Galt Aureus | Heralds to the Sun

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Heralds to the Sun

by Galt Aureus

Galt Aureus is an incendiary group fusing original rock elements with a classical flair to create a highly dramatic music.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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2. The Glass of Fashion
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3. All Lights Fade
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4. Dark
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5. A Secret Dies
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7. Fall, The Legions
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9. And We've Just Begun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I had decided to travel the world. You see, I needed to find my muse. For no drought of ink, I realized I could wrest neither note nor phrase from my pen without this inspiration.


So I tried, first, a period of seclusion in the Amazon rainforest. I tried a long walk atop the Great Wall of China. I even tried a week’s stay in an Alaskan igloo. And though I thought I had given up there – frozen and alone in my kingdom of ice – I did find my muse at last. I found her in Paris, France.


I was in the Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House. I wanted to experience a masterful work in a place of real beauty. It was my final chance for redemption. Chopin’s Op. 11 was playing before me and I was wholly entranced. Nothing else existed. I saw a ballet of hands dancing over the keys. I saw a triumphant salute of bows beckoning my enraptured gaze. And then, I saw something else. In the highest balcony to my right, something stole my attention. It was her. My Muse. I forgot where I was. I forgot my own name. And, for the first time in my life, I forgot about the music. She could not even see me but her power was clear and I knew that I needed her. That I wanted her.


And that’s all there is to tell of our beginning. In the interminable fever since that moment, we have become one – an irrepressible force – and in our union, reborn, the grace of romantic era classical music against the fury of alternative rock: Galt Aureus.



Galt Aureus (pronounced: gault ore-E-us) is:

Saher (known on YouTube as sbGALT) – vocals, keyboard.
Susan – vocals, guitar.
Accompanied by orchestra and choir.


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Elisa Castillo

Extremely Happy
I finally got a chance to listen to the cd and we totally loved it! We take it with us when we have errands to run and it helps to take the stress out of our day. The music is simply beautiful and the vocals are amazing. I am glad I took a chance on buying it.

Mark Hensch - Hensch's Hometown Heroes

Heralds to the Sun showcases a young, extremely ambitious band whom tread the re
Something about ancient Rome intrigues me quite a bit. Something wonderfully vital exists in that time, an era in which duty was considered absolute and the world was somewhere between "emerging civilization" and "plenty of blanks left on the map." It would have been quite the time to live, and I've often wondered what a band of musicians from such an era would tell those of us living nowadays.

San Diego, California's Galt Aureus are the closest we modern music fans can get to experiencing such a Golden Age firsthand. Melding shimmering, polished arena-rock with the stately stoicism of the symphony, Galt Aureus were a fresh enough approach to alternative rock that I wrote a special feature on them about five months ago despite the fact they had but two songs to their name. Dropping debut full-length Heralds to the Sun in my mailbox, I find myself alternately perplexed, enamored, and overjoyed by the music contained on said album. It has been an exceedingly long time since something this light not only impressed me but actually made me want to listen more; Galt Aureus attack with a sincere, quiet intensity not unlike the warming rays of the Sun slowly thawing a frozen heart. It is as if I'm more hooked with each successive listen...It is in summary a labyrith of chillingly somber rock, the likes of which will surprise and dazzle you with a moody twist there, a soaring turn here.

Heralds to the Sun showcases a young, extremely ambitious band whom tread the realms of day and night with equal determination. At times light and joyous, at times dark and icy, sometimes lusty and at others restrained...There is something for everyone here and the band has plenty of ideas to work with when it comes to carving their own niche. As Heralds reaches its grand finale time and time again, one can't help but realize that Galt Aureus has been working steadily backwards; the album slowly untangles itself to reveal an entirely classical base. This forced retrogression has gives off all sorts of thematic possibilities; could the band favor a return to classical virtue? Do they see themselves as the voice of a forgotten past? Perhaps that music of any age can coexist with its later variants? Regardless, Galt Aureus are the venerable vanguards of an era long since dead; in paying tribute to the past, perhaps one can better the future. Keep your eyes on this one folks.