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Los Angeles, CA – VI·ZA is excited to announce the release of the group’s third new song for 2017. Following the release of “Viktorious” and “Cash Karma” amidst acclaim and the anticipation of a loyal fan base, “Velvet Shade” has now arrived for listeners to soak in – a narrative story of sacrifice and triumph set against the backdrop of an intensely colorful audio experience.


Artwork by Alex Zablotsky

“I’m excited for us to release this track,” said Andrew. “This song was composed as a duet and the way it turned out surpassed my expectations – really excited for the new flavors we are incorporating to develop our sound and expand our boundaries with these new tracks. Everyone did an awesome job, on this and on all our songs – this whole process has been very exciting for all of us, he added.”


“This song to me is signature VI·ZA, its melodic, its exotic, its rhythmic and passionate,” said K’noup. “Furthermore its the first time Andrew has written lyrics for the group and he did a wonderful job capturing the color and mood of the composition.”

“Velvet Shade” features dynamic musical interludes, weaving together the band’s signature acoustic folk influences combined with moments of aggression and heavy guitars. Kzirian also joins lead singer K’noup on vocals to provide a captivating blend of various textures.

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 songwriting effort of the group has already resulted in a near complete process of recording and mixing 6 exciting and groundbreaking tracks, with plans underway for even more new material to continue moving forward in 2018. The band has been recording 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”, 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 Twitter/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 2017.

New VI*ZA music to be released every first of the month until we accumulate an entire album.


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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 – TBA
May 1st 2018 – TBA
June 1st 2018 – TBA
July 1st 2018 – TBA


Music by VI*ZA
Lyrics by theoudplayer

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



Need to feel my janna.

Be the beat my janna.

Feel release my janna.

Need to feel my janna.


Which way to burn the beds?

Which way, we’re beat to death.

Which way to feast revenge?

We’re lost in the velvet shade.


Take the lead my janna.

Come to me my janna.

Please believe my janna.

Take the lead my janna.


Which way, my heart has bled?

Which way, why do i dread?

Which way, it’s in my head.

We’re lost in the velvet shade.


Which way, my pain will end.

Which way, just left for dead.

Which way, i will ascend.

I’m found, in the velvet shade.

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