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Son Of Aurelius Hit The Road Next Week
September 25, 2010
Santa Cruz, CA natives Son Of Aurelius are gearing up to head out with Cattle Decapitation, Devourment, Knights Of The Abyss & Burning The Masses for the next month, kicking off in Tempe, AZ on September 29th, and coming to a halt in West Hollywood, CA on November 1st! See below for all upcoming tour dates.

Son Of Aurelius is featured on the brand new, free Good Fight Music sampler, available at www.Amazon.com. No strings attached, so head on over to Amazon and download the music.

Son Of Aurelius w/ Cattle Decapitation, Devourment, Knights Of The Abyss & Burning The Masses:
09/29 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
09/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/04 - Forth Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/05 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marque
10/06 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
10/07 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/08 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
10/09 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
10/10 - Stuart, FL @ Cruisers
10/12 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
10/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
10/14 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/16 - Wilmington DE @ Mojo 13
10/17 - Patchogue, NY @ Karma
10/18 - New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
10/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/20 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Paradise
10/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/22 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
10/23 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
10/25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/27 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/29 - Portland, OR @ Satryicon
10/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/31 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
11/01 - Hasperia, CA @ The Seen
11/02 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

For More Information on Son Of Aurelius, visit:
http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius
http://www.goodfightmusic.com
 
 
 
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Son Of Aurelius To Release Deluxe Edition Of New Album
June 21, 2010
Santa Cruz, CA natives Son Of Aurelius are pleased to announce the release of a deluxe edition of their recent Good Fight Music debut, 'The Farthest Reaches', set to include 5 brand new, never before heard tracks. This 'digital only' release, as well as the individual tracks, will be available starting July 6th, 2010, with a special low pricing of $9.99.

Son Of Aurelius' new material picks up where the band left off on 'The Farthest Reaches' with their progressive mix of blazing technical death metal, while showcasing a strong sense of development and cohesiveness in their songwriting. These new songs are a clear indication that Son Of Aurelius is distinguishing themselves and taking their place amongst the leaders of a new generation of extreme metal bands.

Son Of Aurelius' 'The Farthest Reaches Deluxe':
1. They Have Fallen
2. Slaughter The Immortals
3. Throne of Broken Gods
4. Feast of Feminine Flesh
5. Divine Are Slain

For More Information on Son Of Aurelius check out:
http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius
http://www.goodfightmusic.com
 
 
 
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Son Of Aurelius Set To Hit The Road With Whitechapel
May 6, 2010
Santa Cruz, CA natives Son Of Aurelius - whom yours truly was covering and featuring before everyone else started ranting and raving about them - will kick off a week long west coast run with Whitechapel this Sunday, May 9th in Reno, NV. The tour will make a stop in Roseburg, OR before landing in for a few dates in California. "We are all really psyched to get out on the road with Whitechapel and play these shows," affirms Son of Aureilus guitarist Cary Geare. "We can't wait to get going! It's so awesome that we get to be a part of the CA Metalfest this year, it's going to be great to play and see all the bands!"

Son Of Aurelius will also be performing at California Metalfest IV. The California Metalfest IV will be held on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th at both The Fox Theater and The Glass House in Pomona, CA. Son Of Aurelius will be playing the second day of the festival, Sunday May 16th, at The Fox Theater. For more information on the California Metalfest IV be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/californiametalfest.

Son Of Aurelius' Good Fight Music debut, 'The Farthest Reaches', was released on April 13th, 2010. Fans and journalists alike have been raving about 'The Farthest Reaches'. The album is hailed by leading metal blog MetalSucks, as "...one of the strongest releases of the Spring, and possibly the year." TheNewReview claims, "If you were to place bets on what bands will be taking over the metal world in five years, then bet big on Son Of Aurelius."

All Son Of Aurelius tour dates, including California Metalfest IV, are listed below:

Son Of Aurelius Tour Dates:
w/ Whitechapel:
5/09- Reno, NV @ The Underground
5/10 - Roseburg, OR @ Riversdale Grange
5/12 - Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
5/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
5/14 - Fresno, CA @ Club Retro

@ California Metalfest IV
5/16 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

For More Information on Son Of Aurelius check out:
http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius
http://www.goodfightmusic.com
 
 
 
 
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Son Of Aurelius Added To California Metalfest IV Line Up
March 27, 2010
Good Fight Music artist Son Of Aurelius have just been confirmed to play at the California Metalfest IV. The California Metalfest IV will be held on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th at both The Fox Theater and The Glass House in Pomona, CA. Son Of Aurelius will be playing the second day of the festival Sunday May 16th at The Fox Theater. For more information on the California Metalfest IV be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/californiametalfest.

Good Fight Music will be unleashing their first two releases on April 13th, 2010. The debut album from Son Of Aurelius, 'The Farthest Reaches' is among those releases, and is one of the most anticipated albums of the spring. For fans that cannot wait to get their hands on this technical masterpiece, a link has been set up to pre-order the album. The album is available for pre-order in a bundle, which includes the album and a Son Of Aurelius T-Shirt designed exclusively by acclaimed artist Joshua Andrew Belanger, who also did the cover art for the album. The CD can also be pre-ordered by itself. Make sure to head over to this location and place your pre-order today.

