Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Streaming New Song "Apis Bull"
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo is ready to release the sophomore effort, "Tree of Tongues," via Mediaskare Records on April 10th. "Tree of Tongues" was produced by Stephen Hawkes (Red Fang, Silent Civilian).
The first taste of the album is available now as MetalSucks premieres the track “Apis Bull” exclusively here. The following press release was also issued about Exotic Animal Petting Zoo:
"Back in 2008, the band launched their debut effort ‘I Have Made My Bed In Darkness’, which received praise from critics; the band hit the road for their first tour and things quickly started to fall apart. They returned home with no money or a place to live and head back out on the road on a DIY run of dates to try to make a profit. This allowed EAPZ to rent a practice space, which they also lived in, and begin to refocus on the band. The band then heads out on another tour and is forced to bang on their instrument cases on the street to make gas money and ultimately part ways with their guitarist.
"Exotic Animal Petting Zoo then returns to playing as a three-piece and still find more problems. Low on cash (and morale), the band is on the verge of breaking up until they get a random call from an interested musician and add guitarist Jeff Zampillo to their ranks. The band quickly connects with Jeff and their writing reaches new peaks. The band is finally ready to return to the studio and begin work on their next record but total their car (full of equipment) during a treacherous drive through a snowstorm between their homes in California and the studio in Portland that they were set to record at.
"Somehow, the band manages to escape the accident unscathed and finally make it to Portland; commencing work on what would become ‘Tree of Tongues’. What you hear is channeled aggression and a band that reaches new heights on this truly epic album. It is a story of survival and, for Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, a form of catharsis. ‘Tree of Tongues’ has been four years in the making but it’s well worth the wait. April 10th will see Exotic Animal Petting Zoo achieve the respect and recognition they deserve."
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