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Kult Ov Azazel

Formed: 2000
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kult Ov Azazel News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kult Ov Azazel Releases New Video

U.S. black metal outfit Kult Ov Azazel has released a new official video for the song "Dawn of Luciferian Enlightenment." Comments front man Xaphan:

"The video was something we decided to put together using tour footage and photos from the past year. It was conceptualized between myself and Ricktor (Wolfpack 44/Electric Hellfire Club/Coven) with him creating and editing the video."

At this time, the band has half of a new album recorded as a pre-production demo and continues to forge forward with the pre-production recordings. “Violators of the Covenant” will be the first album recorded with the group's new line-up and will feature the recording appearances of Hag (vocals), Necrol (guitar), Armanen (bass), along with longtime members Xaphan (guitar/vocals) and Hammer (drums).

The album will be recorded and produced by the band at S.B.S. Studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will include ten tracks. More information will be revealed shortly. More...

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Kult Ov Azazel / Wormreich Post Tour Recap

U.S. black metal bands Kult Ov Azazel and Wormreich recently concluded their “Archons ov Darkness” tour. Now the front men from both groups - Xaphan (Kult Ov Azazel) and Vulk (Wormreich) have issued tour recaps and video footage.

Xaphan comments: "Now that the first leg of the 'Archons ov Darkness' has come to an end, we'd like to thank all parties and individuals that contributed to making these dates a success. We also thank all the die-hards that showed up to witness the blasphemous destruction of Kult Ov Azazel every night. We look forward to the second leg in August with Wormreich as our direct support again. We came, we conquered, we decimated, and we will resume this all again in a few months, this time blazing a path of destruction on the Western Annihilation leg of the 'Archons ov Darkness' tour."

Vulk adds: "Archons ov Darkness Pt. I was a resounding success. We thank each and every one who came out and supported us in any way. We have successfully laid waste to the South with our brothers and close allies in Kult Ov Azazel and we shall continue to do so in other parts of the country during part II, all for the glory of Satan and the Black Flame. Expect us. Expect Kult Ov Azazel. Expect total fucking aural annihilation once again!" More...

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Kult Ov Azazel Announces Shows With Wormreich

U.S. black metal band Kult Of Azazel and Wormreich are joining forces for the "Archons Ov Darkness" tour this coming May. Kult Ov Azazel guitarist / vocalist Xaphan comments:

"After a year of down time, we are looking forward to getting back out in a live setting, playing some new music, as well as old, and just as importantly picking up where we left off with Wormreich last year due to the accident they were involved in. But most of all, this is just the rebirth. We’re back in full force and ready to leave blazing, scorched paths of annihilation to all four corners of the Earth. We’ve returned. Expect us…"

Womreich's Vulk adds: "We in Wormreich are incredibly excited to take part in the Archons ov Darkness mini-tour. As some may know, at around this time last year we were touring with Kult ov Azazel during the ill-fated Reich ov Khaos tour. To us, this is redemption and a chance to set things right with our brothers in KoA. Now that Alpha Omega is involved, we know that this run will be a success. Wormreich is sharpening its' blades in order to wreak havoc on the world once again, so fucking beware!" More...

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Kult Ov Azazel Working On Album

Hailing from Florida, the blasphemous and blackened metal act Kult Ov Azazel spits forth hate towards humanity and religion. The band's latest full length studio album "Destroying The Sacred" came out in 2009 via Arctic Music.

At the start of the year, Kult Ov Azazel revealed a new pre-production demo track for "Corpus Edimus, Sanguinem Bibimus," featuring a guest solo by Phil Fasciana of Malevolent Creation.

At this time, the band has half of a new album recorded as a pre-production demo and continues to forge forward with the recordings. "Violators of the Covenant" will be the first album recorded with the band's new line-up, featuring Hag (vocals), Necrol (guitar), Armanen (bass), along with longtime members Xaphan (guitar/vocals) and Hammer (drums).

