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Aura Noir

Formed: 1994
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Aura Noir News

Below is our complete Aura Noir news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Aura Noir Confirmed For Incineration Fest

Aura Noir and Woland are in the first batch of announcements of bands that will be appearing at Incineration 2015.

They join Necrophobic, Prostitute Disfigurement, Impaled Nazarene, Oranssi Pazuzu, Alfahanne, Bast, Essenz, Shining with many more yet to be announced.

Incineration Festival takes place across 3 venues in the heart of London's Camden Town on Saturday May 9th, 2015. Very limited early bird ticketsare available over here, while a full range of packages and deals for tickets will officially go on sale October 1st. More...

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First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Demoncy
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
D.R.I.
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Master
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Noisear
Neurosis
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Winter
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Wardruna To Play Inferno Festival

Indie Recordings has checked in with the following announcement about Wardruna and Aura Noir playing the upcoming Inferno festival:

"Wardruna and Aura Noir are confirmed to perform at the Inferno Metal Festival in Switzerland from March 14th to March 16th. Get your tickets right here.

"Wardruna is a musical project based on ancient Nordic beliefs and rune traditions. This project, led by Einar Selvik and Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed), is particularly focused on the runic alphabet. Their music is played with traditional instruments and sends us back to Viking legends and poems. At the Inferno festival, the band will present the world premiere of their new album 'Yggdrasil' on stage!

"Aura Noir is one of the best Norwegian black thrash bands. Composed of seasoned musicians such as Ole Jørgen Moe (Immortal, Dødheimsgard, Gorgoroth), Carl-Michael Eide (Satyricon, Ulver, Ved Buens Ende, Cadaver) and Rune Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), they will blast crowds with their heavy riffs!" More...

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Aurora Infernalis Festival Lineup Announced

The 2012 edition of the Aurora Infernalis Festival is set to take place this coming October 26th and 27th in Arnhem, the Netherlands. This year the festival's organizers have arranged a Darkthrone cover band with members from Troll, Isvind, and Covenant who are going to play Darkthrone's "A Blaze in the Northern Sky" album.

The festival will be held in two venues. On Friday in Willemeen, Arnhem, Holland and on Saturday at Luxor Live, Arnhem, Holland. Tickets and info on the festival can be found here, and the lineup is as follows:

October 26th - ARCHGOAT (Fin), ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD (Nor), FUNERAL WINDS (Nld), ISVIND (Nor), WOLFHETAN (Ger)

October 27th - PRIMORDIAL (Ire), AURA NOIR (Nor), MOONSORROW (Fin), TULUS (Nor), THULCANDRA (Ger) After show: A Blaze in the Northern Sky Tribute (Nor)

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Aura Noir Announces European Shows

Indie Recordings has announced that Norwegian act Aura Noir is heading out to tour Europe in October and November. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the currently announced shows are as follows:

19.10.12 Ubu, Rennes, France
20.10.12 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
21.10.12 Sas Delmont, Delmont – Basel, Switzerland
23.10.12 Zoe Club, Milano, Italia
24.10.12 Traffic, Roma, Italia
25.10.12 Boulevard Rock Club, Rimini, Italy
27.10.12 Aurora Infernalis Festival, Arnhem, Netherlands
28.10.12 Comet, Berlin, Germany
30.10.12 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
31.10.12 Rockfesthal, Hamme, Belgium
01.11.12 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
03.11.12 Damnation Festival, Leeds, United Kingdom More...

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Aura Noir Streaming New Track "Fed To The Flames"

Norwegian black thrashers Aura Noir is streaming the new track "Fed To The Flames" exclusively through Terrorizer Magazine's website at this location. The song appears on the band's fifth studio LP entitled "Out to Die," which is due out on March 23, 2012 through Indie Recordings. The album marks the return of ex-Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer.

The track listing for "Out to Die" is as follows:

1. Trenches
2. Fed To The Flames
3. Abbadon
4. The Grin From The Gallows
5. Withheld
6. Priest's Hellish Fiend
7. Deathwish
8. Out To Die More...

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Aura Noir To Release "Out To Die" In March

Norwegian black thrashers Aura Noir are set to release the band's fifth studio LP entitled "Out to Die" on March 23, 2012 through Indie Recordings. The album marks the return of ex-Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer.

