Zonaria records new album with Jonas Kjellgren at Abyss, finishes songwriting for new album. The swedish death/black metal band Zonaria reports that they've finished writing all the music for their upcoming album. The album recording will be handeled by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Sonic Syndicate, Hypocrisy, Centinex, Carnal Forge) in the famous studio Abyss (Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Pain, Hypocrisy, Sabaton, Dark Funeral, Immortal, Celtic Frost, Marduk).
Simon Berglund states about recording in Abyss: "I'm stoked about going in to the studio with Jonas. He did an amazing job on Infamy and the Breed and have done some more incredible work with other bands. And not to mention recording in studio Abyss for the first time. Many of our all-time favorites have recorded in that studio and something magic always happens with the albums recorded there."
"The Cancer Empire" was released in the U.S. on January 27 via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman and was mastered by Peter In De Betou at Tailor Maid.
Formed in 2002 by guitarist, main songwriter, and vocalist Simon Berglund along with axeman Emil Nyström (both were only 15 years old at that time), ZONARIA has outgrown its local underground status with the debut album "Infamy And The Breed" (Pivotal Recordings, 2007) and gained Europe-wide attention through tours with IMPALED NAZARENE, MARDUK, PAIN, SATYRICON and VADER. With influences ranging from HYPOCRISY to DIMMU BORGIR to ARCH ENEMY, ZONARIA's misanthropic mix of brutal riffs, melodic harmonies, maniacal drumming, and ominous synth lines was well received within the metal community and the band succeeded in shaping its own, unique sound.
The band released a video of the song "At War With The Inferior" shot by Daniel Larsson (The Haunted, At The Gates) can be Viewed below.
Zonaria have been confirmed for this years edition of the Nummirock festival. The festival will take place 18-20 june 2009.
The line up so far is:
Arch Enemy, Amorphis, Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Zonaria, Entwine, Diablo, Stam1na, Poisonblack, Ajattara, Nicole, Before the Dawn, Horna, Rytmihäiriö and Medeia
Nummijärvi Kauhajoki Finland
Dont forget to check out Zonaria with Satyricon:
13-Apr – SE Göteborg trädgårn 14-Apr - DK Århus voxhall 15-Apr – DK CPH The Rock 16-Apr – SE Malmö KB 17-Apr - SE Mariestad folkparken 18-Apr – SE Sundsvall Nordfest 19-Apr – SE Västerås Sigurdsgatan 25 21-Apr – SE Stockholm Klubben 23-Apr – FI Helsinki nosturi 24-Apr – FI Tampere pakkahoune 25-Apr - FI Oulu Teatria 27-Apr - SE Umeå folkets hus