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.
"We are looking forward to making our debut in Greece, and then up the Baltic coast through Croatia (where we played with IMPALED NAZARENE) and then onto Slovenia, Austria, and Germany. We are very excited about this coming leg of the tour. So many of our fans have been writing to us about their excitement for our coming shows and we really look forward to playing to crazy crowds as we have for almost every date this tour! All we can say is that we will come, destroy and conquer!
"You can check out interviews with us as well as some concert footage from Romania at this location."
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.