The track listing for "Out to Die" is as follows:

1. Trenches
2. Fed To The Flames
3. Abbadon
4. The Grin From The Gallows
5. Withheld
6. Priest's Hellish Fiend
7. Deathwish
8. Out To Die

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Nekromantheon Announces Norwegian Shows

Nekromantheon has issued the following announcement about embarking on a Norwegian tour in February:

"Fire Walk With Me tour vol.2 with all the dates here! Aura Noir, Skeletonwitch & Nekromantheon will rip through Norway in February! Our new album will be out by then also! See you there. Thrash 'til death!!!"

Dates are as follows:

3.Feb Drammen union scene
4.Feb Trondheim Blæst
8.Feb Oslo John Dee
9.Feb Bergen Hulen
10.Feb Sandnes Tribute
11.Feb Byscenen Hugesund More...

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Aura Noir To Re-Release "Black Thrash Attack"

Peaceville Records has checked in with the following update about re-releasing the "Black Thrash Attack" album from Aura Noir:

"As the band is set to invade Europe this month, Aura Noir's cult debut album 'Black Thrash Attack' is to be released by Peaceville Records this October on vinyl pre-orde here & CD pre-order at this location.

"The album has been fully re-mastered by Aggressor from the band, & includes a bonus track in the shape of a cover of Venom's 'Heavens on Fire'."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Sons of Hades
2. Conqueror
3. Caged Wrath
4. Wretched Face of Evil
5. Black Thrash Attack
6. The Pest
7. The One Who Smite
8. Eternally Your Shadow
9. Destructor
10. Fighting for Hell
Bonus track
11. Heavens on Fire (Venom cover)

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Maryland Death Fest Day Two

On Day Two, the scene had changed. The street in front of the club had been shut down and made into the fest grounds. One stage was at each end of the street, just over the length of the building. I won’t say that the festival had a lot of space; we were kind of worried about bands overlapping and drowning out each other’s sound. But the rigs for each stage were so loud that that would prove impossible. Vendors also lined up between the two stages selling boxes of vinyl, CDs, and even some cassettes. There were t-shirts galore with hideous pictures and illegible logos. I was really amused by the black metal face-painting stand where you could choose from KISS, Immortal, King Diamond, and your other favorite corpse-painted rockers. Inside Sonar was a new merch room that was so constantly crowded and oddly arranged, it kind of looked like a beggar’s village with really cool wares for sale. With so much drink, food, merchandise from every band in existence, and amazing live shows all day long, you couldn’t ask for more. More...

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Witchmaster Announces New Tour Dates

Witchmaster has announced upcoming tour dates with Bulldozer, Azarath, and Deus Mortem. The currently announced dates are as follows:

02.09.2011 LUBLIN – Grafitti
03.09.2011 RZESZÓW – Pod Palma
04.09.2011 KRAKÓW – TBA
05.09.2011 KATOWICE – MegaClub
06.09.2011 WROCLAW – Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN – Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA – Progresja
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ – Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA – Ucho

Witchmaster also has the following shows with Aura Noir and Bloodthirst:

11.09.2011 Warszawa / Progresja
12.09.2011 Katowice / Megaclub

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Opeth To Headline Sweden's Getaway Rock Festival

Swedish progressive metal act Opeth has been announced as one of the headline acts being featured in the forthcoming edition of the "Getaway Rock" festival. The 2011 edition of the event its set take place between July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2011 in Gavle, Sweden.

The confirmed line-up includes:

ALICE COOPER
AURA NOIR
BLOWSIGHT
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
DEATH ANGEL
DESULTORY
ENTOMBED
F.K.Ü.
GHOST
GRAVEYARD
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
IMMORTAL
MARDUK
OPETH
VOMITORY
YOUTH OF TODAY

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Black Anvil And Marduk To Tour Together

Black Anvil has announced that the band will be teaming up with Swedish black metal outfit Marduk for a short series of shows in North America beginning this May. Also on the tour will be Aura Noir, Panzerfaust, and Hod.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 29 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
May 30 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
May 31 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
June 1 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock
June 2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY - WilliamsburgMusic Hall

