Crushing New DAWN OF AZAZEL Prog-Death Tracks Available

The Tides Of Damocles is the wrath-infested new full-length from long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal unit, DAWN OF AZAZEL. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles, independently released today, marks the trio’s first new offering in six years. Recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak, the ten track manifestation hurls forth forty-eight minutes of traumatic, scrupulously detailed death metal mastery.

 Experience The Tides Of Damocles in all its visceral glory at THIS LOCATION.

DAWN OF AZAZEL has been regularly demolishing stages through New Zealand and Australia with future live demolitions to be announced soon. Stand by for additional announcements.

5/02/2015 The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ Suffocation, Decapitated

7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU

8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

Influenced by the sonic obliteration of bands like of Order Of Chaos, Immolation and Sarcofago, DAWN OF AZAZEL was spawned in 1999 and rapidly established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned with relentless live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia. The release of two demos and a 7″ received widespread acclaim within the underground fanzine and tape trading community. DAWN OF AZAZEL would later release their debut, the volatile The Law Of The Strong, though Agonia Records in 2003 followed by an extensive tour through New Zealand, their first ever shows in Europe and a headlining tour of Australia. Second full-length, Sedition, was unleashed via Ibex Moon and found the band playing over one-hundred-and-twenty shows with their infamy further bolstered by the controversial mix of the band’s violent and Satanic lyrical content and frontman Rigel Walshe’s occupation as a police officer becoming the subject of television and newspaper coverage at home and abroad. Third offering, Relentless, was released via Unique Leader Records followed by another glut of tour ventures. Shortly after its release, Walshe was offered a position of a covert nature within the police department. During this period from 2010 through 2013 the band went on hiatus and focused on creating new material, reemerging with the deliciously punishing tidings of The Tides Of Damocles.

The Tides Of Damocles is out now via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION and comes available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.

http://www.facebook.com/dawnofazazel
http://www.dawnofazazel.bandcamp.com/album/the-tides-of-damocles

ROTTEN SOUND Streaming EP

Finnish grindcore maniacs ROTTEN SOUND are currently streaming their six song EP Species At War at this location.

The self-recorded EP, mixed/mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios, will be released January 22 via Relapse Records in North America on CD/LP/Digital. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Check out the Salvation lyric video here.

Additionally, the band announced tour dates in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand including an appearance at the first ever Australian Obscene Extreme Festival. Plus, select shows with CATTLE DECAPITATION and label-mates ULCERATE.

Jan 18        Vasa, Finland         Leipätehdas w/ Unkind

Jan 19        Hameenlinna, Finland Suisto w/ Unkind & The Reality Show

Jan 23        Tampere, Finland    Klubi w/ Victims & Speedtrap

Jan 24        Turku, Finland        Klubi w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Jan 25        Kouvola, Finland     House of Rock w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Jan 26        Helsinki, Finland      Virgin Oil Co. w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Feb 01        Joensuu, Finland    Kerubi w/ Speedtrap
Feb 02        Jyväskylä, Finland   Lutakko
Feb 08        Sotkamo, Finland   Syke  w/ Speedtrap
Feb 09        Oulu, Finland         Nuclear Nightclub w/ Speedtrap

Feb 22        Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway    John Dee w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 23        Gothenburg, Sweden      Showdown w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 24        Stockholm, Sweden        Bergsunds Strand 43 w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 25        Copenhagen, Denmark    Pumpehuset w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 26        Hamburg, Germany         Hafenklang w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 27        Leeuwarden, Netherlands Gloppe w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 28        London, United Kingdom  Underworld w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 01        Dublin, Ireland                 The Pint w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 02        Leeds, United Kingdom     The Library Pub w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 03        Brussels, Belgium             Magasin 4 w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 04        Frankfurt Am Main, Germany  Elfer w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 05        Nova Gorica, Slovenia        Mostovna w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 06        Munchen, Germany           Feierwerk w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 07        Berlin, Germany                Bi Nuu w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 08        Warsaw, Poland                Progresja w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 09        Bischofswerda, Germany   East Club w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Apr 4          Bangkok (THA)     w/ Cattle Decapitation
Apr 5          Ho Chi Mihn (VIE)  Darts Darts Darts Club
Apr 6         Jakarta (IND)        OEF Asia
Apr 7          Bali (IND)        Katulebo moshpit area
Apr 9          Sydney (AUS)       Bald Faced Stag
Apr 11        Auckland (NZ)     w/ Rising Sun & Ulcerate
Apr 12        Wellington (NZ)   w/ Bodega & Ulcerate
Apr 13        Melbourne (AUS)  OEF  The Tote and Bendigo Hotel Australia
Apr 14        Perth (AUS)        Amplifire
May 24        Baltimore, MD     Maryland Deathfest