Thundering power-doom trio ZOROASTER has completed work on its debut full-length, entitled “Dog Magic”.Â The album is set for a September 11, 2007 release date via Terminal Doom / Battle Kommand Records (by way of Southern Lord).Â
Summoned by the mighty sludge of The Melvins, the mysticism of Celtic Frost and the nihilistic blues of EyeHateGod, ZOROASTER formed in Atlanta, GA in 2003 out of the need for â€œsedation by high volumes and low frequencies”.Â In 2005, the band released their first recorded music, which quickly drew the attention of uber-kvlt underground label Battle Kommand Records, which released the tracks as the band’s eponymous debut EP soon after.
“Dog Magic” pushes ZOROASTERâ€™s deafening sound to powerful new highs and spectral, heavy lows.Â The addition of left-of-center instrumentation (including Moog synths, theremins, ominous vocal choirs and a brass section to boot) allows “Dog Magic” to simultaneously crush, swing and spook, seducing primal urges while inducing dark dreams of a David Lynch-ian world.Â Creating devastating, dirge-ridden doom that erupts into bludgeoning grooves and transcendental musical atmospheres, ZOROASTER’s sound has been compared to “having 10,000 ton granite slabs dropped on your head from a height of several miles”.Â A sneak peak at the “Dog Magic” cover art can be accessed at this location.
When asked to comment on “Dog Magic”, ZOROASTER guitarist / vocalist Will Fiore states, “The new album incorporates many more elements into the ZOROASTER sound.Â Being on the road as much as we have over the course of the last few years has helped us continue to evolve as a band and our ideas and sound have been fully realized.Â Prepare”.
The final track listing for “Dog Magic” is as follows:
1.) The Book
2.) Brazen Bull
4.) Terminally Charged
5.) Algebra of Need
6.) Dog Magic
The twisting, thirteen minute track “Tualatin” from “Dog Magic” has been unveiled and posted online at this location.
ZOROASTER features a live show that has been described as “an obliteration of the senses”, earning the three piece the title of â€œAtlantaâ€™s loudest band”.Â The trio has toured relentlessly across the U.S., sharing the stage with a diverse array of artists including Big Business, Nachtmystium, High on Fire, Oxbow, Saviours and Bastard Noise.Â The band has announced U.S. tour dates in support of the new album and will remain on the road for the remainder of the year.Â A full listing of upcoming ZOROASTER tour dates follows this message.
In addition to Fiore, ZOROASTER features bassist / vocalist Brent Anderson and drummer / percussionist Dan Scanlan.
ZOROASTER is available to speak with interested media now.Â To chat with the band / request a copy of “Dog Magic” / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.Â Updated ZOROASTER news and tour information will be made available via the ZOROASTER web domain: www.myspace.com/thezoroaster, the Battle Kommand website: www.battlekommand.com and the ACTION! website: www.action-pr.com.
“At their fastest, Zoroaster could pass for half-speed Motorhead. At their slowest, the seconds between notes inch into double-digits.Â titanic heaviness…in the right light, those wide-open riffs hide worlds inside.” – VILLAGE VOICE
“Have the members of Zoroaster entered the Forest of Equilibrium?Â Sat upon the Dopethrone? Worshipped in the Church of Misery?Â Can they list all the Saint Vitus albums in order?Â Does Tony Iommi probably deserve co-writing credit on a couple of songs?Â The answer to almost all of these questions, O Disciples of the Power Nod, is a glorious, resounding affirmative.Â And the time is nigh to get oneâ€™s doom on. And on. And onâ€¦” – DECIBEL
“Great doom…Atlanta’s Zoroaster have something very EyeHateGod about their Sleepy, southern-fried sustain.” – PITCHFORK
“Zoroaster, whom cull their moniker from the Iranian prophet of the same name, come forth bearing recognizable sludge and doom all given the same sort of treatment as comrades-in-arms Eyehategod, Sleep, or Bullhead era Melvins.Â Given longer, theyâ€™ll likely usurp their influences and give one something large enough to lie down in.” – STYLUS
ZOROASTER TOUR DATES:
July 30 – Athens, GA – Tasty World
Aug 1 – Charleston, SC – Cumberlandâ€™s
Aug 2 -Â Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
Aug 3 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Aug 4 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
Aug 6 – New York , NY – Knitting Factory (w/ Rosetta)
Aug 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Europa (w/ Rosetta)
Aug 8 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzsche (w/ Rosetta)
Aug 9 – Columbus, OH – Ravari Room (w/ Rosetta)
Aug 10 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway (w/ Rosetta)
Aug 11 – Roswell, GA – Ethylâ€™s
Aug 20 -Â Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn (w/ Black Cobra & Music Hates You)
Aug 25 – Athens, GA – Repent
Sept 19 – Atlanta, GA – Lennyâ€™s (w/ Daath)
Sept 20 – Athens, GA – Repent
Sept 21 -Â Dekalb, IL – Ottoâ€™s (w/ Withered)
Sept 22 – Chicago, IL – the Empty Bottle (w/ Withered)