Long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal tyrants, Dawn Of Azazel, will release their fourth full-length next month. Titled The Tides Of Damocles, the 10-track slab of sonic violence is the trio’s first output in six years following 2009’s Relentless long-player.
The Tides Of Damocles was 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. 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 thrusts forth forty-eight minutes of harrowing, surgically precise death metal mastery.
Comments the band of their latest works: “We’re excited as fuck to resurface with this record. It has an anger and a dynamism that reflects the reasons we’ve been silent for a several years, and our aggression moving forward in spite of these obstacles. We couldn’t be more proud of this record as our contribution of something ferocious and unique to the death metal genre.”
The Tides Of Damocles tracklisting:
“Strike First, Strike Hard, Strike Often”
“The Odious Tides”
“Forever Enduring, Always Ready”
“Progeny of Pain”
“The Eagles Grasp”
The Tides Of Damocles will be released independently via the official Dawn Of Azazel BandCamp page at this location on April 28th, and come available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet. Pre-order your copy today.
Dawn Of Azazel will bring their brutality to the stage in the coming days on a slew of live excursions through New Zealand and Australia with further invasions to be announced shortly.
22 – The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, New Zealand (with Goatwhore)
18 – Napier Deathfest – Napier, New Zealand
23 – The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, New Zealand (with Napalm Death, Carcass)
2 – The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, New Zealand (with Suffocation, Decapitated)
4 – Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, Australia
29 – Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Dawn Of Azazel:
Rigel Walshe – bass, vocals
Joe Bonnett – guitar
Jeremy Suckling – drums