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VI·ZA RELEASE FOURTH TRACK “A WORLD OF BROKEN MIRRORS”

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s fourth new song for 2017. Following the release of “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma” and “Velvet Shade” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “A World of Broken Mirrors” has now arrived for listeners to soak in and enjoy, telling a story of self pity and fear that burdens our now more demanding societies.

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

“I wrote this song during a state of melancholy/anxiety one early morning, the sad lead melody was dragging me throughout a restless night, haunting me in my inner sleep as if I was ‘falling from the clouds clinging upside down’ and the combination of the Duduk and Oud lead melody was the perfect emotional expression to it,” said K’noup.

 

“The fan response to all of our songs has been super inspiring,” said Andrew. “I enjoy the combination of oud and duduk together as these instruments represent two sides of our cultural coin and are part of what makes our project special,” he added.

 

“A World of Broken Mirrors” features plenty of signature VI·ZA moments and orchestrations, melding oud, duduk and the band’s rock influences together for a rich and textured sound.

 

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 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


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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:

I fell right through the clouds,

clinging upside down I thought of you.

You, six feet underground nor making a sound, my god it’s true.

 

I ask myself if you were here would I burst into tears.

I tell myself there’s only you in a world of broken mirrors. 

 

Why are you so proud?  Why are you so loud?  Why are you so shrewd?

You, you’re making matters worse, you continuously curse our love in two.

 

I ask myself if you were here would I burst into tears.

I tell myself there’s only you in a world of broken mirrors. 

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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.


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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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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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VIZA Back in the Studio

Los Angeles, CA – After writing new material for the past few months, VI·ZA is back in the studio laying down tracks for an upcoming release slated for later in 2017. The band, inspired by live performances and raucous crowds after a 2 year hiatus, is excited to head back into the creative artistry and workflow of recording new music.

“We are excited to be back in the studio recording,” stated K’noup and Andrew. “We were inspired to write new music these past few months after some great shows, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear our songs,” they added.

 

This recording will be 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 softer 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.

Song titles include “Cash Karma”, “Viktorious”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite”, “Velvet Shade” and “Vicious Game”

“We’re having fun with the social media side of promoting as we go along – this gives fans a chance to see what we are doing through the different stages of the recording process,” they added.

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 2017.

 

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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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