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Zoroaster signs with E1 Music

Friday, October 02, 2009 1:33 PM PT


Official press release:

Critically acclaimed psych metal band Zoroaster has signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The celebrated avant-garde trio will enter the studio in early-2010 with producer Sanford Parker (The Gates of Slumber, Pelican) to record its label debut and follow up to 2009's Voice of Saturn. A summer-2010 release is expected.

Zoroaster, the Atlanta-based group who has been called "one of the U.S.'s most promising metal bands" while drawing stark comparisons to Godflesh, Sleep and the Melvins, formed in Atlanta, GA in 2003 out of the need for "sedation by high volumes and low frequencies". Zoroaster has met to shining praise from metal and indie rock press alike, receiving shining accolades for its deafening power, intriguing mysticism, use of left-of-center instrumentation (which has included Moog synths, theremins, ominous vocal choirs and even brass sections) and unique take on heavy music. Zoroaster's live show has been described as "an obliteration of the senses," earning the three piece the title of "Atlanta's loudest band."

"The first time I saw Zoroaster live, I was blown away and knew we had to add them to the growing E1 roster," comments E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens. "They push the limits of the metal genre with their music and are unlike any other act out there now. We are honored to be their partners." The signing of Zoroaster comes on the heels of E1 inking the like-minded High on Fire and sees the band join a first rate family of artists that includes such revered names as Satyricon, In Flames and Hatebreed.

Zoroaster is currently touring alongside Gojira, teaming with the French band for two weeks of live dates during its fall run supporting Metallica and Lamb of God. Immediately following the U.S. dates with Gojira, Zoroaster will launch a 3 week-long European tour alongside experimental black metal band Absu. Presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy and Metal.de, the tour – Zoroaster's first ever European live trek – is slated to launch on October 16 in Darmstadt, Germany and will run through November 7 in Rotterdam, Holland.

Zoroaster features guitarist/vocalist Will Fiore, bassist/vocalist Brent Anderson and drummer/percussionist Dan Scanlan.

www.myspace.com/thezoroaster


16 comments


10/2/2009 1:35:55 PM
There it is.

10/2/2009 1:36:22 PM
first "first post"

10/2/2009 1:39:49 PM
i just think of the word toaster everytime this band is mentioned

10/2/2009 1:40:11 PM
This band gets better with every release. Cant wait to hear the new one.

10/2/2009 4:20:41 PM
Very cool.

10/2/2009 5:01:57 PM
This band is good.

10/2/2009 5:56:14 PM
awesome fcking band

10/2/2009 6:34:48 PM
Saw these guys recently with Gojira and Burst. Bored me to no end with their plodding BS.

10/2/2009 6:44:11 PM
great band

10/2/2009 7:09:48 PM
most boring band ever, live or recorded, hot garbage.

10/2/2009 9:39:50 PM
good band.

10/2/2009 11:18:08 PM
i don't mind this but they certainly aren't 'avant-garde'. this is just straight up doom/stoner metal. catchy. but nothing completely ground-breaking whatsoever.

10/3/2009 11:33:02 AM
good for them but lol @ "VP of Metal"

10/3/2009 1:32:16 PM
shit salad

10/6/2009 4:09:50 PM
I, love Kenny Roger's Zoroasters

10/7/2009 12:13:02 PM
i like this band. i've never heard of this label.