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Wednesday13 March 2013

Five Days Of Hate - New Zealand Tour 2013

at Kings Arms, 59 France Street, Newton
The Blackout Agency Presents

Five Days Of Hate New Zealand Tour 2013

Thy Art Is Muder (Sydney, Australia)
Dawn Of Azazel
In Dread Response

Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, extreme metal outfit THY ART IS MURDER have carved a trail of bloody mayhem since their inception in 2006. With an acclaimed EP and debut album in Infinite Death and The Adversary to their name, the band have traversed the highways and autobahns of Australia, the UK and Europe on a relentless crusade to destroy every venue and audience they can with like minded peers in a who's who of heavy metal.

2012 brings a new ritual offering of darkness from the five piece. Simply titled Hate, the band's second full length is the pointed result of Thy Art Is Murder's growing dissatisfaction with all aspects of modern life - political, religious, social and environmental - everyone is to blame. Fusing the blasting technicality of metal luminaries The Black Dahlia Murder with thunderous breakdowns and the intensity born of their nascent hometown scene; the blackened grandeur of Behemoth and the pit churning groove of Tampa originators Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse, the furious musical arrangements provide a bloody canvas for vocalist CJ McMahon's outpourings of bile.

The band made history in late 2012 with Hate as the record debuted at number 35 on the ARIA album charts and number 11 on the Australian Artist Chart giving them the honour of the highest debut for an Australian death-metal act in the charts ever.

This feat was backed by a relentless touring schedule across Australia and Europe before the band make their first appearance in New Zealand during March 2013

No strangers to stoking controversy and criticism, the band have not toned down their art for the sake of palatability and have introduced a morose melodicism into their maelstrom - the rumination before pulling the trigger. With their best work to date ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world, Thy Art Is Murder will once again take to the road to unleash the Hate with one simple message - get in the pit or get out of the way.

Direct support on this extreme package comes from New Zealand's legends of blackened death metal DAWN OF AZAZEL.

Touring heavily since their inception in 1999 Dawn of Azazel are one of Aotearoa's most successful and renouned metal exports.

Having released records with legendary labels such as Hellflame Records, Agonia Records, Ibex Moon and most recently Unique Leader, Dawn of Azazel have taken their brutality worldwide across Australasia, Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, England, Ireland, United States, Thailand and Indonesia to name a few stops.

Since their humble beginnings Dawn of Azazel have had the honor of sharing the stage and touring the globe with some of the biggest names in worldwide metal including Deicide, Krisiun, Vital Remains, KoRn, Motorhead, Dying Fetus, Disgorge, Suffocation, Morbid Angel and Slayer.

Dawn of Azazel's latest effort 'Relentless' is a refined, focused and absolutely devastating opus paying testament to their tenure and showcasing exactly what it is that has caused this band to create such a phenomenal stir in the worldwide underground.

Rotating support on the 'Five Days of Hate Tour' comes from Deadboy Record's epic masters of metal IN DREAD RESPONSE and the relentlessly heavy DEPTHS.

Both bands have been busy making fans across home soil in recent years and touring heavily in support of their respective releases gaining an impressive amount of respect both at home and abroad, winning over countless fans, taking some awards and topping iTunes charts along the way.

Do not miss the opportunity to witness the heaviest four band bill of the summer across these five dates as it approaches a city near you.

Be prepared... your skull is about to be pounded into dust.

About Dawn of Azazel: One of NZ's top extreme metal bands. Formed in 1997. Opened for Korn in 2006. Lead singer is a cop.

About In Dread Response: seeks balance between the sounds of sheer misery and a Tony Robbins inspirational book on tape.
Sean O'Kane Connolly - vocals, soundscapes
Trajan M. Schwencke - guitar, backing vocals
Alex Doomith - drums
Jimmy Steel - guitar, backing vocals
Ike Hamon - bass
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