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Aurora Borealis

Formed: 1994
From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Aurora Borealis News

Below is our complete Aurora Borealis 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.

Aurora Borealis Signs With Xtreem Music

Xtreem Music has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Aurora Borealis:

"If there is a legendary and pioneer band that started blending Death & Black 20 years ago, this one is Aurora Borealis from Maryland (USA). Now, with their 6th full length album already recorded, Xtreem Music is proud to announce the addition of the band to its roster, signing them for the release of 'Worldshapers' in spring 2014.

"Formed back in 1994 by mainman Ron Vento, the band has been developing their unique brand of brutal, fast and technical yet melodic Death Metal with adequate doses of Black Metal. One of the most outstanding points in the history of Aurora Borealis has been the usage of top drummers for the recordings of all their albums such as Tony Laureano, Derek Roddy, Tim Yeung and currently Mark Green, which gives a good idea of the band's pedigree, and everything excellently topped by the awesome songwriting of Ron Vento.

"Worldshapers is the 6th full length album, their finest work to date, which contains 10 tracks of relentless Death/ Black with an astonishing production at Ron Vento's very own Nightsky Studios, blending elements that might evoke bands like early Hate Eternal, Angel Corpse, Immortal, Carcass, Nile, Emperor... but managed in a masterly way and with lyrics dealing about mythologic, cosmic and futuristic matters."

The "Worldshapers" album is set for release on March 1st, 2014 and you can hear an advance track below. More...

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Aurora Borealis Posts Discography For Download

Death metal band Aurora Borealis has decided to make their entire discography available for free download. The band comments:

"There are tons of people out there can simply cannot afford to buy cds in these tough times. Of course we will still continue to sell hard copies of the CDs that are still available to those people who collect cds, or want the hard copies. I made this decision after the success we had from offering the new Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything cd as a free download. The response was overwhelming from people who appreciated the gesture. We hope our fans enjoy this. We know some of our first few albums are very hard to find and are pretty expensive. There are still people out there that do not feel right stealing or downloading an album illegally so we want to make it easy for them without breaking the law."

The following albums are available as high quality MP3s here:

TIMELINE: The Beginning And End Of Everything (2011)
RELINQUISH (2006)
TIME UNVEILED (2002)
NORTHERN LIGHTS (2000)
PRAISE THE ARCHAIC LIGHTS EMBRACE (1998)
MANSIONS OF ETERNITY (1996)
COVERING THE SKIES (Complilation of Cover Songs)

Check out the teaser for "Timeline: The Beginning And The End Of Everything" below:

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Aurora Borealis Posts New Album Teaser Online

Maryland death metal act Aurora Borealis has posted a new teaser trailer online for its forthcoming full length album "Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything." You can view the video teaser below:

Here is the "Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything" tracklisting:
1. Our Legacy
2. Crucible Of Creation
3. Formation
4. Stygian Depths
5. A Creature Called Human (Among Other Things)
6. The Evolution After Evolution
7. The Only Space Race That Matters
8. Beyond The Oort Cloud
9. Tearing Holes In The Fabric Of Time
10. Prelude To Cessation
11. The Rebirth

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Aurora Borealis Uploads New Studio Footage

Maryland blackened death metal outfit Aurora Borealis has uploaded a new studio webisode documenting the recording of it's forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything" is being produced by the band's guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento.

You can view the video below:

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Aurora Borealis Talks New Album Concept

Maryland blackened death metal outfit Aurora Borealis guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento has released the following statement in regards to the band's forthcoming full length "Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything."

"The CD is what I consider to be a true chronological explanation of how everything was started and what will happen over the next 100 billion years and beyond.

"I try to touch on everything from the Big Bang, to the formation of planets and stars, life in the universe, evolution and creationism, eventual space colonization, the fabric of the universe itself, time travel, other dimensions and species trying to preserve their races. I also explain how I think it all will one day end.

"There are literally hundreds of hours wrapped up into this cd so far and we still have a good ways to go but the release should be out very early 2011.

