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Composing New Material for 2017

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

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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