Dawn of Azazel is a death metal band from New Zealand. They have played around the world in countries such as USA, Switzerland , Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. Dawn of Azazel got major media coverage in New Zealand, for vocalist Rigel Walshe's other occupation, that being of Constable in the New Zealand Police Force. The coverage started as an expose in New Zealand Sunday paper Sunday Star Times. There was also primetime TV coverage on TV3's 6 o'clock news, sparking over 43,000 hits on their website over a 24 hour period.