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Latest Zoroaster News

Below is our complete Zoroaster 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.

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Zoroaster Finishes New Album

Atlanta, GA “psych metal” band Zoroaster has completed work on its sophomore album. Entitled "Matador," the record is set for a July 13, 2010 North American release date via E1 Music. The cover artwork has been unveiled and is available for viewing at this location. The record’s face and album art was designed by artist Brian Mercer.

The track listing is as follows:

1. D.N.R.
2. Ancient Ones
3. Odyssey
4. Trident
5. Firewater
6. Old World
7. Black Hole
8. Odyssey II
9. Matador

Zoroaster's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Zoroaster Posts "White Dwarf" Video

Zoroaster has posted a music video online for the song "White Dwarf," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band’s 2009 LP "Voice of Saturn." Directed by the band’s longtime friend and roadie / light tech, Nick Hood, the “White Dwarf” video was filmed on location at both the Plaza Theater and Thunderbox Rehearsal Studios in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA.

Zoroaster is currently ensconced in Atlanta’s Living Room Studios putting the finishing touches on its new album "Matador." The trio is working with producer Sanford Parker on the record, which will be mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL. Matador’s drums and bass were laid to tape at Atlanta’s Glow in the Dark Studios.

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Zoroaster Announces "Matador" Release Show

Atlanta's Zoroaster has issued the following update about a release party for their new album "Matador:"

"The new Zoroaster album, Matador, CD release show will be Saturday, July 17, at The Earl in Atlanta, GA. Good friends, All The Saints and Wizard Smoke will kick off the evening. Doors at 8pm, $10.00"

Sample Zoroaster tracks can also be heard through the band's MySpace page.

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Zoroaster Recovers Van

Atlanta's Zoroaster has issued the following brief update about recovering their van, which was stolen from outside their rehearsal studio:

"Our van was recovered by the APD and is in running condition. Apparently it was used in a local robbery and then ditched. No broken windows or smashed bumpers. It does need a new ignition switch and door locks."

Zoroaster recently went to Atlanta’s Living Room Studios to record their upcoming album "Matador." A July release via E1 Music is expected for the new album. Sample Zoroaster tracks can be also be heard via the band's official MySpace page.

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Zoroaster Has Van Stolen

Zoroaster, who recently entered Atlanta’s Living Room Studios to begin the recording of the new album "Matador," has issued the following update about their van being stolen:

"SOME ASSHOLE STOLE OUR VAN!!!!!!!!! ..Our White, 2000 Ford E350 Passenger Van was stolen from our rehearsal studio , 3-11-10, early morning!!! Not that anyone may see it, but beware Atlanta bands that rehearse with us, that the upper lot is where it was parked!! It still has not been recovered!!!"

The band's new album "Matador" is expected to be released this July through E1 Music.

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Zoroaster Recording New Album

Zoroaster has entered Atlanta’s Living Room Studios to begin the recording of its new album "Matador." A July release via E1 Music is expected. Zoroaster is working with producer Sanford Parker on the new album, which will be mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL. The drums and bass on "Matador" are being laid to tape at Atlanta’s Glow in the Dark Studios.

The band will debut a number of new songs at its upcoming SXSW live performances which kick off on Wednesday, March 17 as part of the Action! PR SXSW Showcase (@ Mohawk: 912 Red River St., Austin, TX). The all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

Zoroaster guitarist / vocalist Will Fiore commented: “As a whole, these are the strongest songs we've ever put together and they really encompass everything we've done until now as a band. There are some really heavy, slow creepers and some of the faster, more driving songs. The new material ranges from really aggressive to more melodic and trippy.” More...

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Zoroaster Added To SXSW Showcase Line-Up

The 2010 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase, presented in part by Decibel magazine and Stereogum, will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at Mohawk (912 Red River St., Austin, TX) and will feature High on Fire in its only SXSW appearance of 2010. This all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

In addition to High on Fire the showcase will feature live sets from Priestess (Montréal, QB), Bison B.C. (Vancouver), Zoroaster (Atlanta, GA), The Gates of Slumber (Indianapolis, IN) and Naam (Brooklyn, NY). Additional details, including set times, will be announced shortly.

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Zoroaster Writing New Album

Atlanta psychedelic metallers Zoroaster have issued the following update about writing new material for an upcoming full-length album:

"Just a heads up to everyone who may be wondering what we're up too since we've been home from the European tour. We've been writing the new album here in Atlanta and we're heading into the studio on March first with Sandford Parker and Ed Rawles at the controls. We're really excited about the direction of the new album and can't wait to finish up! We'll be posting pics and videos, along with news updates from the studio!"

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Zoroaster Signs To E1 Music

Atlanta psychedelic metallers Zoroaster have signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The trio will enter the studio in early 2010 with producer Sanford Parker (The Gates of Slumber, Pelican) to record its label debut and follow up to 2009’s "Voice of Saturn." A summer 2010 release is expected.

“The first time I saw Zoroaster live, I was blown away and knew we had to add them to the growing E1 roster,” comments E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens. “They push the limits of the metal genre with their music and are unlike any other act out there now. We are honored to be their partners.”

Zoroaster's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Gojira Rises And Attacks New Orleans

When shows have similar-sounding bands on the bill, it’s hard to write a good show report. When the bands sound very different from each other, the experience becomes very different. Gojira brought along scary psychedelics Zoroaster and hard-to-classify Burst. The show was diverse but very heavy and complex. While Gojira is on tour with Metallica, they are taking the time on off-days to play in the cities that the big show is missing. Any one who goes to see Gojira’s headline show will be very glad that the band made the decision to fill in the gaps. More...

