Aetherborn

Aetherborn

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
BandRockMetal

Aetherborn’s music sounds like a heavy metal Paramore with influences of progressive and tech metal riffs, mixed with shredding guitar solos, big drums, and punchy bass. They borrow evenly from both rock and metal styles, and have great appeal to both pop and metal listeners.

Biography

Aetherborn is a female-fronted rock/metal band from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Threat signal, The Arkells, Forgotten rebels, Sven Gali, The Reason, Teenage Head). They formed in late 2009, and began recording their debut EP “Guardian” in February. The EP was released August 23rd, 2010. The band sold over 500 songs on iTunes in the first six weeks of the EP’s release.

Aetherborn’s music sounds like a heavy metal Paramore with influences of progressive and tech metal riffs, mixed with shredding guitar solos, big drums, and punchy bass. While most female fronted bands today are either pop punk or alternative rock, Aetherborn treads new ground with its heavier sound and emphasis on instrumentals. They bridge a gap between pop oriented female fronted bands and heavier technical metal, and make both genres more accessible to both groups of listeners.

Because of their wide appeal, Aetherborn fits well on a variety of bills, and compliments the sound of both poppier rock groups as well as heavy metal or hardcore bands.

Aetherborn is very quickly building momentum locally and online.

In just 4 short months, they have shot to the #1 spot for Hamilton across all genres and #1 in Canada in the metal genre on popular hosting site Reverbnation. They have had over 89,000 plays on the service. On micro blogging site Tumblr, Aetherborn’s blog has been followed by over 45,000 people and their page has logged over 177,000 views. They have received over 5,000 supportive messages from fans. Over 3,000 Facebook likes. On average, they get 500 plays a day. Their mailing list has over 1,000 people, and they have garnered over 1,100 followers on Twitter.

Locally, they have nothing but success in their current string of gigs. They have won $500 at a battle of the bands, played a sold out show, and most recently won a contest in which they were hand picked by Coheed and Cambria to open for them at their Hamilton show on the latest tour. The show packed 1000 people and was a huge triumph for the band.

Lyrics

Guardian

Written By: Aetherborn

Been down these streets before
Time and time again
Waiting on the one
A guardian

And I had one long ago
At a time when life was simple
Left me at the door with bloodshot eyes

Mother of mine
Your absence like thorns in my side
Days turn to years
Nights spent in tears

Where are you
Where are you going to
You’re s’posed to be my
My Guardian
Where are you
Where are you going to
You really let me down
My Guardian

For years I had to fake
Smiles to those who took you away
Was he worth the time away from me?
And I know that you were looking
To escape to someone, somewhere
Even if it be without me

Discography

'Guardian' - August 23rd, 2010, Independant.