Composing New Material for 2017

VIZA rehearsal

Los Angeles, CA – Coming off a successful show at the Roxy last month, VIZA is back in the studio channeling their artistic energy in writing sessions. After a hiatus taken in 2015 to allow members to work on individual projects, the band is active again, currently composing new material for 2017.

 

“As an artist, you are eager to create and explore, and getting back in the swing of things feels great,” said K’noup.

 

With vocals and a diverse array of instruments like the oud and duduk to combine with guitar, bass and drums, there are some exciting possibilities when it comes to both the core and potential artistic horizon of the band’s sound. Whether it’s VIZA’s bread and butter energetic style of pulsing percussion with exotic melodies or experimental ideas exploring the softer side of their art, the guys promise to keep things interesting with fans coming back for more.

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VIZA 2017 – Artwork by Denise T.

 

“We tried out one of our new songs at the last show called Cash Karma, and it felt great to play that live – that’s something we want to try more in the future,” Andrew added. “We are excited to work on a good amount of new material, with songs such as ‘A World of Broken Mirrors’ and ‘Velvet Shade’ on deck.”

 

After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, VIZA is looking to explore a new dimension in the new year. As a fixture of the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA is sure to deliver excitement in the form of shows and new songs in 2017.

VIZA rehearsal

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Duduk sings

Jivan

Los Angeles, CA – VIZA is happy to announce that longtime member, duduk player Jivan Gasparyan, Jr. has rejoined the group and will be performing with the band at the acclaimed Roxy Theater on February 16, 2017. The duduk is a double reed instrument known as the signature wind sound of eastern Armenian culture, and played a role in adding a unique flavor to VIZA’s performances and recordings.
 
“I’m happy to be back performing with my brothers,” said Gasparyan. “We have many fond memories and built something special with the group, and I am excited to take the stage with them again here in LA,” he added.
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Consisting of the fretless 11 string oud and double reed wind duduk, VIZA presents a unique blend of rock elements fused with middle eastern rhythms. As a key cog in the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA promises to deliver a highly anticipated performance. 
 
After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, VIZA is looking to explore a new dimension in the new year. 
 
The band is excited for Gasparyan’s return. “We are happy that Jivan is back performing here, and can’t wait for the show. The different instruments of the group really make for a unique sound,” they said.
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VIZA returns!

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Los Angeles, CA – After a hiatus, international rockers VIZA will be at the acclaimed Roxy Theater on February 16, 2017 to bring their unique brand of rock to the stage. Consisting of the fretless 11 string oud and double reed wind duduk, VIZA presents a unique blend of rock elements fused with middle eastern rhythms. As a key cog in the Sunset club scene known for energetic and captivating live performances, VIZA promises to deliver a highly anticipated performance.

“We are looking forward to performing next month,” said the band. “It’s one of our favorite venues, and the lineup will be a lot of fun.”

Often a platform for providing a showcasing opportunity for young artists from the local community, next month’s Viza concert features the artistry and skills of Tiffany Madadian, Avakian and Christopher Piliguian. “We are happy to share the stage with up and coming artists of our local community,” stated Viza’s members.

After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, Viza is looking to explore a new dimension in the new year. “Our sound and approach has matured, just as we have as a unit and as individuals. We’ve been writing some new material and trying out different things to explore our limits, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

All Ages – Doors 7:30pm
Ticketshttp://www.theroxy.com/event/1390037-viza-west-hollywood/

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Naive Melody

This is the second cover off our Kickstarter campaign, thanks to Raffi and Alice Tanielian for kickstarting this drifting Talking Heads ballad.

Purchase on iTunes and at CdBaby.

Written by the Talking Heads

Produced by Warren Huart

Engineered by Sam Martin
Mixed by Warren Huart
Mixing Assistant Sam Martin
Assistant Engineers David Schwerkolt, Connor Stobaugh, Nico Grossfeld, Jake Gable and Matt Emonson.

Recorded at Sunset Sound and Spitfire Studio.

Mixed at Spitfire Studio

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering

Artwork by Mher Vahakn

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Feed the Need VI – Benefit Concert at the Troubadour – 11.26.14

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Its that time of the year again where we get together for a night in which we all can make a difference in helping those in need during the holidays. Join us at the Troubadour on Wednesday, November 26th and help us, help them.

Proceeds will be going to the children of the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles – www.larmh.org

UPDATE: Tickets are no longer available online, they are however available for purchase at the door.

All Ages – Doors 7:30pm

Performing:
Viza – 11pm
Chameleon Conductor – 10:15pm
3 By Design – 9:30pm
We are Kings and Queens – 8:45pm
No Babies No Bullets – 8:00pm

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FUEGO

Today we release a brand new single that stems from our Kickstarter Sessions. Thanks to Stefan and Stephanie Tomaske for kickstarting it!

Purchase on iTunes
Purchase on CdBaby

Produced by Warren Huart

Engineered by Sam Martin
Mixed by Warren Huart
Mixing Assistant Sam Martin
Assistant Engineers David Schwerkolt, Connor Stobaugh, Nico Grossfeld, Jake Gable and Matt Emonson.

Recorded at Sunset Sound and Spitfire Studio.

Mixed at Spitfire Studio

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering

Artwork by Simon Majarian

Music by VIZA
Lyrics by K’noup
Additional Chorus Lyrics by Andrew Kzirian

Lyrics:

She’s smooth, she’s silk, she’s mother’s milk, she’s 6 foot high in 6 inch heels, she’s Fuego.
She left Havana for the sounds of Santana, she pulled the plug on the Copacabana. She’s Fuego.

32 to 36, for every Tom to every Dick, she’s Fuego.
From Barcelona to Santorini she’s door to door in her bikini. She’s Fuego.

Which one of you is Fuego? (She’s really hot, she’s really Fuego)
Someone is very Fuego! (She’s really hot, she’s really Fuego)

Her perfume is her costume and her costume is her perfume. It’s Fuego.
Ay dios mio, my heart’s in Rio, shes alcohol yet barely legal. She’s Fuego.

32 to 36, for every Tom to every Dick she’s Fuego.
From Barcelona to Santorini she’s door to door in her bikini. She’s Fuego.

Which one of you is Fuego? (She’s really hot, she’s really Fuego)
Someone is very Fuego! (She’s really hot, she’s really Fuego)

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