Auri - New Band Feat. Tuomas Holopainen, Troy Donockley


A new band, Auri, has just been introduced and it might interest Nightwish fans. The Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela (Sonata Arctica, Tuomas Holopainen) lent her voice, while Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen cast their spells with various other instruments. Using selected guest musicians and friends, the album finally takes its form under the direction of sound engineer Tim Oliver, all within 'Real World' studios in Southern England.

The band begun its life with three people, "united through their shared need to hear a kind of a music which can't be described by words alone. A magical kind of sound to be heard whilst falling down Alice's rabbit hole."

The first song born of this mindset, "Aphrodite Rising", appeared in 2011 and slowly ten more tracks have emerged.

Hand in hand with Nuclear Blast, they lead their listeners into the shadows behind the mirror, and in spring 2018 their debut album will evoke ghosts of an ethereal sphere. Get ready!




Auri consists of:

Johanna Kurkela: voices & viola
Tuomas Holopainen: keys & backing voices
Troy Donockley: acoustic and electric guitars, bouzouki, uilleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, keys, voices

Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 26.06.2017 by BloodTears


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26.06.2017 - 22:41
Azarath
I'm interested.
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26.06.2017 - 23:13
Kais
Hmm.
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26.06.2017 - 23:44
Christophzki
I have a feeling Tuomas rather likes The Name of the Wind.
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27.06.2017 - 01:38
Akula
I am more interested in this project than Nightwish..... by far.
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27.06.2017 - 12:43
andreosokin
SOUNDERY
Johanna is Tuomas' wife, btw
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27.06.2017 - 12:44
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by andreosokin on 27.06.2017 at 12:43

Johanna is Tuomas' wife, btw


Didn't know that. But this seems interesting on paper. We'll see.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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28.06.2017 - 01:17
The Warrior
I feel Nightwish will split .
this is obvious , whenever a musician work with a band other than their original , it will end up quitting the first .
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28.06.2017 - 09:36
Heavy Heathen
Written by BloodTears on 27.06.2017 at 12:44

Written by andreosokin on 27.06.2017 at 12:43

Johanna is Tuomas' wife, btw


Didn't know that. But this seems interesting on paper. We'll see.


Let's just hope this sounds cheesier than Brother Firetribe, that other side project for members of Nightwish. Gotta have another band singing power hour show tunes for the next Rocky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6KO1U8NXPo
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28.06.2017 - 09:36
Heavy Heathen
Written by Azarath on 26.06.2017 at 22:41

I'm interested.


I am too.
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28.06.2017 - 12:28
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Heavy Heathen on 28.06.2017 at 09:36

Written by BloodTears on 27.06.2017 at 12:44

Written by andreosokin on 27.06.2017 at 12:43

Johanna is Tuomas' wife, btw


Didn't know that. But this seems interesting on paper. We'll see.


Let's just hope this sounds cheesier than Brother Firetribe, that other side project for members of Nightwish. Gotta have another band singing power hour show tunes for the next Rocky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6KO1U8NXPo


Damn! Why did you show me Brother Firetribe? Now I'll have nightmares with this thing. Awful ahah
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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30.06.2017 - 11:11
The Evergreen
I don't know, Marco's 9,746 side projects never hurt anything...Unless you're Kim Goss, maybe.
I will be checking this out even though it seems very un-metal. However, I adored the Scrooge McDuck album, so I bet this will be pretty cool too. Tuomas knows what he's doing behind a synth and Johana has a lovely voice. Troy is icing on the cake. Come to think of it, this is what Nightwish started as: ambient progressive je ne sais quoi.
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01.07.2017 - 14:13
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Written by andreosokin on 27.06.2017 at 12:43

Johanna is Tuomas' wife, btw


so now they are swedish three with Troy?
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03.07.2017 - 01:50
Kvothe
I hope it's as good as The Life And Times Of Scrooge
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