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Below is our complete Zombi news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Progressive instrumental duo Zombi has begun recording a sixth full-length and first new album in over four years.
The album will be self-produced by the band and recorded at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh, PA and Steve Moore Private Studio in Central NY State. The disc will see a release later this year via Relapse Records.
The record, which will consist of nine new songs and clock in at over 60 minutes, was heavily inspired by the band touring in 2013 with Italian prog legends Goblin. Their first tour in over six years allowed the duo to play as a band again instead of a collaborative studio project. Steve Moore commented on the new material:
"It's a rock record - think of it as a follow up to Surface to Air. There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. It's dark and heavy. Live drums on every song and lots of bass guitar. We have officially moved from 'studio project' mode back into 'live band' mode." More...
In celebration of the recently announced tour with Italian soundtrack kings Goblin, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Pittsburgh, PA's Zombi.
The albums, "Cosmos," "Surface to Air," and "Spirit Animal" will each be available on deluxe vinyl on January 7th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Mailorder here.
The 2004 Relapse debut "Cosmos" will be reissued as a double LP for the first time in almost a decade, while 2006's "Surface to Air" will be reissued as a single LP for the first time in North America. The last of these reissues, 2009's "Spirit Animal" will be released as a gatefold double LP and will include the bonus track "Infinity," not included on the first pressing.
Catch Zombie live:
Nov 29 Chicago, IL/ The Empty Bottle*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN/ The Varsity Theater
Dec 1 Milwaukee, WI/ Turner Hall
Dec 3 St. Louis, MO/ 2720 Cherokee
Dec 4 Cincinnati, OH/ Taft Theatre
Dec 5 Cleveland, OH/ Beachland Ballroom
Dec 6 Pittsburgh, PA/ Carnegie Music Hall
Dec 8 Albany, NY/ Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 10 Boston, MA/ Sinclair
Dec 11 New Haven, CT/ Center Church on the Green
Dec 12 Philadelphia, PA/ Trocadero
Dec 13 Washington, DC/ 9:30 Club
Dec 14 Carrboro, NC/ Cats Cradle
*Not with Goblin - openers TBA More...
Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:
"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"
The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:
"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.
"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."
The track listing is as follows: More...
American crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they have completed work on their fifth studio album, which will be released next year through Nuclear Blast Records under the title "The Fatal Feast." A message from frontman Tony Foresta reads as follows:
"We're calling the record The Fatal Feast, and are expecting it to come out early next year along with a healthy dose of touring. The record is also going to feature some guest spots from John Connelly (guitarist, vocalist for Nuclear Assault), Steve Moore (who plays bass and synthesizers for Zombi), and vocalist Tim Barry (ex-Avail). The Waste is really looking forward to providing you with the soundtrack to the end of the world in 2012. See you there!"
Zombi is currently streaming the band's brand new album "Escape Velocity" online now at Rock-A-Rolla.com. You can check out the entire album by heading over to this location. "Escape Velocity" will see its North American release next Tuesday, May 10th, and will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Zombie is also the cover star of the April/May 2011 print issue of Rock-A-Rolla.
"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009's "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by ZombiI's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. "Escape Velocity" also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN), which can be viewed below.
Zombi has premiered another new track, titled “Slow Oscillations,” off the band's forthcoming album "Escape Velocity" online now via PopMatters.com. Head over to this location to hear the song. "Escape Velocity" is set for a May 10th North American release date.
The band has previously posted another "Escape Velocity" track online titled “Shrunken Heads."
"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009’s "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by Zombi's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. The album also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN).
Zombi has premiered the first preview track, titled "Shrunken Heads," off the band's forthcoming album "Escape Velocity" online now via Stereogum.com. "Escape Velocity" is set for a May 10th North American release date and will be available on CD, LP, and digitally (iTunes pre-order).
You can check out "Shrunken Heads" by heading over to this location. Additional audio samples with be posted shortly.
"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009’s "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by Zomi’s Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (The Who, Led Zeppelin) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. "Escape Velocity" also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt, which can be viewed below. More...
Pennsylvania's Zombi has announced the following US tour dates:
08/29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Bakery Square - Sprout Fund/Houthouse benefit
08/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater - w/ German Shepherd, Shambalis
12/18 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
12/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas More...
Pittsburgh's sci-fi instrumental rock duo Zombi are currently streaming their entire new album "Spirit Animal" online. The album can be heard here.
