Swedish death metallers AEON have parted ways with bassist Max Carlberg and replaced him with Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, ex-SATYRICON)Commented the band: "First of all, we want to state that Max is a great bass player and a real nice person. Unfortunately, he couldn't handle the life on the road all that well. We noticed how he struggled through the last tour we did. He really loves the actual moment on stage, but everything else around that comes with the life on the road was just a great deal of pain for him. So both AEON and Max agreed that this way of life wasn't exactly made for him. "Being on tour in a not-so-known death metal band like AEON often means really tough conditions and bad economy. We totally understand that not everyone can put up with this way of life. There are no hard feelings from any of the parts. "We would like to thank Max for the time with the band and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors. Take care, bro. "When one leaves, a new one has to come... and there is no difference in this case. Our new bass player is a great, well-experienced musician who is really into death metal. We think that this guy is absolutely perfect for the spot. "We are looking forward to all the great death metal madness we got ahead of us with our new member." AEON entered Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden on September 1 to begin recording the band's third, as-yet-untitled album for an early 2010 release via Metal Blade Records. The group says, "As of today, we are about halfway through the recording-process and it's going exactly as planned. 10 new songs are being put on tape (hard drive) and we are pretty confident that all of you who liked our previous efforts or death metal in general will love this. "When we are done tracking the songs, none other than Erik Rutan from HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL at Mana Studios in Florida will be mixing the album. You may know his killer work from such bands as CANNIBAL CORPSE, NILE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE among others. We are absolutely confident that this death metal maniac will give us the mix/production we are looking for. Erik is a really great guy, an awesome studio engineer/producer, a killer musician and he really knows his death metal A/Bs. This will, without a doubt, kick some serious ass. "A note on the recording: Since we recently replaced our bass player, Daniel [Dlimi, guitar] and Zeb [Nilsson, guitar] are handling all the bass on this album. There wasn't enough time for Victor to learn the songs and both studios where already booked. No worries though, both Daniel and Zeb can handle a bass so this is not a problem." AEON's latest CD, "Rise to Dominate" was released in the U.S. on September 4, 2007 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Bleeding the False" (Unique Leader) was recorded at Empire Studio and contains "twelve tracks of technical death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY) at Unisound Studios. CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster previously stated about AEON: "AEON's musicianship is among the best in death metal, but their songwriting is what truly sets them apart. It's rare to find a death metal band that is simultaneously crushingly brutal and infectiously catchy. AEON is one of those rare bands!" Video footage of AEON's January 17, 2009 performance in Vienna, Austria can be viewed below.
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