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Below is our complete Zonaria 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.
Maximum Rock Festival returns in 2015 with a new edition, spread across 4 massive days of concerts and various other activities, which shall take place between October 15th - 18th in two different venues: Colectiv Club and Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania.
A total of 25 bands will perform at the event, and, so far, the following groups have been confirmed: Epica, Annihilator, Skalmold, Kistvaen, Harlott, Archer, Cap de Craniu, Gothic and Crimena, with many others still on the line.
Just today, Zonaria (Sweden), Nightrage (Greece/Sweden) and Hatemode (Romania) have also been added to the festival's line-up. More...
Swedish death metallers Zonaria have released a video for the song "Silent Holocaust" from their newest offering, "Arrival of the Red Sun." Check out the video below. Released on August 14th in North America by Listenable Records, "Arrival of the Red Sun" features performances by recently added members Caleb Bingham (guitar) and Max Malmer (bass), both formerly of Five Finger Death Punch. The album was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Abyss Studios and mixed by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios.
Swedish melodic death metal band Zonaria is streaming the new tracks "Liberation Zero," "Silent Holocaust" and the title track from the band's third LP "Arrival of the Red Sun." The album is due for release on July 23, 2012 (EU) and August 14, 2012 (North America) through Listenable Records.
Check out the stream on the band's Facebook Page at this location.
The track listing for "Arrival of the Red Sun" is as follows:
1. Arrival Of The Red Sun
2. Silent Holocaust
3. Gunpoint Salvation
4. Liberation Zero
5. The Blood That Must Be Paid
6. Desert Storms
7. A Lullaby To Those Still Alive
8. Full Spectrum Dominance
9. My Vengeance Remains
10. Face My Justice
11. CC Cowboys (bonus track Limited edition CD only) More...
Listenable Records will be unleashing the new album, "Arrival of the Red Sun," by Zonaria on July 23rd in Europe and August 14th in America. Zonaria has several EPs and two full-length albums under its belt and has toured Europe with the likes of Satyricon, Pain, Marduk, Nile and Vader among others. These Swedish death metal commanders have recorded the eleven track "Arrival of the Red Sun" with Jonas Kjellgren doing the engineering at Abyss Studios. Check out the tracklisting for the album below
1) Arrival Of The Red Sun
2) Silent Holocaust
3) Gunpoint Salvation
4) Liberation Zero
5) The Blood That Must Be Paid
6) Desert Storms
7) A Lullaby To Those Still Alive
8) Full Spectrum Dominance
9) My Vengeance Remains
10) Face My Justice
11) CC Cowboys (bonus track Limited edition CD only)
Zonaria has officially finished the mixing process for the band's new album. Bassist Max Malmer commented on the album:
"After recording for quite a long time, we are happy to be able to say that the final master of our third album is completed. A lot of meticulous work has been put into the songs, and because of that
"I believe that this is the best record that the band has ever produced so far! We want to specially thank Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson, and Ronnie Björnström for their help with production and mixing of the album."
The title and release date for the new album are expected to be announced shortly. More details on Zonaria are available through the band's website here.
After Zonaria's last tour with Nile, the band has decided to take in bass player Max Malmer as a permanent member.
Commented Zonaria guitarist Emil Nyström: "The band really hit it of well with Max on our last European tour. He's just a badass friend and a really talented young player. We hope to get some awesome stuff set up with him in the nearest future."
Max Malmer also added, "It feels great being in this band, it's a band with both great music and great people in it which can be almost hard to find these days and in this town. Also the experience of being on my first tour ever with them was amazing, I'm looking forward to many future years as the bassist of Zonaria!"
Zonaria earlier this year also announced the joining of former Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Caleb Bingham.
Swedish metal act Zonaria has posted the following statement online in regards to the cancellation of the band's scheduled performance in London, England:
"Due to bus problems upon arrival in Scotland very early this morning, and the inability to get a repair truck out before the next afternoon, we have been forced to forgo our London gig at the Academy tonight. We are deeply sorry to all who who came out to see us and we will definitely be back to London as soon as we can."
Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
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L.A. guitarist Caleb Bingham (Ascension, Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has joined Swedish death/black metal band Zonaria. The band is currently on tour with Nile, Dew-Scented, Melechesh, and Darkrise throughout Europe.
