News: Aoniafest III Band Breakdown!

Following the success of AoniaFest and AoniaFest II, operatic/progressive metal band Aonia are planning the third instalment! Taking place on Saturday the 5th October 2019 at the Corporation in Sheffield, the line-up is now complete and it is going to be a hell of day!

The line-up looks like this:

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We have the seven-headed, 14-legged creature Aonia, that wields dual soprano vocals, twin axes, searing keys and driving drums and bass. A band that blow us away at Bloodstock 2018 and followed that up with the release of their debut album, The Seven. An album that we had high praise for and you can read our review here.

Check out the video for Sirens’ Lament below:

Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons are a hard-rocking metal band filled with energy who released their debut album, Faction in September last year. You can check out our review of the album here and watch the video for I’m No Devil (I’m Just a Girl) below.

Lesbian Death Bed

Gothic/hard rockers, Lesbian Bed Death are a mix of ”80s hard rock tainted with moody gothic tinges, all delivered with a fresh contemporary twist. Check out the video for Fury below:


Elusion are symphonic metal band hailing from Belgium for fans of Nightwish, Leaves’ Eyes, and Blind Guardian. Check out the video for The Serpentine Tail below:

White Raven Down

White Raven Down are a heavy rock outfit who have really making an impression on all who have experienced them live so far. You can read an interview with had with them regarding their entry into the Essex Metal 2 the Masses event here and check out the video for Salvation below:

Winter Storm

Melodic metallers with driving guitars, Winter Storm are veterans of Bloodstock and HRH and are sure to please fans of bands such as Nightwish, Kamelot, and Symphony X. They’re currently hard at work on album number 3, but in the meantime, check out Dark Awakening below:

Soul Shredder

Sure to please fans of Sinergy, Firewind, and Within Temptation, Soul Shredder are a melodic metal band with edgy, driving riffs and soaring vocals. Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses semi-finalists for two years running, Soul Shredder’s energy onstage is matched only by their musicality as a band.

Head over to the Facebook Event Page for more information and links to buy tickets.


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