During the summer this year the four members Tommy Dahlström, Zeb Nilsson, Johan Hjelm and Arttu Malkki of the newly broken up band Defaced Creation decided to form a new death-metal band that should try to create a more pioneering and miscellaneous style, instead of doing the usual “old-school” death-metal, (even though the roots was in the “old-school” death-metal). Later Morgan Nordbakk joined Aeon to fill in as the other guitarist.
During the fall of this year, Aeon recorded their first demo, which included the songs “Return of Apolluon”, “Eternal Hate”, “With Blood they Pay”, “The Awakening”, “Bloodlust” and “Hell Unleashed”.
In may this year the 6-track demo was released as a MCD – entitled “Dark Order” – thru Necropolis rec. “Dark Order” sold out very fast, and still today, people asks for it.
Morgan Nordbakk leaves Aeon, to be replaced by Daniel Dlimi (ex Equinox ov the Gods). This was good for the band since Daniel also was a experienced song-writer for this kind of death-metal, and he picked up on Aeon´s concept very fast.
This summer, drummer Arttu Malkki leaves the band to be replaced by Nils Fjellström.
Aeon starts to work on material for their upcoming debut album more effective.
In fall this year Aeon starts recording “Bleeding the False”.
On sept 20th Bleeding the False was released thru Unique Leader rec. The album gets very good response from both fans and media.
In april this year Aeon hits the European roads with Cannibal Corpse and Prostitute Disfigurement.
In early summer Aeon part ways with longtime bassplayer Johan Hjelm.
In juli Aeon signs a record deal with Metal Blade.
In September Max Carlberg join Aeon to fill the spot as bassplayer.