Hailing from the infamous Metaltown on the Swedish West Coast, the Gothenburg sons in Aviana has made one of the most succesful debut releases in Scandinavian modern history with 'Polarize' (2017) via Rambo Music (GAIN/Sony Music Entertainment). The album release featuring the hit single 'Solar' and crossover Metalcore ballad 'Canvas' been streamed more than 3 million times up to date on digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube.
The band have been praised being one of the next heavy Metalcore acts in Europe, putting Scandinavia once again on the map in a struggling part of the music scene. Already been touring UK and Europe multiple times on this first record, both with headline tours and as main support for the Japanese critical acclaimed boys in Crystal Lake in October 2017, who in 2018 also invited the band to take part of their own True North Festival in Tokyo. During the band's stay in Japan they also toured in Sendai, Osaka, Nagoya and played another show in Tokyo in September -18.
In January 2018 the band announced that they were parting ways with their recent lead vocalist Marcus Vik, who left the band and his successor has not yet been announced. Since the announcement Aviana have done occassional appearances, mainly in Scandinavia with for among others the Danish Djentlemen in Ghost Iris as well as a few festival appearances while working behind the scenes on a second album to follow up the success with 'Polarize'.
On 12th of April Aviana released their long awaited new single "Heavy Feather" and announced signing to German record label Arising Empire / Nuclear Blast and also confirmed joining Avocado Booking and the roster of Maarten Janssen on 26th of April. More is expected to come soon according to frontman Joel Holmqvist, so stay tuned.
Catch AVIANA on tour in UK & Europe with The Word Alive, Make Them Suffer and Of Virtue (dates below).
Joel Holmqvist - Vocals
Oscar Forsman - Guitar
Marcus Vik- Vocals
Marcus Heffler - Guitar
Sebastian Colque - Bass
Niclas Bergström - Drums