New Zealand-based death/grind outfit DAWN OF AZAZEL, who recently completed the Decades of Death 2006 U.S. tour alongside VITAL REMAINS, INCANTATION and SIN OF ANGELS, has been confirmed as the main support act for DEICIDE on their upcoming New Zealand/Australian tour.
"We are extremely honoured to be supporting DEICIDE on this tour," said frontman Rigel Walshe. "DEICIDE is one of our strongest influences and one of the key bands that drew us all to the extreme end of metal when we were teenagers, so to be supporting them on this tour definitely is a tremendous accomplishment in our eyes and gives a sense of things coming full circle to be playing to their fans throughout Australasia."
Prior to supporting DEICIDE, the New Zealand-based band will play two shows with SKINLESS in November.
DAWN OF AZAZEL's latest album, "Sedition", was re-released in September with a video bonus track and distributed through RED/Megaforce Records/MIC via Ibex Moon Records. "Sedition" is also now available for download online through iTunes and mailorder through CD Universe.
Since completing a spring North American tour with INCANTATION and VITAL REMAINS, DAWN OF AZAZEL has been working on new material for the follow-up to "Sedition".
"We have already created four new tracks and we feel confident that this material will easily surpass our previous material in aggression, speed, and originality," said Walshe. "We aim to have another four by the end of January 2007, when we will begin the process of perfecting this material for recording late in 2007."
DAWN OF AZAZEL created a stir late last year 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).
Dates are as follows:
Nov. 17 - Kings Arms, Auckland
Nov. 19 - Upsett Records, Hamilton (All Ages)
Dec. 11 - Heat Nightclub, Perth
Dec. 12 - HQ Nightclub, Adelaide
Dec. 13 - The Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
Dec. 14 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney
Dec. 15 - The Studio, Auckland (All Ages)
Dec. 16 - The Civic, Christchurch (All Ages)