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Formed: 1998
From: Tczew, Poland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Azarath News

Below is our complete Azarath 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.

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Azarath Streaming New Lyric Video

The Polish death/black metal tyrants from Azarath today premiere a brand new song from their upcoming album "In Extremis," set to be released on April 7th via Agonia Records.

Available in a form of a lyric video, "At The Gates Of Understanding" is the first single to be released from the album. It arrives six long years after the band's last installment, "Blasphemers' Maledictions" from 2011.

The lyric video for "At The Gates Of Understanding" was created by Tomasz Strzalkowski and can be watched below. More...

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Azarath Reveals "In Extremis" Details

Polish black/death metal group and recent Agonia Records signee Azarath is ready to move forward with new music. On April 7th, the band (featuring drummer Inferno of long-time Behemoth fame) will return with a new album titled "In Extremis."

The eerie painting that adorns the album's cover was made by Marta Prominska (Hypnagogic Painting). Meaning "at the point of death" or "under extreme circumstances" in Latin, "In Extremis" is yet another apex reached by Azarath.

Offering a vehement ride through the netherworlds, the effort arrives six long years after its predecessor, "Blasphemers' Maledictions" (2011). Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, the opus was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Triumph of Ascending Majesty
2. Let My Blood Become His Flesh
3. Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)
4. The Slain God
5. At the Gates of Understanding
6. Parasu Blade
7. Sign of Apophis
8. Into the Nameless Night
9. Venomous Tears (Mourn of the Unholy Mother)
10. Death More...

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Azarath Signs With Agonia Records

Polish black/death metal tyrants Azarath has signed a new record deal with Agonia Records. The latest release with the label was the 2009 offering "Praise The Beast." The band is expected to release a new album, the successor to "Blasphemers' Maledictions" from six years ago, this April.

Azarath's brand of death metal is crisp, black, and while it possesses the charm of American counterparts, it remains open-minded and organic. This should not come as a surprise, considering the band's impressive line-up and cemented position as one the the best Polish acts of the genre.

Azarath crept from the shadows almost two decades ago, by the will of Inferno (of longtime Behemoth fame) and then-members Bruno and D. Six albums later, the band's line-up is shaped by the said Behemoth drummer, together with Bart (Armagedon, Damnation) on guitars, Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem, ex-Infernal War) on vocals and guitars, as well as Peter (ex-Lost Soul) on bass.

After rejoining forces with Agonia Records, Azarath is ready to shed some blood upon the altar once again in 2017. More...

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Heaven Shall Burn
God Dethroned
The Rotted
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease

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Dawn Of Disease Joining The Hatefest Tour

Dawn of Disease has issued the following announcement about joining the Hatefest 2011 tour:

"Hey everyone! First of all a big thank you to everyone who supported us at Party.San Open Air! You guys were awesome! We had much fun on stage as well as in front of the stage and backstage! Moreover there are some limited hoodies left from Party.San. If you are interested in one just send an e-mail with your size to tomasz@dawnofdisease.com.

"And here is the most important news: We are confirmed for this year's Hatefest Extreme Tour with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and Azarath in December!

"On the first two dates the Hatefest Tour will meet the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction and Heathen. It will be called the 'Metalfest Winter Edition.' On 10th December we will play at the X-Mas Festival in Geiselwind together with Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy and others. On 17th December we will play at the legendary Eindhoven Metal Meeting together with God Dethroned, Asphyx and others.

"Finally we also have bad news for you: Unfortunately our show on 3rd September with Asphyx, Disbelief, Loudblast and Fallen Saints had to be cancelled because the Ballroom in Osnabrück where the show should have taken place is renovated during that time.

"If you still do not want to miss us, visit us at the Turock Open Air on 17th September. The show is for free, you do not have to pay! See you on the road!"

Dates are as follows: More...

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Azarath Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Azarath has announced it will be taking part in both the upcoming "Blasphemer's Campaign" and "Hatefest 2011" European tours. Details on the shows are available below.

