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VI·ZA RELEASE TENTH TRACK DANCING TWIG

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s tenth 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”,  “Pinches”, “Sheep” and “Diabolic Angel” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Dancing Twig” has now arrived for listeners to enjoy a melodic adventure of music and art.

 

“This song came to me as I wondered about what it would be like to play a melody on my oud with a cartoon of a small dancing twig moving to the music,” said theoudplayer Andrew Kzirian. “The song has an interesting vibe and touches on some of our group’s folky and harmonious sensibilities. It was an exciting journey to put this song together with all the guys – and kudos to K’noup for his excellent as always vocal work collaboration with me,” 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 its first 6 releases, which has been compiled as a new EP named “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I”. VI·ZA is continuing to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, which will populate the second volume of “The Unorthodox Revival” series. Subsequent songs – such as the recent April 1, 2018 release of “Diabolic Angel” – 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 – TOM WAITS FOR HER
July 1st 2018 – TBA

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Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics & Vocals by theoudplayer

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 dancing twig is before me.

Narrow eyes but it sees right into my soul.

Dancing twig won’t you show me.

You’ve come around and you won’t let me let go.

 

Dancing twig are you crazy?

All those thorns so you cut me la la la.

I’ve gotta ask do you love me.

You’ve turned around and left me here alone.

 

Staring into the sky you’re all I want.

Dancing twig won’t you love me?

Thinking how I can ask this of you.

Write me a song and we’ll sing.

 

Show me the gold I’m your king.

Put out my hand kiss this ring .

You are the yang to my yang.

 

Dancing twig what’s the story?

You’ve worked me up and I don’t know what to do.

Dancing twig you’re so lonely.

And it’s time to unplug this show for good.

 

Staring into the sky you’re all I want.

Dancing twig won’t you love me?

Thinking how I can ask this of you.

 

Write me a song and we’ll sing.

Show me the gold I’m your king.

Put out my hand kiss this ring .

You are the yang to my yang.

 

https://ExperienceViza.com

 

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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.

 


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

If you enjoy what you hear and want to support our album campaign you can leave us a TIP at our Online Tip Jar….THANK YOU!

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VIZA ONLINE TIP JAR

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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 FIFTH TRACK “APHRODITE”

Los Angeles, CA –VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s fifth new song for 2017. Following the release of “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma”, “Velvet Shade” and “A World of Broken Mirrors” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Aphrodite” has now arrived for listeners to soak in and enjoy, telling a story of a secret admirer.

Photo by Asatur Yesayants

“So the story behind this one is I knew someone that struck me as a Greek Goddess when I first caught glimpse of her. I always wanted to write a song that represented that illuminating and discreet moment, so one morning I woke up humming the lead melody that you hear in the opening of the song, I promptly sang it into my phone and sent it over to Andrew to which we met up and worked on it shortly thereafter. Needless to say I was very happy with the final results, and this could very well be my favorite VIZA song I’ve personally written.” K’noup said.

 

“This was fun to record,” said Andrew. “The track features an almost hypnotic interlay of oud and duduk driving what is a very dance-y and uplifting song,” he added.

 

“Aphrodite” features key elements of the band’s songwriting and style, with a focus on a strong steady beat that will surely get fans setting their playlists to loop the track while they move and dance to the tune.

 

The band is excited to release the last of it’s first batch of 6 tracks on January 1, 2017, which will be the song “Vicious Game”. Following that, the band will continue a next batch of 6 tracks beginning on February 1, 2018.

 

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 frontmanSerjTankian 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.


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

If you enjoy what you hear and want to support our album campaign you can leave us a TIP at our Online Tip Jar….THANK YOU!

DONATEVIZA ONLINE TIP JAR   <—–click here

VIZA ONLINE TIP JAR

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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 – 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:

 

She backed me to a corner.

She took off all her clothes.

She swam across the ocean.

With sharks that’ll eat your soul.

 

Her name is Aphrodite.

She likes the taste of blood.

She took on God almighty.

Her smile is venomous.

 

Her lips are suicide and I’m afraid to love her love.

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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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VI·ZA RELEASE THIRD TRACK “VELVET SHADE”

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s third new song for 2017. Following the release of “Viktorious” and “Cash Karma” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Velvet Shade” has now arrived for listeners to soak in – a narrative story of sacrifice and triumph set against the backdrop of an intensely colorful audio experience.

 

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

“I’m excited for us to release this track,” said Andrew. “This song was composed as a duet and the way it turned out surpassed my expectations – really excited for the new flavors we are incorporating to develop our sound and expand our boundaries with these new tracks. Everyone did an awesome job, on this and on all our songs – this whole process has been very exciting for all of us, he added.”

 

“This song to me is signature VI·ZA, its melodic, its exotic, its rhythmic and passionate,” said K’noup. “Furthermore its the first time Andrew has written lyrics for the group and he did a wonderful job capturing the color and mood of the composition.”

“Velvet Shade” features dynamic musical interludes, weaving together the band’s signature acoustic folk influences combined with moments of aggression and heavy guitars. Kzirian also joins lead singer K’noup on vocals to provide a captivating blend of various textures.

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 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”, 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 Twitter/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.

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


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

If you enjoy what you hear and want to support our album campaign you can leave us a TIP at our Online Tip Jar….THANK YOU!

DONATEVIZA ONLINE TIP JAR   <—–click here

VIZA ONLINE TIP JAR

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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 – TBA
May 1st 2018 – TBA
June 1st 2018 – TBA
July 1st 2018 – TBA

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Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics by theoudplayer

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:

Need to feel my janna.

Be the beat my janna.

Feel release my janna.

Need to feel my janna.

 

Which way to burn the beds?

Which way, we’re beat to death.

Which way to feast revenge?

We’re lost in the velvet shade.

 

Take the lead my janna.

Come to me my janna.

Please believe my janna.

Take the lead my janna.

 

Which way, my heart has bled?

Which way, why do i dread?

Which way, it’s in my head.

We’re lost in the velvet shade.

 

Which way, my pain will end.

Which way, just left for dead.

Which way, i will ascend.

I’m found, in the velvet shade.

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