Aion (Polish band)
|Labels||Metal Mind Records|
Aion was formed in Poznań in January 1996. In this year, the band recorded their first promotional demo. One month later, in July, Aion signed a contract with Poznanian record label Morbid Noizz Productions. As a result of this, the first studio album, entitled Midian, was released. In 1997 the album received "debut of the year" award by readers of Metal Hammer (Polish edition). During a promotional tour they supported bands, such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Artrosis, Vader, Love Like Blood and Sacriversum. Signing a contract with Massacre Records led to the growth of the band's popularity outside its motherland. In mid-1997 the band played at Wacken Open Air festival.
In the end of July 1998, Aion recorded material for the second album, Noia, which was released in November the same year. The album was nomineed for the prestigious Polish Fryderyki award in the "Hard 'N' Heavy Album of the Year" category. Noia contains a cover version of Carl Orff's "O Fortuna". The release of the third album, Reconciliation (2000), was connected with the changing of record label to Metal Mind Productions. The band's lineup was changed for the first time in 2001, when keyboardist Łukasz Migdalski was replaced by Marcin Żmuda. There have been numerous lineup changes since then. In 2001-2004, Aion released two albums: Symbol and One of 5.
- Midian (1999)
- Noia (1998)
- Reconciliation (2000)
- Symbol (2001)
- One of 5 (2004)
- "O Fortuna" (1998)
- Marcin Patyk - vocals (2003-2004)
- Daniel Jokiel - rhythm guitar (1996-2004)
- Artur "Methal" Szymański - bass guitar (2003-2004)
- Dominik "Młody" Jokiel - lead guitar (1996-2004)
- Marek Wawrzyniak - drums (2004)
- Marcin "Żuraw" Żurawicz - drums (1996–2004)
- Mariusz "Marian" Krzyska - vocals (1996–2003)
- Witalis "Milli" Jagodziński - bass guitar (1996–2003)
- "Kamil" - bass guitar (1996)
- "Pluto" - guitar (1996)
- Łukasz "Migdał" Migdalski - keyboard instruments, piano, flute (1996–2000)
- Marcin Żmuda - keyboard instruments
- "Band biography at the official website" (in Polish). Archived from the original on January 23, 2007. Retrieved 2006-04-25.