Son Of Aurelius have just re-launched their Myspace page which can be viewed at http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius. You can check out some of their music, a video for their song "Myocardial Infarction" (which was featured here on Loudside last year and can be viewed below), photos and more info about the band.

With the new album titled 'The Farthest Reaches' ready to be introduced to the world by Good Fight Music on Tuesday April 13th 2010, the Son Of Aurelius plans to embark on a schedule of relentless touring. With a live show that focuses on equal parts accuracy and audience engagement, it is a performance formula sure to win over the hearts of metal fans throughout the world. Like their namesake did many centuries ago, The Son Of Aurelius are poised to leave their own mark on history.

For More Information on Son Of Aurelius check out:
http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius
http://www.goodfightmusic.com
 
 
 
 
 
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Son Of Aurelius To Release 'The Farthest Reaches' In April
February 23, 2010
Son Of Aurelius is a band that we have been covering and featuring here on Loudside for quite some time now. We even featured their barely known video for the song "Myocardial Infarction" (which you can check out below) back when the band first posted on their Official Myspace page that they had a video available to check out. Part of the reason for our early coverage of the band is due to our Underground Buzz section and commitment to bringing you the absolute best of the unsigned in the metal underground... or at least, the bands that we feel are worth a listen or ten. So when we got news last week that the band had been signed, we were pretty fuckin stoked to say the least. Now we find out that the band has a full length release that is due out in less than 2 months, which is awesome, but at the same time it makes me wonder if this isn't just an official re-release of all the songs that leaked online several months ago that make up what could have been a full length album and has been referred to as 'Myocardial Infarction'. Either way, stoked for the release as well as the EP that is soon to follow... The following is the press release regarding the upcoming full length:

In 2009 local Santa Cruz musicians came together for a 3 song recording project that included vocalist Josh Miller, guitarist Cary Gear, and a rhythm section made up of drummer Spencer Edwards and Berklee trained bassist Max Zigman. The recording took place at producer Zack Ohren's Castle Ultimate Studios. Zack previously produced albums for All Shall Perish, Suffocation, and Decrepit Birth. To a man, the band was floored by the depth and ferocity of the music they created. Their ability to blend technical progression, brutal death, and accents of melody compelled them to turn their studio session into a full time mission.

With some recorded material under their belt the guys added the final piece to their line up, former Animosity guitarist Chase Fraser. Chase had already experienced multiple worldwide album releases and relentless touring around the earth throughout his time in Animosity. With Chase on board the line up was now complete and the band was ready to record a full length album. The guys knew there was only one studio and one man to be at the helm of their full length, so they once again teamed up with producer Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. The band knew they wanted to write music that pushed the boundaries of heavy metal and challenge the depth of songwriting in the extreme death genre. It only takes a few seconds into the first track to pick up on the complexity and sheer brilliance of the musicianship.

Perhaps the biggest nod to the songwriting for Son Of Aurelius is that they never get lost in the overindulgence of shredding that tends to plague so many bands that lean towards the progressive and technical side of metal. There are hooks and moments of melody that blend perfectly with the all out attack of musicianship. No part ever feels contrived or randomly thrown in just for the sake of change. When the guitars take over and lead the charge it is done so with sincerity. When a hook kicks in it is a complement to the song structure and lets the listener settle in for the ride. The cherry on the top for the recording session was getting Alan Douches on the job for the mastering. Alan has worked with some of the titans of heavy metal including Mastodon, Shadows Fall, Cannibal Corpse, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Having Alan place his touch on the recordings gives the material the proper sonic burst it deserves.

With the new album titled 'The Farthest Reaches' ready to be introduced to the world by Good Fight Music on Tuesday April 13th 2010, the band plans to embark on a schedule of relentless touring. With a live show that focuses on equal parts accuracy and audience engagement, it is a performance formula sure to win over the hearts of metal fans throughout the world. Like their namesake did many centuries ago, The Son Of Aurelius are poised to leave their own mark on history.

For more info visit:
http://www.myspace.com/sonofaurelius
http://www.goodfightmusic.com
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2009
HOME TOWN: Santa Cruz, CA
MEMBERS:
Josh Miller - Vocals
Chase Fraser - Guitar
Max Zigman - Bass
Spencer Edwards - Drums
Cary Geare - Guitar

Son Of Aurelius was formed in 2009 when vocalist Josh Miller assembled willing local Santa Cruz musicians for a short recording project at Castle Ultimate Studios.

The musicians were Berkeley trained bass player Max Zigman, Spencer Edwards on drums, and Cary Geare playing guitar. They quickly wrote some material and recorded a 3 song demo in 5 days. The mix of styles and influences ranged from brutal death to swedish style melodic metal. Everyone involved saw the potential for a full time band and Son Of Aurelius was born.

Upon hearing the demo, Animosity's Chase Fraser joined the group on second guitar.

In August of 2009, Son Of Aurelius spent 15 days recording their full length debut album with Zach Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. The new material reflected the demo in it's diversity of influences and genres. The 11 song album was officially finished in September, and the band began immediately rehearsing full time for live performances and relentless touring.