AURAS DEBUT SPIRAL MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS
TOUR DATES WITH ERRA / PHINEAS ON SALE NOW
HELIOSPECTRUM OUT NOW!
"The pristine production and unrelenting grooves make Auras’ Heliospectrum a powerful release that will more than satisfy any cravings for some of the hardest hitting and increasingly melodic djent around." - 7/10 ITDJENTS
"There’s definitely an intangible feeling of passion throughout the record, which is certainly not something that can be said for a lot of lesser clones. If you’ve been missing a good ass-kicking in your groove metal as of late, this album is the one for you."
- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY
"Groove-laden progressive metal that doesn’t leave behind its bite." - GHOST CULT
"What’s maybe most impressive about Heliospectrum is how heavy it feels despite the band really expanding its melodic delivery, with clean singing and melodic guitar work doing a lot of heavy lifting once the album kicks in." - NEWNOISE MAGAZINE
"Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, Auras are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own" - EXCLAIM!
Toronto, ON – March 20th, 2017 – Canadian metal act, AURAS, has 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 on 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."
AURAS is heading out on a fresh batch of tour dates alongside ERRA and PHINEAS. Watch a tour commercial here, and see complete list of dates below.
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 22 – L'anti Bar & Spectacles – Ville De Québec, Canada
Mar 26 – Rum Runners – London, ON
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
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