AURA NOIR [official]
A band geared towards thrash connoisseurs with active minds and mean spirits, Aura Noir stand at the fore of metal’s definitive genre in an age where the underground is utterly besotted with bands. These Norwegian thrash stalwarts don’t so much tread the line between savagery and sophistication as stomp upon it, showering dirt in the faces of lesser acts with each smoldering crater of an album.
With Aura Noire, a title which quite distinctly resembles their band name, Aura Noir churns through some of the most refreshing, yet nostalgic tracks of thrash metal ever to be heard. The album opens with probably one of the most retrospect of riffs, but suddenly summersaults you into the gloriously dissonant and immersive Aura Noir atmosphere. The soaring and burning shouts of Aggressor intensely glues the otherwise quite varied and playful guitar riffs and drums together, culminating into the essence of thrash that is Aura Noir!
The first Aura Noir recording occurred in the winter of 1994, at first an auxiliary outlet for a creatively inexhaustible Aggressor. Perhaps unsurprising from a man whose credentials included such left-field legends as Ulver and Ved Buens Ende, this untitled demo is unsettling and manic in tone, stylistically restless and eclectic but with a strong and distinctive musical presence. While the disparate ideas present here would be further explored and perfected by Aggressor later with Ved Buens Ende and Virus, it seems Aura Noir’s true purpose would be to address a more distinct deficit.
Now, after nearly 25 years upholding and reinvigorating thrash metal’s grimmest traditions for the delight of the international underground, in 2018 the Ugliest Band in the World will unleash their sixth full length on Indie Recordings, the semi-self-titled AURA NOIRE. With no overdubs or embellishments, the album underscores the band’s potency as a power-trio and reinforces their primacy among thrash’s primal pantheon. Aura Noire conjures the might of Venom, the versatility of Voivod and the majesty of Aura Noir.
is a Death metal band from Kolbotn (home of Darkthrone, Aura Noir, Lamented Souls among others), Norway.
After a rehearsal demo in 2006 OBLITERATION were asked to sign with cult label Tyrant Syndicate, a sub-label of Peaceville records, which is run by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone. OBLITERATION released the debut album «Perpetual Decay» in may 2007 which got great reviews worldwide, and a UK tour with doomsters Ramesses followed.
In 2009 OBLITERATION unleashed upon this earth their second album, Nekrospalms through the Norwegian label Fysisk Format. “Nekropsalms” was recorded by the band themselves in their own studio at Kolbotn in one week, DIY style. “Nekropsalms” is a cosmic blend of old school death metal
mixed with the best elements from doom, punk, thrash and old school black metal, and after 8 years, OBLITERATION have finally found their own repulsive style. The album got rave reviews world wide, both in the underground and in more mainstream circuits. “Nekropsalms” was awarded «album of the year» in Norwegian magazine Natt og Dag in 2009, and won OSLOPRISEN for best album the same year!
“Well well well, what we have here is the second album of the Kolbotn maniacs, and they have with this recording succeeded at what we in Darkthrone attempted on our “Soulside Journey” and “Goatlord” albums – a death metal masterpiece" — Fenriz of DARKTHRONE.
After the release of “Nekropsalms”, Obliteration spread their dark message throughout the earth, touring USA and the UK and had several festival appearances at Maryland Death Fest, Hole in the Sky, Øya Festivalen, Live Evil, Killtown death fest, several one-off shows and so forth.
In MMXIII, Obliteration returns after a three year hiatus with a devastating monument of death.
Recorded once again in their own DIY studio at Kolbotn, to capture the band's fire on tape, “Black Death Horizon” delivers seven sepulchral tracks of haunting death metal.
They will release a new album in the fall
Vorbid is a band that likes to combine the rawness of Thrash Metal and the melodic and progressive elements from Prog Rock. Our main influences are bands such as Megadeth, Kreator, Death, Havok, Slayer, but also Pink Floyd, Rainbow, King Crimson, Rush.