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Azarath

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

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Fall of Summer Festival 2017 - Torcy, France

September 8th - Day One

Vive le Fall of Summer Festival 2017! My girlfriend and I arrived in Paris the day before the festival jet lagged and without a plan on how to get to the town of Torcy, the home of Fall of Summer Festival. So we did what any metalhead might do in this situation, we went to THE metal bar in town and for Paris, that bar is Le Black Dog. Located a stumble away from the Seine River and in the middle of a popular food and entertainment district, you wouldn’t even know it’s a metalhead sanctuary from the outside.

After sheepishly stepping inside, the bar was packed with plenty of other metalheads. Black metal was blaring over the sound system and I observed there was a solid beer selection and plenty of Fall of Summer posters and drink coasters strewn about. After attempting to ask the bartenders and then realizing there was somewhat of a language barrier going on, I said “fuck it.” I shoved four of the Fall of Summer cardboard beer coasters into my girlfriend’s purse and decided that we’d figure it out the next day.

The first day of the fest, we decided to call our cab driver that drove us from the airport to take us to Fall of Summer and after a 40 minute drive, we arrived in Torcy. After winding through a few country roads, the all familiar seas of tents became visible. Our driver asked us where he should go to drop us and I told him anywhere near the mass of black t-shirts…duh! After a relatively short wait in line with several dozen of anxious festival attendees (approximately 1 hour), we were inside of Fall of Summer. Our first mission was to get adult beverages and food and to accomplish that we had to purchase “tokens.” After securing enough tokens for a day, we were able to complete our mission and finally set out to see our first band of the day.

Necrowretch, a death metal band from France no less, played a tight and aggressive set under a cloud filled sky. The crowd was small, but it was obvious that people were still making their way into the fest while they played. In fact, it was evident that at some point, there was going to be rain in the forecast. We weren’t worried, we had ponchos!

After Necrowretch, we started exploring the festival grounds. What a better place to start our exploration other than the merch area. There were about a dozen or so vendors, plus a bar and a café to peruse through. In addition, and most importantly, there were umbrella covered standing areas to chill…err…I mean escape from the rain that would dominate most of Friday’s festivities. The second band of the day was the blackened jazz version of Shining. Also hailing from Norway, this version was a last minute replacement band when Saint Vitus unfortunately had to drop off the fest. Without a doubt, The Shining were one of the more eclectic bands of the entire fest, they poured on the saxophone around the same time the rain ramped up its performance.

As the rain continued to soak everyone to the bone, that didn’t stop us and the rest of the festival attendees from checking out Gaahl’s Wyrd. Performing a swath of material from Gorgoroth, God Seed and Trelldom, Gaahl commanded a ten song set that made everyone forget about the rain for the time being. At one point, and I apologize for not remembering which song it was, but he sang in French to which the hometown fans responded in earnest. Ending his set with “Prosperity and Beauty,” the ever so eloquent Gaahl saluted with a sincere “Merci beaucoup” before exiting the stage.

After being soaked to the bone, the weather unfortunately got the best of us on this first day of Fall of Summer. As we made our way towards the exits, we were able to watch a couple songs from Blasphemy’s set. Covered from head to toe in chains, spikes and black leather, Blasphemy blasted the crowd with sheer brutality. As a teenager, I remember purchasing their debut album on Wild Rags Records and I, like most that followed them back then, are probably surprised by their rise to becoming a cult legend among extreme metal purists. Well, that was it for day one of Fall of Summer, hopefully the next day would be drier. More...

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Azarath Kicking Off European Tour

Polish death/black metal crew Azarath will kick off a European tour supporting Immolation and Melechesh this Thursday (September 7th) in Germany.

The band will be performing tracks from recently released new studio album, "In Extremis." Catch these upcoming Azarath tour dates:

7.09. GER Munich / Backstage München
8.09. CH Huttikon / Meh Suff
9.09. FR Paris / Fall of Summer Festival
10.09. BEL Roeselare / De Verlichte Geest
11.09. GER Oberhausen / Helvete Pub - Club - Live Stage
13.09. ITA Vercelli / Officine Sonore
14.09. ITA Prato / Exenzia
15.09. ITA Brescia / Circolo Colony
16.09. ITA San Dona di Piave (VE) / Revolver
17.09. SER Belgrade / Dom Omladine
18.09. ROM Bucarest / Fabrica
19.09. ROM Cluj Napoca / Flying Circus
20.09. HUN Budapest / Dürer Kert
21.09. SK Bratislava / Randal
22.09. CZ Prague / Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice
23.09. SK Kosice / Colloseum
24.09. CZ Ostrava / Barrack
26.09 POL Kraków / Zet Pe Te
27.09. POL Wroclaw / Klub Pralnia
28.09. POL Gdynia / Klub Muzyczny Ucho
29.09. POL Warszawa / Klub Proxima More...

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year's impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

"First of all, we're glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, 'Codex Omega,' with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you'll have one week to revise before the festival so don't miss it.

"Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

"They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven't visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth's drummer, who promises you a kickass performance." More...

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Azarath Streams Full New Album

Polish death/black metal group Azarath today offer up an advance stream of forthcoming album "In Extremis," which is due out on April 7th via Agonia Records. Listen to the album early via the YouTube player below. 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 Posts "Let My Blood Become His Flesh"

The Polish death/black metal tyrants from Azarath have today premiered a new song from their forthcoming album "In Extremis," which is set to be released on April 7th via Agonia Records. Check out "Let My Blood Become His Flesh" below.

Several previously released songs are also available, including "At The Gates Of Understanding" as well as "Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)."

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Azarath Begins Its "Annihilation"

Polish black/death metal group Azarath released another new song for streaming. Check out "Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)" in the player below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming release "In Extremis," due out on April 7th via Agonia Records.

Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, "In Extremis" 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 (song streaming here)
6. Parasu Blade
7. Sign of Apophis
8. Into the Nameless Night
9. Venomous Tears (Mourn of the Unholy Mother)
10. Death

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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
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
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!"

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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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