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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”, and “Dancing Twig” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Tom Waits” has now arrived for listeners to enjoy a charmingly gruff musical adventure.


“Tom Waits has personally been one my biggest influences growing up, there was a time I worshiped his albums, ‘Alice’ and ‘Blood Money’,” K’noup said.  “From his poetry to his voice he is truly a one of a kind artist and I’ll admit it at times I’ve taken a page out of his book when I would go into character.  So with all that being said I wanted to write a little song honoring him. Hopefully if he ever hears it he wont stuff it in a thimble with the rest of mankind lol.”


“Why not?” said theoudplayer. “We reached back a bit into our historical DNA and this is what came out, gotta love it!” he added.


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 its 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 – such as the recent May 1, 2018 release of “Dancing Twig” – 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 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” among others, 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 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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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 – DANCING TWIG
June 1st 2018 – TOM WAITS FOR HER
July 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




She plays the fiddle like a riddle,

with her hands on deck, 

she will hand you a subpoena,

before she hands you a check. 


She’s quite impressive, 

yet quite depressive.  


She likes Ben-Hur but she don’t like Tom, 

because Tom waits for her.


Tom waits for her,

but she never comes home.


Tom waits for her,

and now she’s left him all alone.


Wait! Wait!

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