Iranian death metal act, AZOOMA has recently unveiled the artwork and tracklist of the band’s forthcoming EP, “A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster”, which can be seen below. The EP is scheduled to be released on June 15th worldwide via Xtreem Music.
According to Stargazer Consultancy; “A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” is a 6 track EP and was mixed and mastered by Iranian producer Ehsan Imani in Mixter Blaze Studio. The artwork was created by Shahryar Shervin .The EP will be available on both CD and in Digital format.
AZOOMA frontman Shahin Vaqfipour stated the following regarding the concept of the EP:
“We really like the idea of telling a story throughout this EP, we want each song to be unique but all of them to relate to each other and complete each other. We wanted to create something new and at the same time, staying true to the roots of death metal and its traditions.
“A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” is about a normal person who seems to be a victim of the situations he is in, but eventually it becomes clear that if the conditions are right, he can turn into the monster which he thinks he is a victim of.
It’s the nature of mankind. If he has the opportunities, he can turn into something evil which he thinks he would never be and do some vicious deeds. Everyone has this potential, but the true power and purity is not to let this nature, this essence grow.“
Shahin commented on the artwork:
“Shahryar Shervin the one who does the artwork, is a great talented person. He spent so much time with the band during the process of making this EP, discussing the ideas and he really understood and discovered what was on our minds and his work reflects what we want to say visually. We really appreciate what he did on the artwork. “
“A Hymn Of The Vicious Monster” track list:
2. Chapter I: Self-Inflected
3. Chapter II: Eridanus Supervoid
4. Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion
5. Chapter IV: Gyrocompass
AZOOMA‘s ‘Chapter III: Encapsulated Delusion’ track is streaming online at the Xtreem Music website. The song can be listened to below: