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Formed: 1995
From: Miami, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Aghora News

Below is our complete Aghora 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.

Aghora Issues Album Recording Update

Florida metallers Aghora have issued the following update about the recording process for their new album:

"AGHORA 3 is still boiling at night and refining! I am currently finishing the Heavy Guitar tracks. I had to take a few days off cause I blew some tubes in my new Madison Head and now awaiting for 4 el 34 JJ tubes to arrive! I can't wait. The new head sounds very BALLSY as do the new tracks.

"I am using both my old Divinity II head & The New Divinity II head together per side. for this album. Most of the guitars are the Carvin 727 and a bit of the Agile 7.

"There are about 5 more tunes left to finish up Guitar Solos & Heavy Guitars. Then I have to do the Clean tracks for some songs. Its coming together nicely. There is a lot of natural Tones on the album (Acoustic guitars, Banjo, Electric guitars through Tube amp). This album is closer the the 1st Debut BUT with more power than Fornless. So it will be a solid album on standing on its own.

"Diana is working on Vocals soon. She will most likely be recording with in the next 20 days. More...

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The Absence Schedule Florida Tour Dates

Tampa, Florida-based melodic thrash metal band THE ABSENCE — which recently announced the addition of drummer Justin Reynolds to the group's ranks — has scheduled the following dates:

Apr. 03 - The AKA lounge - Orlando, Florida
Apr. 04 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, Florida
Apr. 05 - Churchill's - Miami, Florida

THE ABSENCE's cover of TESTAMENT's "Into the Pit" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore CD, "Riders of the Plague", which was released on August 7, 2007 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE). Mixing duties were handled by Jonas at his Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by guitarists James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT), Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) as well as guest vocals by Jonas Granvik (WITHOUT GRIEF, EDGE OF SANITY). More...

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Aghora Seeks New Drummer

Florida progressive metal act AGHORA is currently seeking a drummer to accompany the group to the studio for the recording sessions for band's third full-length CD for Season of Mist. Interested drummers can contact AGHORA at sdobles@gmail.com or through their Myspace page.

Requirement: Must send video performance of solo drumming and performing either "1316" or "Atmas Heave" from AGHORA's "Formless" album. Also if you have any recordings please send them. Must have experience in studio.

AGHORA's second album, "Formless" was produced in part by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE).

The band's self-titled first album (2000) was recorded in 1999 with the help of Sean Malone and Sean Reinert, both former/current members of CYNIC.

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Council of the Fallen Add Aghora Member

Florida-based death/black metallers COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN, whose "Deciphering the Soul" 2004 album came out on Season of Mist, have announced the addition of guitarist Santiago Dobles from progressive metal band AGHORA.

Commented the group: "The permanent line-up is now 100% solidified. One listens to the solo at the end of "As if a Rose I wither" and it is crystal clear that Santiago is a perfect fit to finalize the COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN camp. We are honored to have him aboard!"

Just last month, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN announced the addition of extreme drummer Steve Asheim (of Deicide fame).

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Aghora's New CD To Be Released By Season of Mist

Seven years after having released AGHORA's first self-titled album in a few European countries, Season of Mist has announced that they will be releasing worldwide the US prog' metal act's new album, entitled "Formless", on next May 21st. Watch out for that new monster of progressive metal, featuring guitarist and composer Santiago Dobles with a new band line-up including young female vocalist Diana Serra and guest appearance by Sean Reinert (DEATH, CYNIC, GORDIAN KNOT) on drums.

You can download an MP3 of the new track "Atmas Heave" here.

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