NEW ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR ONLINE STORE
Aeon Zen debut lyric video for track "Downfall"
10th May 2013
AEON ZEN debut lyric video for their track "Downfall". Watch it now!
Rich Hinks of Aeon Zen said, "We decided to make a video for Downfall because it just straight up rocks, as well as showing our progressive and technical sides. It's also based around an apocalyptic lyrical theme, which is never a bad basis for a video!"
Buy the album now in our webstore here: AEON ZEN WEBSTORE
Or alternatively at the following sites:
Nightmare Records: http://nightmarerecords.com/NMR/
NEW LIVE DATE: Aeon Zen + Queensrÿche 12th October
19th February 2013We're delighted to announce that Aeon Zen will be supporting the mighty Queensrÿche on 12th October (rescheduled from 15th April), at the O2 Academy Islington in London, UK!
Tickets for Aeon Zen + Queensrÿche are at this link: http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/49872/queensryche-tickets/Details
And don't forget that we're also playing a headline show at the same venue in just over 2 weeks from now, 9th March. We really can't wait to get out playing for all of you, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible!
Tickets for our headline London show are here: http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/43327/aeon-zen-tickets
Update 27th March 2013: Due to forces out of our control, this show with Queensrÿche has been rescheduled for 12th October 2013. Tickets already purchased are still valid.
Second Video in "Top 5 Riffs" Series Released
29th January 2013Today AEON ZEN is pleased to present the second in their series of their "Top 5 Riffs" series from the new album "ENIGMA". The second video in the series features vocalist Andi Kravljaca and his "Top 5 Vocal Riffs", check it out:
Andi commented on the video:
"The vocals on any AEON ZEN record are always a cacophonous spectacle of layers, harmonies and characterizations done by some of the best voices in the business - and, of course, me. Nowhere is this more evident than in our latest offering - Enigma. Join me, if you will, in an exploration of the five places on Enigma where the vocals really make the album shine."
PICK UP "ENIGMA" NOW HERE!
GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine, is hosting an exclusive stream of Enigma. Hear it HERE. Don't miss the bands "Top 5 Guitar Riffs" Video HERE.
AEON ZEN's video for the song "Divinity" can be seen HERE.
NEW ALBUM "ENIGMA" OUT NOW!
22nd January 2013Today is the release of our new album "Enigma", and what better way to mark the occasion than with a full album stream? Listen to the entire album now at this link:
Let us know what you think! And if you like what you hear then please pick up a copy of the album. It's available from the following links:
Rich Hinks "Top 5" Riffs Video Premiere
15th January 2013Today AEON ZEN has released a video of the "Top 5 Guitar Riffs" from Enigma. The video is being premiered exclusively on GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine. Check out the video HERE.
Frontman Rich Hinks described the video:
"What better way to show everyone some pieces of our new album than for me to perform them for you? There are so many riffs on this album that I personally consider my favourite, so it was really difficult to just choose 5 (well... 10 if you put the instruments together!). These should give you a flavour of AEON ZEN and Enigma and hopefully inspire you listen to the whole album to hear these riffs in context."
PRE-ORDER the new Aeon Zen album "ENIGMA" now!
15th November 2012PRE-ORDERS for the new Aeon Zen album "ENIGMA" are now available!
You can get it from our very own Aeon Zen store where we have the CD and an exclusive bundle version:
Click here to order now!
AEON ZEN Sign With Nightmare Records
17th October 2012
AEON ZEN Sign With Nightmare Records
New Album Enigma Slated For Release January 22, 2013
English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma, which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks.
Enigma will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records.
On working with Nightmare Records, AEON ZEN’s creator Rich Hinks said, “Nightmare Records is without a doubt one of the strongest labels for progressive music and we're delighted to be working with them. AEON ZEN released our last two albums independently and this is a great step for us."
AEON ZEN are:
Rich Hinks - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Andi Kravljaca - Vocals
Matt Shepherd - Guitar
Shaz - Keyboards
Steve Burton - Drums
Enigma features guest vocals by:
Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)
Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)
Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)
Produced, mixed & mastered by Rich Hinks
For More Info Visit:
Aeon Zen at HRH Prog Festival 2013
18th September 2012Aeon Zen will be playing at the Hard Rock Hell Prog festival this coming April. The festival will be held at the Magna Science Adventure (a renovated steel foundry) in Rotherham, and will also feature the likes of Hawkwind, Caravan, Tesseract and many more.
We're delighted to be a part of what we're sure will be be a fantastic weekend, and we look forward to see you all there!
For full info about the festival and to get your tickets, visit: www.hrhprog.com
Important info - Aeon Zen's show on 5th Oct 2012
13th September 2012
Aeon Zen will be moving their performance at the London Islington Academy2 to the 9th March 2013. This means that the show will effectively be a release party for the new Aeon Zen album "Enigma" due out in early 2013, and is your first chance to hear these new songs live! Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date.
Lost In Thought are no longer able to play with us at this show, so a new support act will be confirmed asap. The new date will allow us to put on a full show for you as we originally intended, instead of trying to rush and compromise to get everything ready in 3 weeks with the change of billing and we felt this is for the best for both us and you, the fans.
