Polish death/black metallers AZARATH will kick off a European tour supporting IMMOLATION and MELECHESH this Thursday (September 7th) in Germany. The band will be performing tracks from their recently released new studio album, “In Extremis”.
7.09. GER Munich / Backstage München
8.09. CH Huttikon / Meh Suff
9.09. FR Paris / Fall of Summer Festival
10.09. BEL Roeselare / De Verlichte Geest
11.09. GER Oberhausen / Helvete Pub – Club – Live Stage
13.09. ITA Vercelli / Officine Sonore
14.09. ITA Prato / Exenzia
15.09. ITA Brescia / Circolo Colony
16.09. ITA San Dona di Piave (VE) / Revolver
17.09. SER Belgrade / Dom Omladine
18.09. ROM Bucarest / Fabrica
19.09. ROM Cluj Napoca / Flying Circus
20.09. HUN Budapest / Dürer Kert
21.09. SK Bratislava / Randal
22.09. CZ Prague / Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice
23.09. SK Kosice / Colloseum
24.09. CZ Ostrava / Barrack
26.09 POL Kraków / Zet Pe Te
27.09. POL Wrocław / Klub Pralnia
28.09. POL Gdynia / Klub Muzyczny Ucho
29.09. POL Warszawa / Klub Proxima
Listen to a track from “In Extremis” at: https://youtu.be/PkOqzLUXPAU
Touted as a “demonic mutation of Krisiun and Behemoth with shades of Immolation”, AZARATH stand 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 AZARATH‘s impressive line-up and cemented position as one the the best Polish acts of the genre. The band was formed in 1998 by drummer Inferno (of Behemoth fame). He’s accompanied by Bart (Armagedon, Damnation) on guitars, and 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.