The concept of Aurora Borealis first originated in 1994 while vocalist/guitarist Ron Vento was playing with the Atlanta based death metal act Lestregus Nosferatus, Ron parted ways with the band because he wanted to pursue a different style and lyrical approach to the music.
After endlessly searching for players in Atlanta, Ron ventured to Tampa, Florida. There he found Tony Laureano (AngelCorpse) to fill the drum position, and the first MCD “Mansions Of Eternity” was completed in May of 1996. All vocals, bass and guitars were performed by Ron, due to never finding adequate players. The CD was recorded at Morrisound studios and mixed by Scott Burns, and had an excellent reception worldwide.
Upon Completion, Ron relocated to Maryland and started material for the next CD. Being that Tony Laureno was very busy with other projects a new drummer was also sought, and Derik Roddy (Hate Eternal) was found. Derik has played on numerous recordings, most recently of which was Malevolent Creation’s “In Cold Blood”. Bassist Jay Eckert was also added. The full length CD debut entitled “Praise the Archaic Lights Embrace” was then recorded at Sound Lab studios during Oct/Nov of 97. Again the band self financed the recording as well as the release of the new disc, due to the fact that all the offers received were not very favourable. The CD again had taken the metal world by storm, and sold out of the first pressing in only a few months.