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VIZA RELEASES ‘LOYAL TEA’ THE SINGLE

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is thrilled to release their first single of 2020 – Loyal Tea – a song that brings back classic tones of the band while guest starring former bandmates. Danny Shamoun, who was a vital part of the songwriting in the album Maktub is at spotlight once again in ‘Loyal Tea’, lending his percussive skills on all things Arabic.

“I remember when I first wrote ‘Loyal Tea’ it was honestly not with the intention of it becoming a VIZA song because the chords behind it had a different mode, but I had invited Danny to record on it, and the minute he did the whole complexion of the song turned its face to VIZA and I certainly couldn’t question it.” says K’noup.

The song features beautifully constructed oud melodies by theoudplayer as well catchy duduk licks by Jivan all the while Shant Bismejian rhythmically carries the belly of the song with his glistening guitars. “I recorded the guitars on my couch with 2 cats staring at me.” says Shant gleefully.

VIZA continues to write and record throughout the new year, lookout for more to come.

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

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Music by VI*ZA

Lyrics by K’noup

Percussion by Danny Shamoun

Produced by K’noup

Recorded & Mixed by Yury Anisonyan at Live Wire Studios

Mastered by Andy VanDette at Engine Room Audio, NYC

Graphic Design by Mher Vahakn

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Lyrics:

Disappointed and I’m coming down with something nasty.

I’m passing out in a pond of doubt. 

Drink your ‘Loyal Tea’ and spit it up on the ground.

I hereby appoint you minister of things that matter sinister. 

You’re vinegar.  

Drink your ‘Loyal Tea’ and spit it up on the ground.

Take the money in the acid rain.

Take the bounties to my name and enjoy your fame.

Drink your ‘Loyal Tea’ and spit it up on the ground.

https://ExperienceViza.com

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VI·ZA RELEASE NEW EP SERIES: THE UNORTHODOX REVIVAL

Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s new EP recording, “The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I”. The release will feature digital streaming recordings (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) of the band’s 6 new songs, which have been released exclusively on YouTube thus far on a monthly basis.

Autographed CD’s and Vinyls are also currently available as pre-order only until February through the VIZA store – www.experienceviza.com/store ***to cover production costs we must meet a target of 100 cd sales and/or 75 vinyl sales by February 15th otherwise all orders will be fully refunded***

The 6 songs to be included and to be released on Spotify, iTunes and all major digital platforms on February 1st are “Viktorious”, “Cash Karma”, “Velvet Shade”, “A World of Broken Mirrors”, “Aphrodite” and “Vicious Game”.

“As the founder and veteran of the group I’ve seen it all within this band and I know its cliché for an artist to say this but this is by far our best work. Nothing to take away from our previous efforts but to me, this is VIZA.” K’noup proclaimed.

 

“It’s also really exciting to see our new direction and sound be embraced by the fans,” said Kzirian. “Compiling these songs all together is the least we can do. We want everyone to be able to enjoy these songs in album form, in addition to the digital releases, especially with the interesting artwork!” he added.

 

“The Unorthodox Revival” will be the band’s 3rd EP release, joining the self title and De Facto recordings, and is the band’s 8th overall hardcopy release. The new EP contains the band’s newest material, which has been written and recorded entirely in 2017, giving fans a feel of the group’s continued growth and exploration of various musical styles and colors.  Notably, “The Unorthodox Revival” 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 is continuing to write and record a next batch of 6 tracks, with the first set to be released on February 1, 2018. 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 newer song starting February 1st will continued to be released exclusively on VI·ZA’s dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ExperienceViza and eventually will be part of The Unorthodox Revival: Volume II

The Unorthodox Revival I – artwork by Alex Zablotsky

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 live performances, VIZA is sure to deliver excitement in the form of shows and new songs in 2018.

 

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