Formed in that fateful year of 1992, AZAZEL are among the first black metal bands to hail from Finland – and undoubtedly, one of the most cult. The band released a demo in 1993 and a mini-album in '96, but then receded into the shadows and misery for many years. Following a split album with GOATMOON in 2011, however, the black flame of AZAZEL was burning brightly once again.
Originally released in 2012 on CD format only, Jesus Perversions was AZAZEL's long-awaited debut album. Naturally, it brought past, present, and future together in an ancient feast of filth and fury, desecration and damnation. Bestial in one sense, unremittingly ugly in all others, Jesus Perversions fittingly flays those senses with utter disregard for cleanliness and other shiny/happy iterations of "black metal" at home and abroad; if anything, AZAZEL are even more caustic and cantankerous in their old age. Herald this unholy resurrection with Jesus Perversions on vinyl for the first time ever!
Originally released in 2015 on CD format only, Witches Deny Holy Trinity followed swiftly - and smoothly, if such can enter into AZAZEL's world of chaos and ruin - from the band's long-awaited debut album, Jesus Perversions, just two years prior. Compared to that record's ramshackle run through filth, fury, and most things bestial, Witches Deny Holy Trinity portrayed a more haunting and daresay "accomplished" version of AZAZEL. And the transition proved fortuitous, as the Finns continued to fine-tune their ancient vision of black metal and, if anything, delivered an album that's as classically 1990s as anything around. Step back into AZAZEL's still-ugly world with Witches Deny Holy Trinity on vinyl for the first time ever!