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 2019 Aviana came back strong when releasing single 'Heavy Feather' and announced signing to German Metal label Arising Empire (Nuclear Blast) at the same time their new vocalist Joel Holmqvist (ex. Oceans Red, Walking With Strangers) was revealed. Since then, the band have been seen touring in Europe with bands like The Word Alive, Make Them Suffer, Of Virtue and Adept. The second full length album 'EPICENTER' was released on 23rd of August including the singles 'Heavy Feather', 'My Worst Enemy', 'Red Sky' and 'Frail'.
Aviana is: Joel Holmqvist - Vocals Niclas Bergström - Drums Sebastian Colque - Bass Marcus Heffler - Guitar