aionAion is a Polish gothic metal band formed in Poznan in January 1996. In this year, the band recorded their first promotional demo. One month later, in July, Aion signed contract with Poznanian record label Morbid Noizz Productions. In result of this, the first studio album entitled Midian, was released. In 1997 album received “debut of the year” award by readers of Metal Hammer (Polish edition). During promotional tour they supported bands, such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Artrosis, Vader, Love Like Blood and Sacriversum. Signing contract with Massacre Records led to grow band’s popularity outside motherland. In mid-1997 band played at Wacken Open Air festival.

In the end of July 1998, Aion recorded material to the second album, Noia, which was released in November, the same year. The album was nomineed to presigious Polish Fryderyki award in “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 changing of record label to Metal Mind Productions. The band’s lineup was changed for the first time in 2001, when keyboardist Lukasz Migdalski was replaced by Marcin Zmuda. There have been numerous lineup changes since then. In 2001-2004 period Aion released two albums: Symbol and One of 5.

Other Information

  1. Marcin Patyk – vocals
  2. Daniel Jokiel – rhythm guitar
  3. Artur “Methal” Szymanski – bass guitar
  4. Dominik “Mlody” Jokiel – lead guitar
  5. Marek Wawrzyniak – drums


  • Midian (1999)
  • Noia (1998)
  • Reconciliation (2000)
  • Symbol (2001)
  • One of 5 (2004)



~ by molco on May 30, 2009.

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