VI·ZA RELEASES “PATHWAY” MUSIC VIDEO ON 1.6.20

VI·ZA RELEASES “PATHWAY” MUSIC VIDEO

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce a new music video for the band’s recent release “Pathway”, which was the final song from the highly anticipated “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume II” EP. The music video will be unveiled on January 6, 2020 on the band’s YouTube channel

“Everyone is very excited to release this video,” stated theoudplayer Andrew Kzirian. “We poured our heart and soul into this project, and were fortunate to work with a great team all around to create an amazing final product,” he added.

Photo by Jake Hagopian

The Pathway music video was filmed in Los Angeles, led by director Lara Aslanian and producer Nicole Smolen of Wanderlux Productions Inc. “Our close mutual friend Ara Soudjian, a talented director the band had worked with before, made the introduction to Lara and Nicole and we hit it off immediately – and Lara helped us realize a powerful vision to help capture the essence of Pathway,” said Kzirian.

“Directing the ‘Pathway’ music video was such an incredible experience for me. I am grateful for the hard work of my incredible crew and to have had the opportunity to work with the band. This talented group was an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you VI·ZA for allowing me to tell this story and to bring this great song to life!” said Aslanian. “It was a pleasure to produce VI·ZA’s latest music video: “Pathway” – from the incredible cast and crew members to the location, everything came together beautifully. Wanderlux Productions, Inc. is proud to have collaborated with a band that possesses such a unique, signature style,” said Smolen.

Director Lara Aslanian
Photo by Jake Hagopian

Without giving away too much, the video features a powerful story which complements the impactful arrangement of this heavy-hitting track. “I’ve always loved being on set as a little part of me sometimes craves to be an actor.  Pathway brought out that part of me,” said frontman K’noup Tomopoulos.

Photo by Jake Hagopian

“And none of this could have been possible without the involvement of Jean-Michel Kampf and his charitable foundation My Ouai Production! which helped bring this all to fruition,” said Kzirian. 

My Ouai Production!, a charity headed by philanthropist and music connoisseur Jean-Michel Kampf, is based in Paris, France, and played a major role in bringing the Pathway music video to life. The foundation is dedicated to helping disabled children thrive through artistic awakening, and has teamed up with the band over the past year to work in tandem in bringing music and assistance to worthwhile charitable causes together to improve the lives of disabled youth. “With our track record of teaming with charitable foundations over the years, working with Jean-Michel’s organization is a natural fit for us,” said Kzirian.

“I am very happy to join forces with VI·ZA, and especially to collaborate with our charitable foundation My Ouai! Production to assist children with disabilities in enjoying and exploring music”, said founder Jean-Michel Kampf. “We are proud to release the Pathway music video and look forward to furthering this rewarding partnership in the months and years to come,” he added.

Pathway’s music video also featured the talents of noted art director and stylist Vartuhi Oganesyan. “It was amazing having had the opportunity to art direct and style for the music video for such a compelling song as ‘Pathway’. The band has very impressionable sounds and stories behind their music, and the entire cast and crew worked with passion and vigor to bring this song to life,” said Oganesyan.

Fresh off successful performances at Aftershock Festival in late 2018 and a headliner show in Paris in May 2019, VI·ZA has been inspired to expand its horizons and is excited to release the music video for the song “Pathway”, which was recorded with talented recording engineer Yury Anisonyan out of Live Wire Studios in Los Angeles. Anisonyan provided expertise and a unique mixing philosophy to VI·ZA’s sound, creating a unique tapestry of soundscapes.

Photo by Jake Hagopian

“As engineer and mixer for the song, this one felt special. I’m a fan of heavy music so the heavy guitars got me from the get go. The vocal harmonies and the oud arrangements made the song easily one of my favorites that I have worked on. Upon seeing the video, it all came together and the story was complete.  I love how dark and energetic the video is,” said Anisonyan.

Actress Jenny Cipolla
Photo by Jake Hagopian

All new songs and music videos will be released on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza.

Keep an eye out for the band on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vizamusic) and Instagram (@vizamusic).

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VIZA RELEASES EROS THE SINGLE

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce a new digital song release for 2019. Following the online releases of “The Unorthodox Revival: I and II” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Eros” has now arrived for listeners to enjoy a nostalgic piece of the band, expressed with today’s sensibilities and experiences.

“Eros was written ten years ago and was meant to be the self title track to EROS the album, but it lacked a certain musical movement so I shelved it until it came to me naturally ten years later,” said frontman K’noup Tomopoulos.

Fresh off successful performances at Aftershock Festival in late 2018 and a headliner show in Paris in May 2019, VI·ZA has been inspired to expand its horizons and write new material, and “Eros” signals a return to the studio in emphatic fashion, continuing work with talented recording engineer Yury Anisonyan out of Live Wire Studios in Los Angeles. Anisonyan provided expertise and a unique mixing philosophy to VI·ZA’s sound, creating a unique tapestry of soundscapes.

“Eros came out beautifully,” said theoudplayer. “It’s a powerful song with wonderful depth and style – a true VI·ZA classic brought to life years after it started – it’s kind of fitting to release this song now so many years later,” he added.

