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VI·ZA RELEASE EIGHTH TRACK “SHEEP”

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s eighth new digital song release for 2017-2018. Following the online releases of “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma”, “Velvet Shade”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite”, “Vicious Game” and “Pinches” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Sheep” has now arrived for listeners to enjoy a vintage track featuring some of the signature sounds of VI·ZA.

 

Photo by Raffi Kevorkian

“Sheep is a byproduct of reading Grimm’s Tales for so many years. When I wrote the song I wanted to colorize our current black and white society but in a very capable and simplified context, much like when reading a children’s tale.  From the characters to the melodies it all has to come easy to the listener,” stated K’noup.

“I love experimenting with the oud and using different tones and effects”, said Kzirian. “I feel like it really sets our sound apart from everything else that’s out there, not just for the sake of being different, but because it evokes emotional and spiritual artistic interest in what our ears are hearing,” he added.

After returning to the stage in early 2017 the band has been writing and recording actively the past several months, concentrating on composing new material as the band enters a new chapter of its growth. The band is excited to close the book on these first 6 releases, which has been compiled as a new EP named “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I”. The band is continuing to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, with the first song “Pinches” having been released on February 1, 2018 as the first track to be featured on the second volume of “The Unorthodox Revival” series. Subsequent songs – such as the March 1, 2018 release of “Sheep” – will follow the same monthly digital release format. The band continues to record 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.

 

Each new song will be released on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza.

 

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”, “Pinches” and “Sheep” 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 Serj Tankian 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 2018.

 


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Scheduled Releases:

August 1st – VIKTORIOUS
September 1st – CASH KARMA
October 1st – VELVET SHADE
November 1st – A WORLD OF BROKEN MIRRORS
December 1st – APHRODITE
January 1st 2018 – VICIOUS GAME
February 1st 2018 – PINCHES
March 1st 2018 – SHEEP
April 1st – 2018 – DIABOLIC ANGEL
May 1st 2018 – DANCING TWIG
June 1st 2018 – TBA
July 1st 2018 – TBA

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Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics & Vocals by K’noup

Produced by VI*ZA

Recorded & Mixed by Yury Anisonyan at Live Wire Studios

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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Lyrics:

 

It’s the last night we’ll meet.

By the pitchforks we’ll sleep.

In a White House we bought.

At least we thought.

 

There’s a man by the tree.

Preying on those that weep.

Are we safe as thought?

I’m afraid not.

 

We’re just sheep living in the dark.

We’re just sheep waiting for the wolves to come and tear our hearts.

 

https://ExperienceViza.com

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VI·ZA RELEASE NEW EP SERIES: THE UNORTHODOX REVIVAL

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s new EP recording, “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I”. The release will feature digital streaming recordings (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) of the band’s 6 new songs, which have been released exclusively on YouTube thus far on a monthly basis.

Autographed CD’s and Vinyls are also currently available as pre-order only until February through the VIZA store – www.experienceviza.com/store ***to cover production costs we must meet a target of 100 cd sales and/or 75 vinyl sales by February 15th otherwise all orders will be fully refunded***

The 6 songs to be included and to be released on Spotify, iTunes and all major digital platforms on February 1st are “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma”, “Velvet Shade”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite” and “Vicious Game”.

“As the founder and veteran of the group I’ve seen it all within this band and I know its cliché for an artist to say this but this is by far our best work. Nothing to take away from our previous efforts but to me, this is VIZA.” K’noup proclaimed.

 

“It’s also really exciting to see our new direction and sound be embraced by the fans,” said Kzirian. “Compiling these songs all together is the least we can do. We want everyone to be able to enjoy these songs in album form, in addition to the digital releases, especially with the interesting artwork!” he added.

 

“The Unorthodox Revival” will be the band’s 3rd EP release, joining the self title and De Facto recordings, and is the band’s 8th overall hardcopy release. The new EP contains the band’s newest material, which has been written and recorded entirely in 2017, giving fans a feel of the group’s continued growth and exploration of various musical styles and colors.  Notably, “The Unorthodox Revival” will feature a series of volumes, all interconnected and representing different but segmented components of VI·ZA’s new music.

