New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL has issued the following update:
"It is with no small amount of sadness that after three years playing together that we and Martin [Cavanagh] have come to a mutual agreement that it is best for us to part ways at this stage of our carrier.
"Together have had so many killer times on the road and on the piss, however we all felt that it was best for us to separate at this point. We would like to wish Martin all the best what ever the future holds, brutal hails mate!
"Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome to the fold Jeremy Suckling, formerly of Wellington's SCORIA. We have been jamming together for just under a month now and things are progressing exceptionally well, trust us you will not be disappointed!
"Our first performance will be on the 8th of March in Auckland, and we will be announcing several further dates very shortly, which shall be followed very closely by a taste of our next album. More will be announced very shortly!"
DAWN OF AZAZEL's latest album, "Sedition", was re-released in September 2006 with a video bonus track and distributed through RED/Megaforce Records/MIC via Ibex Moon Records.
DAWN OF AZAZEL created a stir in 2005 after a New Zealand newspaper published an exposé on frontman Rigel Walshe's occupation as a police officer and the band's lyrical content (check previous BLABBERMOUTH.NET stories: Story#1, Story#2, Story#3).
Watch DAWN OF AZAZEL's "The Road to Babalon" video: