Genre:Acoustic, Folk, Gothic/Industrial, Roots, World
For their first major recording, Proximity, Adelaide five piece Aphelion have brought together a mix of old and new with tracks such as Song of the Rose going all the way back to the very beginning, when the project was just Tone and his 12 string guitar.
The two part Cycles and Revelations, on the other hand, is amongst the band's newest material, devised and shaped in the push and pull of a fresh line-up defining its sound.
Through the many evolutions of Aphelion over the past four years, it has retained at its core the darkly resonant growl of the beautiful but occasionally menacing 12 string and vocal combination, as a bigger, more dynamic and complex sound has grown up around it.
While the sound has become heavier with the addition of electric guitar from Tone’s Burn The Ashes bandmate, Eamonn O’Boyle, the years spent as an acoustic, gypsy-like three piece are just as prominent as the metal years, delivering real light and shade in these well wrought tunes.
With ideas now flowing faster and freer than ever, the band is already focused on new material, broadening their sound and continuing to evolve on their own unique path.
Come help us celebrate the long awaited launch of our debut album, Proximity, with local friends, Mammoth and Melbourne's Alithia... oh, it's also Tone's birthday, so... you know, throw a cake at him or something.