Pittsburgh metallers, ZOMBI, have posted two brand new sample tracks, “Spirit Animal” and “Spirit Warrior”, taken from their forthcoming full-length "Spirit Animal" online at their MySpace page. The follow-up to 2006’s "Surface To Air", "Spirit Animal" was self-recorded by ZOMBI throughout much of 2008. "Spirit Animal" will see a February 9th international release. More...
ZOMBI will see the digital release of their Zombi Anthology and Digitalis albums on December 11th. The Zombi Anthology collects the band’s first two self-released EPs, Zombi and Twilight Sentinel. Digitalis was previously a limited tour-only EP featuring the title track (taken from Surface To Air) as well as two exclusive tracks. Audio samples taken from Digitalis can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page.
Additionally, ZOMBI will embark on their first-ever tour of Japan this weekend. The sci-fi instrumental rock duo will team-up with JESU starting November 25th at Club Quattro in Tokyo. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found online here.
ZOMBI are nearing completion of the writing process for their follow-up album to Surface To Air. The band will enter the studio later this year to begin recording for an expected Spring 2008 release date.
Pittsburgh's sci-fi instrumental rock duo ZOMBI will team up with JESU for a three-date Japanese tour in late November.
Commented ZOMBI drummer A.E. Paterra: "We are eagerly anticipating our trip to Japan, as it will be a first for both of us. We haven't played together since April, and are excited to play in front of a new audience, as well as to share the stage with Jesu."
ZOMBI is nearing completion of the writing process for the follow-up album to "Surface to Air". Paterra hints of the band's work so far, "The album signifies a new direction for the band, at times familiar, but also very different."
ZOMBI's as-yet-untitled new CD will be recorded before the end of the year for a spring 2008 release.
ZOMBI with JESU:
Nov. 25 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
Nov. 27 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
Nov. 28 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro More...
Relapse Records will issue "The Henge," the debut full-length solo album from Zombi's Steve Moore, in late-October. "The Henge" was self-recorded by Moore and advance track titles include: "Infinite Resignation", "Dead Tide", and "Cepheid."
Moore describes The Henge and his approach; "This album represents a turning point in my writing - a subtle shift in direction that is only apparent when considering the album as a whole. While no track is too far removed from the harmonic language I create through my work with Zombi, this album gives me a chance to expand my tonal palette by experimenting with different instrumentations."
"The album is meant to be viewed as a small step in a new direction, exploring some of the more ambient, drone-oriented ideas I've written over the last couple years." Moore continues; "Although I always enjoy collaborative writing, the challenge of single-handedly developing an idea from conception to completion can sometimes be an even more rewarding experience."
In addition to his works with Zombi, Moore has also recorded material with Microwaves and Panthers, as well as been involved in a number of scores for independent horror movies including 'The Redsin Tower' (collaboration with Scott Hull), 'Horror Business', 'Murder-Set-Pieces' (as Zombi), 'Home Sick' (as Zombi) and more.
Audio samples of Moore's solo work can be heard on his MySpace page.
Zombi has announced their first headlining shows in support of their new album, "Surface To Air." The group will begin the tour in late-November in Washington, DC, making their way up through the Northeast U.S. and into Canada. Joining Zombi on various dates throughout the tour will be Icy Demons (ex-Man Man, Need New Body), Maserati and a special appearance from the experimental jazz project of Ben Weinman and Chris Pennie of Dillinger Escape Plan. Here are the dates:
11/29 Washington, DC @ The Red and The Black w/ Icy Demons
11/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Icy Demons
12/1 Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head
12/2 Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Maserati
12/3 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion Hall w/ Maserati
12/4 Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Maserati
12/5 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Maserati
12/6 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Deckuf w/ Maserati
12/7 Hamilton, ON @ The Underground w/ Maserati
12/8 Toronto, ON @ Tranzac w/ Maserati
12/9 Buffalo, NY @ Sound Lab w/ Maserati
Zombi and Supersystem will be playing the following shows together this fall:
September 21st Atlanta, GA - The E.A.R.L.
