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Zebulon Kosted

Formed: 1998
From: Bozeman, MT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Zebulon Kosted News

Below is our complete Zebulon Kosted 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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Zebulon Kosted To Release New Album

A new Zebulon Kosted full-length release is on the way! The album "Oro Y Plata" (the state motto of Montana) features cover artwork by David Lewis Johnson, available below, and it will be coming for release via Hammerkrieg Productions in August, 2014.

"Oro Y Plata" follows several split releases and the 2013 full-length album "The Corrupt Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko" (reviewed here). For more info on Zebulon Kosted, head over to the project's Facebook profile here.

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Zebulon Kosted Announces Record Release Show

Zebulon Kosted is set to release the final album in the "Die Nibelungen" trilogy, entitled "Swords of the Hordes," on November 11th, 2011. The band has now announced a release show will be held on November 12th at Zoo City Apparel in Missoula, MT. Zebulon Kosted also commented:

"The album release show for Zebulon Kosted's new full length CD Swords of the Hordes will take you to a new level of disgust and rage!

"Infamous openers Throne of Lies and Monks on Fire will undoubtedly damage you emotionally with a barrage of Metal the likes of which Missoula has never seen.

"Throw in a guest appearance by Sudzy Balboa, and you have the recipe for scarring experiences in a comfortable setting ;)"

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Track

Zebulon Kosted has posted the first track "The Queen's Grief" from the third and final album in the "Die Nibelungen" trilogy, entitled "Swords of the Hordes," which can be heard in the player below.

The new release will be available from Al Hadid Records on November 11th, 2011. You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the first part of the trilogy, "Dragon's Blood," by heading over here.

The Queens Grief by Zebulon Kosted

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Zebulon Kosted Posts "Forgotten Forest" Clip

Experimental act Zebulon Kosted has posted a slide show video clip online for the song "Forgotten Forest," which can be viewed below. The act also commented:

"My friend Ann Jachec, a Polish video artist living in Germany, has made an incredible new slide show video for the Zebulon Kosted song Forgotten Forest! Please check it out and leave her a comment on YouTube!"

You can also check out an excerpt from the album "Unfortunately Destiny Unfolds" at this location.

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Zebulon Kosted Posts Excerpt From New Album

Zebulon Kosted has posted an excerpt online from the new song "Burdens are Burning," which is off the band's latest full-length album "Unfortunately Destiny Unfolds." You can hear the excerpt in the player below.

Burdens are Burning excerpt by Zebulon Kosted

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Acrybia Announces New Album Release

Poland's Acrybia has issued the following announcement about the release of "In Doubt We Trust:"

"At last, after many problems with line-up, labels and other persons, we can show you our new album - 'In Doubt We Trust,' recorded for new underground label - Umbra Sub Sole. First four tracks it's a new, re-recorded versions of songs from split with Zebulon Kosted. Rest of the album is a soundtrack from never released movie of Patryk Jurek 'Oblicza Mroku' with Grzegorz Kowalczyk, Piotr Grabowski, Krzysztof Wakulinski, Dorota Naruszewicz, Piotr Polk, Katarzyna Skrzynecka, Michal Milowicz, Waldemar Blaszczyk and others.

"Album was recorded almost in the same time that 'Human B. (ing)' album. We are back (for a moment) to experimental, dark ambient/industrial tones, but we don't forget about black metal riffs, and some poetic tones. After years we also recorded some death metal parts. Well, it's the most typical Acrybia's album, strange, neurotic, dark and depresive. Without music borders.
We hope you'll enjoy it."

You can also check out the cover artwork at this location.

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Flamecult Records Offering Free Compilation

Flamecult Records is currently offering the "Flamecult Records Presents: The Underground Alliance Vol I" compilation album as a free download at this location. Flamecult Records also issued the following statement about the release:

"Flamecult Records Presents: The Underground Alliance Vol I represents a collective of ambitious, intelligent and hard working bands or studio projects from all over the world! From full on black metal, war metal, doom metal, grind metal, death metal and hybrid metal, a full spectrum of the metal underground is showcased in this great compilation. Hosted by Flamecult Records, all the musicians involved in The Underground Alliance Vol I are talented and very respected in their underground circles, have a history of DIY albums and splits and many shows, and represent what the underground metal world is all about: Strength, Honor and Integrity."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Zebulon Kosted Discusses Upcoming Releases

In a recent interview with Occult Black Metal Zine, Rachid of experimental metal act Zebulon Kosted discussed several upcoming releases. Excerpts from the interview follow:

Rachid: I have been recording a new style of Experimental music for multiple Splits which will be released over the next 4 months, promoting and advertising for my full length that came out in April BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT and playing live shows outside of Montana whenever possible, as well as gigging locally. I have also put a considerable amount of effort into making new Z.K. merchandise, two new shirts and patches can be purchased directly through me on various easy to find websites. I am currently writing for the third and final installment in the Die Nibelungen trilogy, which will be released next Spring.

How would you describe the newer direction of the music?

Rachid: I have started experimenting with combining dark synthesizer music with ambient guitar and blast beat drumming, all while extensively utilizing samples from scientific research videos on dark energy (supposedly what 74% of the universe consists of), transcendental meditation, hypnosis and the mind prison (a.k.a. human conditioning). Their is a fair amount of variation on this formula, so not everything sounds alike by any means. This is the next step in the evolution of Zebulon Kosted, but I'm sure it will not be the last. Live I have written and performed 6 new 20 minute Avant Garde / Blackened Doom Metal pieces over the last 8 months, some incorporating performance art.
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Read the full article at Occult Black Metal Zine.

