Art Of Propaganda is proud to present AZAVATAR's debut album, AZAVATAR, set for international release on June 29. Formed in 2013 by former Saeculum Obscurum guitarist AZAVATAR as a solo-project, the selfsame band AZAVATAR features C.A. (Odem Arcarum) on drums, KHOTHRON (Saeculum Obscurum) on vocals, and umbrA (Atrorum, Nebelkrähe) on keys.
Together, the German quartet create a spiraling whirlwind of unease and unrest across AZAVATAR. At once overwhelmingly hypnotic and restlessly manic, the five-track album explodes with harrowing fury, often to simmer while tension mounts and the listener is kept on the edge of a knife, only for yet further explosions of grimy, teeth-gnashing, and yet strangely melodic black metal and that knife sinks deeper.
Fittingly,AZAVATAR conceptually deals with the sick and perverted nature of worship and the cycle of rebirth into a numb and meaningless existence. It was likewise only fitting that the album was recorded and mixed by M. Zech at The Source Studio - well known for the latest recordings of Ascension, Secrets of the Moon, and Odem Arcarum - and mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) at Woodshed Studio. Completed by stark 'n' haunting cover artwork by Comaworx (Deathspell Omega, Bölzer, The Devil's Blood), AZAVATAR's AZAVATAR will seep its way into one's subconscious like a poison, and the only way to escape is to draw blood...
One of the best albums of any genre. The drumming is better than we have come to expect from black metal bands. The songs are both well thought-out and layed out, and it's near impossible to pick a favourite track. An1ta
....the final phase has come. Surrender yourself and all hindrance to evol into the third and final stage of this monumental black metal epic.
All three phases should be absorbed and appreciated as one grand ceremony. Obstacle of Affliction