New Zealand-based extreme metallers DAWN OF AZAZEL have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's third album, "Relentless", is scheduled for release on October 13, with distribution through both Unique Leader and Prosthetic Records channels.

Commented label founder Erik Lindmark: "'Relentless' will be a release that will stand the tests of time. So many unforgettable hooks and memorable songwriting along with some of the most original and powerful vocals used in extreme metal today, period!!"

Added DAWN OF AZAZEL vocalist/bassist Rigel Walshe: "It's an honor to be working with a label with a history of releasing some of the greatest records in the extreme metal genre, and we look forward to adding our own touch to the legacy."

Two songs from the forthcoming CD — "I Relentless" and "The Flames of Failure" — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

DAWN OF AZAZEL's last 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 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 below.


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