Zonaria signs to Century Media - 08 Jul 2008

Swedish death/black hopefuls ZONARIA have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and have just entered the studio to record their second full-length album, which is about to surface later this year. The band comments on its new label home as follows:

"We are extremely happy to announce that we've just been signed by long running extreme metal label Century Media. It is amazing how all this hard work paid off, and we can guarantee you great things this year and beyond. It has been a dream for all of us since we first started listening to metal. We listened to bands like Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Iced Earth and Dream Evil when we were just around 13-14 years old. If someone would have told us that we are going to be signed to the same label back then I'm pretty sure none of us would have believed it. Another equally great thing is that we are about to enter Studio Fredman (!), the studio where almost any great band worth mentioning has recorded their albums, to record our follow up to "Infamy And The Breed". If any recording studio has been an unreachable dream for us so far - it has been this one! So everyone, expect great things!"

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 have outgrown their local underground status with the debut album "Infamy And The Breed" (Pivotal Recordings, 2007) and gained Europe-wide attention due to tours with Impaled Nazarene, Marduk, Pain and Vader. With influences ranging from Hypocrisy over 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 to shape their own, unique sound. With their second album currently in the works and being confirmed for supporting Vader on their 25th anniversary tour through Northern Europe in October/November 2008, ZONARIA are well prepared to become the new Swedish extreme metal sensation!

Dont forget to check out the studio diary at, link on the top of the page.

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19.07.2008 SWE Skelleftea @ Trästockfestival (

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"Pandemic Assault" Uploaded! - 29 May 2008

To celebrate the recent announcement of our participation on the XXV Anniversary Tour with Vader and Grave, we decided to put another song onto our Myspace Page. "Pandemic Assault" comes from our debut album "Infamy And The Breed" which was released in September on Pivotal Rockordings. "Pandemic Assault" is one of the heavier suckers on the album - and it is about time to unleash it upon the worldwide metal community!

We are really looking forward to the upcoming Vader tour, and I promise
you we have more awesome news coming up for you really soon, so just stay
alert. Please see the tour dates below and we will see you soon!

Zonaria confirmed fro Trästock - 17 May 2008

Time for an update eyh? We just got confirmed for the 17th version of the annual Trästockfestival in Skellefteå, Sweden. Since this most likely will be our only show the summer of 2008 recommend all die-hard fans to show up for this unforgettable night. More information about time and day will come later on.

I’ve got so much locked up inside, cause I can tell you that we have a lot of great news coming up for everyone – all regarding huge parts of Zonarias future. Stay updated.

For the Vader tour Septic Flesh have changed place with Swedish legends Grave. Dates are as follows:

17.10.2008 LIT Vilnius @ Mulen Ruzas
18.10.2008 LAT Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
19.10.2008 EST Tallin @ tba
20.10.2008 FIN Helsinki @ Nosturi tba
21.10.2008 FIN Turku @ Klubi
22.10.2008 FIN Tampere @ Hella
23.10.2008 FIN Oulu @ tba
24.10.2008 SWE Umea @ Midnight
25.10.2008 SWE Vasteras @ Sigurdsgatan
26.10.2008 NOR Oslo @ John Dee
27.10.2008 SWE Goteborg @ tba
28.10.2008 SWE Stockholm @ Debaser
29.10.2008 SWE Norrkoping @ Black Horn
30.10.2008 DEN Copenhagen @ The Rock
31.10.2008 DEN Odense @ Kansas City
01.11.2008 DEN Aarhus @ Train

Zonaria on the road with Vader - 11 Apr 2008

It is now official!

VADER, SEPTICFLESH and ZONARIA will team up for a European tour between October 17 and November 2. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Support on this tour will come from Gilla Bruja.

Keep updated!

Zonaria signs management deal! - 23 Mar 2008

Zonaria has inked a management & booking agreement with the Swedish artist management & booking agency Headlight Productions. The bands new manager Ronnie Backlund, who has among his previous references jobs as tour manager and/or sound engineer for other well reputed Swedish acts such as Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia, Entombed etc, comments the signing: "I am really happy about the signing and I'm looking forward to our new cooperation. Zonaria is one of very few bands in a very long time that instantly got me hooked with their supreme songwriting and extremely professional attitude. These guys represent the new generation of Swedish metal and I'm quite sure the future will hold great success for the band!"

Zonaria released their debut album "Infamy and the Breed" (Pivotal Records) in October 2007 and has already accomplished two separate European tours to support the release. Starting out successfully as direct support to PAIN during October/November 2007 and latter supporting MARDUK this January 2008, with focus on the eastern parts of Europe and Balkan. Zonaria's efforts resulted in a nomination as "Best Newcomer" at Swedish Metal awards 2008.

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