Long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal tyrants, DAWN OF AZAZEL, will release their fourth full-length on April 27.
Titled The Tides Of Damocles, the ten track slab of sonic violence is the trio’s first output in six years following 2009’s critically-heralded Relentless long-player.
The Tides Of Damocles was recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles thrusts forth forty-eight minutes of harrowing, surgically precise death metal mastery.
The first music from The Tides Of Damocles is via a lyric video for the track, Vassalplasty
Comments the band: “Tides is a diverse album, and we felt Vassalplasty is the song with the most immediate impact.- heaviness and aggression mixed with a taste of some of the more psychotropic elements to be found on the rest of the album. The title is a play on the surgical procedure to straighten a fractured and weakened spine, the lyrical theme is retaining a backbone in the face of circumstances that would cause others to conform, submit or crumple.”
WATCH the Lyric Video for Vassalplasty below
The Tides Of Damocles will be released independently via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page on April 27th, 2015 and come available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.