AURAS ANNOUNCE MAY 2017 CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH MISS MAY I AND OBEY THE BRAVE
Toronto, ON – March 27th, 2017 – Canadian fans of Waterloo, ON-based metal band, AURAS, will have the chance to see them live, as they announce a new set of spring tour dates. AURAS is currently on tour alongside ERRA and PHINEHAS, and will rock Hamilton, Windsor, Ottawa, Quebec and London with Ohio metalcore outfit, Miss May I, and Montreal’s Obey The Brave for the Shadows Inside Canadian tour run through May. See below for a complete list of dates.
Last week, the band debuted an all new music video today for their track, Spiral, exclusively via ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE. “'Spiral' is rooted in a melodic theme, yet constantly flows in and out of sporadic aggression similar in nature to our previous releases,” says drummer, Nathan Bulla. The band collaborated with producer Ray Ligaya, and videographer Andrew Paiano for the project. It’s also the second video the band has released off their latest LP, Heliospectrum, that came out late last year. "The visualization reflects a struggle with the unknown and unusual, leaving those conflicted with a sense of delusional hopelessness towards an ideal resolve."
Heliospectrum was released on September 30th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. Heliospectrum is the first full-length offering from the Canadian upstarts, produced by Anthony Kalabretta (Stereos, Abandon All Ships), with engineering/editing by Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero, Intervals).
AURAS consist of vocalist, Eric Almeida, guitarist/vocalist, Josh Ligaya, guitarist Aaron Hallman, and drummer, Nathan Bulla. They released Panacea, their debut 7-track EP, in January 2013 (just a few years after forming) and followed it with the track, Adverse Condition, demonstrating a boundary pushing attitude and bottom-heavy blast similar in mindset to TesseracT, Disperse and the band’s one-time tour mates, Ever Forthright.
In Spring 2015, AURAS dropped the 5-song Crestfallen EP, on Good Fight / eOne, which was produced and mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Neck Deep, Structures). It hit #1 on the iTunes Metal charts and was part of Spotify’s Best New Metal playlist.
There is no ending on the horizon for AURAS. Heavy metal has replicated, separated, and diversified since its inception. AURAS take their place amongst the 7-string-axe-wielding poly-metric groove community, eager to shred the envelope further as they evolve, with only the very cosmos itself as the limit to their expanding sonic power.
Mar 27 – The Ritz – Warren, MI
Mar 28 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
Mar 29 – Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
Mar 30 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Mar 31 – Game Changer World – Howell, NJ
Apr 01 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA
Apr 02 – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
Apr 03 – Studio @ The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
Apr 04 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, Canada
Apr 05 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 06 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Apr 07 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Apr 08 – The Washington Room – Burlington, IA
Apr 09 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St Paul, MN
Apr 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 12 – In The Venue –Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 14 – The Phoenix Theatre – Petaluma, CA
Apr 15 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Apr 18 – The Underground –Mesa, AZ
Apr 20 –Jack's Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX
Apr 21 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
Apr 22 – Walters Downtown –Houston, TX
Apr 26 – Fubar –Saint Louis, MO
May 11 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe*
May 12 – Windsor, ON – The Back Stage*
May 13 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s*
May 14 – Quebec, QC – Salle Multi*
May 16 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe*
May 17 – London, ON – London Music Hall*
* with Miss May I and Obey The Brave
DOWNLOAD – Tour Poster