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ZOZOBRA – New Album ‘Savage Masters’ Now Available!

Boston, MA’s ZOZOBRA have released their long awaited new album Savage Masters on LP/Digital via Brutal Panda Records.The brainchild of Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), ZOZOBRA formed in 2006 and quickly released two crushing full-lengths of atmospheric sludge metal, Harmonic Tremors (2007) and Bird of Prey (2008).   Now five years later, the band has re-emerged with Savage Masters, their most aggressive and straightforward release to date.  Bursting out the gate with a bold, determined purpose, Savage Masters is an unrelenting fury of post-hardcore ferocity and sludge-tinged amplifier crunch.  This release, featuring long-time Cave In bandmates Adam McGrath (guitars) and J.R. Conners (drums), proves once and for all that ZOZOBRA are a veritable force to be reckoned with.  Savage Masters was produced and recorded by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Pelican) and contains stunning artwork by English alchemist Glyn Smyth (Unearthly Trance, Wolves in the Throne Room, Cough).The track “album is available for streaming via Bandcamp here and a preview of the album art plus vinyl packages are available here with digital orders available here.  A limited number of brand new ZOZOBRA T-Shirts are availabe.  Pressing information for the release is as follows:
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ZOZOBRA + KOWLOON WALLED CITY Announce East Coast Tour

Brutal Panda Records in co-operation with Invisible Oranges is proud to announce a co-headlining East Coast tour between label-mates ZOZOBRA and KOWLOON WALLED CITY. The eight day run kicks off April 6th in Brooklyn, NY and ends April 13th in Boston, MA. A complete listing of dates is included below.

These shows will be KOWLOON WALLED CITY’s first East Coast dates since the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Container Ships, which was recently repressed on gray and black vinyl after selling out in less than a month. The second press is shipping now and available for purchase here.  ZOZOBRA will be touring in support of their first release in almost five years, set to drop this April via Brutal Panda, with album details forthcoming. Support on the run will be provided by a different set of regional bands each night.

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ZOZOBRA: To Enter The Studio; Record First Material in 4 Years!

Zozobra band picBoston hardcore experimentalists ZOZOBRA are set to enter the studio next month to begin recording their highly anticipated new mini-LP.  They band will head to Translator Audio in Brooklyn, NY to begin tracking with engineer Andrew Schneider (UNSANE, PELICAN), with a fall release date planned on Brutal Panda Records.  ZOZOBRA mastermind Caleb Scofield (CAVE IN, OLD MAN GLOOM) had this to say about the new material, their first in four years:
“This release is shaping up to be one of the more focused, cut throat group of songs to be heard from this band. Drawing heavily on a more punk and hardcore influence, the mid tempo heady riffage has been replaced with angry, driving thrash and ear splitting sonics that take far less time and effort at getting to the point.”
More details will be announced shortly.