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Latest Azooma News

Below is our complete Azooma news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Azooma Enters The Studio

After releasing debut EP, "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster," in May 2014 through Xtreem Music, Iranian death metal act Azooma has now entered the studio to start recording a first full-length studio album, which will be released this year again via Xtreem Music.

The recording will take place in Mashhad at Azooma Studio under the supervision of the band's drummer Saeed Shariat. Saeed commented: "We are excited indeed to bring some new material to our fans. Our upcoming album will have more horror, a more complicated story and more blood. This is something different and we assure you that this one will blow your mind, it's something you haven't heard before."

The band also recently signed a management contract with Mohsen Fayazi and Stargazer Consultancy. Mohsen commented on Azooma's forthcoming album: "I am glad that these guys found their way on the Death Metal path of glory. By listening to the demos of Azooma's upcoming album, I can say they found their signature style in this genre of music."

If you're one of these few scatterbrains that only consumes mainstream shit and still don't know this awesome band, you can discover the previous EP in full below. More...

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Azooma Streaming Full New EP

Officially due out June 15th via Xtreem Music, today you can hear full the mini-CD "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" by Iranian death metal band Azooma. Check it out below, and Xtreem Music also comments on the release:

"An intense, technical and crushing death metal in its purest state that doesn't understand about labels or trends which blends brutality and melody achieving a result that won't leave imperturbed any self-respected death metal lover..." More...

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Azooma Posts New EP Trailer

Iranian death metal band Azooma is about to see debut EP "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" released through Xtreem Music next June 15th, but as an advance preview, the band created a video teaser with excerpts from the EP's 6 songs. Check out the footage below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Preface
2. Chapter I: Self-Inflected
3. Chapter II: Eridanus Supervoid
4. Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion
5. Chapter IV: Gyrocompass
6. Appendix More...

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Azooma Reveals New EP Details

The release date for the debut EP from Iranian death metal band Azooma has been set for June 15th through Xtreem Music and will be entitled "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster." Check out the advance song "Encapsulated Delusion" in the player below.

Azooma frontman Shahin Vaqfipour commented on the concept: "We really like the idea of telling a story throughout this EP, we want each song to be unique but all of them to relate to each other and complete each other. We wanted to create something new and at the same time, staying true to the roots of Death Metal and its traditions.

"'A Hymn of the Vicious Monster' is about a normal person who seems to be a victim of the situations he is in, but eventually it becomes clear that if the conditions are right, he can turn into the monster which he thinks he is a victim of.

"It's the nature of mankind. If he has the opportunities, he can turn into something evil which he thinks he would never be and do some vicious deeds. Everyone has this potential, but the true power and purity is not to let this nature, this essence grow."

The EP was mixed and mastered by Iranian producer Ehsan Imani in Mixter Blaze Studio and the artwork was created by the young and talented artist Shahryar Shervin. Shahin comments: More...

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Azooma Signs To Xtreem Music

The Iranian death metal warriors in Azooma have just signed a worldwide contract with Xtreem Music. As a result the band will be releasing debut EP "A Hymn of the Vicious Monster" in both digital and CD formats this Summer while Azooma works on a full-length album for 2015.

Guitarist Ahmad Tokallou commented: "This is what we have been waiting for and it is not only because of our hard work, but also the help from some great and kind friends, who are invisible to others but shared their mighty energy and kindness with us... Xtreem Music is a great label, and this encourages us and give us more hope to go forward… you will hear more from Azooma!"

"It's one of the best things that can happen for an artist to co-operate with a good and reliable company such as Xtreem Music," drummer Saeed Shariat says. "I have a good feeling about it and we hope to satisfy metal heads more… Just wait for our EP, it will make necks ache!"

Dave Rotten, president of Xtreem Music and main man of Avulsed, stated the following: "The very first time I heard Azooma, I was extremely surprised by their combination of sheer brutality and technical skills at the same time as their EP sounds really heavy with a great production. I'm running the label since 1990 and this is the very first band from Middle East that I decided to sign. They have the right attitude and overall… they sound fucking great!! Hopefully Azoomawill help to break barriers for other good bands in these countries where extreme Metal isn't that popular".

An 8 minute live documentary of the band's participation on a Persian metal festival last October can also be seen below. More...

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Azooma Covers Morbid Angel

Persian metal outfit Azooma recently inked a deal with Stargazer Consultancy. The band comments:

"We are excited to announce that we have recently signed a contract with Stargazer Consultancy, which is powered by the first Iranian metal music journalist and publicist Mohsen Fayyazi. We started to find our way in the metal world about 10 years ago, it was not easy as perhaps many of you know, we faced several difficulties, but now we took another step forward into the metal music industry. Ahmad, Saeed, Shahin and Farid's best wishes to you all, especially to all Persian metalheads."

Azooma recently finished recording a conceptual EP, which includes stories about human misery, time travelling and awakening. The band has also paid tribute to the legendary Morbid Angel by covering “Dawn Of Angry." Check it out in the clip below. More...

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Azooma Working On New EP

Persian death metallers Azooma have just announced that they are going to enter the studio to record a new EP entitled "A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster." Guitarist Ahmad Takalou stated the following:

"We are getting ready to go into the studio and all the songs are written already. This EP is going to be one that will make us recognizable. And this will be a conceptual one with an interesting story. I believe our fans are the best, so we are going to create the best for the best.

"We are really happy about this reunion, we are back stronger than ever and you will hear more from us soon. We want to present you with real progressive Persian death metal. We would like to thank our fans and friends for supporting us throughout the years and we hope they keep supporting us."

Azooma is:

Shahin Vaqfipour - vocals
Ahmad Tokallou - guitar
Farid Shariat - bass
Saeed Shariat - drums More...

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