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Zig-Zags releasing LP on RidingEasy (stream “Punk Fucking Metal”)

Zig-Zags

LA’s Zig-Zags have been at it for a while, finding the middle ground between raw garage punk and classic metal, and their upcoming album They’ll Never Take Us Alive — their first for RidingEasy Records — is some of their most metal stuff yet. Vocalist/guitarist J. Maheu says:

The thing is – we ain’t dead yet. Every album we record, every song we write – has to be faster, harder and heavier – than the one before. And that’s why this new record is all about upping the ante and raises the stakes, and why it marks the dawn of a new day…and a new era.

This album, our first with RidingEasy, was written over the last year. It’s reveals our longtime roots, our enduring love (all hail!) to the early punk of our hero(ines) Dead Moon and The Wipers (forever!) but friends, don’t be misled…this is a METAL record – of the true blue, headbangin’, riff-ridin’, no-bullshit – kind.

We’re premiering the new song “Punk Fucking Metal,” and it sounds like Kill ‘Em All-era Metallica meets Motorhead but with claustrophobic garage rock production. It’s a real ripper, as you can hear for yourself below.

Zig-Zags are playing Psycho Smokeout in LA on 4/20, and they have an Oceanside, CA show the day before that. They also have a bunch of upcoming EU/UK shows. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
01. Punk Fucking Metal
02. Killer of Killers
03. Fallout
04. No Way Out
05. Ms 45
06. The Shout
07. Why I Carry a Knife
08. They’ll Never Take Us Alive
09. Nothing To Do
10. God Sized

Zig-Zags — 2019 Tour Dates
05/03 London, UK @ Desertfest
05/04 Berlin, DE @ Desertfest
05/06 Prague, CZ @ Academy of Fine Arts
05/07 Leipzig, DE @ Ilses Erika
05/10 Karlsruhe, DE @ Alte Hackerei
05/11 Milan, IT @ Sound Music Club
05/12 Cuneo, IT @ TBA
05/14 Valence, FR @ Mistral Palace
05/15 Lyon, FR @ Trokson
05/16 Paris, FR @ Supersonic
05/17 Rotterdam, NL @ V11
05/18 Lohr am Main, DE @ Umsonst und Drinnen Festival
05/19 Eindoven, NL @ Dynamo
05/21 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
05/22 Margate, UK @ Elsewhere
05/23 Liege, BE @ Rockerill
05/25 Groningen, NL @ Vera
04/19 Oceanside, CA @ Pourhouse
04/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Psycho Smokeout Festival
08/03 Schierling, DE @ Labertal Festival
08/08 Santarem, PT @ InStr
08/09 Moldeno, PT @ Sonic Blast Moldeno

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