AUGER are Kyle Wilson (vocals, programming and live keyboards) and Kieran Thornton (guitars and backing vocals).
AUGER burst onto an unsuspecting scene in mid-2017 with their double-sided debut single "My Guardian / New Life" (Rebco Records) quickly followed by their debut album "The Awakening" (Rebco). Both releases enjoyed critical acclaim and substantial airplay on both scene radio shows worldwide, and at club nights (for those early plays the band will always be extremely grateful).
They perfected their stagecraft with a series of high profile support slots around the UK with the likes of Cruxshadows, Gothminister, Ost + Front, Inkubus Sukkubus, Davey Suicide, Solar Fake, Massive Ego, Sulpher, Unzucht, Young Gods and Combichrist, culminating in being chosen as UK tour support for Lord Of The Lost.
As a result of all this activity, they were picked up by darkTunes Music Group (Germany) for a three-album deal. This saw their debut album 'The Awakening' being remixed, remastered and re-released worldwide in mid-2018. It spent 8 weeks in the German Alternative Chart (DAC) reaching No3 and the band enjoyed significant exposure in Sonic Seducer Magazine.
It was now time for the band to step out on the wider European stage which has seen them play in Belgium (Wave Festival), The Netherlands (with both Mesh and She Past Away), Finland (Lumous Festival), Estonia (Darkland Fire Festival), Malta (Dark Malta Festival with Lord Of The Lost), Austria (Schattenwelt Festival with Blutengel), and many shows in Germany (including tour supports with Stoneman and Clan of Xymox).
A new single and video were released in the run-up to their second album called 'Find My Own Way Out'. This spent 8 weeks in the DAC reaching the hallowed No1 spot. Their second album was released mid-2019 entitled 'From Now On I', complete with an animated video for 'When We Are Apart'. The album reached No5 in the DAC, meaning both albums to date have now gone top five.
Their 3rd album, INSURGENCE, is set to be released on Friday 15th May and will be preceded by two new singles and promotional videos.
AUGER stand ready to unleash a new torrent of dynamic electro-industrial beats, to herald a new chapter in their journey. We trust you will join us, It's going to be one hell of a ride!
AUGER describe their unique sound as 'dynamic dark rock', being a hyper-melodic amalgam of electronic rock, industrial, goth, dance and metal. Blending throaty guitars with delicate synth melodies and wrapping them up with clean, deep vocals is how AUGER go about bending the rules of genre specificity.
The band enjoy a very close relationship with their fans who are known as 'Miners.'
Kyle co-produced, engineered, mixed and featured on the Massive Ego 'Church Of The Malfunctioned' (Out Of Line Records) album.