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AURORA BOREALIS Newsletter 7th July 2010
Aurora Borealis

Truly one of the most audially extreme releases we have ever made available here at Aurora Borealis.



The Montreal duo MENACE RUINE recently released their eagerly awaited fourth opus on Aurora Borealis. Entitled ‘Union of Irreconcilables’ the album builds on their previous Great Work, the alchemical collision of Black Metal, walls of noise, mysticism, martial rhythms, and a Medieval affinity for melody leaving the listener with a sense of unforgettable originality.

8/10 in Terrorizer last month, truly an amazing album.


HORSEBACK, the brainchild of Jenks Miller, has released two full-length albums since forming in 2007. The band’s second full-length, ‘The Invisible Mountain’, is released as a highly limited vinyl LP on Aurora Borealis and will be re-released on CD through Relapse later this Summer. Available as an edition of just 300 on transparent wax with a fold over velum-style sleeve featuring artwork by Russian occult artist Denis Kostromitin, this is a beautiful edition of an incredible record.

The follow up album for Aurora Borealis entitled ‘Forbidden Planet’, which maintains the repetitive qualities of his previous works and yet evolves into a more processed sound that brings to mind artists such as Fenessz. ‘Forbidden Planet’ will be released later in 2010.

Audio samples here.

Clear vinyl is almost sold out, there will be a very limited amount on white vinyl available soon.



CONAN “Horseback Battle Hammer”, the debut album from this Merseyside trio, available now. Massive, crushing waves of caveman battle doom, smashing all in its wake. Essential for fans of BURNING WITCH, YOB, MOSS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GATES OF SLUMBER…

“One of the most savagely compelling things happening in all of metal right now. – DROWNED IN SOUND

“Enough to peel the paint right off your walls and down-tuned enough to make you psychically ill.” – DOOMANTIA

“Guitars that hang heavy in the air like huge damp octopi and thud into the floorboards in a sickening wave of oscillating brutality.” – NINEHERTZ

Audio samples here.

Catch them live in Kingston, Surrey, with TAINT and MANATEES on 5th August!

Coming soon:

AUN ‘VII’ LP – Montreal’s AUN team up with Away of VOIVOD for a drone and beats masterwork. LTD vinyl edition with artwork by Justin Bartlett.

GRUMBLING FUR combines the talents of Alexander Tucker with members of CIRCLE, GUAPO, & MIASMA, creating an unearthly psychedelic hymn. Finally coming together!

Also in the works:
THE HAXAN CLOAK – CD/LP of the debut album, truly incredible. Already acclaimed by the likes of THE WIRE, the album is now at the mastering stage. Expect an early winter release.

BLACK MOUNTAIN TRANSMITTER – ‘Black Goat of the Woods’ CD

NEIGE MORTE – s/t CD

WRAITHS – ‘Dust in Our Mouths’ CD
and much more…
Other AB releases:

K11 CD – a follow up CD due later this year.

Rye Wolves CD – total doom/math stormer!

Blood of the Black Owl 2LP – amazing second album. Check his new one out too.

Burial Hex CD & 2LP – more coming later in 2010 from Burial Hex.
Check the site for more great AB releases.

Visit the Aurora Borealis website for an ever growing list of our releases on CD and vinyl, as well as merchandise. We also stock a carefully selected inventory of underground gems on CD, vinyl, tape and CDr, as well as interesting printed matter.