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New Jersey's Finest - AUG Rocks!

By Falene Nurse

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Made up of veterans of the NY/NJ music scene, AUG is a hard rock band with a metal edge. Although 20 Years in Hell was a basement project it was so critically acclaimed, that it resulted in a residency as house band for VH1's "The Metal Show' Christmas Party, three years running. Opening for Joe Lynn Turner, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, and Great White, Headlined "Derby Ink Festival," sustaining the #2 spot on REVERBNATION's rock chart.  

 

The follow up release Be Careful What You Wish For was recorded at the world famous House of Loud in Saddle Brook, NJ. Infused with the sound of 80s headbanger's metal, purists will enjoy the nostalgic sensibilities reminiscent of early Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. With The Devils Rejects and title track Be Careful What You Wish For rooted (no pun intended) in standard hair metal riffs and rock opera influences. Hardcore enthusiasts might despise AUG's cover of Africa by Toto, but can still appreciate the attempt to create an edgier version of the track. It's an unexpected inclusion to their repertoire, that fans would definitely not see coming. Initial production was recorded at House of Loud David Bendeth's studio, who has notably worked with Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Poppa Roach and ATL. The album itself was mixed and mastered at Clearcut Recording, with veteran producer/engineer "Mad" Max Caselnova.

 

Members:

AUG - Lead Vocals/Guitar

Russ Latamer - Drums/Percussion

Rich Tanis - Bass/Vocals

Tommy Shauger- Lead Guitars/Vocals

Over the years, collectively, AUG's members have played with such acts as; Dokken, Great White, Joe Lynn Turner, White Lion, and Blue Oyster Cult. 

 

AUG is looking forward to a busy upcoming tour schedule in 2014, traveling coast to coast and over to the UK to support the new album. 

For tour info and updates: 

www.augrocks.com

www.facebook.com/augrocks

www.twitter.com/augrocks

 

Published on Jun 16, 2014

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