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Zlatanera

From: Ireland
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Below is our complete Zlatanera 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.

Zlatanera Streaming Full New Album

Northern Irish stoner doom outfit Zlatanera today release debut record "Legerdemain," and to mark the occasion the band is streaming the album in full - listen in below. Guitarist Willie Caulfield reflects on the writing of the album:

"There was no plan or discussion regarding what direction we were going to go in musically with it. After years of playing in much heavier bands we just kind of subconsciously found ourselves 'going back to our roots' and writing music in the vein of the bands that had influenced us when we were younger. We are aware that we're not doing anything drastically original but our attitude was always - if you take a traditional sound and put enough of your own personal slant on it, write good songs and play with conviction, then originality doesn't really matter.

"We're not really trying to deliver any kind of message with the album. A couple of the songs deal with reasonably serious subjects (addiction, corruption within the church and people becoming detached from the real world and living their lives online) but there's also quite a lot of humour. Mainly in the three 'Devil' songs, which are the result of a lighthearted conversation about stereotypical subject matter in metal songs, during which one of us suggested that 'every metal band should have at least one song about the Devil'. Somehow we ended up with three!" More...

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Zlatanera Streaming "Holy Man's Crook"

Belfast outfit Zlatanera today releases brand new single "Holy Man's Crook," taken from the forthcoming debut album "Legerdemain," which is set for release on the 5th of August 2016.

"'Holy Man's Crook; is a song about a misguided faith healing preacher who uses his piety as a means to sate his desires," comments bass player Anto McKee. The video was created by guitarist Andy McCallister and showcases just what Zlatanera is all about.

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Zlatanera Releasing "Legerdemain"

Today one of Belfast, Northern Ireland's most promising emerging acts announced the release of the debut album "Legerdemain." Zlatanera will release this debut on the 5th of August 2016.

Citing influences such as Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Entombed, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, to name a few, (the latter of which Zlatanera was pleased to open for in Belfast in May 2016), the quintet have become known for a riff based, groove rock sound, surreal lyrics and immersive live shows.

"Zlatanera's music at it's core is rock," comments vocalist Andy Campbell. "But has many tributaries of sub-genres and cannot be so easily slotted into a convenient niche. You will hear a lot of the familiar but will be unable to pinpoint the exact."

1. A Bar Too Far
2. Wired
3. Master Of Ceremonies
4. Bad Case Of The Devil
5. Idle Hand Satanizer
6. Holy Man's Crook
7. Hooked, Kicked, Hooked Again
8. Advance Of The Clodhopper More...

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