"Using a unique combination of rhythmic madness, professional grade engineering and soaring vocals, this group have taken their years of musical expertise and worked to create something both impressive and pleasant to hear.
There's no doubt that 'Aelia" have carved themselves a grand place in the Scottish music scene which desperately needed to be filled."
Formed in 1997 as a death metal band by vocalist Johannes Prem, guitarist Sebastian Reichl and drummer Tobias Graf, they released the 7" vinyl Deadlock in 1999. After this came the EP I'll Wake You, When Spring Awakes in 2000.
2002 saw the release of their first album, The Arrival. The album featured keyboards, and guest clean vocals from Sabine Weniger. Their second album, Earth. Revolt was released in 2005. The band had expanded from a quartet to a six-piece with new guitarist Gert Rymen and Sabine Weniger now a full-time member of the band.