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More Bands Announced For Inferno Fest

Norway's Dodheimsgard and California's Exhumed are the latest acts to be confirmed for the upcoming 2011 edition of the Inferno Festival. The Norwegian Inferno festival is set to take place from April 20th - 23rd, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Dodheimsgard
Exhumed
Immortal
Aura Noir
Pentagram
Soilent Green
Malevolent Creation
Alcest
Atheist
Okkultokrati

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Final Line-Up Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Thursday, May 26th:
CATHEDRAL
TRAGEDY
BUZZOV*EN
EXTORTION
LACK OF INTEREST
FLESH PARADE
MIASMAL
WITCHAVEN
NOISEAR
SHITSTORM

Friday, May 27th:
NEUROSIS
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
EXHUMED
AURA NOIR
MARDUK
GOATSNAKE
KYLESA
MACHETAZO
FUNEBRARUM
NOCTURNAL
HATRED SURGE
NAILS
PULLING TEETH

Saturday, May 28th:
VOIVOD
EXHORDER
DOOM
IMPALED NAZARENE
DESTROYER 666
HAIL OF BULLETS
INQUISITION
HOODED MENACE
DROPDEAD
CIANIDE
ACID WITCH
AVULSED
BLOOD FREAK
DEVOURMENT
THE KILL
CRETIN
DEFEATED SANITY
MAMMOTH GRINDER
CREATIVE WASTE
INNUMERABLE FORMS
MASAKARI

Sunday, May 29th:
CORONER
NUCLEAR ASSAULT
DEATH BREATH
LOCK UP
ORANGE GOBLIN
REPUGNANT
CITIZENS ARREST
DEAD CONGREGATION
REGURGITATE
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
WORMED
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
MALIGNANT TUMOUR
NOKTURNEL
GRAVEHILL
NIGHTBRINGER
BAD ACID TRIP
OAK
VISVERAL DISGORGE

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Malevolent Creation Confirms Festival Appearance

Florida death metal icons Malevolent Creation have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Inferno festival, set to take place April 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2011 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway.

Confirmed Line-Up:
ALCEST
AURA NOIR
IMMORTAL
MALEVOLENT CREATION
PENTAGRAM
SOILENT GREEN

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Noctis III Metal Fest Ready to Make History

The Noctis III Metal Festival in Calgary, Alta. is ready to unleash a two-day extravaganza of high-octane metal, and Canada’s first ever metal conference.

The conference impacts the city Oct. 2, with a host of internationally acclaimed guest speakers and panelists, including former Megadeth founder and bassist David Ellefson, world-renowned music journalist Martin Popoff, Paul Masvidal of Cynic, David Gold from Ontario Canada’s doom outfit Woods of Ypres and Megawatt Mayhem co-hosts JP Wood and Kevin Woron.

Some of the scheduled topics cover what it takes to get signed these days, tips on landing tours, how to get endorsements and distribution deals, how to promote your band, DIY recording, metal concert photography, and the future of metal journalism.

Following the conference is an 18+ club night showcase at one of Calgary’s premier metal venues, The Distillery, where headliners Novembers Doom, Slough Feg and Ares Kingdom will be sharing the stage with local acts Kilyakai, Norrath, Truck and Tosca, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The two-stage main festival on Oct. 3 takes place at the University of Calgary. Cynic, Suffocation, Destroyer 666 and Aura Noir are among the acts scheduled to brutalize MacEwan Hall, while just a few strides away at The Den, Edmonton’s Death Toll Rising tears things up with A Bloodshed Nightmare from Siksika Nation, and Calgary’s Sacred Ally, Akakor, HROM and Fornication.

“(It’s) another show in Canada, which tend to be great shows for us, and the promoters having a keen interest in us and what we do,” enthuses Cynic's Masvidal. “They asked us if we’d like to speak and discuss songwriting and our creative process, and I was completely open to that. I thought it’d be interesting, and just being part of a collective seems cool. One of our managers is gonna be there, the head of our label is gonna be there, so it’s kind of a team effort.”

More info on the event, including complete list of bands and guest speakers, can be found online at www.noctisvalkyries.com.

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