There is more than one artist with this name. 1. A Rock/Alternative/Electro band from France. 2. An acoustic band from Paderborn, Germany. 3. A progressive rock / progressive metal band from Sacramento, CA. Aerial View began in 1993 when songwriters Aaron MacMillan, Dwayne Stearns, and drummer Jerry Ward reorganized the band "Oracle" with bassist Radu Filip. The style of music in early Aerial View retained the metal edge from the Oracle era and leaned toward a sound described by one writer as "Arena Rock".