Metal Blade Records has reported that Sweden’s AEON are pleased to announce that they have recruited a new guitar player and it is none less than Ronnie Björnström who produced the band’s latest release, Aeons Black. “We are all very exited about this and we say welcome to Ronnie. We’re looking forward to fans seeing us live with Ronnie and hope to be back to the US some point this year.”
Ronnie added, “Having worked with the band for over four years as their Front of House tech and producing their latest album, I know AEON is one of the best death metal bands out there. It is an honor for me to be sharing stage with the guys. See you all on the road! Cheers!”
The band is currently supporting their latest release Aeons Black, which included touring in Europe in addition to a coveted spot on the Summer Slaughter Tour that made its way through North America this past summer with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Cattle Decapitation, Norma Jean, and The Ocean to name a few. 2013′s Summer Slaughter Tour marked AEON’s first tour in North America and it was a major success for the band who made several new fans from coast to coast. So much so that the band’s Facebook “Likes” jumped from 21,000 to over 46,000, more than doubling where they were at when the tour started.
Recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios, Aeons Black has been reaping praise from critics domestically and abroad. Revolver Magazine calls Aeons Black “one of the best death metal albums of 2012,” The Metal Review dubs it the band’s “heaviest and most brutal album to date,” All Music Guide commends AEON’s fiery brand of “…punishing, blood-curdling, Christ-baiting death metal…” while About.com crowns it, “a ferocious beast and is a thoroughly awesome death metal album.” The Metal Observer tags the 50-minute long monster, “a masterpiece of goddamned death metal,” while Infernal Masquerade adds, “if you are in the market for some crushing neck-breaking death metal, this is one release you don’t want to miss. AEON is at the top of their game and they have more than proved it on Aeons Black.”