Luca Cavina (Calibro 35, Craxi, Incident on South Street) : distorted Bass and Vocals and Paolo Mongardi (Fuzz Orchestra, Ronin, FulKanelli, ex-Jennifer Gentle) : distorted Drums, started this project in October 2010, aiming at “using the minimum in order to get the maximum and is: not metal, not punk, not math, not noise, not prog, absolutely not jazz-core, neither post-whatever” – as they firmly declared.
Althrough this is a quite rough and tumultous adventure out of most people’s musical and lyrical comfort zone, this is definitively a genuine and creative act of art, something actually (and unfortunately) damn rare these days.
But this is an escape from today. Into the unknown. Because with ZEUS! you never be sure where you’re gonna landing. Or you never gonna get back with your feet on the ground.
This is not a music for everybody, probably not even for any circumstance.
This is avant-garde, which actually means anything and absolutely nothing, so, this is good because ZEUS! is something out of genres, conventions and conformity. Although, there will be some pretty familiar song titles, expect the unexpected!
“Lucy in the Sky with King Diamond” have a distinct jazz taste, but turning into a slaughter fast and smoothly then twisting into heavy psychedelia. And this is ZEUS! in its peak in less then 2 minutes. Mercyful McCartney!!
“Sick and Destroy” starts as a wicked hardcore assault then breaking down to pieces and building-up into a fire spitting dragon with seven heads.
“Decomposition N. !!!” kicks out as a punk track just to became a grindcore butchery. Killer!
“Set Panzer to Rock” have a powerful metal taste, have some truly killer drums and cutting to the bone bass riffs with some quite psychedelic flowerings and some blood full mouth deadly screams. Complex and extremely technical, still intense and mad.
“Beelzebulb” feels like VoiVod, have a thrash versus industrial taste and grinding like hell.
“La Morte Young” have a twisted out rhythmic structure, it’s a sick noise rock ride with jazz and punk aromas, definitively one of my favorite tracks, it’s totally psycho!
“Giorgio Gaslini is our Tom Araya”. Tom Araya is the bassist and vocalist of Slayer, while Giorgio Gaslini is an Italian jazz pianist and composer. And this is a sick mixture of creepy and creeping, slow, guillotine feels like moments and fast and furious slaughterings. Don’t really know which is who and who is which, but this is murderous again!
“Bach to the Future” it’s even sicker, twisted in and out rides and complex rhythmic with a nice and refreshing riff rising at the middle of the track and taking the song into another dimension.
“Eroica” it’s build upon some serious and intense riffs, have a very dark and dramatic taste, quite massive and feels monumental and epic, not quite the Symphony No. 3, but definitively in its spirit. Love it!! Brilliant!
“Grey Cerebration” get back to the more rock fueled area of their extravagant sonic exploration, complex and groovy, this is another powerful track with some quite exciting breaks and changing of direction.
“Blast but not Liszt” it’s the final act of this modern opera and there will be no release, just like in any respectable Shakespeare play, nobody gets out alive. And well, this is probably the only fair thing about life…. 😆
Out on February 14th for Three One G, Tannen Records, Offset, Santeria.
Distributed by Audioglobe, Rough Trade, Red Eye.
Luca Cavina: Bass, Voice.
Paolo Mongardi: Drums.
– Justin Pearson : Vocals on Sick and Destroy.
– Vincenzo Vasi : Theremin on Lucy in the Sky With King Diamond and Eroica.
– Nicola Ratti : Analog Noise on Giorgio Gaslini is Our Tom Araya and La Morte Young.
Recordings and Mixing by Tommaso Colliva @ Officine Meccaniche and Che Studio, Milan, IT.
Mastering by James Plotkin @ Plotkinworks, Philadelphia, PA.