Featuring duduk and oud accompanied with some of VI·ZA’s classical arrangement styles and driving beats, Eros exemplifies the band’s signature sound and will surely pique the interest of the band’s dedicated fans, and also those looking for something artistically engaging and unique.

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

Keep an eye out for the band on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vizamusic) and Instagram (@vizamusic).

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 2019 and beyond.

 

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VIZA SET TO RELEASE NEW EP – THE UNORTHODOX REVIVAL: VOLUME II

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s new EP recording, “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume II”. The release will feature hard copy recordings the band’s 6 new songs, which have been released as digital recordings thus far on a monthly basis, in addition to special artwork for fans to enjoy. The 6 songs to be included are “Pinches”, “Sheep”, “Diabolic Angel”, “Dancing Twig”, “Tom Waits for Her” and “Pathway”.

“I personally think this is our best work, due in part to the fact each song had its respective time to perfect and our incredible engineer Yury Anisonyan who was on board,” said K’noup.

Photo by Raffi Kevorkian

“With such a great reaction to the first EP, we wanted to follow it up and keep the new material flowing,” said Kzirian. “Even though these songs were released digitally on YouTube and Spotify, we want our dedicated fans to be able to enjoy these songs in album form too, and that allows us to incorporate the album artwork physically as well!” he added.

“The Unorthodox Revival: Volume II” will be the band’s 4th EP release, joining the self title, “De Facto” and “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I” recordings, and is the band’s 9th overall hardcopy release. The new EP contains the band’s newest material, which has been written and recorded entirely in 2018, giving fans a feel of the group’s continued growth and exploration of various musical styles and colors. Notably, “The Unorthodox Revival” series of both volumes 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 then continued to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, all of which followed the same monthly digital release format. The band recorded 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 has been 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”, “Vicious Game”, “Pinches”, “Sheep”, “Diabolic Angel”, “Dancing Twig”, “Tom Waits for Her” and “Pathway”, 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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VIZA RELEASES TWELFTH AND FINAL TRACK PATHWAY

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”, “Diabolic Angel”, “Dancing Twig” and “Tom Waits for Her” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Pathway” has now arrived for listeners to enjoy a stunning audio experience molded in the form of a rock epic.

“For our final digital release of the Unorthodox Revival EPs, we wanted to do something special,” said theoudplayer. “This song blends some of our traditional time signatures with a rock chorus and the result is quite the hybrid that our fans will really love,” he added.

After returning to the stage in early 2017 the band has been writing and recording actively the past several months into 2018, concentrating on composing new material as the band enters a new chapter of its growth. The band was excited to close the book on its first 6 releases, which was compiled as a new EP named “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I”. VI·ZA then continued to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, which will populate the second volume of “The Unorthodox Revival” series set for release in November 2018. All songs – such as the recent October 9, 2018 release of “Pathway” – followed the same monthly digital release format. The band recorded with talented recording engineer Yury Anisonyan out of Live Wire Studios in Los Angeles. Anisonyan provided expertise and a unique mixing philosophy to VI·ZA’s sound, creating a unique tapestry of soundscapes.

“This was an excellent song written by my bandmate theoudplayer, from melody to harmony to poetry,” said K’noup.

Each new song has been 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 soaring 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”, “Sheep”, “Diabolic Angel”, “Dancing Twig”, “Tom Waits for Her” and “Pathway”, 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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Other Releases:

August 1st – VIKTORIOUS – The Unorthodox Revival I
September 1st – CASH KARMA – The Unorthodox Revival I
October 1st – VELVET SHADE – The Unorthodox Revival I
November 1st – A WORLD OF BROKEN MIRRORS – The Unorthodox Revival I
December 1st – APHRODITE – The Unorthodox Revival I
January 1st 2018 – VICIOUS GAME – The Unorthodox Revival I
February 1st 2018 – PINCHES – The Unorthodox Revival II
March 1st 2018 – SHEEP – The Unorthodox Revival II
April 1st – 2018 – DIABOLIC ANGEL – The Unorthodox Revival II
May 1st 2018 – DANCING TWIG – The Unorthodox Revival II
June 1st 2018 – TOM WAITS FOR HER – The Unorthodox Revival II
October 9th 2018 – PATHWAY – The Unorthodox Revival II

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Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics by theoudplayer

Produced by VI*ZA

Recorded & Mixed by Yury Anisonyan at Live Wire Studios
Also Recorded by Johnny Nice at Spin Studios, NYC

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering

Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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Lyrics:

Pathway to war…

Start the foreplay, aggravated.
Take a look here, watch it glow.
Counting days, we are barricaded.
What’s the pathway I don’t know.

Can you see the wolf as it stands in between us?
Just walk away and tell the people we’re no more.

Bare your fangs now, am I crazy?
Is she here now? Is it real?
I don’t see you, you’re hiding.
She is here now, this is real.

Can you see the wolf as it stands in between us?
Just walk away and tell the people we’re no more.
Can you see the wolf as it stands in between us?
And as we fall we understand we are at war.

Pathway to war…

Can you see the wolf as it stands in between us?
And as we fall we understand we are at war.

Pathway to war!

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