Dethphonic Black Metal from Tucson AZ
True art has always been an outlet for the outsiders and adversaries. Music is no exception. From the repressed delta blues musicians of the 30s, to the angsty punks of the 70s, music has always been a means of expressing the most extreme human emotions in the most extreme ways. Infernal Awakening is a band that keeps this tradition alive.
Following a greater black magic ritual on April 30th, 2011 Infernal Awakening was formed. Its founders, at the time only 17 years old, intended to create music which not only expressed their Satanic ideologies but also aided in their personal paths down the dark corridors of esoteric obscurity. Musically influenced by various acts spanning the known world and aural spectrum, they soon manifested a style of playing that was not only refreshing and new, but was as well incorporated the musical elements of their predecessors.
Since their formation, they have always prided themselves on their “DIY” attitude and have written, recorded, and released 2 demos and a critically acclaimed EP entitled “Enlightened by Lucifer’s Flame” completely independently, as well as taking their music on the road and performing before many expansive audiences. Every performance is a ritualistic invocation complete with blood, smoke, and fire and can only be described as pure, unadulterated chaos.
Infernal Awakening is a manifestation of the forces of transcendence and liberation. It is a gateway to “the other side” and its glories, “the nightside of Eden”. Is is a destructive force of the most unfathomable abominations. It holds the essence of Death and disparity and it is prepared to consume this world and cast its corpse into the most unimaginable darkness.
“The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”
Acclaim for "Enlightened by Lucifer's Flame"
“Infernal Awakening calls out to those who prefer their black metal symphonic and atmospheric while maintaining true evil. I love it! Enlightened by Lucifer's Flame is a must listen to!”
- Head Bang or GTFO (Aug 24, 2014)
"Enlightened by Lucifer's Flame came not only gives you the taste and enjoy the magnificent impression of black rhythms, However, the album was also made available for absorbing and deepen the true essence of the grim shades which honestly, and actually come from an extreme creations that played and created all the aroma of the cruel, blasphemy and eternal darkness . Really Impressive.”
-Metal Bleeding Corp (Aug 19, 2014)
“Hell Yes. In a truly unexpected and spectacular way, INFERNAL AWAKENING has almost managed to create – and I do not say this idly – the ideal Black(ened Death) Metal sound in my ears. - This may be only an EP, but I think it’s the best Black Metal release this year after BEHEMOTH’s “The Satanist”, and closely followed by FROZEN DAWN’s excellent “Those of the Cursed Light”. -. I’ll definitively be following this band closely in the hope for a quickly approaching full-length release, and so should you because this is potentially the next big act in Black Metal. I believe it’s proper, if lame and cheesy, to say that I was “Enlightened by Lucifer’s Flame”.”
- Julius “Dreadheart” Mikkelä, The Metal Temple (Sep 01, 2014)
This is the official Facebook page for the dethphonic black metal band, Infernal Awakening
One year ago today Infernal Awakening released our debut E.P. "Enlightened by Lucifer's Flame". Since the release, we have been given much acclaim, praise, and a fantastic response from old and new supporters alike. Unfortunately, however, this past year has been very eventfull for the band in terms of lineup and internal conflict. It is on this day that I am aprehensive to confirm that the future is unclear for my most prized of musical expressions. What is for sure is that the past is behind us and will never be the same. Infernal Awakening is and always will be my most prized accomplishment and I will never let it die. With that being said, I can not be sure when this beast which I have created, fed, and loved will once again open it's eyes and show it's horrific face to the world once again. In the mean time, I would like to thank all of our supporters, fans, critics, promoters, and PR agents who have joined us on our journey.
Many thanks to all those who showed their support on Friday night, as well as The Rogue Bar, and Kill Death Productions. We would also like thank G. Garcia (ex-Chaos Ascending) for stepping in to handle live bass. We shall return in 2015 with new material and new blood to feed the monstrosity that is Infernal Awakening!
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!! The last performance of 2014 will be on Friday, Dec. 7th The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale, AZ. We have an awesome set prepared and will be performing a brand new song that will appear on a soon approaching new release! Debauchery begins at 7!
OUR LAST PERFORMANCE FOR 2014!!! Only $5 at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale!!! Friday, Dec. 12th 21+.