In tandem with their highly praised performance at AFTERSHOCK Festival, Los Angeles based Alternative/Indie Rock Band VIZA has released their long awaited The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II, available now to stream as well as in a double CD set. Having previously been revealed to fans through a series of YouTube audio streams with stunning, unique artwork created for each, The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II showcases the band’s diverse creative styles and incredible musicianship in a selection of tracks that are sure to both satisfy long-term and entice a whole new crowd of fans.
“I personally think this is our best work, due in part to the fact each song had its respective time to perfect and our incredible engineer Yury Anisonyan who was on board,” – K’noup (Vocals, Guitar)
“Even though these songs were released digitally on YouTube and Spotify, we want our dedicated fans to be able to enjoy these songs in album form too, and that allows us to incorporate the album artwork physically as well!” – Kzirian (Vocals. Oud)
The Unorthodox Revival Vol. I Track List:
2. Cash Karma
3. Velvet Shade
4. A World Of Broken Mirrors
6. Vicious Game
The Unorthodox Revival Vol. II Track List:
3. Diabolic Angel
4. Dancing Twig
5. Tom Waits for Her
Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of loud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass, and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.
Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s main stage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, and The XX, among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway’s Kartfestivalen, Slovenia’s Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.
Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza covered the Doors tune “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad, which is available for free download.
Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fund-raise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.
Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released his newest LP, Become, via Entertainment One. The 11 track album is a culmination of the Venezuelan masked demon’s unique blending and evolution of rock, metal, and electronic elements, featuring collaborations with such accomplished artists and bands as Celldweller, American Grim, The Qemists, Coppa, Jorgen Munkeby, and Malke & Ape.
“BECOME is a very personal album. It is a journey of change, transition, resistance, self-reflection and evolution.” – ZARDONIC
Imagine if you will crossing Ministry with Gravity Kills and then adding in a touch of Atari Teenage Riot and Nine Inch Nails. That’s what you get here. Sounds wild, right? – Philip Sayblack
1. No Mas Revolucion (Intro)
3. Black And White (feat. American Grim)
4. Takeover (feat. The Qemists)
5. Children Of Tomorrow (feat. Coppa)
6. Before The Dawn (feat. Celldweller)
7. Follow The Light
8. Transhuman (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)
9. Army Of One
10. Monster (feat. Malke & Ape)
11. Libertadores (Finale)
Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Become’!
“No Mas Revolucion” depicts a cold realization about the big picture of the Venezuelan Crisis, as seen from an outside perspective which was granted to me as I left to live in the United States and now Germany.
“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success.
“Black And White” is pure, blind rage. The overflowing power that becomes a fighter ready for the ring. American Grim was perfect for this, because Ryan Grim is a fighter himself. They are a mammoth of a band, and I love them like family. It made me very happy to have them on the record!
“Takeover” is a reminder to the world that before EDM and Rock / Metal became the trend it is today, we were pursuing this sound since 2004, and there were also many before us all the way back to the 60s. It made perfect sense then, that The Qemists were the right act for this collaboration. We pay homage to the great artists before us, those who made it big, those unsung, Pendulum, The Prodigy, Celldweller, Ministry, Linkin Park, and all other great artists that contributed to bring Electronic fused Rock to the mainstream, and as the scene takes shape, you better be ready to brace for Takeover!
“Children Of Tomorrow” is an anthem for the resistance. For the people who have raised their voice as the system continues to oppress us. Many sadly took this fight to the streets and violence, leading eventually to riots and their deaths. This is our homage to them. Coppa did a wonderful job with the vocals and lyrics. He is a truly illuminated guy and one of the most genuine artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’d gladly do an entire record with him!
“Before The Dawn” to me is a fanboy’s dream come true. Celldweller was the one artist I heard that blew my mind with his seamless mix of Metal and Electronic Dance Music back in 2003 when he released his Self-Titled debut album. Working with him is an absolute honor, especially because his vocals and lyrics fit the album concept wonderfully well. “Alone I pray for something I know will surely come, is this the dark before the dawn? I hear the voice that’s calling, says not to be afraid, fears that surround me fade away…”
“Follow The Light” continues on to follow the voice in Before The Dawn: “We reunite as the worlds collide. Fear is an illusion. We are your salvation. By eventide our journey begins, so heed the call and follow the light”. The worlds collide is a perfect analogy to our manipulated society. It pains me to see this, because I see the results of it in every aspect of our lives. How through fear people are led to create enemies out of fellow humans, and are capable of the worst atrocities against them. I have no idea if this will ever end, but I know I don’t want to be a part of the collide, so I follow the light above. The light that lets me see with real eyes what is going once you look at the big picture.
