Avant/extreme metal entity AZURE EMOTE (featuring members of Monstrosity, Hypoxia,Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and more)presents its intense third full-length release, The Third Perspective, which is now confirmed for March release. An extensive trailer for the album including the vibrant cover art and several minutes of music has been posted.
AZURE EMOTE unleashes a sonic masterpiece of musical devastation. The band’s tertiary offering is an invigorating acid trip of extreme avant-garde metal that transcends conventional boundaries. Both puzzling and poetic, the band’s elaborate music paints an abstract picture of existential nihilism, while progressing even further then their previous two albums in both musicianship and ingenuity. Step outside the proverbial “box” with AZURE EMOTE’s darkest and most powerful opus to date.
The Third Perspective was recorded and mixed by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios (Aurora Borealis,
Imperial Crystalline Entombment) and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Witherscape), and completed with artwork by AZURE EMOTE‘s Mike Hrubovcak (Megadeth, Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation).
Selfmadegod Records will release The Third Perspective digitally and as a special slipcase CD on March 6th. Watch for full audio premieres, videos, preorders, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
AZURE EMOTE exploded onto the scene with a blast of creativity that perforated the boundaries of extreme metal. The first creation Chronicles Of An Aging Mammal (2007) took the metal world by surprise with its divergent perplexity, and soon accumulated a cult following within the avant-garde underground. The subsequent album The Gravity Of Impermanence (2013) presented a more ambitious and polished offering, yet equally as enthralling and apocalyptic as the first. The newest album, The Third Perspective progresses even further in both musicianship and ingenuity with its thought-provoking arrangements and captivating spirit that sets AZURE EMOTE apart from the rest.
Categorizing AZURE EMOTE into a specific genre is a difficult task with each album and song conjuring its own unique sound. Imagine a magic cauldron of death, black and doom metal boiling with elements of avant-garde, electronic, and progressive metal. Incorporated into this melting pot is a colorful spectrum of musical styles and elements such as the addition of violins, operatic vocals, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute, harmonica, maracas, and more, to produce an array of eclectic soundscapes that morph together within a barrage of pummeling metal.
With creator Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Hypoxia) at the helm and guitarist Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction) wielding the axe, AZURE EMOTE enlists a legion of guest musicians for each album consisting of members of prominent bands like Death, Fear Factory, Monstrosity, Therion, The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Deicide, Hate Eternal, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Visions Of Atlantis, Pyramaze, Plague Of Stars, Yakuza, Imperial Crystalline Entombment, and Todesboden.
The music of AZURE EMOTE may also appeal to fans of dynamic acts such as Arcturus, Edge Of Sanity, Lux Occulta, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Bethlehem, Atheist, Ne Obliviscaris, Unexpect, The Project Hate, Thy Disease, Sigh, Lykathea Aflame, In-Quest, Khonsu, Kartikeya, Alchemist, Mithras, among others.
The cover artwork for each album is just as colorful and intricate as the music, and are illustrated by AZURE EMOTE‘s own Mike Hrubovcak (Visualdarkness.com), also known for creating artworks for such bands as Megadeth, Six Feet Under, Avenged Sevenfold, Sinister, Grave, Mortician, Cattle Decapitation, and many more.