Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of several new songs in 2017. The tracks will be unveiled once per month, beginning August 1, followed by releases on the first every month moving forward. With a return to the stage in 2017 after a brief hiatus in 2016, the band is inspired to create, and has concentrated on composing new material for the past several months.
“It’s been a long time coming and we are ready to release our next chapter of music or in this case our 8th studio effort.” said K’noup. “After the amazing success we had reaching fans with our kickstarter campaign a few years ago, we wanted to reintroduce that dynamic for all those fans asking how they can support us by releasing an online tip jar that will give fans a chance to demonstrate their passion for our music.”
The songwriting effort of the group has already resulted in near complete process of recording and mixing 6 exciting and groundbreaking tracks, with plans underway for even more new material to continue moving forward.
“We have had a blast reconnecting with fans and feeling the energy of the stage again, and that’s directly fed into our passion in focusing on recording and releasing these new songs,” said Kzirian. “Our artistic direction has grown and evolved and incorporated so many different colors – and this steady flow of upcoming music will give fans a tantalizing taste of VI·ZA’s journey,” said Kzirian.
The band has been recording with talented recording engineer Yury Anisonyan out of Live Wire Studios in Los Angeles. Anisonyan brings his expertise and unique mixing philosophy to VI·ZA’s sound, creating a unique tapestry of soundscapes.
“It’s a breath of fresh air working with such a bunch of gifted and creative musicians. Not only are they seasoned and experienced at their craft, but they are also some of the nicest guys to work with and really know how to construct a beautiful song,” said Anisonyan. “The creative process in the studio is by far one of my best experiences to date,” he added.
Each new song will be released on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel.
VI·ZA’s new material is an exploration of sounds both old and new, and is sure to pique the interest of both diehard fans and new listeners. 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. Song titles include “Cash Karma”, “Viktorious”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite”, “Velvet Shade” and “Vicious Game”, representing diverse but resonant themes ranging from satire, continuity and social commentary to raw human emotions like love, loss and passion. Whether it’s VI·ZA’s bread and butter energetic style of pulsing percussion with exotic melodies or experimental ideas exploring the spiritual side of their art, the guys promise to keep things interesting with fans coming back for more, especially when it comes to documenting their work in the studio.
Keep an eye out for the band on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vizamusic) and Instagram (@vizamusic).
After releasing several albums, performing at major festivals worldwide, joining System of a Down frontman SerjTankian for two worldwide tours and supporting Gogol Bordello and Skindred, VIZA is looking to explore a new dimension of sound. 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.
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