The album will be recorded and produced by the band at S.B.S. Studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will include ten tracks. More information will be revealed shortly.

Kult Ov Azazel comments: "We are extremely pleased to announce we will be signing on with Alpha Omega for our management and booking. We have absolute belief that working with this fine organization will be what Kult Ov Azazel needs to excel to the next level. We are looking forward to releasing our fifth full length studio album, Violators of the Covenant, and getting out on tour in support of it. We know that with the help and support of Alpha Omega this will all become a reality much sooner than later."

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Wolfpack 44 Premieres New Track "The Black March"

Wolfpack 44 - a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Ricktor Ravensbrück from The Electric Hellfire Club and vocalist/guitarist Julian Xes from Kult ov Azazel - premieres the new track "The Black March", taken from the debut album titled "The Scourge", out in stores on January 20, 2016, via Deadlight Entertainment. The effort among others includes guest appearances of vocalist Thomas Thorn (The Electric Hellfire Club), vocalist Jinx Dawson (Coven), guitarists Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol (Dark Funeral).

Check out now "The Black March" below.

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Kult Ov Azazel Disbanding

Long running Florida metal band Kult Ov Azazel has been put down - may it rest in chaos! The band issued this statement:

"On June 10th a decision was made to disband Kult ov Azazel. This was a hard decision to make and still is bitter pill to swallow. After having to cancel all dates for the Archons ov Darkness tour it’s become apparent that over the past couple of years the band has ended up with employees rather than mates. This was a big factor in the decision to end the band.

"It’s become a financial burden to continue under the current circumstances. When camaraderie comes with a price attached it’s also a sign to the end. This was not the way Kult ov Azazel was intended to be. The band begun with two guys with a shared vision which in turn sought out other like minded individuals to create music with. It was not about money. It was not about fame. It was to write music that spoke directly to us. It was our conduit and was something we were passionate about.

"Some where down the line this ended. Passions changed with certain members, members came and went and what was left was one person trying to hold it all together, trying to keep things moving forward. That has increasingly become harder over the years. A band requires all members to have that drive otherwise stagnation begins to set in. And what is a band if only a few have that driving passion? It becomes an obstacle. That’s where the cards have fallen here.

"It’s unfortunate but at some point one has to stop dreaming and look at the cold hard reality of things. After facing reality it was evident that this decision had to be made. Thanks to all the members in current form and past that have marched within the ranks over the past seventeen years. Some of those bonds made will hold forever. With all that said, just remember that with death comes birth…" More...

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Kult Ov Azazel Releasing Split With Wormreich

Kult Ov Azazel had been working on an upcoming split release with Wormreich before that band and Khaotika were in a fatal van crash. Now Kult Of Azazel has issued the following update about the split continuing as planned:

"We'll begin recording our portion of the Kult ov Azazel/Wormreich split that was already in the pipeline before the accident happened hopefully in the next few weeks.

"Our songs that will appear have already been demo'd out and at this point we just need to get Azagkur in to do drum tracking for the three songs one which will feature Vulk from Wormreich on bass. The Wormreich portion was for the most part recorded before all this happened.

"This MUST be done to honor the memory of Vathron and Vidarr not to mention we must finish what has already been started. AMSG!"

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Kult Of Azazel Parts With Drummer

Florida black metal outfit Kult Ov Azazel has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Hammer has been dismissed from Kult ov Azazel. He has been replaced by Azagkur (Master (live)/Rumpelstiltskin Grinder/ex-Woe).

"We thank Hammer for his past contributions and wish him well in his future projects but at this point on it is impossible for him to continue with Kult ov Azazel.

"This is a much needed overhaul and will allow us the ability to move forward with getting a new album recorded for you all and the opportunity to do more live shows or touring in the near future. We are looking forward to destroying the masses this March and April with this new lineup!"

