“Black Metal band from Mänttä, Finland, founded in 1992 by Satanachia (Miika Ojala) and Samiaza (Niko Niemelä). The band made only two recording in the 1990’s and was largely inactive for many years, not releasing anything between 1996 and 2011. Also, it wasn’t until 2009 when Azazel performed live for the first time.” -metason.net

My second year at Steelfest and AZAZEL playing as first band on the outdoor stage both times. Hope they do even next year. Seems like a good tradition:)  Dunno if they´ve been there every year but at least many times. And no, the 2017 Steelfest has not been repeated even tho alcohol is obviously a part of the whole AZAZEL thingy. They have actually been pretty good live and I  like the latest album “Aegrum Satanas Tecum” quite a bit.

[Live clips by Gronn Onland & mukor]

Collected notes & links:
– Latest release: Aegrum Satanas Tecum Full-length 2021 (Cover art by the great  Chris Moyen)
– Label: Primitive Reaction
– Band: Lord Satanachia Vocals Mavrofos Guitars Idimmu Drums Raakalainen Guitars Lucifuge Rofocale Bass
Lord Satanchia appears in the Finnish Black Metal documentary “Eternal Flame of Gehenna” (Original title: Loputon Gehennan liekki) 2011
Mavrofos and Lucifuge Rofocale also performed in RIENAUS at the festival
– The 2020 edition of Steelchaos was streamed with all the bands at the venue but no crowd. Lord Satanachia got sick but they didn´t want to cancel, so he was doing his part from home when the rest of the band was at the venue playing on stage. Lord Satanachia commenting:
“We all saw the situation differently in the band but I didn’t think it was a good idea to be sick in a place where there were a bit more people anyway, and even though the gig was virtual, there was still an audience and, of course, staff. I belong to a risk group so my first thought was just to cancel the show. Then our drummer, Idimmu, had this sick idea that what if we pull the gig anyway having me singing at home, and them playing at the venue. So we made some very special adjustments and pulled it through. It was a good thing even though I was a bit wasted that time, as well. Azazel does what Azazel wants” – Interview for chaoszine.net
– » AZAZEL at Steelfest 2022