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

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“At the time of writing Pinches I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, and the main melody was a result of that.” stated songwriter, Shant Bismejian.


“Pinches” fits in nicely with previous band favorites like “Mona Lisa” and “Keyhole”, imparting the listener with screaming guitars and a strong dance beat that blends smoothly and powerfully with rock, going back to some of the original sounds and sonic movements that kicked the band off on its festival and touring runs from just a few short years ago.


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 be 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” to be released on February 1, 2018 as the first track to be featured on 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


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 ( 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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Scheduled Releases:

August 1st – VIKTORIOUS
September 1st – CASH KARMA
October 1st – VELVET SHADE
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



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




For what its worth I’ll keep your tears in a jar.

I wake up now and then and stumble through the stars.

For what its worth I’ll mince your words on a tat.

My body’s bruised, now scratch my back.


I used to love you.

And now I loathe you.

I’m off the hinges,

you’re full of pinches.


Oh toodle-oo my little sugar from Capetown.

You’re such a tiger, I’m such a clown.

Bonjour my pretty pretty pretty Maggie-Anne.

Is that my picture?  On your nightstand? 


I used to love you.

And now I loathe you.

I’m off the hinges,

you’re full of pinches.


Your two eyes are like two fire flies that light the darkest caves in Pompeii.

Your soft skin is like a feathered fin in a pond of gimps, I can’t win.

You’re all mine.  The sex is asinine.  I don’t mind cause you’re all mine.

You’re all mine.  The sex is asinine.  I do mind. I do mind.


I used to love you.

And now I loathe you.

I’m off the hinges,

you’re full of pinches.

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  • RemyMartin on

    Flawless mix of classic Viza and new melodies. Well done guys!

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