Aurora Borealis originated When Ron Vento parted ways with his former band Lestregus Nosferatus in 1995. Looking for new players He ventured to Florida where he met Tony Laureano (Nile, Dimmu Borgir , Angelcorpse). in 1996 The two then Recorded the first MCD Mansions OF Eternity The CD was Recorded Mixed and mastered at Morrisound studios By Scott Burns. Upon Completion Ron relocated To Maryland and began the second CD.
1998 Auroa Borealis began working on the first full length cd and because Tony was very busy with other projects Ron called Long time friend Derek Roddy, (Hate Eternal , Malevolent Creation, Nile) to fill the drum position. Derek Agreed to record the drums on the CD and Praise The Archaic Lights Embrace was recorded at The Sound lab with Bob Moore.
The Third cd Northern Lights was recorded in 2000 again with Derek behind the drum throne at Ron’s personal / commercial studio Nightsky Studios. For this album the band decided to sign with Diehard Music. Die Hard released the Euro version of the album while Ron continued to release the North American version on his own Nightsky Production label as he did with the previous two albums.
In 2002 Ron Started work on the 4th cd entitled Time Unveiled. At that time Derek was in his new band (Hate Eternal) and his schedule would not permit him to play on the CD. Ron once again sought a new drummer and Tim Yeung (Vital Remains, Hate Eternal) was found. The CD was again recorded at Nightsky Studios and released on both Die hard music and Nightsky Productions.
Relinquish the band 5th cd was completed in 2006 and the the band had come Full circle at long last. Tony Laureano was once again in the drum position and the cd was recorded at Nightsky Studios like the last few albums. The cd was only released on Nightsky Prod.
Enter 2011 and a new drummer Mark Green was now in the drum position. The cd Timeline: The Beginning & End of Everything was a conceptual effort that starts from the beginning of all existence and continues through until the very end of universe and the eventual retraction and rebirth of it all. It was recorded at Nightsky Recording Studios and released on Nightsky prod.
In 2013 Mark Green was once again in the drum position for the recording of Aurora Borealis’s 7th cd World Shapers The cd is a conceptual offshoot from the Timeline cd and explores areas where timeline left off. As usual it was recorded mixed and mastered by Ron vento at Nightsky Studios. The cd was released through Xtreem Music in 2014.
Their latest release, Apokalupsis has been released in limited digipak format through Beverina/Casusbelli Musica. Apokalupsis will be released in jewel case format later this year.
Apokalupsis is a concept album in which we venture through the beginning of all creation until the inevitable apocalyptic war. Its primary focus brings to light alien existence and their purpose among humans. The album describes what they are, where they came from and how they manipulated mankind. It also elaborates on those victimized by abduction and why it occurs. Apokalupsis commences with God casting rebellious angels out of heaven. Unlike traditional stories, God sends them through space to stars created to keep them captive. One star for every fallen angel, countless stars for countless demons. At the heart of every star, there is a demon trying to break free and find its way to God’s greatest creation, mankind. In consequence, those that escape create massive solar flares and star quakes. By manipulating space time through wormholes, their search for human life begins. Some never escape and after billions of years collapse with the stars, forever forsaken in eternal solitude. Those who reach earth begin their deceit. Throughout history they have taken on many forms with the intent of building a foundation of deception; beginning with Eve and the serpent in the Garden of Eden. In modern time they disguise themselves as aliens, guiding the lives of great rulers (from pharaohs, to kings and presidents,) with the intent of destruction. In time they reveal what they are and inspire Armageddon.
Apokalupsis, once withdrawn, now visible to all.
Vocals & Guitar: Ron Vento
Bass: Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert
Drums: Mark Green
Art and Layout by: Mike H. of Visual Darkness
Guest Solo on “Phlegethon”: (Solo 2) Ryan Moll
“And After” narration: Evelyn Fulcher
“Lo-Ruhamah” outro: Cassie Morris
All songs written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios.
Even Angels Sin
The Great Expanse
Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything (2011)
Time, Unveiled (2003)
Northern Lights (2001)
Praise The Archaic Lights Embrace (1998)
Mansions Of Eternity (1998)