“Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun” (Serj Tankian)
Viza is now recording its new album “Aria” – the long anticipated follow up record to the band’s recent works “Carnivalia” and “Made in Chernobyl“. Recorded at Swinghouse Studios in Hollywood, CA, ‘Aria‘ embodies a groundbreaking effort for the band – a provocative narrative which reflects the unique – and always evolving – sounds of Viza. The songs of ‘Aria‘ represent the project’s singular creative voice – a fitting tribute to the band’s artistic journey and recent experiences touring all over the world.
“Expect a more mature sound with plenty of the same ole fictional narration that has made our songs enjoyable, heck there’s even going to be another VIKTOR story.” says K’noup. “This album is a significant statement – both from an artistic perspective – but also in more basic human terms as a family of musicians creating together and inspiring each other… given the tremendous energy and passion that infuses itself into our writing, we have long anticipated the opportunity to record our new material for this album, and are eager to share it with fans old and new…” says Andrew.
The band’s travels have taken them across the globe on a consistent basis over the past 3 years. In March 2013 Viza headlined all over Europe for a highly successful tour in 20 cities. In September 2012, Viza embarked on its second tour with System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for his “Harakiri” World Tour, a nearly 6 week endeavor that featured 19 performances all around the world. In 2010, Viza also supported Tankian’s “Imperfect Harmonies” Tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan, and continued to tour in select cities throughout 2011.
“Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort”, said Tankian. “Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun”, he added. Tankian has worked extensively with the group, serving as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled “Made In Chernobyl”, and also sang as a guest vocalist on the album’s “Viktor” track.
“You have to see these guys live as soon as is humanly possible.” (Rhythm)
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 mainstage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, 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, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.
“System of a Down + Gogol Bordello x even more mental = VIZA” (Metal Hammer)
Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza recently 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. The song is available for free download at www.experienceviza.com.
“With their seven strong villainous circus gang look and multi-instrument pile up… …Viza have tunes too, notably their fiendishly danceable [music]. If they bring a party like this again, their return [to London] can’t come soon enough.” (Kerrang!)
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 fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.
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