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The Azoic are a female fronted Electronic Dance / Industrial EBM band originally based in Columbus, Ohio and officially began in February 1996. In 1998, they signed to Nilaihah Records and began their journey...
After 3 releases in North America, "Where Broken Angels Lie", "Forward" and "Conflict", The Azoic grabbed the attention of the German label, Infacted Recordings. On February 2, 2004, The Azoic debuted in Europe with their release, 'Forward + Conflict', which sold out in 6 months! They quickly made a mark and moved up to the no. 4 spot on the DAC [German Alternative Charts] and no. 2 on the DUC [Dutch Alternative Charts]. In 2004, The Azoic released their fourth full-length CD, 'Illuminate' and continued to polish their trademark style, even adding a cover of "Obsession", the 80's Animotion classic, with guest vocalist Frank Spinath of Seabound.
After a video game release (featuring "Conflict (Turmoil Mix)" on Microsoft XBox's 'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3' alongside vocal appearances featuring Kristy and several shows across the US and Europe, The Azoic continued to ascend. With 5 full-length releases, 2 EP's, 2 tours and over 50 shows, RMP chartings [US], 4 on the DAC charts + bullet on Native25 [Germany], 2 on the DUC charts [Netherlands], several magazine and webzine interviews (such as Zillo, Sonic Seducer, Side-Line, DNA Six, Industrial Nation, Gothic Beauty), a video, and appearances on numerous compilations, both nationally and internationally, The Azoic continued at the forefront of their genre.
The Azoic went on hiatus in 2006 after the departure of keyboardist Steve Laskarides; singer Kristy Venrick has since reformed the band with new keyboardist Eric E. and drummer, guitarist and keyboardist Andreas K. 2008 brought the release of 'Re:Illumination [the mixes].
Magnificent vocals are what make their fans wanting more and a passion for music is what keeps them going. Following a 14-year stint of writing, producing, and heading up The Azoic, lead singer, Kristy Venrick felt a need to forge ahead even further.
The Azoic is busy in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new EP, entitled "Corruption." With several live shows already scheduled in the United States, a new album in the works and CD release parties planned worldwide, 2010 is looking to be a promising year for The Azoic!!
[Kristy has also contributed vocals for Neuroactive (Finland), the Parallel Project (USA), Hungry Lucy (USA), Epsilon Minus (Canada) and many more...]
�...Kristy always does a remarkable job belting the vocals against the dramatic electro rhythms behind her� It's no wonder The Azoic are constantly on DJ playlists and request lists� For all the fans of electro looking for well produced and danceable music, check out The Azoic.� --Constantine, Gothic Beauty Magazine