"The CD will have a limited hard copy run with fairly elaborate package. However, we plan to also put up a link with a ZIP file of the entire package's artwork and layout as well as high-quality lossless audio files on the web site for people who cannot afford to buy the CD.

"I want anyone who wants the CD to have it.

"It's not about making money on this, it's about putting out a great CD and getting [the album] into the hands of people who want it."

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Aurora Borealis Posts Studio Recording Footage

Maryland blackened death metal outfit Aurora Borealis has uploaded a new studio webisode documenting the recording of drums for it's forthcoming studio album. The as-yet-untitled album is being produced by the band's guitarist/vocalist Ron Vento.

You can view the video below:

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Dimmu Borgir Drummer Sidelined With Injury

Due to a recently diagnosed injury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Hellhammer will be unable to play drums for the band on the remaining festival dates this summer and the upcoming European tour with Amon Amarth and Hatesphere.

Hellhammer's x-ray confirmed a severe neck prolapse causing numbness in his right arm. He will be going into treatment soon and could - quite possibly - undergo corrective surgery.

Taking over drum duties for the upcoming shows will be Tony Laureano (Nile, Angelcorpse, Aurora Borealis), who played for DIMMU BORGIR during the band's North American stint on Ozzfest in 2004 and during festival performances throughout 2005.

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Jesu Plan US Tour w/ Isis In 2007, and Other News

Justin K Broadrick will be performing with Sunn 0))) on their current U.K and Eire tour, here are the dates:

Fri 13th Oct 06 London - Hippodrome[Frieze]
Sun 15th Oct 06 Glasgow - ABC2
Mon 16th Oct 06 Belfast - Black Box
Tue 17th Oct 06 Dublin - Crawdaddy
Thu 19th Oct 06 Galway - Richards Bar
Fri 20th Oct 06 Cork - Cypress Avenue

Justin will also be performing as Final in England ; a one off headline on Nov 3rd 06 at The Cooler in Bristol, and supporting MONO [Japan] at The Corporation in Sheffield on Nov 7th 06.

Jesu WILL be touring the U.S.A with ISIS beginning late Feb ending early April 2007 in support of the 'Conqueror' album release in mid Feb 2007. The routing and dates are currently being finalized, and dates and details can be expected soon.

You can check out the front sleeve of the Jesu Aurora Borealis ltd 12" vinyl release - 'Sun Down' / 'Sun Rise', sleeve by Seldon Hunt. This is going to the manufacturers shortly, hopefully for an end of 2006 release.

The Jesu half of the split 12" with Eluvium on both Hydra Head and Temporary Residence is complete.

Also in the process is another Jesu split with Battle Of Mice to be released on Robotic Empire on limited 12" vinyl and limited CDep.

Justin in the Final guise is currently remixing [utilising guitar and processing only] Fear Falls Burning a project from Vidna Obmana for a vinyl box set remix release.

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Aurora Borealis To Release New CD On Nightsky

Aurora Borealis has stopped the search for an acceptable deal for the new album and have decided to release the album on Nightsky Productions. The CD is at press now and will be ready for an early April release. Anyone interested in pre orders should contact Aurora4dth@aol.com Pressing will be extremely limited. Album Features Tony Laureano (AngelCorpse, Nile, Dummu Borgir) on drums. You can view the cover art here. The album is entitled "Relinquish" and the songs span 37 minutes. The track listing is as follows:

1.) Myths of the Light
2.) Let The Games Begin
3.) Ravaged By Fire
4.) God Wills It
5.) The Red Flag
6.) River Through The Skies
7.) Tonight We Feast
8.) Black Snow

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Aurora Borealis Line-up Changes & Recording Update

Aurora Borealis has finally started work on the 5th CD and the lineup has come full circle at long last. Tony Laureano (Nile, Dimmu Borgir, AngelCorpse) will be drumming as well as collaborating on writing of the new material. Tony played on the very first Aurora Borealis cd in 1996. Recording will be done at Nightsky Studios beginning January 31st. Any interested labels etc should contact Ron Vento at Aurora4dth@aol.com.

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