Blasphemer's Campaign 2011 with Bulldozer, Witchmaster, and Deus Mortem

02.09.2011 LUBLIN (PL) - Grafitti (+ Infernal War)
03.09.2011 KRAKÓW (PL) - Kwadrat
04.09.2011 RZESZÓW (PL) - Live
05.09.2011 KATOWICE (PL) - MegaClub (+ Infernal War)
06.09.2011 WROCLAW (PL) - Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN (PL) - Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA (PL) - Progresja (+ Infernal War)
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ (PL) - Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA (PL) - Ucho

Hatefest 2011 with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking the Goatmachine, Azarath, Dawn of Disease

Metalfest Winter Edition
2011-12-02 DE - Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
2011-12-03 DE - Gießen Hessenhallen More...

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Witchmaster Announces New Tour Dates

Witchmaster has announced upcoming tour dates with Bulldozer, Azarath, and Deus Mortem. The currently announced dates are as follows:

02.09.2011 LUBLIN – Grafitti
03.09.2011 RZESZÓW – Pod Palma
04.09.2011 KRAKÓW – TBA
05.09.2011 KATOWICE – MegaClub
06.09.2011 WROCLAW – Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN – Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA – Progresja
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ – Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA – Ucho

Witchmaster also has the following shows with Aura Noir and Bloodthirst:

11.09.2011 Warszawa / Progresja
12.09.2011 Katowice / Megaclub

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Azarath Posts New Album Artwork

The cover artwork and layout for Azarath's new album "Blasphemer's Maledictions" was painted and designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Absu, Watain, Destroyer666, Autopsy), who comments on his impressions in this way: "A new album, a new Azarath. At any given angle - Art Nouveau. Perverse ornaments, masses of air, venomous malevolence in seemingly soothing forms... Forging these virtues into an image was indeed quite some challenge, even though some seeds of the vision were already couple years old. 'Blasphemers' Maledictions' is indeed an unexpectedly crisp waft in the steadily disappointing deathmetal milieu, alas - to anticipate teutonic translation - a WICHTIG Hour strikes!"


The fifth Azarath album will be released worldwide by Witching Hour Productions in June 2011 as exclusive digibook and limited 12' LP. The track listing and details on streaming a new song from the album are available here. More...

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Azarath Announces New Album Details

Azarath has just finished working on its fifth album, with recording sessions taking place in January and February in Hertz Studio where Wieslawscy Bros were responsible for production, mixing, and mastering duties. The band's fifth album will be entitled "Blasphemer's Maledictions." Currently the band is finalizing artwork issues, with the cover of "Blasphemers' Maledictions" painted and designed by Zbigniew Bielak (Slayer, Absu, Watain, Destroyer666, Autopsy). The album will be released worldwide by Witching Hour Productions on June 6th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Arising The Black Flame
2. Supreme Reign Of Tiamat.
3. Crushing Hammer Of The Antichrist
4. Firebreath Of Blasphemy And Scorn
5. Behold The Satan's Sword
6. Under The Will Of The Lord
7. The Abjection
8. Deathstorms Raid The Earth
9. Lucifer's Rising
10. Holy Possession
11. Harvester Of Flames

Drummer Inferno commented, "I don't like to comment on such matters –but there are two words underlining everything included on this album – HAIL SATAN!!!"

You can also listen to one of the new songs, "Behold The Satan's Sword," by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Azarath Cancels April Tour Dates

Poland's Azarath had previously announced the "Unholy Carnival" tour with Vesania and Nomad. Azarath has now issued the following announcement about dropping off those dates:

"We have to inform that due to sudden and unexpected Necrosodom's job duties we have to cancel our shows during upcoming Unholy Carnival Tour in Poland. Lost Soul will play instead of Azarath, together with Vesania and Nomad."

Additional details on Azarath's upcoming live activity will be announced as it is made available from the band.

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Vesania, Azarath & Nomad Announce Polish Tour

Vesania (which features Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski of Behemoth), Azarath and Nomad will share stages of the Unholy Carnival Tour in Poland this spring.

Part I of the tour has been announced:

Apr. 13 Grafitti, Lublin, PL
Apr. 14 Pod Palma, Rzeszow, PL
Apr. 15 Fabryka, Krakow, PL
Apr. 16 Arkada, Katowice, PL
Apr. 17 Progresja, Warszawa, PL

Right before their Polish tour, Vesania will do 6 shows in Russia and Belarus with Christ Agony. The dates for this tour are as follows: More...