September 22nd Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
September 23rd Baton Rouge, LA - The Spanish Moon
September 24th Austin, TX - Emo's
September 25th Denton, TX - Hailey's
September 27th Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts
September 28th San Diego, CA - Casbah
September 29th Los Angeles, CA - Echo
September 30th San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
October 02nd Portland, OR - Food Hole
October 03rd Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
October 04th Boise, ID - Neurolux
October 05th Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
October 06th Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
October 07th Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
October 08th Omaha, NE - O'Leavers Pub
October 09th Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
October 10th Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
October 12th Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
October 14th Montreal, QC Canada Main Hall
October 15th New Haven, CT - Bar Nightclub
October 17th Portland, ME - Space Gallery
October 18th Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
October 19th Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
October 20th Washington, DC - Black Cat
ZOMBI will make its European tour debut playing as support to ISIS. ZOMBI will begin the tour with ISIS on July 17 in Amsterdam and conclude on July 22 in Birmingham, U.K. where the tour joins with the critically-acclaimed Supersonic Festival. Immediately following, ZOMBI will join with THRONES for an extended run in the United Kingdom and Belgium.
ZOMBI will also see the vinyl release of Surface To Air in Europe during this time courtesy of Hypertension Records (STARKWEATHER, AMEN RA). The LP release show for Surface To Air will take place on July 30 in Antwerpen, Belgium. ZOMBI’s Digitalis tour EP will also seeing a limited vinyl release in July via Static Records (ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, TARENTEL).
The current listing of ZOMBI tour dates is as follows: More...
ZOMBI has issued an internet-only live EP culled from its recent SXSW performance. The EP, simply titled Live at SXSW was recorded at the Sony Connect 'Vice Kills Texas II' SXSW party on Thursday, March 16th and features 'Digitalis' (from their upcoming record Surface To Air), 'Orion' (from their debut album Cosmos) and an as-yet-unrecorded improvised track 'Infinity'. This EP is available now at this location, exclusively via the Connect website.
ZOMBI has also unveiled an e-card for Surface To Air that features the studio audio for 'Digitalis' and the track 'Legacy'. The Surface To Air e-card can be accessed at this location. Surface To Air was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band (Steve Moore: bass/synth, A.E. Paterra: drums) over a five month span at the duo's Nightmare City Mobile Studios and is expected to see a May 2 North American release date (June 5 internationally).
In support of Surface To Air, ZOMBI has announced plans to tour with ISIS this spring. The tour with ISIS will begin on March 28th and extend into May and also include dates with Dalek and These Arms Are Snakes. A complete listing of ZOMBI tour dates is as follows: More...
Pittsburgh instrumental duo ZOMBI has completed work on their new full-length album Surface To Air. Surface To Air, the follow-up to its full-length debut Cosmos, teems with the stirring, trance-inducing deluges of rhythm and sound the duo is renowned for. The album is set for a May 2nd North American release date via Relapse Records.
Surface To Air was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band (Steve Moore: bass/synth, A.E. Paterra: drums) over a five month span at the duo's Nightmare City Mobile Studios.
In support of Surface To Air, ZOMBI has announced plans to tour with ISIS this spring. The tour with ISIS will begin on March 28th and extend into May and also include dates with Dalek and These Arms Are Snakes. This follows up the band’s current tours with Orthrelm, The Apes and upcoming SXSW performance at the Relapse Records showcase.
A complete listing of ZOMBI tour dates is as follows: More...
Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the labels fifth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Room 710 (710 Red River Street) on Saturday, March 18th. The show starts promptly at 8 pm and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.
This year’s line-up includes CEPHALIC CARNAGE (Denver, CO), ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, PA), FACEDOWNINSHIT (Carrboro, NC), RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (Philadelphia, PA), RWAKE (Little Rock, AR) as well as a special appearance by MUNICIPAL WASTE (Richmond, VA). This showcase will mark the first SXSW appearance for new label signings FACEDOWNINSHIT, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and RWAKE..
The 2006 Relapse Records showcase will be held in conjunction with long-time label supporters X Taster, Rock Sound and Decibel Magazine.
RELAPSE RECORDS 2006 SXSW SHOWCASE
Saturday, March 18th @ 8:00 pm
Room 710 (710 Red River Street, Austin, TX)
Additional information on SXSW can be found at the official SXSW website.
Isis have confirmed a handful of March, April, and May shows. Here's the latest:
3/29 Redding, CA @ The Dip w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Zombi
3/30 Portland, OR @ Loveland w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Zombi, more
3/31 Seattle, WA Neumo's Crystal Ball w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Zombi, more
4/2 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Zombi, more
4/6 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Zombi, more
4/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Zombi, Butcher
4/28 Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ Dalek, Zombi, Russian Circles
4/30 Washington DC @ The Black Cat w/ Dalek, Zombi
5/2 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Dalek, Zombi, Torche