Atlanta-based psych metal band ZOROASTER has signed a worldwide recording deal with E1 Music. The avant-garde trio will enter the studio early next year with producer Sanford Parker (THE GATES OF SLUMBER, PELICAN) to record the follow-up to 2009's "Voice of Saturn" for a summer 2010 release.
"The first time I saw ZOROASTER live, I was blown away and knew we had to add them to the growing E1 roster," comments E1 Music VP of Metal Scott Givens. "They push the limits of the metal genre with their music and are unlike any other act out there now. We are honored to be their partners."
ZOROASTER is currently touring alongside GOJIRA, teaming with the French band for two weeks of live dates during its fall run supporting METALLICA and LAMB OF GOD. Immediately following the U.S. dates with GOJIRA, ZOROASTER will launch a three-week-long European tour alongside experimental black metal band ABSU. ZOROASTER's first-ever European trek is slated to launch on October 16 in Darmstadt, Germany and will run through November 7 in Rotterdam, Holland.
The new ZOROASTER song "White Dwarf" (from "Voice of Saturn"), which features a searing guitar solo and backing vocals from fellow Atlanta rocker Brent Hinds of MASTODON, can be heard using the audio player below.
Formed in Atlanta in 2003 out of the need for "sedation by high volumes and low frequencies," ZOROASTER has been called "one of the U.S.'s most promising metal bands" while drawing stark comparisons to GODFLESH, SLEEP and the MELVINS. ZOROASTER has met to shining praise from metal and indie rock press alike, receiving shining accolades for its deafening power, intriguing mysticism, use of left-of-center instrumentation (which has included Moog synths, theremins, ominous vocal choirs and even brass sections) and unique take on heavy music. ZOROASTER's live show has been described as "an obliteration of the senses," earning the three-piece the title of "Atlanta's loudest band."
ZOROASTER's "White Dwarf" song featuring guitar solo and backing vocals from Brent Hinds of MASTODON can be heard using the player below (click to launch audio).