“Transhuman” is the ascension of our consciousness into a higher state of being. It is a slow, painful, confusing and chaotic process that requires breaking through paradigms deeply ingrained in our minds since the moment we are born. I took this concept to madman Jorgen Munkeby of the norwegian Blackjazz band SHINING who contributed with the most insane saxophone execution I have ever heard. He is an absolute genius!
“Army Of One” is the loud voice of frustration, anger and fear pulling back. A fear covered by a false fearlessness, for a man who truly has no fear has no need to attack or fight back. It’s easy to fall for it. The relentlessness of anger is very seductive. Pure, raw, unrestrained, and potentially devastating if not under control. Philosophical whatnots aside, I think this will make a great track for First Person Shooters!
“Monster” was the perfect counterpart for Army Of One. Originally a demo project by fellow producer Mario Malke who is an insanely talented Hard Techno producer, sound designer and drummer. He did it together with band APE. I liked how the lyrics say “the voices, we don’t need them at all” and “we’ve seen it all before”. Leaving anything behind always comes with a lot of pain, but once you’re on the other side, everything makes sense.
“Libertadores” is the final mourning of the dying world. It’s walking forward knowing that the pain might always linger, but there is no way to go but forward. To portray this, I based the song in the recent events of the Venezuelan rebellion, which ended in the assassination of Oscar Pérez with the use of a Rocket Launcher. Looking at this is something that still sends chills down my spine. How is it possible that men could carry such acts? What were their true motives? It’s not like we’re strangers to these atrocities as they have been very well documented, but one thing is to read a book or watch a documentary and another is to have it hit close to home. It is my farewell to the fight, my apology to the resistance and my homage to those who fell. I hope I never have to deal with it ever again.
Future Generations has been busy since the NYC quintet released its debut album in July 2016. In 2017, Future Generations played an official SXSW showcase in March and continued a streak of successful shows including in NYC, Philly, Nashville, Dallas, and DC. In November, FG toured out to Chicago and Atlanta to support Savoir Adore, and played with them again this February.
In addition to “Stars,” Future Generations singles “Thunder In The City” and “Coast” garnered over 1 million streams combined. “You’ve Got Me Flush” has emerged as the band’s second-most popular song, racking up almost 1 million Spotify plays on its own. The album has led to favorable comparisons to MGMT and Passion Pit, with the band’s love of catchy hooks and dynamic electronic production evident throughout.
Future Generations is Eddie Gore (vox, keys, guitar), Mike Sansevere (synthesizer, guitar, percussion), Eric Grossman (guitar), Devon Sheridan (bass) and Dylan Wells (percussion). Gore, Sansevere and Grossman met while in college at Fordham University and the 3 quickly bonded over sharing a nerd-like, academic appreciation of all forms of pop, rap and rock music. The three have been writing and recording music together since the first day they met; Junior year, Gore recruited Sheridan, a fellow Fordham 2015 classmate, to join the band.
After graduation, Future Generations recorded in Brooklyn with Eli Janney (Tweens) and enlisted Claudius Mittendorfer (Neon Indian) for production. They added Wells in March 2016, after he tried out for the band via a Craiglist ad. The band currently lives together in Brooklyn.
A full length Mixtape has premiered with the extensive compilation of Remixes exclusively available on Clubtapes.com
The oceanic imagination of the electronic music chameleon Moduloktopus is quite fathomless. The Dominican born producer blasts us with a vast spectrum of remixes that range from deep soulful moments of Zen to sweating body dancefloor climaxes, top40 Pop flips to Experimental drips, Jersey Club to Grime, Jungle to Reggae Trap, Drum n Bass to Hip Hop, Dominican drums to sub woofer thumps, and the list goes on.
Never making the same remix sound like the next, Remixtopus is more than just Trap, it’s a paradigm shift to the name. Refusing to be pigeon holed or boxed into a genre, every remix posses a unique sound in connection to the artists chosen. This conglomeration of genres and interpretations fit into the big picture he calls Multi-Genre Bass Music. The compilation features remixes for Kendrick Lamar, Gabriela Lenka, Fatcamp (Atwellbaker), M. Constant, Justin Timberlake feat Jay Z, Roxiny, Noms, 3rddy Baby feat Renzo, Apollo 440, Art of Noise, Terry Callier (RIP) , Austin Peralta (RIP) , Drell feat Dj Homewrecker, The Prodigy, Pearl Anne Lyon, and Sajida Jalalzai.