9 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Aura Noire, the sixth full-length from Norwegian power trio Aura Noir, is a snarling mixture of Teutonic thrash and Scandinavian black metal. Led by frontman Carl-Michael Eide (also of psych-prog wizards Virus) and featuring ex-members of corpsepaint luminaries Mayhem and Immortal, the band unleashes a Venom-esque hell-storm of ripping tremolo riffs, beastly drum patterns, and infernal lyrics on “Grave Dweller,” “The Obscuration,” and “Cold Bone Grasp.” And since the album was recorded without overdubs, you can hear its violent energy and raw power in every note.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Aura Noire, the sixth full-length from Norwegian power trio Aura Noir, is a snarling mixture of Teutonic thrash and Scandinavian black metal. Led by frontman Carl-Michael Eide (also of psych-prog wizards Virus) and featuring ex-members of corpsepaint luminaries Mayhem and Immortal, the band unleashes a Venom-esque hell-storm of ripping tremolo riffs, beastly drum patterns, and infernal lyrics on “Grave Dweller,” “The Obscuration,” and “Cold Bone Grasp.” And since the album was recorded without overdubs, you can hear its violent energy and raw power in every note.

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About Aura Noir

Oslo, Norway's Aura Noir is a side project for some of the local extreme metal scene's most noted luminaries, to wit: vocalist/bassist Ole Jørgen Moe, guitarist Carl-Michael Eide (both of them also with Cadaver and Dødheimsgard), guitarist Rune Erickson (Mayhem, Mezzerschmitt), and, as of late, drummer Dirge Rep (Enslaved, Gehenna, etc.). Getting their start as early as 1993, the occasional supergroup issued a number of demos before debuting in 1995 with the Dreams Like Deserts EP, which revealed them to be essentially thrash enthusiasts immersed in the stylistic trappings of the surrounding black metal community. Aura Noir's follow-up efforts have included 1997's Black Thrash Attack, 1999's Deep Tracts of Hell, and 2000's Increased Damnation -- the last of which also featured guest contributions from Darkthrone legend Fenriz. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

ORIGIN
Oslo, Norway
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1993

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