Sons of Gothenburg AVIANA released their sophomore full length record »Epicenter«! With the successful release of ‘Heavy Feather’, ‘My Worst Enemy’, ‘Red Sky’ and ‘Frail’ they stired up the scene and give the genre a whole new dimension!
Buy and/or stream »Epicenter« here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/Epicenter
AVIANA states: “We’re so happy to finally share ‘EPICENTER’ with all of you! We had no idea where we would end up with finding a new singer and overcoming that speed bump on the road. But here we are releasing our second album and we hope you guys love it as much as we do!”
“The new boy’s presence is acutely felt on opening single My Worst Enemy, leading from the front as the quintet promptly set out their stall, set it alight, and dance wildly around it. This molten fury continues apace throughout, and to particularly powerful effect on Erased and Frail. As is the case with any metalcore outfit worth their salt, this wanton sonic destruction is countered by sublime melodies, particularly on Heavy Feather.” – KERRANG (UK)
“..this is one hell of a heavy album (…) From beginning to end, “Epicenter” is an unrelenting beast tearing through anyone and anything in its way, but what seems uncontrolled at first, turns out to be calculated and making a whole lot of sense. The three opening tracks (“My Worst Enemy”, “Red Sky”, and “Altitude Sickness”) are balls of beautiful chaos held together by the melodicity that never really leaves the equation, even in their most brutal moments. It is the fourth track – “Erased” – that shakes things up for the first time, venturing into hardcore territory with aggressive bass licks and competing distorted guitars.” – Tuonela Magazine (Finland)
“The album does start to feel like something of a metallic revolution. AVIANA talk openly about their diverse creative inspiration, shouting out everyone from DEFTONES right through to NORTHLANE and even EMINEM.” – Distorted Sound Mag (UK)
“It’s immediately clear that AVIANA sound heavier than ever.” – Distorted Sound Mag (UK)
“Combined with the crunchy, punchy production, this record is heavy enough to crush your house. 2019 has been a much better year than normal for modern metal/metalcore, and Aviana are now officially up there with the best of them in my book. Very highly recommended.” – Wonderbox Metal Blog
AVIANA will be back in Germany supporting ADEPT on their exclusive European Dates celebrating 10 years of their album »Another Year of Disaster«!
»ADEPT – Another Year of Disaster 10 Year Anniversary Tour« (Europe Exclusive)
w/ Special guests AVIANA & DEAD LIKE JULIET
12.09 Berlin – SO36
13.09 Köln – Essigfabrik
14.09 München – Backstage
AVIANA will also play at High 5ive Summer Festival 2019 with many great acts like ADEPT, IMMINENCE, AWAKE THE DREAMER, CAPTIVES and many more.
25.08 Sweden, Stockholm @ High 5ive Summer Fest
Missed the first singles?
Watch ‘Frail’ here: https://youtu.be/9KTeyYRgyNE
Buy or stream the song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/Frail
Watch ‘Red Sky’ here: https://youtu.be/ibNSn6_MoIM
Buy or stream the song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/RedSky
Watch ‘My Worst Enemy’ here: https://youtu.be/vXk2MQqWbTM
Buy or stream the Song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/MyWorstEnemy
Watch ‘Heavy Feather’ here: https://youtu.be/5V4GC8VVESI
Buy or stream the song here: https://AVIANA.lnk.to/HeavyFeather
»Epicenter« Full Album Stream:
01.My Worst Enemy
12.More Than A Name
“The start of a new era!”
After making their mark in Scandinavian Metal scene with the 2017 debut »Polarize«, sons of Gothenburg AVIANA are back in a new shape with their sophomore album »Epicenter« via Arising Empire this August. Despite being under the radar due to departure of their former vocalist, AVIANA is now back with new frontman and vocalist Joel Holmqvist (ex. WALKING WITH STRANGERS, OCEANS RED).
Inspired by 90’s Nu-Metal, blending a flawless mix of progressive guitar leads as foundation bringing on a modern era of breakdowns in the majority of their songs, AVIANA is a new type of heavy, a new era of Metal.
In collaboration with Jeff Dunne (FIT FOR A KING, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, ICE NINE KILLS, CRYSTAL LAKE), their latest work, »Epicenter«, is another proof that the Swedes are here to bring us the next level of their generation and the next big name from Gothenburg;
„We‘ve all been listening to a lot of different music the last couple of years, and also while growing up. But I would say a few of the bands that inspired us in writing music on our own is both bands like Limp Bizkit and Deftones, but even Northlane and Eminem“, explains guitarist Marcus Heffler. „We are all listening and taking inspiration on a diverse type of music that contributes in our songwriting, but we wanted to find a new fresh sound with Epicenter still sounding like Aviana with Joel, our new vocalist.“
Coming from a progressive side of Metalcore and the last couple of years developed Djent scene, the band have been taking another direction from »Polarize« with the new album »Epicenter« and still managed to keeping the AVIANA vibe to still be there.
Heavier than ever, the Swedes with their hit single ‘Solar’ from the debut album »Polarize« that has been streamed nearly 2,000,000 times on Spotify alone, two years after its release give us another leading example of how fantastic the West Coast based band is to develop yet more hit singles with the first song they are putting out from »Epicenter« with ‘Heavy Feather’.
The track that comes with a fantastic introduction of new vocalist Joel Holmqvist and a futuristic well invested visual music video you can see the band moving around with the »Epicenter« artwork moving in the background while heavy feathers is surrounding the band members.
Despite being around since late 2016, AVIANA have not been touring that much as you might think. Although for being a band that played just about 35 shows in total in their career, the live resume of AVIANA includes touring in the UK and Europe supporting Japanese Metalcore legends CRYSTAL LAKE as well as appearing on festivals like Morecore Festival in Cologne, Germany and True North Festival in Tokyo. While touring Japan in September 2018, the band also played shows together with artists like Australia‘s MAKE THEM SUFFER, Japan’s EARTHISTS, PALEDUSK and SAILING BEFORE THE WIND to name a few.
„Our biggest moment in the live career of the band so far was definitely headlining the Omega Stage at the True North Festival 2018. It was our first time outside of Europe, so coming to Tokyo and play our first show on that tour in front of 2500 people at the legendary venue Studio Coast is something that we will never forget. “ says bassist Sebastian Colque.
„We are super excited to get back at it again and to finally show the world what we have been working on for such a long time. The next chapter of Aviana together with Joel, the level of our music that we believe so much in and to get back to touring.“ Sebastian adds.
AVIANA will be touring Europe and UK together with THE WORD ALIVE on their 10th Anniversary. A tour that also includes the band’s good friends in MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUE this April/May 2019.
„We are all super excited to get back on the road to play our new songs and are really stoked to be releasing »Epicenter« with Arising Empire. It feels like the perfect fit for us together with our new collaboration together with High 5ive Music and Avocado Booking“ vocalist Joel Holmqvist says.
Joel Holmqvist | Vocals
Marcus Heffler | Guitars
Oscar Forsman | Guitars
Sebastian Colque | Bass
Niclas Bergström | Drums