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Latest Zonaria News

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.

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Zonaria Posts New Widget Online

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...

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Devian Announces New Album Title

After their much-lauded debut album “Ninewinged Serpent” in 2007 and a comprehensive European tour with Polish death metal overlords Vader, Sweden’s blackened death/thrash commando DEVIAN, who feature former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums) in their ranks, return with a second album, "God To The Illfated." "God To The Illfated" will be released in Europe on the following dates:

DENMARK / NORWAY: December 15, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: December 16, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND: December 17, 2008.
FRANCE: January 05, 2009.
ITALY: January 16, 2009.
UK / GREECE / REST OF EUROPE: January 19, 2009.

Recorded once again at Art Decay Studio with Rickard Kottelin, DEVIAN this time around decided to hook up with Hypocrisy / Pain mastermind Peter Tägtgren for further production duties and the intense mixdown of the album at The Abyss Studio (Immortal, Marduk, Dimmu Borgir, etc.), while mastering was once again taken care of by Peter In De Betou / Tailor Maid Production (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, etc.).

Frontman Legion comments on the creation of DEVIAN’s sophomore album:

"'God To The Illfated' is the result of DEVIAN fusing together as its own powerhouse. Having the luxury of making music together with one's best friends made the new songs step up to a whole different league throughout the writing sessions: we all bled everything into the album, everything that we knew was DEVIAN and explored as much new ground as we could. The extensive touring we did last spring showed us what really works for us....jacked up and confident from slaughter on the road we let all the fire from the live-shows translate onto the songs and the recording-sessions 'til we all felt that unbeatable feeling of grand accomplishment. The feeling that we had a really special beast of an album on our hands."

DEVIAN has additionally also being confirmed to appear on the "Winterfest" 2009 tour in January with Deicide, Samael, Vader and label mates Zonaria. See below for all upcoming Devian tour dates: More...

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Zonaria Posts New Track Online And Announces Tour

Swedish extreme metal band, ZONARIA has launched another track from their upcoming second full-length "The Cancer Empire" for streaming on their Myspace page. "The Cancer Empire" was produced by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates) at Studio Fredman and mastered by Peter In De Betou at Tailor Maid.

To support their album, ZONARIA will launch a European tour with bands VADER, GRAVE, and GILLA BRUJA. Dates are shown below. More...

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Zonaria Reveals New Album Details

ZONARIA has revealed more information about their sophomore effort and Century Media debut, "The Cancer Empire." As previously reported, the album will be released on the following dates:


UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, October 27, 2008

SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Simon Berglund (vocals/guitar) explains the meaning of the album title as follows:

"The Cancer Empire refers to a nation that infects the world around it by spreading lies and deceit in order to dominate. For us it has a realistic reflection on the world today."

The cover artwork by Par Olofsson (Winds Of Plague, Deeds Of Flesh, Psycroptic) was also based upon this concept and you can now view it in higher resolution HERE.

The tracklisting of "The Cancer Empire" reads as follows: More...

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Zonaria To Release New Album

Zonaria's sophomore effort and Century Media debut, "The Cancer Empire," will be in stores for purchase everywhere in the world by October 29th.

The worldwide release schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 24, 2008:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy

Monday, October 27, 2008:
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / rest of Europe

Tuesday, October 28, 2008:
Spain / Portugal

Wednesday, October 29, 2008:
Sweden / Finland/ Hungary

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Zonaria Signs To Century Media Records

Swedish death/black hopefuls ZONARIA have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and have just entered the studio to record their second full-length album, which is about to surface later this year. The band comments on its new label home as follows:

"We are extremely happy to announce that we've just been signed by long running extreme metal label Century Media. It is amazing how all this hard work paid off, and we can guarantee you great things this year and beyond. It has been a dream for all of us since we first started listening to metal. We listened to bands like Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Iced Earth and Dream Evil when we were just around 13-14 years old. If someone would have told us that we are going to be signed to the same label back then I'm pretty sure none of us would have believed it.

