Azumuth is a hard rock/alt metal band that was started in 2008 by singer/songwriter Aidan Dickens. Having spent the last 5 years touring New Zealand with his previous band Loki, Aidan decided it was timeto move on, and in 2006 made the move to Melbourne.
A lifelong disciple of metal and hard rock, with influences as varied as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Queen and the Headless Chickens, Aidan had longed to record his own music that would be played by a hard rock superband. Azumuth is that superband, a culmination of Aidans classically influenced piano playing, metal style guitar playing, blended with lush strings into epic songs with soaring melodies brought forth by Aidan’s unique vocal styles.
Aidan recorded and produced Azumuth’s self titled debut album which was released in late 2007. After the album was finished, Aidan enlisted the members he needed and Azumuth took to the stage. Azumuth now consists of Adam Reich, Adverse on bass, Genie on drums and Nathan Young on guitar, with Aidan handling the vocals and guitar.
Signing with Bluepie records in early 2009, Azumuth is now gearing up to take it to the masses with a brand new album due for release later on in the year. The album is epic in both scope and magnitude, with huge songs clocking in at well over the 5 minute mark. This contrasts with the notoriously catchy pop rock of lead single ‘Fly’, clocking in at just over 3 mins. It promises to be an album of many different musical flavours, with huge choruses, stirring string sections, pounding rhythms and massive metal guitars, all simmering in the hard rock/metal melting pot. It certainly will be an album worth waiting for.