We thank you, look forward to seeing you there and we love you all!
-Rich, Andi, Matt, Shaz & Steve
Important information about the new album
28th August 2012Over the last several weeks we have been working on a deal that will see our new album "Enigma" released through a different record label. There will be a proper press release about this soon, we just didn't want to leave you hanging!
This is a great step for us and we're delighted that the album will be released this way. It does however mean that there will be a change of the release date, and we are now looking at an early 2013 release. The exact date is still to be confirmed.
For those of you that have already pre-ordered the CD version of the album, we can ship these out to you for the new release date.
For those that have pre-ordered the bundle version of the album we will throw in a free poster signed by all of the first Aeon Zen line-up and will ship out everything except the CD now and you will receive the CD when it is released.
If you have any questions about your pre-order then please email email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
Rich, Andi, Matt, Shaz & Steve
New shirt added to Aeon Zen store
28th August 2012
A new shirt has been added to our webstore and is available to buy now! You an pick it up now at www.aeonzen.com/enigmashirt
19th April 2012
New Album Update
31st March 2012
Thanks for your patience with the new Aeon Zen album. It's been a while coming now and 1 year since our last tour, but the album is done and we all can't wait to get the album out there for you to hear. We're working on getting a release sorted through some behind the scenes difficulties. Thanks for sticking with us!
New video from Rich Hinks
1st March 2012
"Redemption's Shadow" Bass Video
19th February 2012
Rich Hinks has just recorded a video playing a live run through of the bass to Redemption's Shadow:
Japanese EP Sampler Available
17th February 2012
Thanks to our friends over at the Aeon Zen Japan fan-site there will be a free 3 track Aeon Zen EP sampler available at certain concerts around Tokyo, so this is a heads up to our Japanese fans, keep your eyes open for this!
Website redesign and new track added to player!
1st February 2012
The website has now had a redesign, adding a band section with biographies, a new photo page, and redesigning the layout of the existing pages.
Redemption's Shadow has now also been added to the audio player at the bottom of this site. Enjoy!
23rd December 2011
This Christmas I thought it would be nice to give a little something back to everyone who has supported Aeon Zen throughout the year, came to see us live and enjoyed what we have to offer in any way or form.
So without further ado, I hope you enjoy this and a very Merry Christmas to you all, and here's to a rocking 2012!
First Clip of the New Album and Mixing Finished!
21st November 2011
The new Aeon Zen album is now mixed!
Have a listen to this video for the first audio clip released of the album!
Next up: Mastering. I'll keep you updated!
Rich checks in from day 3 of mixing the new album
16th November 2011
Rich here, checking in from the third day of mixing the new Aeon Zen album. I'm not sure what to say other than that this thing is sounding crushing, beautiful, melodic, diverse, brutal... And it's not even finished yet!
I'm almost done with the first mix of the album (have a look at the picture to the left to see what that looks like!), then I'll go back and listen in as much detail as humanly possible and get down to tweaking all the little things that keep you listening to the album again and again, so each time you hear it there's something new that catches your attention.
It's a fantastic process to see all of these parts and songs come together to form the fully funcioning unit that it will soon be. In a way, this album is mixing itself to an extent. It feels like there is a certain way that it just wants and needs to sound and I occaisionally have to crack the whip and tell it "we're going in this direction, HAAAAAAA!", leading it where I want it to go.
So other than that, I'm getting back down to it! Have a great day, and I'll check in again soon.
Wish me luck in taming this beast!
New Aeon Zen Live Show Available for Download
6th October 2011
New Live Video
28th July 2011
A live video of Aeon Zen performing "The Demise of the Fifth Sun" in Oslo this year has been released.
Take a look here:
Aeon Zen unveil video for "Redemption's Shadow"
3rd July 2011
Aeon Zen are pleased to unveil the brand new music video for the track "Redemption's Shadow", with Aeon Zen's Andi Kravljaca on vocals, and featuring video footage of Aeon Zen's 2011 European Tour.
Check it out now:
Aeon Zen album number 3
23rd February 2011
Rich here with an update for you all. As I'm sure many of you know, Aeon Zen will be touring Europe supporting the Devin Townsend Project throughout March for 23 shows (see the tour page for more details), but that's not all that's been going on in Aeon Zen land.
Along with getting ready for the tour, I've also been hard at work with a third Aeon Zen album and the process is well underway. So well underway in fact that I have finished writing and recording the majority of the music for the next album, and I'm now hard at work writing lyrics and vocal melodies. There's a big musical journey involved in the making, and listening, of this album and I look forward to you all joining me on it.
There will be more details and updates along the way as the album progresses, so stay tuned!
Until next time, stay well, keep rocking and I hope to see you on the road!
Aeon Zen Tour Dates March 2011
Rich Hinks announces a European tour for his Aeon Zen live band which will see the band playing 23 shows in 12 different countries. Aeon Zen is the support band to The Devin Townsend Project for 23 of DTP’s 25 shows starting on 3rd March in the UK.
NEXT LIVE SHOW
2nd June 2013
@ Robin 2
Double headline show with IO Earth
Get tickets: www.therobin.co.uk