"Another equally great thing is that we are about to enter Studio Fredman (!), the studio where almost any great band worth mentioning has recorded their albums, to record our follow up to "Infamy And The Breed". If any recording studio has been an unreachable dream for us so far – it has been this one! So everyone, expect great things!" More...

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Zonaria Announces European Tour Dates With Vader

Swedish blackened death metal band Zonaria have announced the first dates for their upcoming European tour with Vader and Grave. This marks the third European tour that Zonaria has done in support of their debut album, “Infamy And The Breed,” which was released in September of last year through Pivotal Rockordings.

Upcoming Zonaria European tour dates are as follows:

Oct 17 2008 - Melna Ruzas – Vilnius, Lithuania
Oct 18 2008 - Melna Piektdiena - Riga, Latvia
Oct 19 2008 - TBA – Tallin, Estonia
Oct 20 2008 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
Oct 21 2008 - Klubi - Turku, Finland
Oct 22 2008 - Hella Tampere, Finland
Oct 23 2008 – TBA - Oulu, Finland
Oct 24 2008 – TBA – Umeå, Sweden
Oct 25 2008 - Sigurdsgatan - Västerås, Sweden
Oct 26 2008 - John Dee – Oslo, Norway
Oct 27 2008 - TBA – Göteborg, Sweden
Oct 28 2008 - Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 29 2008 - Black Horn – Norrköping, Sweden
Oct 30 2008 - The Rock – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 31 2008 - Kansas City - Odense, Denmark
Nov 1 2008 - Train - Aarhus, Denmark

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Vader Planning European Tour With Septicflesh

VADER, SEPTICFLESH, ZONARIA and GILLA BRUJA will team up for a European tour between October 17 and November 2. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

VADER will play an exclusive show in Egypt on April 11 at La Villa Club in Kair at. Support at the concert will come from local acts WORM and DARK PHILOSOPHY. The show will be organized by Music Gates agency.

Commented Mariusz Kmiolek of the Polish booking agency Massive Music: "That will be definitely an exciting outing, VADER have never played in Egypt and frankly speaking, we feel almost like pioneers trying to put up a death metal flag on a 'no-man's-land.' We have some doubts (concerning safety and gig's organization) but hopefully the organizers of the show will do the best to make this show an unforgettable experience both for the fans and the band. We are going to play a great concert for a great audience and be back home safe and sound."

Two weeks before the Egypt concert, VADER will embark on a tour of South America, playing 10 shows with MARDUK in such countries as Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

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Zonaria Check In From The Road

Umeå, Sweden-based melodic death metal quartet ZONARIA is currently on the road as part of the Vanitas Balkans 2008 tour alongside MARDUK, IN BATTLE and ARTISIAN. The group has checked in with the following update:

"We are now in Eskisehir, Turkey give you all an update on the tour! Tonight we played our first show on the continent of Asia and it was really great! It is great to see that metal is really thriving everywhere in the world."

"Last night in Istanbul we had a fan from Saudi Arabia come up just to see us:, we were totally happy about that, to say the least. In fact, we have had great shows every night of this tour so far!"

"The MARDUK guys have been great on this tour and we have had a great experience with them thus far." More...

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Zonaria Comment On Upcoming Tour With Marduk

Umeå, Sweden-based melodic death metal quartet ZONARIA has confirmed its participation in the Vanitas Balkans 2008 tour alongside Swedish black metallers MARDUK and IN BATTLE. ARTISAN will also appear on the bill.

Commented ZONARIA guitarist Emil Nyström: "We are really excited to hit the road with MARDUK and IN BATTLE, two cool bands from our country of Sweden. It'll be cool hitting the Balkans with those two plus ARTISAN. We did a short tour of the Balkans with IMPALED NAZARENE a few years ago and it was really fun, so we can't wait to get back and play over there as well as in Turkey and Greece for the first time ever! Will be a great tour! Also, we look forward to ending the trip in Berlin, where we had a great show with PAIN last month! See you all out at the venues headbanging! Be sure to drop by the merch stand after the shows to have some beers with us."

