AUG is Hard Rock w/ a metal edge. Their music is straight forward, hard driving and melodic. AUG came from the two founding members of the original act Fractured Mirror (not the Ace cover band) Anthony "Aug" Agostine and Tommy Strange. Both are veterans of NY/NJ music scene. With the addition of seasoned veteran players Rich Tanis on Bass and Russ LaMater on Drums, AUG was set in stone. 20 YEARS IN HELL, AUG'S first release has received great reviews, by such notables as VH1 Classic's TMS host Eddie Trunk. They also performed at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 "THAT METAL SHOW" Christmas PARTY's at Dingbatz w/ Eddie, Don and Jim. Having raised all the way up the charts on REVERBNATIONS "HOT 500" Rock to the #2 position. They have consistently held a TOP 20 position in the NY/NJ metro area ROCK charts for over 2 years.
While the first album "20 YEARS IN HELL" was pretty much a "basement project", the follow up release "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR..." AUG took it to a new level. All the tracks were recorded at the word famous "HOUSE OF LOUD" in Saddle Brook, NJ. The album was mixed and mastered at CLEARCUT RECORDING a few miles away in Garfield, NJ w/ veteran producer/engineer and "MAD" Max Caselnova. All it takes is one listen and you will be hooked !!!!
With the addition of Doug Bryan on Lead guitar and a very successful 3 week tour in the UK, AUG will finish off 2014 by once again being the host band for VH1 Classic’s “THAT METAL SHOW Christmas Party”. 2015 will be a full year of touring the US as well as heading back to Tour Europe once again !!!