This has been a big week for the United Kingdom. The people of Scotland voted in a historic referendum to decide whether or not they wanted to become an independent country. As you no doubt heard about in the wider media, the vote was split 55/45 in favour of remaining in the Union with the other home nations. We didn’t want to let such a momentous event in our nation’s history go by without some acknowledgment, hence why we’ve made a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of our favourite Scottish bands.
Azriel (Glasgow, UK) are a 5 piece melodic metalcore band, their sound incorporates plenty of melody as well as crushing breakdowns, with a hardcore edge, showing a new lease into the meaning of metal.
Formed in 2003 they released the demo ‘Man’s Heated Battle’ the following year, catching the attention of top UK independent record label Thirty Days of Night Records (Bring Me The Horizon, Send More Paramedics, Eternal Lord).
Their debut MCD ‘Burn Illusionary Night’ was the labels’ third release Read more on Last.fm
Azriel on Thrash Hits
September 15th, 2009
Photos: A Day To Remember, For The Fallen Dreams & Azriel @ Sheffield Corporation – 19 February 2009
February 23rd, 2009
July 16th, 2008
A Will Of Fire
Thirty Days Of Night Records
24 March 2008
by Hugh Platt
Azriel are a perfectly competent band. They can knock out riffs that chug and growl as dangerous as a rusty chainsaw. They litter their album with diamond-sharp nuggets of old-skool fretwork. In the form of David Murray, they’ve got a vocalist who bellows like sea monster clearing its throat. They tick all those necessary boxes on the “melodic hardcore” checklist. [Read more →]