British Gothic Power Metallers Aonia have been announced to support Norwegian Symphonic Metal band Sirenia at the fifth edition of The Dames Of Darkness Festival which will take place on 9th and 10th May 2015 at The Robin 2 in Bilston, near Wolverhampton.
Frontwoman Melissa admits that it is "a huge honour to be chosen to play one of the best festivals in the UK", David Homer from Apparition booked them a place on the festival and so Aonia sent their appraisal to David as well as their press officer Nico "for recommending us for the festival". Melissa admits they are excited before adding that she has "attended the last two Dames and both were brilliant".
Building on their successes as 2012 Bloodstock Metal to the Masses finalists, Aonia are currently gigging regularly, securing support slots at more well-known venues and in more high profile festivals. For example, the band has played ‘Metal Rites Festival’ 'Martin Walkyier's Viking Funeral' 'Whitby Goth Weekend', 'Metieval Summerfest' and 'Warhorns Winter Festival'. The band provided main support at Dovestock and headlined the Fringe stage of the Doncaster Live Festival. Most recently, they supported Canadian Power Metallers and Bloodstock veterans Kobra and the Lotus at the Corporation in Sheffield.
The band has had numerous successes, appearing in numerous magazines including Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Alternative Female Voice, Dominator and Bitchslap Alternative Fanzine. Aonia has been band of the month for Valkyrian Music, The Moshville Times and Alternative Voice, as well as band of the day for Lizard King Music and Ginger Squirrel Music. They have also reached #9 on John's Rock Show on Birmingham City Radio.
Aonia released their second EP, 'Sunchaser', on July 25th, 2014. The addition of a second operatically trained vocalist and full, orchestrated, more technical keyboards give more depth and create an intricate tapestry of sound and the band is excited to capture the magic produced live in CD form.
Sunchaser can be purchased from here.
Tickets for The Dames of Darkness will be on sale soon and will be available from the venues website here.
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