The All Underground Rock All Day (AURA) Festival has announced a 12-band lineup for its 12th iteration, set for Feb. 16 next year.

Death metal giants Fit For An Autopsy will co-headline their first appearance at the festival. Metalcore legends ZAO return to co-headline for a second year. Florida hardcore band Evergreen Terrace returns as well to round out the top tier of the festival’s lineup.

In the rest of the mix are both stalwarts and newcomers of metal and hardcore. Depressor and Vatican will represent the hometown as the only two Savannah bands on the lineup. Vatican, a metallic hardcore band, garnered national attention with their last two releases and rarely play a home show these days due to a relentless touring schedule. Depressor just released a new album in May of this year.


AURA Fest will take over Ships of the Sea Museum's North Garden once again, with an all-day onslaught of metal bands, libations, food and activities. Dark Shark Taco Attack, Ta Ca Japanese Fusion, The Sentient Bean, Jenni’s Treats on the Street and Nuts About Savannah will all be on hand with food options.

Tickets for the all-ages festival start at $28 in advance. The $45 VIP ticket includes a gift bag, AURA Fest T-shirt, koozie, swag from sponsor Jack Daniels and a meet and greet with the performing artists.

The lineup:

Fit For An Autopsy (Death metal | Jersey City, N.J.)


ZAO (Metalcore | Greensburg, Penn.)


Evergreen Terrace (Melodic hardcore | Jacksonville, Fla.)


Old Wounds (Hardcore | New Jersey)


LIMBS (Post-hardcore | Tampa Bay, Fla.)


Great American Ghost (Hardcore | Boston)


The Funeral Portrait (Hard rock | Atlanta)


Vatican (Metallic hardcore | Savannah)


Holy+Gold (Post-hardcore | Atlanta)


Second Death (Metalcore | Valdosta)


Awake at Last (Hard rock | Dover, Del.)


Depressor (Metalcore | Savannah)