"New Leaf", the debut video from the brand new hard rock group ZEN FROM MARS (ZFM), can be seen below. The single will be available for purchase this Friday on iTunes and Amazon through Thom Hazaert's THC Music, a subsidiary of David Ellefson's EMP label. The song was mixed by Matt Wallace (FAITH NO MORE, MAROON 5) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (FAITH NO MORE).
ZEN FROM MARS is a new six-piece hard rock band consisting of the following musicians:
* Stephen Shareaux (KIK TRACEE): Vocals
* Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY, MALIGNANCY): Drums
* Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF): Bass & Backing Vocals
* Brynn Arens (FLIPP): Guitar
* Drew Fortier (BANG TANGO): Guitar
* Kate Catalina (THE SHOWGIRL OF ROCK): Keyboards
ZFM came together over a year ago and has been working on a full-length record in secrecy up until now. Very few details are known about the project aside from the quotes by members of the band which can be read below:
Drew Fortier: "ZEN FROM MARS has been our secret baby for a long time now. I am so relieved and excited to finally start getting it out there. A lot of thought has gone into this band and the release structure for the record will surely be very unique. Keep your eyes and ears peeled. This is only the beginning."
Chip Z'Nuff: "Great song, rock-star singer, two solid guitarists, brilliant drummer, world renowned bassist, foxy keyboardist = Supergroup!"
Stephen Shareaux: "ZFM is purely a passion project. I just really love this music! We had a deep connection musically from the word go, Drew and I! Plus he was just so damn persistent! [Laughs]"
Kate Catalina: "It has been a really thrilling process watching this band come to life and hearing musical concepts turned into beautiful, heavy, transcending songs. The contrast alone is mesmerizing: each member operates from a different genre, but we all met in the same land of songwriting and performance."
Brynn Arens: "ZFM is the BEST fucking band you'll NEVER see."
The "New Leaf" video was directed and shot by the team of Joe Placzkowski and Frank Ritter. It was edited by Drew Fortier.