Dawn of Azazel
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|Dawn of Azazel|
|Origin||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Labels||Ibex Moon Records|
Dawn of Azazel is a death metal band from New Zealand. They have played around the world in countries such as U.S., Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. In February 2008 it was announced that Martin Cavanagh would be departing the band, shortly after, He was replaced by Jeremy Suckling of Wellington deathcore band Scoria. Dawn of Azazel have finished recording the new album entitled 'Relentless', set to be released on 13 October on Unique Leader Records - The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida and was produced by Brian Elliott.
In 2005 Dawn of Azazel got major media coverage in New Zealand, for vocalist Rigel Walshe's other occupation, that being of Constable in the New Zealand Police Force. The media jumped on the idea of a public servant singing in a metal band with the very violent lyrics contained in Dawn of Azazel CDs. No official action was taken, however, because he did not mix his passion with his day job. The coverage started as an expose in New Zealand Sunday paper Sunday Star Times. There was also primetime TV coverage on TV3's 6 o'clock news, sparking over 43,000 hits on their website over a 24 hour period. The story also featured on CNN. Today, Rigel laughs about the incident, claiming "You can't buy that kind of publicity."
Law Of The Strong Lineup - 2001 - 2004
Sedition Lineup 2004 - 2008
- Brian Elliott - Record Producer
|January 2004||Law of the Strong||Agonia Records||-||New Zealand||-|
|October 2005||Sedition||Extreme Imprints||-||New Zealand||-|
|?, 2006||Sedition||Prime Cuts||-||Australia||-|
|?, 2006||Sedition||Ibex Moon Records||-||U.S., Europe||-|
|1999||Of Bloodshed And Eternal Victory||Independent||-||New Zealand||-|
|2000||Vita est Militia Super Terram||Independent||-||New Zealand||-|
- "DAWN OF AZAZEL Frontman Thanks Fans For Support In Wake Of Controversy". RoadrunnerRecords.com. Retrieved 16 August 2006.