"As an album, Aeonian is unique; gentle and thunderous, each song beats with the heart of the very best of the stoner-doom pedigree. As a book, Aeonian is a labor of love. As an entire work of art, I sincerely doubt that I’ll find another composition that’s even remotely as ambitious or as rewarding. An experience that beckons you to open your eyes – all three of them."
Evan Mugford, metal-observer.com
"Aeonian is an amazing piece of rare and unheard musicianship in the genre."
"Aeonian really is something different, and if you like music that washes over your senses and transcends the typical format then this might be the album for you."
"With this exceptional release, Ethereal Riffian have made a great step forward into showcasing the cohesion in their writing what resulted in a record that is certainly far above today’s standards. And for that you have to experience this album."
"A path is laid by Ethereal Riffian that leads from the 5 sense prison to beyond the veil of illusion and reveals the hidden realms from where comes the source of all that we experience."
"Aeonian is amazing. Truly, staggeringly, colossally, mind blowingly amazing. The problem I have is that every time I play it, I have to stop everything else that I am doing in order to give it the full attention it deserves."
Mark Pierce, www.thesleepingshaman.com
"It’s impressive for a band to cover so much audible ground over the course of just four compositions."
Adam Cutler, nefariousrealm.com
"The most head-banging meditation you'll ever experience.
Every track features the abstract vocals that you'd expect a Tibetan monk to sound like if he decided to start a stoner-doom band."
"ETHEREAL RIFFIAN’s music is too damn addictive."
Dr. Doom, drdoomslair.com
"The music portrays a feeling of serenity within its masculinity. Each song is spiked full of latent fuzz, scented with that ever so pleasant NOLA groove which deserves the utmost applause by combining raw power and rhythm to the wickedly brain-fried absence of reality."
Bucky Brown, thesludgelord.blogspot.com
"Extremely esoteric and enormously heavy."
"It just seems like you don't get a lot of bands that aren't on a major label, or even on a major label, putting this much thought and effort into their album, artwork or packaging anymore."
The Gooch, wonderock.weebly.com
From the band:
The second full-length album called Aeonian is the band’s most mature work, which unites all the best talents of its members. The eponimous book merged as a result of our intention to fully disclose the ideas and concepts of this album. While working on the narrative, we realized that from now on books would become an integral part of the band’s creative work, for they let reinforce the images created by the music and inculcate them in the consciousness of our listeners.
The band’s activity has two main objectives: to compose unconventional music, which is able to expand the frames of the listener’s musical perception, and to shed light on the existence of a subtler plane, whose laws if understood properly may help to perceive the reality on a deeper level. In order to achieve the abovementioned goals, we diligently work on each new release.That is exactly why the ones who get acquainted with the creative work of our band need to be very attentive.
We sincerely hope that the message care-fully integrated in our music is able to induce our listeners, and now our readers as well, to open up the new facets of existence and kindle the light of their true self, which will not dim even in the darkest nooks of Sheol.
released 20 January 2014
"Aeonian" is out on:
Nasoni Records - February
Mulligore Production - January 20
Tartarus Records - February
Limited edition CDs and hard-cover books available directly through the band.
Ethereal Riffian is:
Val Kornev (aka Stonezilla) - guitar/vocal/lyrics
Alexander Kornev (aka SAF) - bass
Max Yuhimenko (aka Southman) - lead guitar
Nikita Shipovskoi (aka Ship) - drums
Sergey (aka Bookvarique) - djembe
Yaroslaw Kaminskiy - didgeridoo
Alex Savage (aka Abu) - flute
Alexander - cello
Written and performed by Ethereal Riffian
Artwork by Mila Hopeful and Val Kornev
Recorded at Bayroot Studio during 2011-2013
Mixed by Max Poops
Mastered by Will (Dead Air Studios)
Authors - Alexander Kornev & Val Kornev
Illustrations - Yuriy (aka X ninja)
Translation - Yulya Bugaeva (head of translators and proofreaders) & Val Kornev
Proofreaders for the Russian edition - Denis Poltorak, Maxim Yukhymenko, Alexander Prokopoic, Kristina Ganzha, Dmitry Ganzha, Yulya Bugaeva
Proofreaders for the English edition - Mike Lynn, Maxim Yukhymenko, Yulya Novitskaya, Denis Poltorak
Book layout - Kristina Ganzha & Val Kornev
Creative design - Val Kornev
The English edition published by “Osvita Ukrainy” (Ukraine, Kiev)
Russian edition published by "Aura Books" (Ukraine, Kiev)
Copyright © 2014 by A. Kornev and V. Kornev
All rights reserved.