Aeon was formed in the summer of 1999, with the members; Tommy Dahlström (vocals), Zeb Nilsson (guitar), Johan Hjelm (bass) and Arttu Malkki (drums). All four ex members of Defaced Creation!!! Later, Morgan Nordbakk (guitar) took the place as second guitarist.
Aeon recorded their first demo in fall of 1999 which included the tracks; "The Return of Apolluon", Eternal Hate", With Blood They Pay", The Awakening", "Bloodlust" and "Hell Unleashed". The band choosed three songs from that recording for spreading it to record labels. Many labels showed their interests in the demo (also known as "Promo 2000") and wanted to sign Aeon, such as Wicked World,Black Mark, Near Dark Prod. etc.....
But Aeon decided to not take the first offer, instead they decided to wait for the deal they deserved; a label which could offer a faire deal and give a good impression to Aeon that they would push the band enough.
In august 2000 Necropolis records contacted Aeon and they negotiated with the band ´til both sides where satisfied. Necropolis rec. wanted to release Aeon ASAP, and their demo recording was such a good production that the label and Aeon decided to release the whole demo, with all the six tracks as a MCD.
That MCD was realesed as"Dark Order in may of 2001 at Necropolis records.
In about the same time Morgan decided to leave the band as he was moving to Stockholm, he was replaced by Daniel Dlimi (ex Equinox ov the Gods etc.).
Aeon continued to write material to their debut album, and did some gigs under this line-up.
In summer of 2002 Arttu Malkki decided to leave Aeon as a drummer, but still he is involved in the band in such manners as taking decicions and arranging music. He also follows the band to their concerts to help out.
Arttu was replaced by Nils Fjellström (Chastisement). Nils was showing much interests in playing lots of blastbeats and grind so that inspired the band to write some very fast songs for the album which will be recorded sometime in spring of 2003.
Aeon is also one of the best live acts in the Death Metal genre, since the members are all great musicians with a lot of live experience, (both as Aeon, and from other erlier bands such as Defaced Creation) and they all got the best equipment that are around to make their unique "soundbarrier".
Aeon is different from other Death Metal bands since they do not find it good enough to just play fast. Aeon is taking Death Metal to a new level by having all the instruments "supporting" each other, and take their time to make good riffs, lyrics and vocal patterns with a thought behind it.
Aeon does not use any "fillout" material, instead they have the same intensity, majesty and brutality all through all the parts in every track, to create the best Death Metal ever made!!!!!
(OFFICIAL BIO TAKEN FROM THEIR MYSPACE)
In 2007 Aeon signed a deal with Metalblade Records and released their best and most uncompromising album yet with their metal blades records debut"Rise to Dominate" The album features their most technical and most brutal work to date. The guitar work on the album is just beyond amazing the solos are absolutely amazing! They are currently working on new material and it is slated towards the end of this year in 2009. Aeon is also about to embark on a European tour with Hate Eternal Misery Index and See You Next Tuesday. For official updates and current news regarding the band please visit their myspace. I am not affiliated with the band in any way I am only a diehard fan and with this demand I hope to attract them to come to San Antonio and hopefully your city as well!!!
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