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Aziola Cry

AZIOLA CRY is an instrumental progressive rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Consisting of Jason Blake on Warr guitar, Mike Milaniak on guitar, and Tommy Murray on drums, the trio released their debut album, Ellipsis, in 2005, followed by Ghost Conversations.

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2021 brought the band back with their most important release yet. Entitled The Ironic Divide, the album features four songs telling the story of one person’s final descent. Mixed by Steven Gillis at Transient Sound and mastered by Ted Jensen (Lamb of God, Gojira), the forty-eight minute album is the band’s heaviest and most intricate work yet. Praised by many publications, the album won several accolades including Sonic Perspectives “Top Instrumental Metal Album of the Year” award.

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Aziola Cry Official Website
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THE BAND

JASON BLAKE
(Warr Guitar)

MIKE MILANIAK
(Guitar)

TOMMY MURRAY
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

The Ironic Divide cover

The Ironic Divide (2021)

Ghost Coversations cover

Ghost Conversations (2007)

Ellipsis cover

Ellipsis (2005)
THE WORD

"Aziola Cry marks its revival with an expansive collection of heavy, rhythmically intricate compositions for the contemplative ear, darker and more mysterious than the usual prog-metal lying in your CD collection..."
- SONIC PERSPECTIVES

"Dark, brooding, heavy, complex, but not showy."
- SEA OF TRANQUILITY

"The Ironic Divide is a tremendous album, heavy and riffing and jazzy and proggy without feeling overstuffed or wanky or ridiculous."
- BRUTALITOPIA

"One thing is for sure, you can’t fail to be impressed by the superb musicianship of this trio."
- THE PROGSPACE

"Powerful, bass-heavy riffs collide with jarring rhythms, weaving in and out of odd time signatures for an effect that’s as discomforting as it is soothing."
- METAL SUCKS