Hey everybody! Back with another post on a band that arose from the ashes of CYNIC:
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Metal
Formed: 1995 in Miami, Florida (USA), active
Santiago Dobles - Guitar (also in Cynic)
Alan Goldstein - Bass
Diana Serra - Vocals
Giann Rubio - Drums
Sean Reinert - Studio Drums (also in Cynic, Gordian Knot, Anomaly, Portal, Sean Malone, formerly in Death)
Sean Malone - Bass (also in Cynic, Office Of Strategic Influence, Anomaly, Clockwork, Gordian Knot)
Charlie Ekendahl - Guitar (also in Mendacity)
Richard Komatz - Drums
Jonathan Orriols - Guitar
Danishta Rivero - Vocals
Andy Deluca - Bass
Ian Hayes - Drums
Alex Meade - Guitar
1998 - Demo
1999 - Demo
2000 - Aghora (album)
2005 - Dual Alchemy (demo)
2006 - Transitions (compil.)
2006 - Formless (album)
Aghora is a progressive metal band formed in 1995 by Guitarist Santiago Dobles, rising from the ashes of pioneer Progressive Death Metal band CYNIC.
As their name indicates, the lyrical and artwork theme is focused on eastern philosophy (Aghora is a a particular school of Hindu Tantra).
In 2000 they released their first album, self titled Aghora, recorded in 1999 with Sean Malone, Sean Reinert, Charlie Ekendahl, and Danishta Rivero - so 3 members of Cynic were in the band at that time.
In the last 6 years the band has undergone various lineup changes and had been recording and working on their new album Formless that was just released.
I recommend you check em out if you're out for something that's not new, but unique - I'm not the biggest fan of female vocals, but they really create a style of their own!
Aghora Official Website
Aghora @ myspace.com
Videos @ youtube.com:
Some taps/legatos played by Santiago Dobles:
Aghora playing "Atmas Heave" live in Miami:
Acoustic Song at a radio station in Florida:
Sean Reinert & Santiago Dobles recording "Kali Yuga" in 1999:
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