Dawn of Azazel

Dawn of Azazel
Dawn of Azazel
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Death metal[1]
Years active 1997–present
Labels Ibex Moon Records
Rigel Walshe
Joe Bonnett
Jeremy Suckling
Past members

Tony Angelov
Tony Corry
Tom James
Phill Osborne

Martin Cavanagh

Dawn of Azazel is a death metal band from New Zealand. They have played around the world in countries such as U.S., Switzerland , Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. In February 2008 It was announced that Martin Cavanagh would be departing the band, shortly after, He was replaced by Jeremy Suckling of Wellington deathcore band Scoria. Dawn of Azazel have finished recording the new album entitled 'Relentless', set to be released on 13 October on Unique Leader Records - The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida and was produced by Brian Elliott.


Media coverage

In 2005 Dawn of Azazel got major media coverage in New Zealand, for vocalist Rigel Walshe's other occupation, that being of Constable in the New Zealand Police Force. The media jumped on the idea of a public servant singing in a metal band with the very violent lyrics contained in Dawn of Azazel CDs. No official action was taken, however, because he did not mix his passion with his day job. The coverage started as an expose in New Zealand Sunday paper Sunday Star Times. There was also primetime TV coverage on TV3's 6 o'clock news, sparking over 43,000 hits on their website over a 24 hour period. The story also featured on CNN. Today, Rigel laughs about the incident, claiming "You can't buy that kind of publicity."[2]

Previous lineups

Law Of The Strong Lineup - 2001 - 2004

Sedition Lineup 2004 - 2008

Relentless (2009)


Current lineup



Date Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
January 2004 Law Of The Strong Agonia Records - New Zealand -
October 2005 Sedition Extreme Imprints - New Zealand -
?, 2006 Sedition Prime Cuts - Australia -
?, 2006 Sedition Ibex Moon Records - U.S., Europe -
1999 Of Bloodshed And Eternal Victory Independent - New Zealand -
2000 Vita est Militia Super Terram Independent - New Zealand -


Year Single Album Charted Certification
2002 "Bloodforged Abdication" Hellflame - -


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  2. ^ "DAWN OF AZAZEL Frontman Thanks Fans For Support In Wake Of Controversy". RoadrunnerRecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=44761. Retrieved 16 August 2006. 

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