Augustine Azul
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Augustine Azul

João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Instrumental




"Smashed by Groove"

First let’s say a big thanks to our “Bandcamp King”, Mr. FDJ (follow him on BC), for buying this wonderful piece of heavy-groovy songs and making it appear in my feed. Otherwise this release from the beginning of the year would have slip through my ears, certainly like many other cool albums…

It’s difficult for me to explain what happened with Augustine Azul, but I really became addicted to this 7-tracks EP in the last few weeks. This trio just crafted the catchiest music I heard in a while, and this is the case with every single song on this release.

Some people prefer music when there are some vocals because they might find instrumental music boring at times. I assure you this won’t be the case with Augustine Azul. Yeah, it might be instrumental, but the short duration of the songs, the amount energy delivered, and the constant variation in riffs, melodies and rhythms, make it so irresistible and groovy as hell.

I haven’t talked about the genre of this band yet. It’s quite difficult to categorize them, they’re on the heavier spectrum of music for sure, but I’d say the definitely have a jazzy-proggy feeling and that’s what make them so addictive.

In addition to that, the flow of the songs are just perfect, not a riff is here to fill a void. Nope, you’re just embarked in a constant flow of fuzzy-awesomeness ! And each musician in this band fully plays his role : A bassist with a delicious slamming sound and a skillful jazzy drummer, both having an immense groove living inside of them. And of course, the guitarist, who still amazes me, has that ability a few has, to play the catchiest riffs and melodies all the fuckin’ time. As an example, he reminds me Parker Griggs from Radio Moscow or Isaiah Mitchel from Earthless. This is a real trio !

Now don’t tell me you didn’t move your head on this superb EP. Augustine Azul proves they are a lot of amazing underrated and underground bands that still need to be discovered, and I’m proud I can help them doing this by putting them under the spotlights on More Fuzz. - Tanguy Dupreé

"Mr Fuzz Top 20"

Oh my… THIS TRIO RIPS ! Augustine Azul is a heavy instrumental band coming from Brazil and they released this 7-tracks EP in January, but I only stumbled upon it in October, and I’m so glad I did ! Yeah it became an addiction, I can’t stop headbanging hearing those tunes and now I know them by heart ! I haven’t heard something so catchy, so groovy, and so heavy at the same time… They also have that jazzy-proggy feeling on top of the heaviness, and I don’t know why but I just love it ! One last thing to mention, like I said in my review : ” the flow of the songs are just perfect, not a riff is here to fill a void. Nope, you’re just embarked in a constant flow of fuzzy-awesomeness !“.

Augustine Azul clearly deserves my first spot of my favorite album of 2015, and I wish this rank will help them getting more popular in the scene, because I really want them to produce a kickass full-length and tour all over the world ! Congrats guys, hope to catch you live once - Tanguy Dupreé


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Augustine Azul is a Brazilian instrumental power trio has by definition in their progressive rock sound, due to the countless influences and references. With EP produced completely independently by the band, released virtually in July 2015, Augustine Azul enters the instrumental scene with songs full of the best quality riffs, making a frantic sound, dirty, heavy, but well-defined, that even without vocal makes public out humming after the show.

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