latter part of this year - starting with the launch night on 25th July and ending with Valkyrian Festival in November.  

25 Jul 14 - "Sunchaser" EP Launch Night - Nottingham
Maid Marion Way, Nottingham Ng1 7AA

5 Sep 14 - The Road to Valhalla: Valkyrian Festival Warm-Up Show - Bridlington
The Londesborough 62 West Street, YO15 3DZ Bridlington

18 Sep 14 - Ziyos + Epitaph + Aonia - Sutton-in-Ashfield
The Diamond 47 Stoney Street,, Sutton -in- Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4GH

1 Nov 14 - Aonia play The Woolpack, Doncaster -
32 Market Pl, Town Centre, Doncaster DN1 1NE

21 Nov 14 - Valkyrian Festival - Bridlington
The Londesborough 62 West Street, YO15 3DZ Bridlington

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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.