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Azarath

Unholy Death Metal

Touted as a "demonic mutation of Krisiun and Behemoth with shades of Immolation", AZARATH stands up to their wicked name. The band's death metal is crisp, black, and while it possesses the charm of their American counterparts, it remains open-minded and organic. This should not come as a surprise, considering the AZARATH's impressive line-up and cemented position as one the best Polish acts of the genre. The band was formed in 1998 by drummer Inferno (of  Behemoth fame). He's accompanied by Bart (Armageddon, Damnation) on guitars, Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem, ex-Infernal War) on vocals and guitars, as well as Peter (ex-Lost Soul) on bass.

Meaning "at the point of death" or "under extreme circumstances" in Latin, "In Extremis" is yet another apex reached by AZARATH. Offering a vehement ride through the netherworlds, the effort places the band back at the fore of the genre, with strong ties to the group's early cult albums. The eerie painting that adorns the album's cover was made by Marta Promińska (Hypnagogic Painting).

Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, "In Extremis" was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. Graphic design and layout were done by Mentalporn (Behemoth, Origin, Decapitated) with calligraphy provided by Ihasan Art and additional work by Holy Poison Design.

By Inferno

We’ve recorded ‘In Extremis’ in different studios, I mean we’ve chosen the best studio there for recording drums, the best for vocals and the best for mixing and mastering in our opinion. Of course, all of that was also based on our budget. As we are not working under any pressure, so as usual, we put a lot of attention to songwriting and record songs when we are 100% sure about everything.

We are still aware of our roots and create the music we are satisfied in each aspect. We still play the music that we would like to listen, to be a fan and I think that new material sounds very good and powerful. It’s no so clean production, it sounds dirty. We’ve tried to keep the “live” element, rather clean the tracks or so. And it’s too early to talk about next release.

We care a lot about everything we create, I mean music, art, layouts.

When I was a kid about 11 years old I’ve heard Europe ‘Final Countdown’ and then I started to listen to heavy music. And as important death metal musical memory, I have to mention the premiere of ‘Immortal Rites’ by Morbid Angel at Headbangers Ball. I was completely affected by that and from that day death metal was born in me.

We can say we play “unholy death metal” music. We play the music that we as the band should be satisfied as the first persons.Our albums represent us and our thoughts, as well as music we like to listen.

www.azarath.pl 

Interview by Alex Milazzo - Copyright 2017 © Heavy Music Artwork. All rights reserved.

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