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Kult Of Azazel Re-Recruits Bassist

Florida based black metal act Kult Ov Azazel has issued the following brief update online about re-recruiting former bassist Xul and working on a new album:

"Xul is back!!! The band is happy to announce his return to the kult. Although he will be unable to participate in live rituals we will continue to operate without him on that front. However he will be writing and recording with us on the new Kult ov Azazel album."

Further details on the follow-up to the previous full-length album "Destroying the Sacred" will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out more info on Kult of Azazel via the band's Facebook profile.

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The Evil Amidst Posts New Songs Online

South Florida death metal band The Evil Amidst, featuring members of Malevolent Creation, HatePlow and Kult ov Azazel, has just released songs from their upcoming debut CD, "Lords of the Nine." You can hear them streaming on the band's MySpace player.

The album was produced by Brian Elliott (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains) at Mana Recording Studios and is to be fully released on September 29th on iTunes.

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Kult Ov Azazel Announces US Tour Dates

Florida black metal band Kult Ov Azazel has announced the following tour and festival dates:

Oct 24 2009 - Milwaukee Blackened Festival @ The Rave/Eagles Club - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 31 2009 - The Black Castle - Los Angeles, California
Nov 21 2009 - East Coast Black Metal Fest @ The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, Pennsylvania
May 29 2010 - Michigan Deathfest 20th Anniversary - Battle Creek, Michigan

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Hostile City Death Fest Lineup Announced

The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:

Deicide
Monstrosity
Vital Remains
Pessimist
Anal Cunt
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Absu
Jungle Rot
XXX Maniac
Bloodsoaked
Submerged in Dirt
Goreaphobia
RumpelstiltskinGrinder
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Insatanity
Polterchrist
Strong Intention
Cursed From Birth
Machina Infernus
Sedna
In Her Virgin Womb

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Kult Ov Azazel Streaming New Song Online

Florida black metal band Kult Ov Azazel has issued the following announcement about streaming two new songs online:

"The North American release date for Destroying The Sacred is June 2, 2009. To our knowledge there is no European distribution at this point. We have streamed another song titled Gutting Religious Heritage on the Myspace page. You can also hear the song Conquer & Decimate there as well. We have added interviews from 2008 with Satan’s Sadist and Funeral March Zine at the website (www.kultovazazel.com).

"We are also offering an advance track of Conquer & Decimate to all metal broadcast & internet radio shows for play. Contact radio@kultovazazel.com and we'll reply back with the download link. Include a link to your radio show in the email. No link, no reply. The mp3 is high quality audio (320 kbps, 44.1 KHz, Stereo) made in the studio from the master disc.

"Destroying The Sacred is also our last contracted album with Arctic Music. It’s been a great working with them on the past four albums but our contractual obligations are done and we are now on the hunt for a new label. Labels interested in working with Kult ov Azazel can contact triplesixmanagement@kultovazazel.com."

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Kult Ov Azazel Delays New Album Release Date

Florida based black metal band Kult Ov Azazel has issued the following statement:

"The release date for Destroying The Sacred has been delayed until June. We were informed from Arctic Music that the North American distributor has refused to distribute the album due to the cover art. This is the not the first time we have encountered problems likes this with our releases be it the graphic or lyrical content. We have already remedied the situation with a slip insert that will go over the cover art and the only real setback is that the original release date has been pushed back.

The good news however is we have streamed another new track on the Kult ov Azazel MySpace page. The song is Storm The Gates and is track 4 on the forthcoming album. We have also confirmed participation on a Venom tribute split with Teratism. This split vinyl release will be titled In League With Satan and released through Negativity Records with a limited run of 666 copies. We are also working on putting together a CD/DVD release to be released later in the year through Arctic Music."

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Kult Ov Azazel Delays New Album

Florida black metallers, Kult Ov Azazel, have issued the following update:

"We were originally asked and prepared to do the Horna tour that many have been emailing about. There have been numerous bulletins and news sources on the internet stating we are on the tour. However, this is not the case."

