When AIDEN visited the VICTORY RECORDS compound in 2004, the record company suspected that they had something
very special on their hands. The energetic youngsters from Seattle had a vicious live energy that was comparable to THE
STOOGES, MOTLEY CRUE, or THE MURDER CITY DEVILS. Who would have thought they would balloon into the
global phenomenon that they have become?
They have won awards, graced magazine covers, and won the honor of sharing arena stages with their heroes (all in the band’s
rise of 2 mere years). They have faced their cynics square in the face and raised a middle finger to anyone who has dismissed
them. More importantly, they have touched thousands across the world with their breath-taking live performances and their
dedication to fans. Few bands today can be so iconic on the stage and so humble and approachable after the show.
On August 21st, the world will, once again, be taken by storm as AIDEN unveils their next chapter, known as Conviction.
Lead singer Wil describes the record: ”Conviction is about loving the darkness that will destroy you, it's about tearing yourself
apart from inside, it's about feeling that the world is crashing around you with no hope in sight and all you can do is
laugh. It’s about falling down then picking yourself back up and believing. Feelings that have eluded me for years now have
bubbled to the surface and are finally seeing the light of day.”
To say that the band have matured is putting it too simply. Conviction is an excellent next step in the path of a band who
is not content with staying static in their musical direction. The songs on the record resemble the solemn songs of THE
CURE and JOY DIVISION, while infusing the high dramatic energy of MARILYN MANSON and DAVID