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Lazarus A.D. Announces Milwaukee Gig with Gojira

Lazarus A.D. has announced the following show in Milwaukee, WI with Gojira, Burst and Zoroaster:

"We have a warm up show at the Rave on October 7th. We are direct support for Gojira, and if you haven't heard they are touring with Metallica right now. We will be selling tickets for $12, which is cheaper than the door! Message us for tickets and info, and let's make this a kickass show! We will be unveiling some new material for you before we head off to Japan for Loud Park!"

Lazarus A.D. just premiered the new video for "Revolution," off the latest album, "The Onslaught.." Check out the video at www.ultimate-guitar.tv

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Planet Caravan Line-up Solidified

The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.

FRIDAY - Buy Tickets Here
SATURDAY - Buy Tickets Here

Here's the line-up:

Friday, September 18
Bison b.c.
Pick Up The Snake

Saturday, September 19
Orange Goblin
Taddy Porter
The Gates of Slumber

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Razor Of Occam To Tour Europe With Absu

London based Australian blackened thrash metal act, Razor Of Occam, have confirmed to tour Europe in the fall with the grandmasters of American black metal, Absu! Nachtmystium and Zoroaster complete the vicious line-up that will rape and pillage clubs all over Europe, starting on October 16th.

Razor Of Occam's Metal Blade debut, Homage To Martyrs, is available everywhere and on metalbladestore.com.

“…an album built on barbaric fury, but it's focused in just the right places to make the ultra fast mayhem of songs like Heat of Battle and Altar of Corruption hit you like a scalpel to the eyeball, while avoiding sounding clean or sterilized.” 4 K rating, Kerrang

“…every song is a parade of top notch thrash and black metal composition.” MetalSucks.net

“Folks, Homage to Martyrs descends on you like a grizzly in a phone booth; there's no escape as this thing is all slashing claws, gnashing teeth, and crushing weight…Homage to Martyrs boasts all the fiery hunger and immediacy of a new band, and the professional design and execution of old vets.” MetalReview.com

w/ Absu, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster
Presented by: Metal Hammer, Legacy, Metal.de
10/16 Germany Darmstadt Steinbruch
10/17 Germany Essen Turock
10/18 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
10/19 Denmark Copenhagen The Rock
10/20 Germany Berlin K17
10/21 Germany Nürnberg Z-Bau
10/22 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
10/23 Germany Kassel K19
10/24 Czech Rep Prague Exit Chmelnice
10/25 Hungary Budapest Durer Kert
10/26 Austria Wien Arena
10/27 Slovenia Ljubljana Gala Hala
10/28 Germany München Feierwerk
10/29 Italy Turin Spazio 211
10/30 Switzerland Zürich Dynamo Werk 21
10/31 France Paris Glazart
11/01 UK Nottingham Rock City
11/02 UK Manchester Moho Live
11/03 UK London Underworld
11/04 Ireland Dublin Academy 2
11/05 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
11/06 Belgium Aarschot JH De Klinker
11/07 Holland Rotterdam Watt

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Dark Castle Announces US Tour Dates

Florida metal band, Dark Castle, has announced that they will be hitting the road for another U.S. tour. The tour dates are as follows:

05/18 - Saint Augustine, FL @ Nobody's (CD Release Party)
05/30 - Tampa, Fl @ The Brass Mug w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
05/31 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
06/02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits w/ Zoroaster
06/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's w/ Zoroaster
06/04 - Panama City, FL @ Dysfunction Junction w/ Zoroaster
06/05 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
06/06 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
06/07 - Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
06/11 - Denver, CA @ Old Curtis Street Bar
06/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loom House
06/14 - Seattle, WA @ Squid & Ink
06/17 - Porland, OR @ Plan B
06/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mountain Bar w/ Gort
06/25 - San Antonio, TX @ 1011 (formerly the Warhol)
06/27 - Hattiesburg, MS @ The Tavern

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Zoroaster Announces North American Tour Dates

Atlanta psychedelic metallers Zoroaster have announced an upcoming North American tour alongside The Gates of Slumber and Serpent Cult. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

8/1 - Chicago, IL - The Metal Shaker
8/2 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar
8/3 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
8/4 - Ottawa, ON - Rainbow Bistro
8/5 - Montreal, QC - Katacombes
8/6 - Danbury, CT - Billy Baloney’s
8/7 - Boston, MA - O’Brien’s
8/8 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head Club
8/9 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
8/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howler’s Café
8/12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
8/13 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
8/14 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre

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The Gates Of Slumber Announces US Summer Tour

Indianapolis doom metal band, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, will be embarking on a two week tour this summer with ZOROASTER and SERPENTCULT. The tour dates are as follows:

08/01 - Chicago, IL @ Now That’s Class
08/02 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
08/03 - Toronto, ON @ The Wreckroom
08/04 - Ottawa, ON @ Rainbow Bistro
08/05 - Montreal, ON @ Katacombes
08/06 - Danbury, CT @ Billy Baloney’s
08/07 - Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
08/08 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club
08/09 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
08/10 - Doyelstown, PA @ The Moose Lodge #1284
08/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Café
08/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
08/13 - Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
08/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

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Zoroaster Offers New Song For Download

Zoroaster is currently offering a new track for download titled "White Dwarf" off their upcoming album "Voice of Saturn." The new song can be downloaded here.

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Georgia's Scion Rock Fest Details Revealed

The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:

High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
Harvey Milk
Toxic Holocaust
A Storm of Light

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Battlefields Posts New Song Online

BATTLEFIELDS have posted the new song "Quake and Flood" from their Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," which has a release date in late March 2009 here.

BATTLEFIELDS' Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," was recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer and engineering Rob Schmidt and was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio. More...

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