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Below is our complete Auroch 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.

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Auroch Reveals New Album Details

Canadian chaotic metal entity Auroch has completed work on upcoming sophomore album “Taman Shud.” Profound Lore Records comments:

"Alongside the band's co-conspirators in Mitochondrion (in which vocalist/guitarist Shawn Haché serves as Auroch's bassist while in turn Auroch vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi helms the pulse of death for Mitochondrion respectively), Auroch creates devastating technical yet furious dark sophisticated death metal that summons the classic Canadian death metal spirit (not exceeding the year 1996 of course).

"In what made Canadian death metal such a unique force in said heyday, and what has been carried on through bands such as Mitochondrion, Antediluvian, and Weapon respectively, Auroch will make their mark on the death metal scene even more severe with 'Taman Shud.'

"Following their 'From Forgotten Worlds' debut, which would display Auroch’s skillful take on death metal, 'Taman Shud' takes it up to the next unrelenting level by presenting itself as a more brutal, devastating, more technically insane, and much darker album. With the band’s lyrics and themes that help bring 'Taman Shud' to a higher level of intellect, paired up with the inhuman-like musical execution, 'Taman Shud' is a death metal pillar like none other to be unleashed this year." More...

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Auroch Posts Album Teaser

After revealing the artwork for the upcoming album "Taman Shud," Auroch today releases a teaser trailer for the upcoming album. The clip was created by Antithesis218/Cold Poison Design and can be see benlow.

Auroch's "Taman Shud" album is due out as a CD edition on June 24th, with an LP version licensed to Dark Descent to come out sometime in July. Further details are forthcoming.

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Auroch Reveals New Album Artwork

Vancouver outfit Auroch has revealed the cover artwork for upcoming album "Taman Shud," which was created by Colid Poison.

The new album is due for release via Profound Lore Records on June 24th, 2014 and an LP edition is also being planned for release in July via Dark Descent Records.

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Auroch Finishes Writing New Album

Vancouver's Auroch has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the writing process for a forthcoming full-length:

"On this Friday the 13th, we are pleased to announce that we have finished all writing for our upcoming album on Profound Lore Records!

"We will strike in to the Night's heart and record 9 new tracks on February 8th, 2014 at Rain City Recorders.

"Prepare for a draining experience in death metal adultery. We can barely wait to begin the unveiling!"

The band's upcoming "Seventh Veil" EP will also see release soon, and a teaser trailer is available at this location.

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Auroch To Release New EP

Canada's Auroch has issued the following update about the coming release of a new EP:

"We have approved the final vinyl master for the 'Seven Veils' EP, which will be out shortly through Graceless Recordings, and draw nearer to completing the video for it. Until then, rejoice in this lecherous death metal adultery."

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Auroch To Release Split With Mitochondrion

Hellthrasher Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a split between Auroch and Mitochondrion:

"We are very excited to announce our first 7' vinyl EP - a split release between two crushing death metal acts from Canada: Mitochondrion and Auroch.

"This will be a conceptual piece that will run as one 10-minute song (divided in two parts), with one title, and one set of lyrics. Both bands are presently working on their brand new full-length albums for Profound Lore, so this EP should work as a nice (and killer) appetizer.

"The release date is roughly set for early 2014. Stay tuned for more details!"

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Auroch Recording New EP

Canadian band Auroch, which was covered in the Lovecraftian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, is currently tracking a new EP titled "Seven Veils."

Check out photos from the band's time in the recording studio working on "Seven Veils" at this location. Further details on the release will be announced as they become available.

"Seven Veils" follows the band's previous full-length album "From Forgotten Worlds" (reviewed here). You can also hear a song from that previous album below. More...

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MetalRecusants Releases Free Compilation

Today sees the release of the first ever MetalRecusants digital compilation titled "Chants of Death: Vol. 1." The compilation is completely free to stream or download at Bandcamp or in the player below. Artwork was designed by MetalRecusants reviewer Ricardo Esparza. The track listing is as follows:

1. Masachist - Drilling the Nerves
2. Corpse Garden - Burnt by the Light
3. Gortal - Crimens Sollicitationis
4. Nephelium - Burial Ground
5. De Profundis -Dead Inside
6. Decaying - Code Name Overlord
7. Sphere - Homo Hereticus
8. Praesepe – Weakness
9. Haiduk - Black Wind
10. Embrional - The Last Step Into Nothingness
11. Tyrants Blood - Spiral Sea
12. Deivos - Absolute of Hatred
13. Annihilation - Sacrifice of Existence
14. Dismanibus - Blood From A Stone
15. Into Darkness - Levy 9's Death
16. Blood Mortized -Unleashing the Hounds
17. Desolator - Infernal Gathering
18. Just Before Dawn - As Death Breaks the Surface
19. Dormant Ordeal - The Animal
20. Auroch - Slaves to a Flame Undying
21. Resurgency - Craniums of Slain Disciples
22. Engulfed - Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
23. Ectovoid - Splintered Phantasm More...

