he Azoic is an electronic dance band that was formed by Steve Laskarides, Shawn Lower, and Kristy Venrick in February of 1996. In October of 1996, they received a record contract from Worm Records and released their first CD, "The Divine Suffering", in April of 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 of 1998 with Nilaihah Records, which was started by Kristy to promote talented, original electronic bands. "Forward," The Azoic's third CD, was released on Nilaihah Records in 2001. In 2003, The Azoic signed a record deal throughout Europe with Infacted Recordings of Germany. In 2004, Infacted Recordings released "Forward+Conflict," which earned The Azoic the no. 4 spot on the DAC [German Alternative Chart] and the no. 2 spot on the DUC [Dutch Alternative Chart]. The Azoic's 4th CD, "Illuminate," was released in 2004. In early 2008, "Re:Illumination [the mixes]" will be available via Nilaihah Records. The album holds remixed version of "Illuminate" material by DJ Delobbo, GASR, Null Device, Hungry Lucy, and more . In addition to "Re: Illumination," look for new material and live shows from The Azoic in 2008.