A2aThot (pronounced “azathot”) is a one-man band from Italy. Not only he records every instruments and vocals (except for some guests), he's also recording, mixing, and engineering everything. This "self-production statement" wants to remind to everyone that you don't need so much to make music, as long as you truly feel it inside of you.
In 2012, A2aThoT published his first, self-produced album (“A2aThoT”), available on his official website. In August 2012, he release a metal cover of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, a sort of parody of this famous song. It's only for YouTube users, and it's not available in any form apart from the video. It reaches more than 1000 views in a matter of few weeks, with no promotion at all except A2aThoT himself.
In late 2012/early 2013, he starts recording new material, better oriented for the real A2aThoT sound, that will be featured in the EP, “Trust Your Ear”, published in March 2013 with Pure Steel Promotion. The EP is a complete mix of Doom Metal, Psychedelic Music, with a great taste for experimental things. The sound is deep, dark, and will take you down, below the growling vocals (usually dubbed with clean ones), but always with a touch of melody and melancholic clean parts. Basically, a creepy atmosphere with a gentle touch of sadness. The feedbacks are very good, and the record gets a lot of reviews and articles from many websites (MetalItalia, In Your Eyes, Metal1, Greek Rebels, Blackened Horde, Italia di Metallo, Stormbringer, Focus On Metal, etc.) and magazines (Rock Hard, Burst, etc.) along with a good work from web radios (Metal-FM, Music-Is-Life, etc.).
In 2014 a new record is ready: “Gestalt”, self-published and promoted. More electronic and psychedelic, now doom metal is not the biggest part of A2aThoT's sound. Influences from Depeche Mode, Anathema, Telefon Tel Aviv, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, Neurosis, and many more, can be found in the songs that design a claustrophobic, anxious, nervous atmosphere. In March 2015 this album will be remastered (with the help of Tommy Talamanca, Sadist) and re-released with Built2Kill Records, and will be the first album for A2aThoT to be printed in the classic CD format. It will be sold world-wide through a big number of dealers (Century Media/The End, Audioglobe, Season Of Mist, Source Of Deluge, Bertus, Code7/Plastic Head, The Fish Factory, Believe Digital) on the biggest stores of the world and web (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Nuclear Blast, Discotraxxx, Wormee, Yahoo Music, Last.fm, Jamba, Beatport, and much more).