Since forming in 2012, Aurora have hammered out a space for themselves in the UK hardcore/metal scene by
impressing and pulverizing with their unique twist of heavy metalcore. Among those taken in by the sound of the metal outfit, who started life as a female-fronted quintet, was In At The Deep End Records, the independent label which brought you Architects, Sylosis, Feed The Rhino, and The Defiled, to name a few, who quickly signed them to the label. The band then released their first EP, Easily Broken, at the end of 2012 to much applause. This catapulted the band forward and landed them with gig slots touring up and down the country with the likes of Hacktivist, Marmozets, TRC, and Let Live.
After a few years on the gig circuit, playing as many festivals as they could, and growing their fan base, the band lost their frontwoman. In true Aurora style, never scared to leap into the unknown, the band decided to change directions. They bought on board Rhys Whitehouse, formerly of WolveXhys. With the adoption of a male vocalist, Aurora have in the last few months transformed into a heavier beast while still maintaining a unique sound, that is as beautiful as it is crushing. And this heavier Aurora sound is evident in the debut album Faith/Breaker. Released on October 23, 2015, the now all-male crossover five-piece from the West Midlands are ready to unleash themselves on the world - again.
Bassist Josh Hammond said the band had been itching to get the album out on the airwaves and feels like the risk of swapping from a frontwoman to a frontman was the right choice for the Birmingham-based band.
He said: "Since swapping vocalists, it feels like new life has been breathed into us again, and we're very excited
about what the future holds.
"Faith/Breaker, the first release with Rhys, is heavier compared to our previous material, but we aimed to set the bar higher for ourselves and I think we achieved that."
Faith/Breaker is being released on In At The Deep End Records
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