ZONARIA's debut album, "Infamy and The Breed", was released in September through Pivotal Rockordings. Audio samples are available on the band's MySpace page.

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Zonaria Post "The Armageddon Anthem" Online

Swedish death metallers ZONARIA have posted their first single, "The Armageddon Anthem," online via the group's official Myspace page. The track comes from their forthcoming Pivotal Rockordings debut Infamy And The Breed. A video for the track was shot by Standard Film Team.

Infamy And The Breed will be released on September 3 (U.K.), September 4 (North America), and September 7 (rest of Europe) through Pivotal Rockordings. The CD was recorded by Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and mixed & mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) at Black Lounge Studios in Gälve, Sweden.

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Zonaria Post New Song Online

Swedish death metal quartet ZONARIA will unleash their debut album Infamy And The Breed on September 3 (UK), 4 (North America), and 7 (rest of Europe) through Pivotal Rockordings (BLINDED COLONY, SONIC SYNDICATE). A song from the album, "Descend Into Chaos", can be heard on the band's official Myspace page. Guitarist Emil Nyström commented the following on the upcoming release.

"We have been waiting with such anticipation over the last few weeks to finally not only put up a brand new, skull-crushing track on our official Myspace page site, but also announce the album title and the track listing to all of our fans who have been patiently waiting for brand new material from ZONARIA. We encourage everyone to give us feedback and to let us know what you think of the new song. We can assure each and every one of you that the wait will be well worth it and "Descend Into Chaos" is just a small taste of the full on assault that is Infamy And The Breed." More...

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Zonaria Post New Live Video Online

Swedish death metallers Zonaria have posted a live video clip of the song 'The Last Endeavor' which will appear on their upcoming as-of-yet untitled debut effort through Pivotal Rockordings. Guitarist Emil Nyström has updated the band's MySpace page with the following message regarding the video:

'We are happy to announce that today we have posted a live video for the song 'The Last Endeavor'!! This video comes off our recent appearance at the Shadow Of Metal festival in our hometown of Umeå, Sweden. We know that a lot of fans will have a bit of a wait until the CD drops in September, but we hope that this awesome live clip will be able to tide people over for a bit until we post a few songs online during the summer! We got a lot of great feedback from the fans that came and listened to "Evolution Overdose" while it was up a few weeks ago and we can assure our fans that if you liked 'Evolution Overdose' you haven't heard the best, which is coming soon!"

Zonaria also recently have locked up a booking deal with Go Down Believing Booking and the band expects to hit the road in the fall on a tour in support of their as-of-yet untitled debut release, which will hit stores in September. More...

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Zonaria Completes New Album

Swedish melodic death metal act Zonaria have completed work on their latest as-yet-untitled album. The album, which is due out in spring 2007 via Pivotal Rockordings, was recorded at Kabyss Studios with Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry). You can check out a sample of the band's music at their MySpace.

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Zonaria Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death metal band Zonaria have recently entered the studio to record their Pivotal Rockordings debut. The recording will be handled by Per Nilsson and mixed by Jonas Kjellgren, both of whom have worked with Scar Symmetry. The album is due out in spring of 2007 and you can check out the band's music and studio diary here.

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Zonaria Sign With Pivotal Rockordings

Swedish death metal act ZONARIA has inked a deal with Pivotal Rockordings. The band will enter Black Lodge Studios (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX) on November 20 with producer Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) to begin the tracking its as-yet-untitled album for a late spring release. The mixing will be handled by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CENTINEX, ex-CARNAL FORGE).

Commented guitarist Emil Nyström: "We are really excited about the signing with Pivotal Rockordings. We have been in talks with them for quite a while and it didn't take long before we realized that they were the right label to release our debut album. We've grown really fond of the personnel and the way they work. They are really willing to go 100% for ZONARIA! More...

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