Ionia the dynamic 5-piece melodic rock band from New York is preparing to release their debut full length Moral Hazard on April 20, 2010. Ionia has toured throughout the North and Mid East United States, as well as internationally through self-promoted and nationally promoted tours. Ionia has been gaining national attention and a burgeoning fan base thanks to powerful moving lyrics as well as catchy melodic hard-rock/metal-pop and a stage show full of physical high-jinks.
Thanks to their loyal and dedicated fan base, they’ve won national contests such as the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, Warped Tour contest and the Famecast Taste of Chaos Tour. As their fan base begins to exponentially grow, they’ve been invited to open for major label bands such as: Cancer Bats, Four Year Strong, Bring me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Thursday, Buck Cherry, Kill Hannah, Alice in Chains, A Wilhelm Scream and Underoath. They have also played such major festivals and Tours such as Locobazooka, Dewey Beach, Music -Conference 09, CMJ 2009 and the Kevin Says Stage during Warped Tour 2009.
IONIA got it’s name from the Carl Sagan novel, Cosmos, where inhabitants of an Earth-like planet seek to escape a “Big Brother” controlled society to reach the decentralized, free-thinking continent of IONIA. The band were voted No.1 Unsigned Artist in the first two weeks of their presence on PureVolume.com as well as being a featured performer at the CMJ 2008 Metal Radio party; also they were featured on two television shows, CN8 and Fearless Music Television,
With a life richly diverse in experience and a stygian vision of the human condition, Ionia craft their songs through serious contemplation and observance of the world and society around them. Songs in their arsenal fit this mold like “Rewind”, a tale of loss and retribution as well as “Mutiny” an anthem of self-discovery and inner turmoil.