Norwegian black/thrash butchers AURA NOIR are preparing to deliver their fifth full-length contribution to the extreme metal underworld this month. Appropriately bearing the title Out To Die, the album unloads eight hell-bent songs in the crushing fashion fans should rightfully and ravenously expect from the self-proclaimed “ugliest trio in the world.” Out To Die now holds down a North American street date of March 27th by Norway’s Indie Recordings, via stateside distribution by Prosthetic Records.
Terrorizer Magazine has volunteered to premiere a brand new track from Out To Die, and today it takes shape as the song torches audiences. WitnessAURA NOIR‘s aggressive blackened thrash at its most deadly yet and be “Fed To The Flames” RIGHT HERE.
BrooklynVegan posted the first single from Out To Die, entitled “Abbadon,” late last month. The track is still streaming HERE.
The endless roster of previous and current acts the members of AURA NOIR are attached to includes the names Mayhem, Immortal, Ava Inferi, Dødheimsgard, Virus, Cadaver and dozens more. Since forming in the early 90s the band have unleashed a plethora of releases including four LPs, a myriad of demos, EPs and splits and a live album prior to their forthcoming Out To Die. While maintaining a generally cult status over the majority of their existence, it was the band’s 2008-released Hades Rise album which brought on more widespread coverage of and attention of the band. The album was followed by AURA NOIR‘s first North American shows at the annual Maryland Deathfest in 2011 followed by a Midwest/East Coast mini-tour supporting Marduk, gaining the band entire new legions of fans throughout the country, not to mention their European festival and tour appearances over the years…
2012 sees AURA NOIR delivering some of their most raw and aggressive debauchery to date on Out To Die, which was recorded at various locations in both Norway and Portugal (Blasphemer´s current location) during December of 2011. The bar has once again been raised. Another milestone of putrid black thrash metal has been born.
Out To Die Track Listing:
2. Fed To The Flames
4. The Grin From The Gallows
6. Priest’s Hellish Fiend
8. Out To Die
AURA NOIR sets out on their European tour in support of Out To Die this Spring and Summer. Current confirmed tour dates below, and much more will be announced over the coming months.
AURA NOIR Tour Dates:
5/11/2012 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland
5/18/2012 Hub Heuy Metalfest – Roermond, Netherlands
5/24/2012 The Underworld – London, England
5/25/2012 Islington Mill – Manchester, England
5/26/2012 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland
5/27/2012 Voodoo – Belfast, Ireland
7/20/2012 Hells Pleasure Festival – Pößneck, Germany
8/02-04/2012 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany