I had all the material composed for both of those albums when we started recording Mustamaa and we made a decision to split the stuff in half. We put all of the more primitive stuff to the Mustamaa album and put all the faster material to Helvetin Yhdeksän Piiriä album.
Azaghal is from the Tolkien mythology, which I confess is not exactly the best source for a black metal band name, but at the time when we started the band we were highly (and of course still are) influenced by the early 90s Norwegian black metal scene where many bands had taken their names from Tolkien.
Well, suicide is a subject that everyone can relate to I think, I guess everyone has had their times of depression etc.
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