Cross-post from Facebook

As 2012 ends and 2013 begins, we reflect on how far Aonia has come in the past year. We have played with some very impressive names, played our first club show and got to the finals for the Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses competition. We’ve been in Metalhammer and Terrorizer. We’ve doubled our Facebook ‘likes’ and trebled our Twitter followers.

And we couldn’t have done it without a whole host of amazing metalheads who have been there for us and helped us, whether it was by booking us a gig, taking the time to review our album or simply sharing our music with others. And to them, we say thank you.

So, below is a list (and other than Nico, our press officer, this is in no particular order) of people Aonia would like to thank for helping to make 2012 such a great success.

Thank you, and have a wonderful 2013.

Nico Davidson – Valkyrian Music
Rhys Stevenson – Global Metal Apocalypse
Glyn Beasley, Shamsi Modarai – Ravenage, Warhorns
Northern Oak (especially Catie Williams, Martin Collins)
John Glossop – Epitaph, Poison Pumpkin Promotions
Mike Bower – BB Blackdog
Amanda Amorphic, Dan Silenus – Spekulus
Brian Dade – Aii Radio
Graham Wilson – Gothestro Radio
Jo IntenseGlow – PRGirl Jo
Kit Rathenar – Iron Lord Promotions
Wayne Newbold – Starfire Rock Events
Adam Fillary – Bandquest
Firebrand Rock Radio
Linda Parker – She Wolf Bikerrockradio
John Forster – John’s Rock Show on Birmingham City Radio
Paul Prokopiv – The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Julie Grigg, Laura Ansell, Kelly-Jo Moses – The Ashley pub in Blackheath, Birmingham
Scott Johnson – Seeker of the Winterheart
Dave Ravenheart Smith – Ravenheart Music
Iain Hawkins and Jon Seymour – Cack Blabbath
Tony Gaskin – Stagedive Photography
Vix – Vix Photography
Ashlinn Nash – Ashlinn Nash Photography
David Ferret Taylor – David Taylor Photography
Martin Walkyier, Jacqueline Taylor and the rest of the Viking Funeral crew
Sam Forklift Hoyle and Alex Hoyle of Dark Daisy Promotions
Nikki Szkliniarz of Barnsley’s After Dusk
Craig Whittle (ex-Ziyos, now Epitaph)
Tini Patterson (ex-Ziyos, now Epitaph)
Graham Bollington
David Norris – Music First Promotions
Stu Turner – Turner Media
Gary Trueman – Alternative Female Voice magazine
Metal Disciples webpage
Hannah Eatwell – Yorkshire Music Scene
Harry Frogfather and Annie Parry – Paradise Pretty
Sean Kennedy – our website designer!
Samantha Pasco and Kev Pasco – The Rock Train on Siren FM 107.3
Malc at The Snooty Fox
Animosity Radio
Vinland Radio podcast
Dylan Raine – Metalshock Finland
Saxon Mosh – Planet Mosh
Shaun Roberts – KCS Promotions
Mike Linehan – Lizard King Promotions
The Courthouse – Barnsley
The Rum Runner – Retford
The Frog & Nightgown – Worksop
The Diamond – Sutton-in-Ashfield
Worksop Guardian
The Hall Cross – Doncaster
Luke Hayhurst – Destructive Music
Ashley Bailey – Denim & Leather Metal Magazine
Gini Hunter – Alternative Voice
Encyclopaedia Metallum
Bloodline series CDs
Systemania compliation CDs
MTM Radio
KT Glitz and Orpheum
Jenny Tate – Saturday Rocks on Rhubarb Radio
Alan Hicks – Rock Matrix
Noize Level Critical
Midlands Metalheads
Sheffield Hallam Rock Society
Balance (shop in Sheffield)
Notts Live
Notty Wood show – Notty Nation Radio
Gareth Mitchell – Eclectric Promotions
Sunset Island Music
Lindsay Appleton and Daniel Houghton – Rock Productions Enterprize
Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs – The Independent Voice
Neal Seargent
James Quartermaine – Engraved in Blood
Paul Frith – for his 14 months of commitment, creativity and camaraderie in Aonia – you will be missed
Fans and friends who have come out time and again to support us live

And, of course, our families and friends who put up with our flightiness, unavailability, missing special events, etc. so we can do this thing we do and keep making metal.