Avian is a melodic power metal band founded in 2002 by guitarist Yan Leviathan. The band features singer Lance King. In 2005 they released their debut album From the Depths of Time, a concept album dealing with the end of days and a warning to mankind. Musically, Avian is influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden, HammerFall, Savatage, and Megadeth. In December 2006, Avian was an opening act for Twisted Sister. Their second album, titled Ashes And Madness, was released in September 2008.