The Azoic is an electronic dance band that was formed in Columbus, Ohio in February 1996.

History

In October 1996, they received a record contract from Worm Records and released their first CD, The Divine Suffering, in April 1997. Shawn left the band in early 1998 to pursue an alternate musical direction. Their second CD, Where Broken Angels Lie, was released in May 1998 with Nilaihah Records, which was started by Kristy to promote talented, original electronic bands. ForwardThe Azoic’s third CD, was released on Nilaihah Records in 2001. They also released the Conflict EP in 2003 on Nilaihah Records and a video for the title track on YouTube (Conflict Video). In 2003, the band signed a record deal throughout Europe with Infacted Recordings of Germany.

In 2004, Infacted released Forward+Conflict, which went to the fourth spot on the DAC and number 2 on the DUC Dutch Alternative Chart. That release completely sold out within 6 months. The Azoic’s 4th CD,Illuminate, was released in 2004 on Nilaihah Records and Infacted Recordings (Europe). Xbox (Konami/Microsoft) released their hit game Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3; in March 2005 which featured The Azoic track «Conflict (Turmoil Mix).» In early 2008, Re:Illumination [the mixes] came out on Nilaihah Records. The album holds remixed version of «Illuminate» material by DJ Delobbo, GASR, Null Device, Hungry Lucy, and more. In late 2012, The Azoic released a video for «Corruption» on YouTube (Corruption Video) and in early 2013, they released an album on Nilaihah Records also called Corruption.

Members

  • Kristy Venrick (1996-present)- Based in Columbus, Ohio, she is responsible for vocals, lyrics, melody, keyboards, and programming.
  • Andreas Kleinert (2008-present) — Based in Columbus, Ohio, he is responsible for melodies, programming, guitar and keyboards.
  • Nikademus (2012-present) — Based in Bangor, Maine, he is responsible for some production and mastering.
  • Lawrence Zalewski (2008-present)- Based in Columbus, Ohio, he is responsible for live keyboards, guitar, and video.
  • Eric Eldredge (2008-present)- Based in New York City, New York, live keyboards.
  • Steve Laskarides (1996-2006) — His contributions were keyboard, programming, effects, some vocals and some lyrics. He is in a band called Access Zero.
  • Shawn Lower (1996–1998) — He is in a band called Only Flesh.

Discography

the divine suffering (Worm Records, 1997)

Contort (MP3.com DAM release, 1997)

Past Afflictions (MP3.com DAM release, 1997)

Where Broken Angels Lie (Nilaihah Records, 1998)

forward… (Nilaihah Records, 2001)

Conflict (Nilaihah Records, 2003) — multimedia CD

Forward+Conflict (Infacted Recordings in Europe, 2004)

Illuminate (Nilaihah Records, 2004) and (Infacted Recordings in Europe)

Re:Illumination (the mixes) (Nilaihah Records, 2008)[show]

Corruption (Nilaihah Records, 2013)

Lirics

The darkness fades into the night
Suddenly, we recognize our sight
As if it were the very first time.

It’s like a certain hope of clarity
Such a feeling that grabs hold
And makes you think about your life.

I only want to realize.
I hope to see inside your eyes. 
Look straight through them to clarity.

I saw the innocence and pride. 
It glowed inside for miles, miles.

And as we looked up towards the sky
The stars they shine so bright, bright.

Won’t you illuminate my sight
Pull away the protective guise, guise.

I feel your presence, wonder why?
It seems so easy to recognize 
After all this time.

(Chorus) 

Did I never?
Will you ever?
See through me?
Interpretate me?

Did I never?
Can you ever?
Saturate me?
Illuminate me?

Did I never?
Will you ever?
See through me?
Interpretate me?

Did I never?
Can you ever?
Illuminate, Illuminate.

(Chorus)

The darkness fades into the night
Suddenly, we recognize our sight
As if it were the very first time.

It’s like a certain hope of clarity
Such a feeling that grabs hold
And makes you think about your life.

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  • Which DDR is their song on?!?! I must know lolz I dont remember seeing it
    one the ones i have T_T ….though i forget how i started listen to
    them..so it may have been a friends DDR CD mix lolz

  • Hey this is Chas i was on a freinds account at the time. And yes i was,
    though i eventually congregated out to the smoking area to get in some
    dancing b4 i left. U going to the Next one?

  • How freaking exciting is that~!~ Love You guys! Please tell me you are
    planning some shows in the Columbus area soon?

  • It’s on Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 for Xbox. Chances are you won’t
    find it at a big name store (e.g. Wal*Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.); however,
    you might be able to find it online, or at some sort of used store (e.g. EB
    Games, Gamestop, Book & Music Exchange, etc.). You’ll be able to find it
    somehow.

  • I love the Azoic. Loved them since the late 1990’s. Excellent group that
    never got the publicity they deserve. Excellent dance track here.

  • @dongpingog lol failed attempt to start an argument with people on internet
    to raise self esteem complete lies utter fucking lies

  • brings back memories from listening to Real Industrial Radio afew years
    back :) great song, one of my favourites :D

  • Dracula’s Ball in Philly W00t I’m going! And I want to go just because its
    dracula’s ball it is a plus that they’re one of the bands playing. The
    other band Unheilig is awesome too. But I have to say i like the aozic more
    cause their more electronic

  • When I first heard this song, I had an experience that I have yet to able
    to replicate..sigh…

  • Hi Cassie! We have a show in Cleveland on 11/24/2012 at Peabody’s — like us
    on facebook — hope yo see you! It’s not that easy to do shows, especially
    Columbus, so catch us when you can! New video coming out soon too.
    Professional done and for a brand new track and EP release! —Kristy, The
    Azoic