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Asher Media Offering Free Sampler

Asher Media Relations, which represents some of Canada's best up and coming metal talents, is proud to offer a holiday sampler to fans near and far to head bang their season greetings.

Featuring nineteen tracks of AMR's 2012 roster, the sampler showcases metal genres ranging from brutal death, thrash, power, prog to folk, and a taste of some heavy rock. Download the sampler for free via Bandcamp here or listen in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Titans Eve - Destined To Die 03:08
2. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
3. Chariots of The Gods - Tides of War 03:20
4. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
5. Tribune - The Succubus 03:14
6. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
7. Psychostick - Jolly Old Sadist 03:24
8. Dark Century - Kill The Crowd 03:55
9. XUL - Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
10. Odium - No Way Out 04:18
11. Vesperia - Pints Held High 04:21
12. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
13. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46
14. All Else Fails - This Burden of Life 05:13
15. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
16. Arcane Saints - Never Say Die 04:07
17. Project Mars - Hey! 03:07
18. New Jacobin Club - My Smile 02:36
19. The In & Outs - Sleepy Sheep 03:35 More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Unearthing The Lovecraftian Metal Underground

The metal underground is a truly vast and unexplored place, and every week we try to bring a few bands to light that metal fanatcis may not otherwise have a chance to discover. Today we’ll unearth the Lovecraftian underground – three bands that primarily (or even solely!) draw their lyrical and musical style directly from the works of the master of cosmic horror and weird fiction: H.P. Lovecraft.

This style should perhaps more accurately be described as the “Cthulhu Mythos” underground, as many bands don’t stick strictly to Lovecraft’s works alone, but rather pull from the greater mythos created around his work and expanded upon by many novels, games, and movies through the last several decades. Outside of music, the Lovecraft phenomena is an interesting topic deserving of several books, as it has developed amazingly far to become a mythos within a mythos. There are entire religious practices now based around the fake books described in Lovecraft’s stories, along with ceremonial magical traditions using the names and titles of Lovecraftian entities. There is even a graphic novel that postulates Howard Phillips himself really had contact with alien things, but wrote stories about them to make humanity think it’s all fake and keep us off the trail of the horrible truth.

Mind shattering horror and unknowable, malicious entities beyond humanity’s ken are material ripe for heavy metal, which has pulled from this mythos liberally during the past 25 or so years. From Metallica’s “The Call of Ktulu” to the Septicflesh track “Lovecraft’s Death,” bands large and small have paid homage to the seafood hating man who warned his fellow Earthlings to stay out of the oceans and away from the stars.

Space Mirrors

We’ll start off with something a little off the beaten path this week – a gloomy rock opera style group featuring members of bands such as Hortus Animae and Hawkwind. The international act Space Mirrors is definitely a different trip than many metal fans might be used to, but if you ever enjoyed Tiamat or anything that’s along the lines of gothic rock you should be right at home here. Use the silver key and take a journey through the dreamlands through the clips available below.

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Auroch Signs With Hellthrasher

Canadian death metallers Auroch have recently initiated a pact and signed their most recent record, "From Forgotten Worlds," to Polish label Hellthrasher Productions. The album features cover artwork by Danille Gauvin and has the following track listing:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

The song "Slaves to a Flame Undying," with a guest appearance of S.H. from Mitochondrion, is available for streaming below. The CD version of the new album is due out in October. More...

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Auroch Streaming New Song

Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch has teamed up with SMN News to stream the new single "Slaves To A Flame Undying," which is taken from the band's new album "Forgotten Worlds." Check out the song over at this location.

