KING ZEBRA release their new album ‘Survivors’ on 17th September, out on Crusader Records
KING ZEBRA release their new album ‘Survivors’ on 17th September, out on Crusader Records.
Swiss hard rockers KING ZEBRA have been causing a huge stir since signing with Crusader Records. Having released two sizzling singles, ‘Wall Of Confusion’, featuring Thundermother’s singer Guernica Mancini, and their latest track ‘Hot Cop Lady’, KING ZEBRA are now set to unleash their new album Survivors.
KING ZEBRA will release their new album Survivors on September 17th, the first full-length album release for the band on Crusader Records. From beginning to end it is an energetic and memorable collection of songs packed with catchy riffs and meaningful lyrics. Written and recorded during tough times, this work truly makes us all survivors!
Watch the official lyric video for ‘Hot Cop Lady’ HERE
Watch ‘Wall of Confusion’ HERE
Switzerland has produced some monumental hard rock bands over the years such as Krokus, Gotthard, Shakra – now KING ZEBRA stand proudly alongside them.
Survivors features 10 pure melodic hard rock anthems!
‘Under Destruction’ is a sizzling hot melodic rock track that comes at you like a truck racing down a hill. The title, of course, is a play on the phrase “under construction”. However, in this case it speaks of lies and misinformation that lead to mistrust or social demolition.
If there were ever a title that would lead to trouble in a relationship, ‘She Don’t Like my Rock & Roll’ would be it. It’s not easy hanging on if your partner doesn’t dig the roots of your soul. This punchy song gets this point across with killer riffs, a melancholic harmony and a striking brass section in the chorus.
‘Desperate’ is a party crashing, straight out of the 80’s rollercoaster ride into the world of stardom. Some rise and some fall. ‘Desperate’ aims its melodic rock riffs and lyrics right between the eyes of the dark side of making it in rock music.
If there is anyone left out there that believes you can trust all that you hear, then ‘Wall of Confusion’ might be good medicine for you. Super special thanks to Guernica Mancini from Thundermother for adding her amazing voice to this track.
‘On The Run’ is a melodramatic, mid-tempo rock track driven by loud guitars, lush orchestration and deep lyrics. With layers of 80’s vibes throughout, this track makes great “driving with the wind in your hair” music.
There is a ‘Rush’ that accompanies many human activities, and this song gives that the space to happen. It drives at you from the very start with a pulse that somehow relaxes the listener and still adds tension at the same time. Epic hard rock solos have time to breathe in this groovy scenario of hurry up and wait.
‘Hot Cop Lady’: who says you can’t have fun stretching the truth in a rock song? This fast, hard rocking crowd-pleaser will get you air-guitaring the riffs and chanting the chorus.
‘We’re the Survivors’ is no doubt a spot on track lush with 80’s hard rock style anthems, celebrating all of us who made it through the pandemic with our music & freedom still intact. Big guitars with a powerful meaning make this the title track from the band’s album Survivors.
‘We Are One’ is a song for the mad majority of folks who were struck down by one thing or another and find their way back through togetherness. Such a heavy theme needs a heavy moody rock track to ride on, and this one delivers.
‘Be The Hunter’ is a loud smasher of a rock song with a “back to our roots” anthem, hard driving rhythm and tons of cool riffs. A kind of “call to arms” for concert fun.
ABOUT KING ZEBRA
Eric St. Michaels, Roman Lauer, Jerry Napitupulu, Manu Judge and Ben Grimm make up the talented band King Zebra.
In early 2017, the band released their first single ‘Bad Idea’, which was followed by three other singles ‘That’s What I Like’, ‘Firewalker’ and ‘Like A Hurricane’. 2019 saw their self-titled EP released, which exploded King Zebra onto the music scene with ‘Firewalker’ gaining over 1.3 million streams on Spotify.
The last three years the band have played shows such as Rock the Ring and Rock of Ages, as well as supporting iconic bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Uriah Heep and Rose Tattoo.
King Zebra has toured through Eastern Europe, playing sold out shows abroad and in their home country of Switzerland.
In the year that brought on the global pandemic, 2020 saw King Zebra spend three weeks in Gothenburg and Sweden to produce their upcoming album with Oscar Nilsson (Hank von Hell, Engel, We Sell the Dead). The album also features collaborations with Thundermother’s singer Guernica Mancini, who is featured on the new record and is heard on the first single ‘Wall of Confusion’.
King Zebra has now joined Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records.Bring on 2021 / 2022 – the year of the King.