Meet DemiAura, the bleeding edge of progressive metal. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, DemiAura draws its influences from rogues and giants of the genre like Iron Maiden, Rush, Fates Warning, Tesseract, Periphery, Liquid Tension, Opeth, Cynic and many others, yet remains utterly unique in its execution. DemiAura’s music is forged organically through inspired improvisation, refined into complex, atmospheric metal, uniquely seasoned with layers of cinematic depth, then ultimately delivered with a fiery technical precision.
Founded originally in the late 90’s, DemiAura is the latest incarnation of the ongoing progressive rock fusion project first conceptualized by drummer Keith Heaney. DemiAura’s fusion of many different stylistic directions and the band’s wild, unbound method of technical expression results in a dynamic sound that is often referred to as Progressive Metal Soundscapes.
DemiAura’s music is fearlessly textured with influences from an endless bevy of styles. From progressive metal to jazz fusion and even film soundtracks, nothing is off the table from where DemiAura draws its inspiration.
The band is appropriately comprised of a team of veteran musicians from wildly different backgrounds. Unafraid to deliver an unconventional presentation, DemiAura forgoes a bass guitar, instead utilizing the unique keyboard and programming skills of Jonathan Gabriel, Jr. to complete the spectrum. Along with veteran guitarist
Bobby Chavez and drummer/percussionist Keith Heaney, DemiAura had sought a vocalist for years without a proper fit, then auditioned and welcomed vocalist Chelsea Wrathchild in 2017, in a unique origin story of fate meeting opportunity.
In 2018, DemiAura recorded a multi-song demo and filmed a music video in a variety of Arizona landmark locations. DemiAura continues to perform throughout the Southwest US and beyond.