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Azarath To Release New Album

Azarath has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes and releasing a new album in June:

"Azarath returns with new release! Recording session of fifth album by the mighty Azarath took place in January and February in famous Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Lost Soul) where Wieslawscy Bros were responsible for production, mixing and mastering duties. The yet untitled full-length album will be released on 6th of June 2011 by Witching Hour Productions.

"Recently Azarath underwent some personal changes - Necrosodom (guitar and vocals) replaced Bruno. Bass duties are now handled by P. Music was composed and arranged by Inferno and Bart, while Necrosodom wrote all the lyrics. 10 new devilish hymns were recorded for this album. The character and atmosphere of music was changed considerably. The music is dark, ominous and spatial – in many parts refers to Black Metal and classics of the genre. Aggression and sonic massacre is not lacking at all - as this is our main frontline. More...

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Lineup Announced For Armageddon Festival

Poland's Azarath is the latest act to be confirmed for London's Armageddon festival, which takes place from June 4th - 5th, 2010 at the Relentless Garage. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The currently confirmed lineup for the festival is as follows: Nifelheim, Repugnant, Vomitor, Craven Idol, Funeral Throne, Von, Watain, The Devil's Blood, Azarath, Necro Ritual, and Sacrilegious Impalement.

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Azarath Parts Ways With Bassist / Vocalist

Polish death metallers Azarath have parted ways with their vocalist / bassist Bruno. In a brief statement the band stated that Bruno left the band to "focus on his private life." Azarath will continue on with Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, ex-Thunderbolt, ex-Throneum) as their new bass player and vocalist.

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Azarath Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Polish metallers Azarath have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

9/24 Gwint Bialystok
9/25 Stodola Warszawa
9/26 Graffiti Lublin
9/27 Pod Palma Rzeszów
9/28 Studio Kraków
9/29 Mega Club Katowice
9/30 WZ Wroclaw
10/1 Dekompresja Lódz
10/2 Eskulap Poznan
10/3 Od Nowa Torun
10/4 Parlament Gdansk

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Bilocate Confirmed For Devilstone Festival 2009

Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.

The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:

SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]

For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.

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Azarath Unveils Album Cover Artwork

Azarath has unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Praise The Beast" at their official MySpace page. The band has also issued the following statement about the album:

"Azarath recorded all tracks and started the album mixing process. Ataman Tolovy finished front cover artwork.

"Limited digi as well as vinyl release will contain bonus cover song - Acheron "Ave Sathanas". Azarath was confirmed for the XV PartySan OpenAir between 6-8th of august 2009." More...

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Azarath Signs To Deathgasm Records

Polish death metal band Azarath has signed to Deathgasm for the North American release of their upcoming fourth album, "Praise The Beast." Expect a Spring 2009 release date. Distribution in European territories will be handled by Agonia Records.

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Masachist Recording Debut Album

Guitarist Thrufel (AZARATH, YATTERING) has issued the following update regarding his MASACHIST project, also featuring Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC):

"We are currently recording our debut album 'Death March Fury' at Progresja studio in Warsaw [Poland]. So far we have recorded the drum and guitar parts. As for the drums, I have to say that Daray totaly outdid himself this time. Absolute fury, violence and bone breaking! In his own words, he has never before recorded such insane drum lines, and I must add that this album will once again prove that he truly deserves to wear that black belt of extreme drumming!!! I have played with many amazing drummers, including Zombek (YATTERING), Inferno and recently Adam from LOST SOUL (awesome death metal band), but fuck! Right now Daray is simply the best! Non-believers will soon be proven wrong" More...

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Vader, Yattering Members Unite To Form Masachist

MASACHIST is a band formed by Thrufel (guitarist known from AZARATH and YATTERING) and Daray (drummer of VADER, VESANIA and NEOLITHIC).

A posting on the band's official website states:

"The idea of creating MASACHIST has been in my mind for years but it finally took its shape after meeting Daray in 2005. Convergent music tastes and views on playing extreme sounds resulted in a will to create something new, fresh and different from what we've been playing with our bands.

Due to Daray's responsibilities in VADER we could not rehearse regularly. Nevertheless, our determination resulted in writing a promising material. So far we have recorded drum tracks for our two-song promo. You can find a sample of it here. The rest of the material should be recorded sometime in January '07.

We would like to stress that it is not just a brief cooperation. We are currently working on a full-length album. More details coming soon. Stay tuned!"

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