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Song of Zarathustra reunited (sans Tad Kubler), playing NYC

by BBG

Song of Zarathustra @ the Triple Rock earlier this year (photo by Adam Bubolz)
Song of Zarathustra

Song of Zarathustra originated in Sioux City, IA during March 1997. The founding members were Trever McInnis, Travis Bos, James Munsen and a Roland R8 drum machine which was later replaced with David Seaman (ex-Nudibranch, ex-Orlock) on drums. For the next year, SOZ toured the greater part of the U.S. and disbanded in 1998 when David moved back to his hometown of Richmond, VA.

…March of 2000, SOZ decided to regroup. They toured immediately with the original line-up (Trever, Travis, James / Roland R8) and later recorded “The Birth of Tragedy” (Troubleman Unlimited) with Mark Jorgensen (Book Of Dead Names & Infinity Dive) on drums.

After the release of “The Birth of Tragedy”, SOZ toured most of the U.S. on many occasions and set course to tour Europe for its first time in 2001.

In late 2001, SOZ parted ways with long time bass player James Munsen. Mark Shaw(Khayembii Communique, The Cardinal Sin) filled his place and Tad Kubler (formerly of Lifter Puller & currently The Hold Steady) joined as second guitarist.

The new line up hashed out new songs as well as adding some life to songs that were written for the up and coming album “A View from High Tides” which was also released on Troubleman Unlimited….

During the summer of 2002, Tad parted ways with SOZ to move to N.Y. and eventually forming The Hold Steady with old Lifter Puller bandmate Craig Finn.

Due to several shifts in line up’s, personal differences, etc. the remaining members decided to call it quits in January of 2003.

Song of Zarathustra reformed earlier this year in Minneapolis, and will do so again on Nov 6th when the band plays Cake Shop in NYC with Primitive Weapons and The Fortune Healers. An after-party is scheduled for later that night at Acheron also with Primitive Weapons, as well as Gost Trio and Loose Limbs.

The show is Song of Zarathustra’s only current date, and though Tad Kubler (Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady) isn’t participating in the reunion, the following people are:

Travis Bos | Vocals, Keyboard (1997-2003/2010)
Trever McInnis | Vocals, Guitar (1997-2003/2010)
James Munsen | Vocals, Bass, Drum Machine Programming (1997-2001/2010)
Mark Jorgensen | Drums (2000-2003/2010)

Some video of the band from their 2/27/10 reunion show is below…

Song of Zarathustra Reunion Show @ Triple Rock 2/27

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