Canadian progressive metal act AURAS have streamed their new single 'The Demoness' ahead of their second LP Binary Garden, due 12th July 2019 via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music.
Watch the new single here: https://youtu.be/KE3delxPyzw
“‘The Demoness’ is one of the heavier songs off of Binary Garden," says guitarist Josh Ligaya. “The lyrics were written with a fictional sci-fi approach where I talk about Mother Nature letting go of herself as a person would. She’s tired of being mistreated by people and decides to stop taking care of herself; along with everyone who lives with her (human beings). Her toxic lifestyle of metaphorical substance abuse eventually leads to destroying humanity as a result.”
Pre-order Binary Garden here: https://ffm.to/binarygarden
AURAS will embark on a large batch of tour dates across North America in support of the new LP. The band will hit the road in July on a short run of headline dates before touring with Night Verses for ten dates, and then two weeks with Red Handed Denial.
AURAS' new album is the follow-up to Heliospectrum, their debut full-length. Heliospectrum was the inevitable culmination of years spent perfecting their sonic brew in basements, clubs, and rehearsals, honing a mix of unrelenting heaviness, complex riffs, and melodic ambiance.
As New Noise raved in their four-star review, “AURAS specializes in chaotic intensity married with passages of staggering beauty (and nice melodic touches strewn about).” Canada’s Exclaim! observed, “Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, AURAS are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own.” Metal Injection’s Nick Abela even included the album on his list of the Top 15 Albums of 2016.
Ottawa native Dean Hadjichristou (Parkway Drive, Protest The Hero) recorded Binary Garden, which was mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts, Structures). Nick Sampson (Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Born Of Osiris) aided in pre-production as AURAS endeavored to crystallize their ambitious ideas.
AURAS continue to throw new curveballs, pulverising through tight musical corners with precision, filling their songs with rhythmic twitches and warped riffs that beckon listeners down a new rabbit hole with each rewarding repeated listening. It’s all imbued with a deep sense of connection to the audience and an emphasis on communication.