XAON. An elusive name born amidst Switzerland's highest mountains. Never quite fitting in any of the numerous galleries metal has to offer, drifting through the extremes whilst juxtaposing finesse and vehemence, exploring the vast echoic gloominess of the human mind. You can simply call it DARK METAL.
After a successful major european tour with gothic metal monsters SIRENIA and folk metal legends TYR promoting their debut EP “Face Of Balaam” and several large festival shows with the likes of PARADISE LOST, ELUVEITIE and ROTTING CHRIST, the combo led by Vincent Zermatten (guitars) and Rob Carson (vocals) took their alchemical artistry to a new level with the release of their first album “The Drift” through Sliptrick Records. The album progresses from spectral ambiances to grandiose and intricate orchestrations, it evolves from oppressing aggressiveness to majestic lamentations and will make you journey through a turmoil of monolithic pummeling and distinguished mournfulness.
Following this critically acclaimed release, XAON has set foot for the first time in the USA, toured in JAPAN while supporting OBSCURA, performed at the first edition of ROCK THE CASTLE in Verona opening for bands like MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and more and is ready to take the rest of 2018 by storm with a first HEADLINING TOUR in the UK and various shows around Western Europe while continuing to prove themselves as an upcoming force around the Metal world.
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