Arising Empire are proud to announce the worldwide signing of the powerful Swedish metal quintet AVIANA. Welcome to the family! After making their mark in the Scandinavian metal scene with the 2017 debut ‘Polarize’, sons of Gothenburg AVIANA are back in a new shape and announce the addition of new vocalist Joel Holmqvist (ex. WALKING WITH STRANGERS, OCEANS RED) to their ranks today and release their brand new single ‘Heavy Feather’ as the debut for their new frontman.

Watch the music video for ‘Heavy Feather’ here:
Buy or stream the brand new single ‘Heavy Feather’ here:

AVIANA states: “We are super excited to join forces with Arising Empire and show the world the next chapter of AVIANA. Catch us on tour with THE WORLD ALIVE, MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUEin UK and Europe this April/May.”

AVIANA will support THE WORD ALIVE on their big EU/UK headline tour together with MAKE THEM SUFFER and OF VIRTUE in April/May 2019!

30.04.19 Spain Madrid @ Sala Caracol
01.05.19 Spain Barcelona @ Sala Upload
02.05.19 France Montpellier @ Secret Place
03.05.19 Switzerland Lyss @ Kulturfabrik
04.05.19 Italy Seregno/Milano @ HT Factory
06.05.19 Hungary Budapest @ A38
07.05.19 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal
08.05.19 Germany Nurnberg @ Z-Bau
09.05.19 Germany Munich @ Backstage
10.05.19 Czech Rep Prague @ Nova Chmelnice
11.05.19 Poland Poznan @ Pod Minogą
12.05.19 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns
14.05.19 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
15.05.19 Denmark Copenhagen @ Stengade
16.05.19 Sweden Stockholm @ Kraken
18.05.19 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
20.05.19 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fängelset
21.05.19 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
22.05.19 Netherlands Haarlem @ Patronaat
23.05.19 UK London @ Underworld

Hailing from the infamous Metaltown on the Swedish West Coast, the Gothenburg sons in AVIANA have made one of the most successful debut releases in Scandinavian modern history with ‘Polarize’ (2017). 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 SpotifyApple 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 critically 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. There is no doubt of where AVIANA is heading. Towards the top! According to the band themselves, a new album is expected to hit the market before summer in 2019. Stay tuned!

Joel Holmqvist | vocals
Marcus Heffler | guitars
Oscar Forsman | guitars
Sebastian Colque | bass
Niclas Bergström | drums