Zonaria guitarist Emil Nyström commented: "Caleb has been a great friend of mine for quite some time. And while recording our third CD Simon felt like he wanted to focus on the singing. So from now on Simon will only handle the vocals and Caleb has stepped in as our new guitarist. He’s an amazing guitarist and has a fantastic view on music and guitar playing."
Caleb also comments on joining the band: "It’s fantastic to be out on the road with Zonaria. I’ve always been a fan of death metal music, especially death metal music from Sweden, so playing with what I would consider to be one of the best modern Swedish death metal bands is both a pleasure and an honor. People should most definitely expect some major things coming from Zonaria in the very near future."
Zonaria hs announced that bass player Markus Åkebo has left the Swedish death/black metal band. Guitarist Emil Nyström comments about the departure:
"We've had some great tours the last couple of years with Markus and we're going to miss him bad. But sometimes people need to move on and Markus needed a change in life. We wish him all the best for his future ventures. The departure will not affect our upcoming plans and tours. We've got a good friend of ours stepping in on our upcoming European tour with Nile, Meleches, Dew-Scented and Darkrise."
Zonaria's upcoming tour with Nile, Melechesh, Dew-Scented, and Darkrise, which is dubbed "Those Whom The Gods Detest - European Tour 2011", is scheduled to kick off on January 20 at Mega Club in Katowice, Poland. A list of the dates can be found at this location.
Zonaria has issued the following update about gearing up for new tour dates with Nile:
"Hey everyone! We're warming up for our tour with Nile and headlining show at Julslakten festival. Since our shop have been offline for quite some time we want to compensate all fans by having some crazy prices until we leave for the tour.
"And best of all - FREE SHIPPING - all over the world. If you want to check out the dates for the upcoming tour check out our new myspace at this location."
Sweden's Zonaria has checked in with the following announcement about headlining the Julslakten Festival:
"Zonaria have been confirmed as headlining act for the Swedish indoor festival Julslakten. We will be playing alongside Inevitable End, October Tide and Death Maze to mention a few. If you are close to Söderhamn 11th of December be sure to come check the festival out!"
You can find out additional information on the festival at this location.
German thrash metal band Dew-Scented will be touring Europe with Nile in January 2011. Singer Leif Jensen comments on the upcoming tour, "We can now finally and proudly announce a full European tour for DEW-SCENTED in January / February of 2011 as support act for Nile! The run dubbed 'Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour 2011 Part 2' will last for about 4 weeks, covering central European countries as well as some Eastern territories (some of which we in fact never ever before visited!) and also UK/Ireland at last again. The tour's line-up will also feature Melechesh, Zonaria and Darkrise next to DEW-SCENTED and headliners Nile (who we last succesfully toured with in 2003), making it a very colourful and interesting package for all followers of extreme Metal."
"But before that, please check us out on an own 10-dates tour at the end of this October month in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany as well as supporting Heaven Shall Burn, As I Lay Dying and Suicide Silence in Germany throughout November."
"We look forward to seeing you all out there somewhere soon to showcase the 'Invocation' album some more. Expect a massive Thrash Metal attack coming your way soon!" More...
Egyptian themed American death metallers Nile have revealed the dates for its forthcoming European and United Kingdom tour. Support on the trek will come from Melechesh, Dew-Scented, Zonaria and Darkrise.
Nile European/U.K. tour dates:
01/20 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
01/21 Vienna, AUT – Szene
01/22 Budapest, HUN – A38
01/23 Bucharest, ROM – TBA
01/24 Sofia, BUL – Blue Box
01/25 Thessaloniki, GRE – 8ball
01/26 Beograd, SER – SKC
01/27 Zagreb, CRO – Mochvara
01/28 Nova Goriza, ITA – Pieffe Factory
01/29 Zurich, SWI – Sounddock14
01/30 Darmstadt,GER – Steinbruch Theater
01/31 Prague, CZE – Exit Chmelnice
02/01 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/02 Veyey, SWI – Rocking Chair
02/03 Romagnano Sesia, ITA – RnR Arena
02/04 Rome, ITA – Blackout
02/05 Gualtieri, ITA – Temp Rock
02/06 TBA, FRA – TBA
02/07 TBA, FRA – TBA
02/08 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
02/09 Liverpool, UK – The Masque
02/10 Derby, UK – Redemption
02/11 Dublin, IRE – The Village
02/12 London, UK – O2 Academy
02/13 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
02/14 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
02/15 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/16 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
Black metal act Dark Funeral has issued the following update about kicking off the "A Declaration of Hate" European tour:
"Ave everyone! Today it’s less than 2 weeks left until we kick off our massive tour throughout Europe, a tour that we dubbed 'A Declaration of Hate - European Tour 2010.' 41 shows across 17 countries are lined up, so this will be a massive trek indeed. The tour premiere will be held in Skövde, Valhall, Sweden on March 5th, and we will round up with a hometown show (Stockholm, Sweden) on April 19th. As support, we will bring with us some truly killer acts too: Zonaria (SE), Carach Angren (NL), Nefarium (IT). On the UK dates Akercocke will join the horde, too.
