Los Angeles, CA– VI·ZA is pleased to announce that it will be joining a star studded lineup of some of the most compelling rock bands for this year’s Aftershock Festival, set to take place on the weekend of October 13-14, 2018 at Discovery Park in Northern California. Sharing the stage alongside System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, 311, and several other talented acts, VI·ZA is excited to return to Aftershock after first appearing at the growing and vibrant festival in 2014 with Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Weezer, AWOLNATION, The Offspring, Butcher Babies and scores of others.
“I am totally flabbergasted to be back and part of this tremendous lineup. I might just do something unexpected,” said K’noup.
“It’s fitting that we return to the scene of the crime to rejoin the Aftershock team – it feels great to be back,” said theoudplayer. “Now I can dingle super hard for festival goers with my fancy new pedals,” he added.
Aftershock is one of the premier music festivals in North America, featuring the many of the marquee acts in rock and metal. Beginning in 2012 as a single day event, Aftershock has expanded to a two day weekend festival incorporating more bands and a festive atmosphere with attendees coming from all over the world.
For more information and tickets please visit www.aftershockfestival.com
After returning to the stage in early 2017 VI·ZA 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”. 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 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.