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming Song Online

Montana based experimental act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming the 12 minute "Between This World and the Next Part 2" track online via the band's Bandcamp profile. The song is the second of three tracks on the 56 minute long "Between This World and the Next" album.

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Zebulon Kosted Posts New Songs

Montana based experimental metal act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming several new songs online. The tracks "The Stillness Between These Worlds," "Cold Soil," and "Dark Energy Dillema" can be found in the players below.

The Stillness Between These Words by Zebulon Kosted More...

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Song

Montana based solo act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming a new song online titled "Breaking the Spell." The new song can be heard through the player below.

Breaking the Spell by Zebulon Kosted

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Bodies In Barbwire To Appear On Compilation

West Virginia's Bodies in Barbwire has checked in with the following update about appearing on an upcoming compilation album:

"'Flamecult Records Presents: Anicore Tome I' is a compilation that is in the works, featuring hard hitting bands such as Coils of the Serpent, Bodies in Barbwire, Zebulon Kosted, Astral Throne, Throne of Malediction, Nephilim Rising and Warseid, are so far the bands confirmed for this comp.

"There may be more, and things are subject to change. More info as it comes in so keep checking back for the full details. You don't want to miss out on this vital release from the underground!"

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Album Sample

Montana based solo black metal act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming an excerpt from his upcoming album online. A portion of the new album "Between This World and the Next" can be heard at the Zebulon Kosted MySpace page.

The upcoming Zebulon Kosted live shows are as follows:

Apr 24 2010 BSMT - BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT CD RELEASE SHOW w/ Shramana, Suicide Victim and Rhetoric Missoula, Montana
7/29 2010 TBA Salt Lake City, Utah
7/30 2010 USBMS w/ Vision of Mara Denver, Colorado
7/31 2010 Yayo’s w/ Wolven Ancestry, Infernal Damnation, Spun in Darkness and Hordes of Hate Las Vegas, Nevada
8/1 2010 TBA Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Album Excerpt

Solo black metal act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming a four minute song excerpt online from his upcoming album "The Thuru Project." The preview track can be heard at the Zebulon Kosted MySpace page, along with excerpts from the last album "Die Nibelungen Part 2 - Death of a Hero," which was released through Satanica Records on December 12th.

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Album Sample

Solo black metal act Zebulon Kosted released his latest album "Die Nibelungen Part 2 - Death of a Hero" through Satanica Records on December 12th. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The album consists of a single 43 minute track titled "Death of a Hero." An excerpt from the track is currently available for streaming at Zebulon Kosted's MySpace page.

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Zebulon Kosted Signs To Fall Of Eden Records

Rachid of solo ambient black metal act Zebulon Kosted has issued the following announcement about signing to Fall of Eden Records:

"Die Nibelungen Part 2 - Death of a Hero will soon be available from Satanica Records in New Zealand on CD and Thorn Laceration Records in The United Kingdom on Cassette. I am still very proud of the first release in the Die Nibelungen trilogy, Dragons Blood, and Death of a Hero is even more powerful and continues the trilogy with an album that compliments DB yet stands alone on its own.

"Since October I have been recording The Thuru Project which is being produced by Nederlander Jos Van Der Geest. Jos and I have worked together to come up with a 130 minute 2 Disc vision of darkness and desperation which will be unleashed upon the world January 15th, 2010. My Dutch brother from another mother Jos should be given the credit for this epic work, he has motivated, encouraged and inspired me throughout the writing process of this new creation.

"The biggest news of all is that I am now signed to a 3 year contract with the Scottish label Fall of Eden Records! I will be releasing a new full length album through David McColls devastatingly awesome label on April 4th, 2010. David and I have bonded over Scottish Soccer statistics, and he was the first major record label owner to approach me about a larger contract, for which I am forever indebted to him. More...

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Zebulon Kosted Streaming New Songs Online

Ambient black metal band Zebulon Kosted has posted three new songs online. The tracks "Death Of A Hero," "Hashasheen," and "Thjoviljinn vs. Visir" can be heard at the official Zebulon Kosted MySpace page.

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Unearthing the Metal Underground In Montana

Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground we provide a new batch of bands that aren’t signed to a major label and are making a name for themselves in the underground. This week I’ll be digging into three very different bands in the Montana scene. Although heavy metal is sparse in Montana, there are still a few bands who carry the torch of their respective sub-genres for the fanatics who need their live show fix. More...

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Zebulon Kosted Releases Split Album For Free

Poland's Acrybia and Montana based experimental black metal band Zebulon Kosted have released a free split album through Thesperate Records titled "Rise, Conquer, and Destroy." The split can be downloaded here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Rise, Conquer, and Destroy
2. Pro-Creation
3. Jesus is Dead (Lost Souls)
4. Nyarlathotep
5. Ia D'at
6. Digital God of Disaster
7. ESV
8. Post-Creation (Third Omen)

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Zebulon Kosted Announces Commissioned Albums

Ambient black metal band Zebulon Kosted has issued the following announcement about recording albums by fan request:

"I am now recording for a new set of releases called the 'Persona Series.' These cassettes will be commissioned works (not by content, but by payment) for individuals. If John Smith in London, England wants his own Zebulon Kosted album, I will make a 45 minute album (one side of a 90 minute tape), 2 hand drawn mini posters, I will name the album after him (Zebulon Kosted - John Smith), and the fan will retain all rights to the recording (for use of any future release, sampling, or broadcasting rights).

"One copy of the album will remain in my personal collection, and one will be sent to the customer, so that the only copy that will be in circulation will be John Smiths copy! Each album is available for the ridiculously low price of $10 (not including shipping), and will be shipped in its completed form no later than 6 weeks from the date of purchase!!!"

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