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Founded in 2010 by Pat Smith and Geoff McNeeley, AOA started as a casual jam session in Geoff's basement. Shortly after, they recruited David Gregory on guitar. After months of playing cover tunes and auditioning many potential drummers, they added David's brother Steven Sharp to the line up officially launching them to band status. Once they had a 4 piece working they started writing original tunes. After months of auditioning singers they added Brock Brooks to the line up and headed into the studio, focusing on a sound that would pay homage to the old school sound of thrash metal and fusing it with a taste of modern metal.
Influenced by such bands as Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Killswitch Engage, the bands main focus is to bring their brand of metal to the masses. Their upcoming EP, New Revolution, was recorded and mastered at January Sound Studio by Tye Robison in September 2012.