A band focusing on the core of rock and metalballads
St. Aria is a musical project formed by Alexander Platon during the late 2000’s. It was
influenced by a desire to create emotionally resounding rock ballads, inspired by artists
such as Evanescence, Within Temptation and Nightwish.
The first few years were marked by fluctuating members which eventually left the band
on hiatus while Platon went on to join The Borderline Saints. In 2012, Platon, together
with fellow The Borderline Saints vocalist, Jimmy Ferhm, and producer, Emanuel
Svensson, decided to revive the band. The revival intended to only remake two of the
original songs, “Another Symphony” and “Until life parts us”, but the interest from
both the artists and the audience convinced them to instead expand on the project.
The music and lyrics are largely autobiographical and poetic in nature, written by
Platon with assistance from Ferhm. The band has added the hard rock sound of
Sixx:A.M., Apocalyptica and The Rasmus to their own, including a cover of Sixx:A.M.’s
Skin. Having released an EP, “We claim this aria”, they are currently working on their
debut studio album. The studio album aims to invert the normal rock distribution by
having mostly ballads, interjected by a few heavy songs.
In addition to the composing and producing, the band is also handling their own
marketing and promotion; choosing to stay unsigned.
The band has taken in a number of session musicians, both for studio sessions and live
performances, and are at the moment consisting of the two original members Alexander
Platon (composer, lyrics, piano), Jimmy Ferhm (composer, vocals, guitar) and the new
members Oliver Sandberg (drums), Erik Jönsson (bass, vocals), and Jacqueline Hansson