"We had to reschedule our studio time from August to October. We are now entering Mana Studio in Tampa, FL to record the next album titled Destroying the Sacred from October 28 thru November 11." More...

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Kult Ov Azazel To Record New Album In August

Florida black metal natives Kult Ov Azazel have checked in with the following, very brief message.

"We will enter Mana Studio in August to record the next album which will be titled Destroying the Sacred.

No other updates to report."

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Kult Ov Azazel's Xaphan Checks In

KULT OV AZAZEL guitarist/vocalist Xaphan has posted this message on the band's official website:

"Nine years ago this month Xul and I formed what has become known as KULT OV AZAZEL. Over these years many members have come and gone yet this band has been consistent in our vision and to what KULT OV AZAZEL represents. We have remained true to the roots and never wavered from our approach despite those who openly or through media outlets have denounced, avoided or shunned us. Nine years ago this band was founded on the tenets of Black Metal and it will continue to remain true to these principals. Thanks to those that have supported or helped KULT OV AZAZEL out in any way. To you we raise the horns!"

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Kult Ov Azazel Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Florida-based black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have posted the following message on their web site:

"Canadian dates have been [announced]. The band has also made the decision to morph KULT OV AZAZEL back to its original form keeping the core of the band a three-piece while utilizing session members to fill in for live occasions. With this change comes the return of VJS into the band as live session member. Both Necrol and VJS will hold alternating live positions within KULT OV AZAZEL from here on out. The Canadian dates will mark the first live performances with VJS since the 2005 Hellstorm of Unholy Legions Tour."

KULT OV AZAZEL's "Three Dates of Blasphemy: Canadian Desecration" tour dates:

Sep. 14 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada – [to be announced]
Sep. 15 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Metal Bar
Sep. 16 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – [to be announced] More...

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Kult Ov Azazel Writing New Album, Preparing DVD

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update:

"Writing for the new album has been going well. Since beginning pre-production back in December, we have the majority of the material written. We will convene again this week to finish the writing and demo process. The album's title will be Destroying The Sacred and will include 10 new songs. Two songs have yet to be written, those being written this week, yet song titles/track listing will be (in no particular order): 'Prelude To Holocaust', 'The Plagues Of Mankind', 'Slaughter The Prophet', 'I Am The Devil', 'Sacrilege: Destroying The Sacred', 'Gutting Religious Heritage', 'Conquer & Annihilate' and 'The Lucifer Principal' plus a POSSESSED cover as a bonus track. This album will complete our four-album contract with Arctic Music with a release date planned for early 2008.

"Also in the works are preparations for the first official Kult Ov Azazel DVD. Over the next few months we'll be gathering material from The Swarm of Eternal Blackness 2004 and Hellstorm of Unholy Legions 2005 tours as well as other one off shows spanning 2003-2006.

"Lastly, we are in the process of confirming one live show for Mexico for this year and a 35 date tour beginning in 2008. Dates will be posted within time.

"Our website, www.kultovazazel.com has also been updated including interviews with Metalikos and Mortem Zines along with promo videos for 'Trampling The Cross', 'An Eternity With Satan' and 'Invoking The Infernal Majesty' under the media section."

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Kult Ov Azazel Read "Destroying the Sacred"

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following update via their official web site:

"Pre-production for the next album is slated to begin in December. Working title for this assault will be "Destroying the Sacred". Songs to appear on the album are 'Slaughter the Prophet', 'I am the Devil', 'Conquer & Annihilate', 'Bind, Torture, Kill' and 'Sacrilege: Destroying the Sacred'. Further details will follow as the album progresses."

KULT OV AZAZEL's third album, "The World, The Flesh & The Devil", was released in June 2005 via Arctic/Crash Music Inc. The CD was recorded and engineered by Shawn Ohtani, and was mastered by Erik Rutan at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida.

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