Aura Noir was formed in 1993 by Aggressor (Carl-Michael Eide) and Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe). Inspired by classic 80’s acts such as Venom, Slayer & Kreator, they sent out a couple of demos before releasing the underground EP ‘Dreams Like Deserts’ in 1995. In 1996, they were joined by Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen), who contributed to the release of ‘Black Thrash Attack’, their first full-length CD. This was then followed by the ‘Deep Tracts of Hell’ album.
In 2004, they were the first band to be signed to Tyrant Syndicate Productions, a sub-label of Peaceville Records, run by Nocturno Culto and Fenriz (both of Darkthrone). They released their next album ‘The Merciless’, which featured Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest and Fenriz on guest vocals.
The band was put on hold after Aggressor was in a severe accident in late March, 2005. Despite this setback, the band continued to record new material, which resulted in a new full-length album, ‘Hades Rise’, being released on August 25, 2008. In the interim, the rest of the band had played several live gigs with a replacement drummer. However, by 2011 Aggressor has rejoined the band for live shows once again, after being out of the live line-up for several years.