April 30th, London, Islington Academy
May 4th, Barfly, Liverpool
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 EP Burn Illusionary Night was the labels’ third release, originally appearing in Early 2005, though due to its popularity and overwhelming demand it was later re-issued with alternative artwork in 2006.
The band went on the road with label mates Bring Me The Horizon and Architects in support of the EP, as well as a second tour with future label mates Everette. Their live shows garnered the band a solid following, marking them out as one of the leading bands in the genre both on stage and on record.
They further solidified this position by releasing a split EP with then TDON label mates Eternal Lord in the spring of 2006, and the anticipation surrounding the release was matched only by the quality of the music the bands produced. The two went on to tour with label mates Clone the Fragile and Everette over the summer of 2006 with huge success and the release itself went on to be one of the labels most popular releases.