Nottingham deathcore newcomers AZAZEL have released new single ‘Cocoon’ along with a terrifying new video.
AZAZEL are low-tuned, downtempo sonic violence. ‘Cocoon’ combines their signature crushing riffs with haunting atmosphere, and showcases the extreme vocal diversity delivered by frontman Tristan Hill.
The band commented: “‘Cocoon’ is a transitional period, a time of waiting, growing, becoming something bigger. In the case of this song, it is a fictional story of a being which resides within the centre of the earth, waiting to rise up and just live, but for that to happen, life on earth as we know it would end. The song is a soundtrack of the creature’s slow movement towards the surface.”
The quintet from Nottingham, UK formed in 2018 and released debut EP Bedlam that year, which included the single ‘Voices’ (ft Alex Taylor of Malevolence). Wasting no time, the band hit the road for two tours with Diabolus and Starved.
Then followed a standalone single ‘Apostle’ with help from Brad Harkness of Revelations on vocals, which set the band on a much more aggressive path, and earned them a tour with Gassed Up.
In April 2020 AZAZEL announced new vocalist Tristan Hill and unleashed the single ‘Atrophy’, a one-minute barrage of ferocity and a powerful statement of intent. With new single ‘Cocoon, AZAZEL further demonstrate their capability to sonically crush with visuals to match.
Tristan Hill – Vocals
Jack Donachie – Guitar
Jimmy Hikin – Guitar
Josh Pearson – Bass
Sam Geeson – Drums