Immortal Frost Productions

Azaghal Signed

16/12/14 – We are proud to announce that Azaghal has signed a contract with Immortal Frost Productions for the release of their upcoming 12″ split vinyl with Ars Veneficium.

AZAGHAL was formed in 1995 by guitarist Narqath and drummer Kalma (later known as Vrtx and V-Khaoz). Early on the band was called BELFEGOR, but the name was changed to AZAGHAL (because of Belphegor from Austria) when Varjoherra joined the horde as a vocalist in 1997. First demo was recorded shortly after that in late 1997. 2 more demos (“Noituuden Torni” and “Kristinusko Liekeissä”) were recorded in 1998, as well as the debut 7″ EP “Harmagedon” which was released by Aftermath Music.

The debut full-lenght “Mustamaa” was released in summer 1999 by Melancholy Productions (later known as ISO666). The album was originally released only on limited vinyl (300 copies), but was later re-released also on CD by ISO666. Only few months later the second full-lenght was recorded, titled “Helvetin Yhdeksän Piiriä”. The first 2 albums featured mostly re-recorded demo material, thus the quick space between the recordings and releases. “Helvetin Yhdeksän Piiriä” came out on Brazilian Evil Horde Records in December 1999. The year 2000 saw the releases of couple of split CD’s, “Helwettiläinen” 7″ and a collection of rare & demo tracks “Deathkult MMDCLXVI”. Azaghal tracks from the two split CD’s (with Mustan Kuun Lapset and Beheaded Lamb) were also released on 12″ vinyl called “Ihmisviha” by Blut & Eisen. In early 2001 JL Nokturnal (whom had appeared on most of the earlier releases as a session member) joined Azaghal as a lead guitarist / bassist and we recorded our third full-lenght album “Of Beasts and Vultures” in March 2001. After some delays “Of Beasts and Vultures” was finally released over a year later in spring 2002. After this album founding member and drummer V-Khaoz was kicked out of the band because of increasing conflicts both on an personal and musical level.

The debut full-lenght “Mustamaa” was released in summer 1999 by Melancholy Productions (later known as ISO666). The album was originally released only on limited vinyl (300 copies), but was later re-released also on CD by ISO666. Only few months later the second full-lenght was recorded, titled “Helvetin Yhdeksän Piiriä”. The first 2 albums featured mostly re-recorded demo material, thus the quick space between the recordings and releases. “Helvetin Yhdeksän Piiriä” came out on Brazilian Evil Horde Records in December 1999. The year 2000 saw the releases of couple of split CD’s, “Helwettiläinen” 7″ and a collection of rare & demo tracks “Deathkult MMDCLXVI”. Azaghal tracks from the two split CD’s (with Mustan Kuun Lapset and Beheaded Lamb) were also released on 12″ vinyl called “Ihmisviha” by Blut & Eisen. In early 2001 JL Nokturnal (whom had appeared on most of the earlier releases as a session member) joined Azaghal as a lead guitarist / bassist and we recorded our third full-lenght album “Of Beasts and Vultures” in March 2001. After some delays “Of Beasts and Vultures” was finally released over a year later in spring 2002. After this album founding member and drummer V-Khaoz was kicked out of the band because of increasing conflicts both on an personal and musical level.

Niflungr (Kingdom of Agony, Wyrd) joined the band as a bassist / vocalist in 2008, completing the current line-up.

In late 2014 Azaghal signed a contract with Immortal Frost Productions for a Split release with Ars Veneficium. The split album will be released in early 2015 on 12″ vinyl in a limited amount of 500 copies.

New Evil Palace review

12/12/14 – Our partners from Albumfeeds.com just released a new review for the 2011 release by the Ukrainian black metallers of Evil Palace. They rated ‘Born In Darkness’ with 8.6/10. But read their review yourself, available in Dutch and English:

It has been a very interesting first introduction to the music of this band Evil Palace. The ones who have a physical copy of this album in their collection, also have a richly filled album. ‘Born In Darkness’ includes eight tracks and has a running time of 52 minutes, so the songs each are quite long. I am very impressed by the balance between the Symphonic and Black metal on this album. Both parts are well noticeable and also take a more leading role every now and then. So yes, I love this sound and I am secretly hoping for some more album by this band.

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Release Tour February 2015

12/12/14 – The new year will bring along a bunch of new releases on IFP – Abyssgale and Skygge will bring their work to light in January and Gurthang and Hautakammio will follow in March and May. And the split vinyl between Ars Veneficium and Azaghal will be released in early 2015 as well. And to celebrate that, Ars Veneficium and Abyssgale will go on a mini-tour with Azaghal in February! Check the flyer for more information.

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