• Raul Toro

A.U.R.A FEST: All Underground Rock AllDay

Updated: Dec 22, 2018

Metal-Heads will invade the Ships of the Sea Museum Gardens on February 16, 2019 for the 12th iteration of A.U.R.A Fest 2019. Helping pack the venue is an explosive ensemble of Underground Metal bands from around the country to lend their boisterous voices, heart-thumping beats and monstrous finger-blistering guitar shreds. A.U.R.A. Fest began in 2000 with the inaugural event at Tybee Island’s American Legion. Since then, the festival has drawn performances from the best local, regional and national underground rock and metal bands.

What is the appeal of a metal show you may ask? Well, it's noisier than its ever been, it takes effort to understand it, erudite and still the voice of the outsider.

Topping the line-up of this year’s all-day onslaught of metal bands are Death Metal giants Fit For An Autopsy (who are making their first appearance at the festival) and Metalcore legends ZAO (who return for their second appearance) both whom have amassed devoted fans nationwide. Rounding out the top tier of the festival is Florida’s hardcore band-- Evergreen Terrace .

For all the hard-core locals, hometown rockers Depressor and Vatican will be the only two bands representing Savannah. Depressor just released a new album in May of this year. Vatican, a metallic hardcore band, garnered national attention with their last two releases and rarely play a home show these days due to a relentless touring schedule.

In the rest of the mix are both stalwarts and newcomers of metal and hardcore which include: Awake At Last, Great American Ghost, Holy+Gold, Old Wounds, LIMBS, Revenge Season, and The Funeral Portrait,.

Adding to the atmosphere, the festival will feature libations, food and activities. Dark Shark Taco Attack, Ta Ca Japanese Fusion, The Sentient Bean, Jenni’s Treats on the Street and Nuts About Savannah will all be on hand with food options.

Tickets for the all-ages festival start at $28 in advance. The $45 VIP ticket includes a gift bag, AURA Fest T-shirt, koozie, swag from sponsor Jack Daniels and a meet and greet with the performing artists. Come out and support this festival, support all the bands that will have you headbanging your troubles away, and hang out with your metal rock head-banging family.

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