"On March 3rd-4th we have rented a theater where we are going to hold some serious pre-production rehearsals. You know, to plan the last few details and make sure that everything works and goes as we’ve planned. Can’t fucking wait for that! Anyway, I’ll make sure we get some images shot from it and posted on the web, hopefully on the 4th already! We have also prepared a killer set list. And I’m absolutely sure that it’ll please both old and new fans of the band.
"Since it’s almost five years since we last toured Europe we have planned and prepared to bring out our biggest production yet. So be prepared for a HELL of a show! Not only will this be the biggest production we have ever brought out on the road, it will also be the longest tour we’ve done since 2001 (Diabolis Interium). And we’re totally looking forward to it! For those of you who haven’t got your ticket yet, you’ll find tour dates and links to where you can purchase your ticket below. See you soon!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Swedish metal band Dark Funeral has issued the following update regarding their upcoming European tour dates:
"We are proud to announce that Italian NEFARIUM will be the 3rd support act that will join our massive crusade throughout Europe in March/April 2010! That means that the bill is complete, finally! New and final banners are available too. You’ll find links here below."
"Beside the tour, we are ready to announce a couple of festival dates for summer 2010. You’ll find the dates below."
"Please note: Since the last update, there’s been some slight changes in the routing. Here’s the last update!" More...
Swedish metal band Dark Funeral has issued the following update:
"We’re proud to announce two (of the three) support acts for our up-coming tour throughout Europe; ZONARIA and CARACH ANGREN. On the UK leg of the tour AKERCOCKE will be joining us too. One more band, a third band that will participate on the whole tour, will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!"
Lord Ahriman comments, "I can’t wait to hit the road throughout Europe again. It feels like ages ago since we last toured here (2005/2006). And to make up for this rather long absence from our European fans, to support and celebrate the release of our latest masterpiece 'Angelus Exuro pro Eternus,' we are going to bring out and offer you our biggest and most professional production yet! And as you perhaps can tell, I’m really excited about this. This will be insane! I’m also glad we have managed to put together a truly strong and musically interesting bill for this tour. And I am totally convinced that this will be a killer tour in all aspects. So raise those Metal Horns high. And we will see you in March/April!" More...
Swedish death/black metal band Zonaria has finished writing all the music for their upcoming album. The album recording will be handled by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Sonic Syndicate, Hypocrisy, Centinex, Carnal Forge) in studio Abyss (Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Pain, Hypocrisy, Sabaton, Dark Funeral, Immortal, Celtic Frost, Marduk).
Simon Berglund comments about recording in Abyss, "I'm stoked about going in to the studio with Jonas. He did an amazing job on Infamy and the Breed and have done some more incredible work with other bands. And not to mention recording in studio Abyss for the first time. Many of our all-time favorites have recorded in that studio and something magic always happens with the albums recorded there." More...
Swedish death metal act Zonaria has issued the following statement about selling their guitarist's touring guitar:
"Hey everyone! I'm selling away my guitar to the highest bidder. I've had it on four tours and now its time for me to move on. I had it on tour with Pain, Grave, Vader, Satyricon, Marduk and a bunch of festivals. Its a salmath Lucifer and really nice and easy played guitar. The sound is heavy and suitable for any metal guitarist out there. The pickups are Eagle but they sound really good, i know Dismember plays with them as well.
"I will sell it to the first one whos interested or if someone offers me a hell lot of money. The price starts at 400 euros or 4000 sek. If you live in america or europe i can send it but you will have to pay the shipping and customs. Send us a message if you are interested."
Death metal band Zonaria has posted a new widget online for previewing their upcoming album "The Cancer Empire," which is due out on January 27th through Century Media. The widget can be viewed below. More...