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Album Review: Aurin – Catharsis

Aurin has definitely carved out a niche of their own with their upcoming release. Like peeling back the layers of an intricate novel, Catharsis is an album that gets better every time you give it another listen. Saturated with haunting vocals and a fluctuating hard rock sound reminiscent of Lacuna Coil, Catharsis has a deeply personal story to tell that makes it relevant and completely relatable. Vocalist Sarah Anderson’s versatility shines through on tracks like “Asphyxiation” and “Vermin”, switching it up beautifully between clean melodies and raw screams. Songs like “Nothing Left”, “The Other Side” and “Hysteria” give Guitarist Andrew Wayne the opportunity to show us that Aurin is not a band that conforms to a single genre. Melding hard rock riffs with dreamy melodic harmonies that infringe a bit on the progressive scale, Aurin creates a compelling sound that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

Overall Catharsis offers 10 tracks of highly compelling fresh new tunes, and one additional bonus for older fans – a remastered version of their 2011 single “Holding On.”

The album will be out on October 14th, 2014.

Aurin is having their album release party on October 17 at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ.  RSVP & Tickets


About Aurin:
Aurin began as a vision of Guitarist Andrew Wayne in 2002. Andrew’s goal was to write music that appealed to the mind, heart, soul, and emotions of the listener by combining beautiful harmonies with an in-your-face heavy type of style. In 2009, he was joined by drummer Linda Medina who in college, previously studied under Professional International Jazz Drummer, Karl Latham. In October 2010, Sarah Anderson was informed that the band had been looking for a lead vocalist. Excited about the opportunity, and Aurin’s captivating, eclectic, and powerful sound, Sarah immediately auditioned and became a perfect fit.

Growing up, the members of Aurin have all been affected by challenges such as mental illness,
poverty, and bullying. Music was the one channel that provided answers, and allowed the
members to connect with one another. “It is our goal to continue using music as a creative
outlet and to keep writing songs that our fans can relate to”, says vocalist Sarah Anderson.

Tour Dates:
Oct 17 – Dingbatz, Clifton NJ
Oct 25 – 10th Street Live, Kenilworth NJ
Nov 02 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
Nov 07 – The Delancey, New York City
Nov 29 – The Legendary Dobbs, Philadelphia PA
Dec 06 – Champions Sports Bar & Grill, Trenton NJ
Dec 12 – Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen NJ
Dec 20 – The Room, Brookfield CT


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