The Vancouver underground metal band recently wrapped up a summer tour across Canada and is gearing for release of "From Forgotten Worlds" on August 28th. The "From Forgotten Worlds" track listing is:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

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Auroch Announces New Album Release Date

Spawned from Vancouver’s underground back in 2008, Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch, which is currently on the "Canadian Abomination Tour," is on a mission to give Canadian extreme metal traditions the respect they deserve, bringing them to the countless maniacs always anticipating the next epic death metal assault.

Following a number of smaller releases, Auroch will finally be unleashing its first full-length album "From Forgotten Worlds" on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 and is available for pre-order via bandcamp.

“We can barely wait to unleash these 8 hymns dedicated to condemnation and time collapse. This is death metal violence at its most relentless,” says vocalist / guitarist Seb Montesi.

The first same titled single from the eight track grinder was released earlier this month and can be listened to at this location. The "From Forgotten Worlds" track listing is: More...

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Auroch Streaming Album's Title Track

Vancouver BC's grind death metallers Auroch, who are hitting the road for their "Canadian Abomination Tour," are now streaming the title single from their upcoming debut full length "From Forgotten Worlds" exclusively on Bravewords.com here.

"At last we are prepared to unleash the title track, and we could not be more anxious to do so. Here in lies both the apex and nadir of our work. We hope all like minded will enjoy, and those still uninitiated will see the way. The Age of the Old Ones is upon you," comments vocalist/guitarist Seb Montesi. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon More...

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Auroch Reveals "From Forgotten Worlds" Cover

Vancouver BC's Auroch has revealed the cover artwork for the band's debut full length "From Forgotten Worlds," which can be viewed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon More...

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Auroch Reveals New Album Track Listing

Vancouver BC's grind death metallers Auroch are currently gearing up for their "Canadian Abomination Tour" and have now officially named their debut full length "From Forgotten Worlds." The track listing is as follows:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

"At long last we're excited to reveal the name of this first full length release and the songs that lie therein. This has represented a lot of work, sweat and blood and it is reflected in the music. Prepare for a total death metal onslaught!" comments Auroch vocalist/guitarist Seb Montesi. More...

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Auroch Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Vancouver BC's grind death metallers Auroch have announced they will be pillaging Western Canada for their upcoming "Canadian Abomination Tour" and will be conquering dates in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

"As always the band is eager to be back on the road, and to be supporting this new record. Expect naught but a total death metal assault!" comments vocalist / guitarist Sebastian Montesi.

The band recently released a studio update on a forthcoming first full-length album, set to be unleashed later this summer. Check out the video at this location.

July 13, 2012 - Armstrong, BC @ The Branding Iron w/ Odinfist, Breathe Knives
July 14, 2012 - Kamloops, BC @ Pogue Mahones w/ Fenrirs Thirst, Pangaia
July 16, 2012 - Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice w/ Psycomantium, The Avulsion
July 17, 2012 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Oly's Pub (Headlining Medicine Hat Metal Fest) w/ Ted Bundy
July 18, 2012 - Leader, SK @ The Leader Inn w/ Naraka
July 20, 2012 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA w/ Begrime Exemious + More TBA
July 21, 2012 - Calgary, AB @ Vern's w/ Begrime Exemious, Ominosity, Savage Streets

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Auroch Posts Studio Update

Vancouver BC's Auroch has posted a video update from the studio where the band is working on completing a first full-length album, set to be released later this summer. The album will be the follow-up to the 2010 demo "Stranger Aeons."

“The album is the inevitable and natural point of evolution from the past releases,” says guitarist/vocalist Sebastian Montesi. “These songs came together over the past year and represent the fiercest, fastest, most harrowing and barbaric of our written and certainly recorded material.”

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Asher Media Offering Free Compilation

Asher Media has posted a sampler album online for streaming and free download featuring 13 bands on the company's roster. You can check out the songs through the player below or via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. All Else Fails - This World In Flames - 04:04
2. Auroch - Astral King - 05:03
3. Bolero - Pints Held High - 04:21
4. Fallstaf - The Cost - 03:21
5. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep - 05:25
6. Kill Matilda - Geisha With A Switchblade - 04:21
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation - 06:17
8. Ninjaspy - Evolution of Skid - 02:58
9. Scythia - For The King - 05:08
10. The New Jacobin Club - This Treason - 05:01
11. Titans Eve - Judgement - 04:47
12. Versus The Nothing - Killer - 03:00
13. Without Mercy - Chasm - 04:31 More...

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