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Ancient Prophet (V)
Moon Dhy (B)
Abiel Kurios (K)
Raulo D Tarso (D,G)

Origin: Puerto Rico
Label: Bombworks Records
Style: (Un-) Black Metal


Black, death, and thrash are deftly intertwined on the crushing debut from full length from AZMAVETH. Hailing from Puerto Rico, AZMAVETH delivers a more unique style than most, relying on harsh black metal melodies and blinding drumming, chunky death and thrash-influenced riffing, and a flavor of flamenco and classical guitar harkening back to their deep Hispanic roots. What results is a carefully crafted album that succeeds in building up, ripping the listener's head off, calming down in a soothing manner, only to return to more crushing rhythms. AZMAVETH is definitely extreme metal, but the true classification stops there, as the band is not easily pigeon-holed. "Strong As Death" is sure to delight fans of extreme metal, death metal, black metal, thrash, and those who like their metal harsh and unpredictable.

Press Feedback

The musical approach is as heavy and intense as many anti-Christian colleagues and that's what may count. These thirty three minutes of rhythmic, atmospheric, epic and obscure Black / Death Metal do caress my brain, and smash it at the same time with passionate pleasure and satisfying pain.
Ivan Tibos/
I am really happy with how the album came out. This is an album that deserved to be released times ago, and should be known by a lot of people. Many would be surprised by its quality.
AZMAVETH is a Black/Death metalband from Puerto Rico and with "Strong As death" they just released a very Strong second album.
Ronnie K./
I am still ignorant when we talk about Black Metal but I become more and more interested in this kind of music. AZMAVETH delivers us a very strong and ultimate dark Black Metal album that fans of the genre should buy blindfolded.
Officer Nice/Metal To Infinity
The songs and the music, that reminds me of bands like STORMLORD and DIMMU BORGIR, will be creeping up on you in no time. The songs are packed with memorable guitar runs and nice tempo changes and overall a really good drive. AZMAVETH is a very positive surprise and this album definitely deserves your attention.
Peter Laursen/
Da haben wir mal einen richtigen Leckerbissen aus Puerto Rico auf dem Plattenteller. Mit jeder Menge Spielfreude machen sich AZMAVETH an die Arbeit und präsentieren mit "Strong As Death" einen Silberling, der wirklich Freude bereitet. Schnell, brutal, melodisch und voller Energie zeigen die Jungs die alt eingesessenen Kollegen, wo der Hammer hängt.
Was für ein glühender, schwarzer Metallklumpen schlägt denn da aus dem fernen Puerto Rico auf europäischen Boden? AZMAVETH dürften mit diesem Debut gehörig Staub in der Death und Black Metal-Szene aufwirbeln.
Matthias Decklar/


New Release

Pic: Album 2008
Strong As Death
Street Date: 10/31/2008

Sales sheet



Austria: Rebeat
Belgium: Bertus
Denmark: Target Distr.
Finland: Firebox
France: Season Of Mist
Germany: Twilight
Italy: Andromeda Distribuzioni
Italy: Masterpiece Distribution
Japan: Disk Union
Luxembourg: Bertus
Netherland: Bertus
Norway: VME
Poland: Agonia Records
Slovakia: Metal Age Productions
Sweden: Border
Switzerland: Non Stop Music
UK: Plastic Head
USA: Century Media Distro
International: H'Art Music Vertrieb

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