Azarath


Azarath
Bart?omiej "Bart" Szudek (Guitar [since 2000], Armagedon, ex-Damnation (PL), ex-Cenotaph (PL), ex-Anima Vilis), Marek "Necrosodom" Lechowski (Vocals, Guitar [since 2009], Anima Damnata, Blitzkrieg, Deus Mortem, Infidel (live), ex-Thunderbolt, ex-Vermin Plague, ex-Mord, ex-Throneum, ex-Witchmaster (PL)), Piotr "P." Ostrowski (Bass [since 2011], ex-Lost Soul (PL)), Pawe? "Stormblast" Pietrzak (Drums [since 2011], live member, Infernal War (PL), Mordor, Deus Mortem, Tortorum), Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Prominski (Drums [since 1998], Behemoth (PL), Deus Mortem, Witchmaster (PL), ex-Damnation (PL)), Tomasz "Reyash "Rejek (Bass [since 2012], live member, Christ Agony, Supreme Lord, Witchmaster (PL), ex-Union, ex-Vader, ex-Incantation, ex-Profanum), Rados?aw "Thorn" Murawski (Bass [1998-2000]), Bart?omiej "Bruno" Waruszewski (Vocals, Guitar, Bass [1998-2009], Covent, ex-Damnation (PL), ex-Anima Vilis), Mariusz "Thrufel" Domaradzki (Guitar [2003-2011], Masachist, ex-Yattering, Shadows Land), Andrzej "D." Zdrojewski (Guitar [1998-2003] ex-Cenotaph (PL), ex-Enter Chaos, ex-Thunderbolt), Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski (Drums [2003], live member, Dimmu Borgir, Masachist, ex-Vader), Adam Sier??ga (Drums [2007-2010], live member, ex-Lost Soul (PL))

AZARATH Biography Formed in 1998 in Tczew, Pomerania region, by Inferno (of longtime Behemoth fame), Bruno and D., the band has been synonymous with uncompromising savagery and pure Satanic devotion for years.

Shortly afterwards, guitarist Bart joined the coven. Having had close ties with another Polish Death Metal icon, Damnation, the group managed to keep its flame burning and push its fanaticism to completely new heights. Both the debut album “Demon Seed” (2001) as well as its follow-up “Infernal Blasting” (2003) have established Azarath as a medium for ungodly sonic terror.

The group caught momentum right away, setting several Polish cities aflame while accompanying Vader on their Revelations 2002 tour and by playing selected headline shows. The year 2006 saw the release of another sulphurous whip, “Diabolic Impious Evil”, being the first record conceived with the new guitarist Thrufel (ex-Yattering, Masachist) in the ranks, who completed the line-up after D.'s departure.

The album was followed by the Blitzkrieg IV and Legions of Death Attack tours with Vader, Trauma, Stillborn and Deception respectively. Azarath's notoriety continued to rise. 2009 was a breakthrough time for Azarath.

In May, the fourth full-length, “Praise the Beast” was unleashed upon the world via Agonia Records. The group has decimated the audiences at such events as Inferno Festival (Norway), Devilstone Fest (Lithuania) and Party.San Metal Open Air (Germany).

In October, the horde was part of the Nowa Ewangelia tour on which it spread terror with Behemoth inter alia. Right afterwards, the longtime singer/bassist Bruno decided to part ways with the rest and was replaced by Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem). With Necrosodom taking also the guitarist slot and the bass position being filled by Peter (formerly of Lost Soul), the congregation recorded the “Holy Possession” single and the fifth album entitled “Blasphemers' Maledictions” (2011).

The latter can easily be perceived as Azarath's most sophisticated work to date. While maintaining the sense of venomous blasphemy, the record adds a multitude of new qualities to the band's sound such as sinister atmosphere and eerie melodies.

The Poles supported this effort on the domestic tour with the legendary Bulldozer, Witchmaster and Deus Mortem, as well as Hatefest 2011 featuring Triptykon, Marduk and Kataklysm, and numerous European festivals. In the beginning of 2017 Azarath rejoined forces with Agonia Records. Released on 7th April 2017 via Agonia Records album "In Extremis" (meaning "at the point of death" in Latin) is yet another apex reached by the band.

The effort arrives six long years after its predecessor, "Blasphemers' Maledictions", and places Azarath back at the fore of the genre, with strong ties to the group's early cult albums. Black as a night and dense as tar, "In Extremis" offers a whirlwind of chaotic currents ready to overwhelm. The eerie painting that adorns the album's cover was made by Marta Prominska (Hypnagogic Painting). Following the album's release, Azarath played at Inferno Festival (Norway) on April 2017. The next festival is Party San Open Air Festival (Germany) - August 2017 Polish and European tour are planned for Autumn 2017. After 7 years of cooperation Azarath mutually parted ways with Necrosodom and in May 2017 the band have joined forces with Martin „Skullripper" from Embrional, who will handle vocals and guitars from now on.

Although the permanence of this cooperation is yet to be determined, he will play the so far scheduled gigs with the band, as well as the upcoming tours. Further decisions will be taken when the first touring cycle in support of “In Extremis” is completed. .


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