At long last, Death Metal dealers Aeon have found their new punisher of percussion. Enter Arrtu Malkki, from the band’s original line-up. Arrtu joins the band replacing Nils Fjellström, who was his replacement in 2002. Hailing from Ostersund, Sweden, the band auditioned and interviewed many only to find their solution in their hometown, which was also a deciding factor.
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In the interim, Arrtu played with more progressive/slower metal bands, and Aeon signed with Metal Blade Records. After a performance with his former bandmates in the audience, they picked their jaws up off the ground and approached Arrtu for a couple practice sessions to feel out the sound of the new alliance. A few songs into the jam session and they knew the search was over. Now, the newly reunited bandmates get their practice on and explore the infinite possibilities that lay ahead.
Aeon’s current release “Path of Fire” was released in May of 2010 from Metal Blade and filmed one video from the album “Forgiveness Denied.” The video was directed, filmed and edited by Standard Film Team Umeå HB and was shot in April in two different locations; band scenes being filmed in Östersund, Sweden and the storyline in Umeå, Sweden.
Guitarist Daniel Dlimi comments on the theme of the song and video: “There have been a lot of scandals revealed lately, regarding priests (especially catholic ones) who have been abusing children sexually. In my world, there is nothing more innocent than a child, and the ones who abuse a child sexually will never be forgiven. In my opinion, they deserve to die a horrible, painful death. We want to dedicate this song/video to them, the filthy fucking priests who have laid a hand on a child sexually; we hate you, and want you dead.“