Independent Music Promotions today announced that New Jersey hard rockers AUG will make their UK debut this September in support of their critically acclaimed full-length, Be Careful What You Wish For. With a brand of melodic hard rock that MetalAssault.com believes should “make a more widespread mark on the world of hard rock and heavy metal,” AUG have performed with legends such as Dokken, Great White, and Blue Oyster Cult. More information on Be Careful What You Wish For and AUG’s UK tour is available on the band’s official site.
According to Neil Arnold’s review in Metal Forces Magazine UK, Be Careful What You Wish For is a “staggeringly brilliant composition.” He calls original songs such as “Little Green Fairy” equal to “Black Sabbath at its most frolicking,” and “Light of Day” a “traditional metal firing on all cylinders, with a nod to Ozzy.” Arnold also touts AUG’s closing cover of Toto’s 1982 classic “Africa” by recognizing that “it’s clear that AUG can do no wrong and remain versatile within their framework of weighty hard
rock.” Be Careful What You Wish For was recorded at the world-renowned House of Loud studio in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The album was mixed and mastered by veteran producer and engineer “Mad Max” Caselnova at Clearcut Recording.
Anthony “Aug” Agostine and Tommy Strange, both seasoned veterans in the New York and New Jersey hard rock scene, formed AUG in 2010 after leaving the popular New Jersey band Fractured Mirror. After teaming with veterans Rich Tanis on bass and Russ LaMater on drums, AUG’s lineup was set. In 2011, AUG released their debut full-length, 20 Years in Hell.
20 Years in Hell received several great reviews by such notables as Eddie Truck, host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. As a result of Truck’s interest in the band, AUG were invited to perform at the 2011 TMS Christmas party, an event they have hosted each year since. 20 Years in Hell went on to climb ReverbNation’s “Hot 500 Rock” chart, reaching the #2 position in 2012. AUG have since held a position in the top 20 of the New York/New Jersey metro area rock charts.
2014 “UK DOMINATION” SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
- Thursday, 4th Sept. – The Junction (Plymouth)
- Friday, 5th Sept. – Joiners (Southampton)
- Saturday, 6th Sept. – Chill Bar (Ilfracombe)
- Tuesday, 9th Sept. – Dove and Rainbow (Sheffield)
- Wednesday, 10th Sept. – Snooty Fox (Wakefield)
- Thursday, 11th Sept. – Iron Road Rock Bar (Evesham)
- Friday, 12th Sept. – The Patriot (Crumlin, Wales)
- Saturday, 13th Sept. – The Duke (Neath)
- Sunday, 14th Sept. – Doghouse (Nottingham)
- Tuesday, 16th Sept. – Scruffy Murphy’s (Birmingham)
- Wednesday, 17th Sept. – 12 Bar (London)