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KAURA to Host Official ‘That Which Defines Us’ Record Release Show this Sunday, October 9th at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , on October 7, 2011 by Randy

California natives KAURA and The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA are throwing a special record release show on Sunday, October 9th in celebration of the release of their latest album, That Which Defines Us. Doors open at 8pm and KAURA performs at 11pm. Entry is $10 with a flyer. The Viper Room is located at 8852 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. See below for more local appearances coming up soon!

KAURA recently released their new album, That Which Defines Us, on September 20th, 2011. Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, That Which Defines Us is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg).  Central to the album’s sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.

KAURA (pronounced kay-aura) were born from the vision of infusing the aggressive power of hard, melodic rock with the haunting and ethereal sounds of ancient instruments.  “We were really drawn to the sounds of these instruments because they are not traditionally heard in modern rock music,” explains guitarist Ben Rojas. Drummer  Benjamin Jones adds, “We have always strived to create our own unique voice and incorporating these instruments helps us do that and create a really expansive depth of sound.”

UPCOMING SHOWS:

10/9  The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA @ 11pm
11/2  King King, Hollywood, CA – Day of the Dead Show @ 11pm
12/7  The Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA  @ 11pm

For more information about KAURA, please visit these sites:

www.kaura.com

www.twitter.com/kauraband

www.facebook.com/pages/KAURA/34203763931

KAURA Releases New Full-Length CD/DVD, ‘That Which Defines Us’

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Randy

California natives KAURA are pleased to announce today’s release of their new album, That Which Defines Us.  Fans can purchase the record now digitally at iTunes and physically at IndieMerchStore.com. Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, That Which Defines Us is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg).  Central to the album’s sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.

The DVD portion of the set includes two music videos directed by drummer Benjamin Jones for the songs ‘Ephemeral Fall’ and ‘Silence Speaks Louder’.  It also features an hour long ‘Making of the Album’, and footage of the band’s adventures collecting instruments during their travels.

Tracklisting:

1. Inovocation

2. Sera Phi

3. One Becomes Two

4. Ephemeral Fall

5. Solace

6. Silence Speaks Louder

7. Apathy

8. Alarmico Saturn

9. 2C&B

10. If This Were to End

11. Tether’s End

12. A Lament for Change

Comprised of Malcolm Guess (vocals, guitar, and production), Benjamin Jones (drums, hammered dulcimer), Ben Rojas (guitar), and Josh Albright (bass), KAURA have already racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, including invitations from Live Nation to open for national touring acts like Godsmack and Rob Zombie and garnering the praise of Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, Entrance Band) who appeared on their self-titled EP and airplay on Los Angeles’s World Famous KROQ  and Bay Area radio stations such as Live 105 and The Bone.  A recent national tour, culminating in a fiery performance at SXSW, earned their song ‘Now or Never’ a spot in a national advertising campaign for Ford Motors.

For more information about KAURA, please visit these sites:

www.kaura.com

www.twitter.com/kauraband

www.facebook.com/pages/KAURA/34203763931

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