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INTERVIEW – AURI: “We don’t know why audio frequencies make us feel the way we do. It’s like the biggest magic trick in the universe”


Interview with Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Auri was born in 2011 when Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley teamed up with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. They first unleashed their magical charms in the form of their debut self-titled album in 2018, which displayed their otherworldly sound that is hard to define in a tremendous sense. Now, fortunately, they are back to stun us again with their sophomore album, ‘Those We Don’t Speak Of’, which is out on the 3rd of September via Nuclear Blast. In a world full of chaos due to Covid-19, Auri is the perfect escape from the madness. We caught up with the creative trio to find out all about the new album.

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DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL announce supports for UK headline tour dates in April 2022


Having released their heart-stirring new album Loss earlier this year, Devil Sold His Soul recently announced a string of UK tour dates for April 2022 – their first UK headline tour in five years! Today, the six-piece are pleased to reveal the exceptional bands set to join them on the road as supports; mathcore trailblazers Frontierer, and nascent riff-monsters URNE. Tickets for the shows are on sale now via the links below!

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces new UK ‘Lightwork’ shows in support of upcoming new album


Recently Devin Townsend announced the first batch of dates for the upcoming ‘Lightwork Tour’ in support of the forthcoming album ‘Lightwork’, due to be released in Spring 2022. In addition to these dates he is now proud to be announcing two more UK shows, one of them at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  

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Black Coast Release ‘Strangers Skin’ video + Announce album shows


Stoke-On-Trent’s nu-metal bright lights Black Coast have revealed the video for new single ‘Stranger’s Skin’, the forth track to be released ahead of their hotly anticipated debut album Outworld, set for release 19 November via Blood Blast Distribution. Watch the video for Stranger’s Skin at https://youtu.be/16aRDhanaD8

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Auri Release New Single ‘The Valley’


Close your eyes and dive into the magical tunes and hear Johanna´s youthful and tender voice…fragile, yet powerful and moving beyond words.

You can almost see the green and peaceful little valley taking shape in front of your inner eye.

The Valley” is the second single taken from the upcoming album “II- Those We Don´t Speak Of”, which will be released on September 3rd.

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ROLO TOMASSI ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LIVE SHOW


Avant-garde alternative act ROLO TOMASSI have announced their first live event in 2 years, set to take place at Brighton Chalk 12th November, 2021. The band will be joined at this exclusive event by very special guests The Devil Sold His Soul. Fans can purchase tickets to the event HERE.

“We’re very excited after such a long break to have the chance to get back to what we love doing the most. This show is the start of the next chapter for our band and we can’t wait to get going” – Rolo Tomassi 

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