About My Business:
I am a singer / songwriter and a fantasy fiction writer / poet.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Azriel St. Michael moved to Canada as a child. I began writing at the age of ten, when I wrote his first short story. In my early teens, I discovered the writings of Robert E. Howard, and a life-long love affair with fantasy fiction and art began.
In High school, I attended creative writing classes while studying music, classical voice, guitar and song writing. After graduation, I continued to pursue my love of music, travelling throughout Canada and the United States as a singer and guitarist in various rock bands. However, my love for writing stories remained as strong as my passion for music, and in 2000 I started work on my first full-length fantasy novel.
I spent the next six years creating and crafting a generated world in which most of my stories and poems take place.
In 2007 I founded the Canadian rock band Jezebels Kiss along with drummer Byron Black. In the same year my poem Memoirs of a Dying King was published in a poetry compilation entitled Forever Spoken, winning me the distinction of Editors Choice Award.
In the spring of 2008, I began recording the debut effort, Positive Hostility with producer Ryan Andersen, well-known for his work with Canadian rockers Nickelback, Ian Thornley and Theory of a Deadman.
Positive Hostility was released by Dynasty Records Distribution in July 2009.
While writing the songs for the album, I completed Bedtime Stories for Naughty Children, a book of dark poetry now available through my fan page on Facebook, Shemyaza Press, and worldwide via Amazon.com.
In 2011, following the demise of Jezebels Kiss, I joined the Toronto-based rock band Black Sun. I also formed my solo band, Audio Porn, with Hydrogyn / Gods guitarist Jeff Westlake. Audio Porn's debut album was released worldwide in August, 2012, via Music Buy Mail and Super D Distribution. Our second album is presently being shopped with an expected release in August, 2013. Black Sun's debut, Edge of Darkness, is scheduled for release in June, 2013.
I reside in Prince Albert, SK. I am presently finishing up a new novel, Legend Of The Bloody Chalice, while performing live at venues in Canada and the United States with Black Sun and Audio Porn.