After returning to the stage in early 2017 the band has been writing and recording actively the past several months, concentrating on composing new material as the band enters a new chapter of its growth. The band is excited to close the book on these first 6 releases, which will compiled as a new EP named “The Unorthodox Revival”. The band is continuing to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, with the first set to be released on February 1, 2018. Subsequent songs will follow the same monthly digital release format. The band continues to record 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.

 

Each newer song starting February 1st will continued to be released exclusively on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza and eventually will be part of The Unorthodox Revival: Volume II

The Unorthodox Revival I – artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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 2018.

 

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VI·ZA PERFORMS IN ARMENIA

Yerevan, Armenia – VI·ZA took the stage in Yerevan at the Karen Demirchyan Hamalir Complex on November 20, 2017 to headline a special concert. Joined by Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities, Sirusho and Heavy Machinery, the evening offered VI·ZA’s Armenia based fans a special chance to hear the band once again, and also to listen to other talented acts. VI·ZA’s last performance in Armenia took place in 2010, as direct support for System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian’s solo European tour.

 

“It was joyous to be back in this wonderful city, the show itself was magnificent and even though we were a little handicapped without Shant who couldn’t make this trip due to personal obligations it still went flawless. Also the food was delicious, the weather was crisp and the city’s spirit was alive.” K’noup said.

Photo by Asatur Yesayants

Photo by Asatur Yesayants

VI·ZA’s Armenia concert came against the backdrop of VI·ZA’s new material releases, which have been unveiled on the first of every month since August 1, 2017, and will continue into 2018. The band is considering compiling all the new releases as an album at some point in the next year, with the Armenia performance already offering continued inspiration for new material to be added to the band’s monthly clips. VI·ZA’s next song is named “Aphrodite” and will be released on the group’s dedicated YouTube channel (details below) on December 1, 2017.

 

After returning to the stage in early 2017 the band has been writing and recording actively the past several months, concentrating on composing new material as the band enters a new chapter of its growth. The songwriting effort of the group has already resulted in a near complete process of recording and mixing 6 exciting and groundbreaking tracks, with plans underway for even more new material to continue moving forward in 2018.The band has been recording with talented recording engineer YuryAnisonyan 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.

 

Each new song will be released on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza.

 

VI·ZA’s new materialis 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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Viktorious

New VI*ZA music to be released every first of the month until we accumulate an entire album.

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Scheduled Releases:

August 1st – VIKTORIOUS
September 1st – CASH KARMA
October 1st – VELVET SHADE
November 1st – A WORLD OF BROKEN MIRRORS
December 1st – APHRODITE
January 1st 2018 – VICIOUS GAME
February 1st 2018 – TBA
March 1st 2018 – TBA
April 1st – 2018 – TBA
May 1st 2018 – TBA
June 1st 2018 – TBA
July 1st 2018 – TBA

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Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics by K’noup

Produced by VI*ZA

Recorded & Mixed by Yury Anisonyan at Live Wire Studios

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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Lyrics:

A Cracker Jack is in the sand,
a big surprise waits in my hand.

I’m Viktorious

That’s quite the dog you got right there,
now here’s a glimpse of my pet bear.

I’m Viktorious

Now if you’re alive.
Soon you will die.
I bid you goodbye.

Apparently I’m old enough,
to drag my Rolex through the mud.

I’m Viktorious

My family tree is a golden one,
I spread my seed with a water gun.

I’m Viktorious

Now if you’re alive.
Soon you will die.
So wave goodbye.

Come right this way.
You’re in my way.
Hey watch your mouth.
Go wash your mouth.
You know who I am?
Know who I am.
Get out of my way.

I broke this mic with my tongue.
I sang this song for everyone.

I’m Viktorious.

I’m almost there. I almost quit.
You’ll never guess who I just kissed…Viktorious.

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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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.
VIZA_Jivan
 
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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