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Latest Zex News

Below is our complete Zex 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.

Zex Kicking Off Tour, Adds Japanese Shows

Ontario outfit Zex begins a latest wave of touring this week with a massive invasion of Europe, as the band also books a tour of Japan for September, continuing their nonstop live attack in support of Magic Bullet Records-released debut LP, "Fight For Yourself."

For the past year and a half, ZEX has been touring across the globe, with several regional tours of the band's native Canada, a massive tour through the South Pacific, a full-on US invasion, and most recently, an extensive tour through Brazil in February. Catch the band live: More...

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Zex Announces New Tour

Ottawa, Ontario's unstoppable punk squad Zex has just booked yet another massive international tour beginning in just two weeks, this time headed to Europe.

Beginning April 30th in Berlin, Germany, the tour will run through Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and Norway, the final show taking place at Muskelrock in Alvesta, Sweden the weekend of June 3rd through 5th.

4/30/2016 Kopi - Berlin, DE
5/01/2016 Dortheavej 61 - Kobenhavn, DK
5/03/2016 Gaussplatz - Hamburg, DE
5/04/2016 Stumpf - Hannover, DE
5/05/2016 Bambara - Groningen, DE
5/06/2016 OCCII - Amsterdam, NL
5/07/2016 Den Bristol - Ghent, BE
5/08/2016 AZ - Mulheim, DE
5/10/2016 La Comedia - Paris, FR
5/12/2016 Trokxon - Lyon, FR
5/13/2016 La Jungla - Barcelona, ES
5/14/2016 Sabotage - Mallorca, ES
5/15/2016 La Machine A Coudre - Marseille, FR
5/19/2016 XM24 - Bologna, IT
5/20/2016 Tetris - Trieste, IT
5/21/2016 Eleven Club - Brno, CZ
5/22/2016 Arena Beisl - Wien, AU
5/23/2016 Boss Bar - Podebrady, CZ
5/24/2016 TBA - Praha, CZ
5/25/2016 Heartbreak - Dresden, DE
5/26/2016 TBA - Jena, DE
5/27/2016 Z - Leipzig, DE
5/28/2016 Cassioppeira - Berlin, DE
5/29/2016 Harem - Malmo, SE
5/31/2016 Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, SE
6/01/2016 Cyclopen - Stockholm, SE
6/02/2016 TBA - Oslo, NO
6/03-05/2016 Tryolen - Alvesta, SE @ Muskelrock More...

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Zex Kicks Off Brazilian Tour

Ottawa, Ontario-based punk outfit Zex just kicked off a Brazilian tour in support of the "Fight For Yourself" LP. Catch the band live on these dates:

2/05/2016 Barra Mansa, RJ
2/06/2016 Estudio Hanoi - Rio De Janeiro, RJ
2/07/2016 Zapata - São Paulo, SP
2/08/2016 Associação Santa Cecília - São Paulo, SP
2/09/2016 CPB - Cambui, MG
2/11/2016 Rock In Bro - São José Dos Campos, SP
2/12/2016 Bar do Juca - Mogi Mirim, SP
2/13/2016 Gama City, DF
2/14/2016 Goiania, GO More...

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Zex Announces U.S. Tour

Ottawa, Ontario's punk quartet Zex has issued the first wave of tour dates in the band's impending U.S. invasion this Spring, continuing to conquer the globe in support of infectious debut LP, "Fight For Yourself." Dates are available below.

Following a Fall tour of the group's native Canada, Zex recently took its energetic live set to fans across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand on the Wanderlust Tour in February and March. Yet just shortly after returning home, great misfortune struck as the band's longtime comrade and touring drummer for the Wanderlust trek, Vassil Mester, tragically passed away.

In honor of their great friend's passing, the band members have issued a tribute video to Vassil, which includes a ton of live footage and fan interaction from their tour through the South Pacific. More...

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Zex Embarking On New Tour Dates

The members of Ottawa, Ontario-based Zex are currently on their way around the globe, set to begin the Wanderlust Tour 2015 this Saturday in Penang, Malaysia.

The month-long trek sees the ambitious quartet taking slick and infectious punk rock and an energetic live show to nineteen venues throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from February 7th through March 2nd.

Zex will also tour throughout North America heavily this Spring, with the tentative routing, which is set to consume May and the first half of June, available at this location (full confirmed routing to be announced soon). More...

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Zex Releases "Wanderlust" Video

Ottawa punk quartet Zex just added another official video to the band's growing collection of visual accompaniments from debut LP, "Fight For Yourself," releasing a new clip for the track "Wanderlust." Check it out below, thanks to Decibel Magazine.

Channeling traditional heavy metal crunch and leads into their classic punk rock approach, Zex's "Fight For Yourself" drops ten insatiably infectious and fully unruly anthems, the album recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland.

Directed by bassist Gab Sex, the "Wanderlust" video takes fans on the road with Zex, with live footage, mishaps and general bedlam with friends and fans abroad, culled from an August 2014 U.S. tour. More...

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Zex Re-Releasing "Fight For Yourself"

As part of a massive upcoming 2015 label release schedule coming together, Magic Bullet Records is stoked to announce the upcoming worldwide re-release and distribution of "Fight For Yourself," the infectious debut album by Ottawa, Ontario-based punk rock quartet, Zex. Magic Bullet comments:

"Delivering their no-bullshit take on early punk penetrated with an edge of early heavy metal, carrying forth the torch lit by the influential predecessors who've inspired their path, Zex pumps out melodic and energetic but sarcastic and riotous tunes. Streetfight-ready songs with a darker edge are surrounded by catchy, upbeat anthems, producing a humble, raw and inspiring culmination of straight-up melodic punk rock.

"Citing influences including Gary Glitter, The Sweet, Sweeny Todd, Suzi Quatro, Slade, Shakin' Street, Brats and the like, elements of founders Blondie, The Ramones, X-Ray Specs, Vice Squad, The Partisans and others can be heard in ZEX's sound, with a tightly-knit musical backdrop courtesy of drummer Tasha G (ex- Gone Drinkin', Get Wrecked, Slumlord) and bassist Gab Sex (ex- Revenge Of The Mormons), and wailing leads and solos from guitarist Jo Capitalcide (ex- Iron Dogs, Germ Attak), all fueling the vocals of Gretchen Steel, her clean approach wavering between the erogenous style of Debbie Harry and the more raw approach of Joan Jett or Pat Benatar. More...

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Zex Releases Debut Full-Length

After two rapid-fire 7" releases, Ottawa metalpunx Zex today now unleash debut album, "Fight for Yourself."

Helmed by the ubiquitous Jo Capitalicide, Zex's "Fight for Yourself" includes different versions of preceding singles "Wanderlust" and "Savage City." Elsewhere, expect 10 tracks of hard-rocking, foot-stomping punk and metal anthems you'll struggle to get out of your head. Stream the full album below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Fight For Yourself 02:53
2. Wild Blood 03:13
3. We're Rebels 02:17
4. Screaming At The Wall 02:30
5. XXX 02:38
6. Wanderlust 02:48
7. World Of Trash 03:14
8. Break Free 02:47
9. On Our Own 03:12
10. Savage City 03:31 More...

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Zex Releases "Savage City" Video

Today Zex is unleashing new single "Savage City," which is accompanied by a new music video available below.

The song tells the often-told tale of the dangers of city life, the overcrowding of people, and their loss of humanity. The music video is directed by the band’s own Gab Harpelle, and comes in support of the debut 7" single by the same name.

The single is supported by the fast-paced B-side "Buy Or Die" and will be released through Electric Assault Records. Look out for new tour dates and a full-length LP in the summer of 2014. More...

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