Salt Lake City’s RIKSHA have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Five Stages Of Numb’ was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster.
‘Five Stages of Numb’ will be available worldwide on May 12th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net
The band has released a computer animated music video for the title-track “Five Stages of Numb” produced by Vladyslav Tsarenko which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/g3Vyz8OkTEE
Riksha’s sound is affectionately known as “throg”, a mixture of “thrash” and “progressive”. The band can best be compared to groove metal and nu metal bands such as Mudvayne, Tool, Pantera, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, Nothingface, and American Head Charge.
Riksha frontman Palmer states, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Zombie Shark Records and the great bands they represent.”
Riksha have released 2 previous studio albums recorded by Bruce Kirby at Boho Digitalia Studios – ‘Dream Drops Red’ released through Dark Harvest Records and the independently released ‘Night Begins’. Riksha burned up the underground metal scene in 2012, winning Project Independent’s “Industry Panel Favorite” voted on by a panel of producers, A&R reps, and record company owners. Since then, the band has purchased a 1973 Eagle Tour Bus and has hit the road throughout the US. Riksha is currently making plans to tour the U.S. in support of their upcoming release.
Zombie Shark Records label manager Michael Boodagh states, “Riksha is a growing artist that is continually perfecting their craft. I am pleased to welcome them to the ZSR team! I can’t wait to see what comes next!”
Nu Metal outfit DIRTY MACHINE from Los Angeles, California have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Discord’ was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The album was mixed by Arnold “Hedge” Quezada and Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios, and was mastered by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810, Within The Ruins).
‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017
Dirty Machine has been heralding the nu metal flag since 2012 and pulls major influences from nu metal-era bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Nonpoint, Mudvayne and Sevendust. The band quickly built a rabid underground following, especially in the Kansas City area, due to getting regular airtime on the leading Kansas City rock station “98.9 The Rock” and headlining the Jägermeister Stage at the 2016 Kansas City Rockfest. Dirty Machine has shared the stage with Ghost, Sixx AM, Disturbed, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Alien Ant Farm, Otep, Metalachi, and Orgy.
Dirty Machine has released a powerful new music video for the title-track “Discord” produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric; who has directed music videos for Hollywood Undead, Combi Christ and Stitched up Heart.
Dirty Machine frontman David Leach states, “We are excited to be joining forces with Zombie Shark Records, a record label whose mission is to bring back the genre that Dirty Machine themselves and so many millions of other fans around the world live for – nu metal. With our debut album recorded, Dirty Machine and Zombie Shark Records teaming up guarantees the resurgence that the world has been waiting for!”
3. Self Made Hero
4. Social Recoil
5. Ecusa’s Nightmare
9. Refuse To Follow (Bonus Track)
10. Victory (Bonus Track)
11. J-Dead (Bonus Track)
DIRTY MACHINE is:
David Leach (Dirty Davo) – Vocals
Arnold Quezada (Hedge) – Guitar
Darren Davis – Guitar/Vocals
Nathan Young (Youngblood) – Bass/Backing Vocals
Mike Weekley (Nightmare) – Drums
DJ Ecusa – Turntables & Samples
Dallas, Texas rock trio JUNK have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, EX-The Browning).
JUNK is fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Billy Blair (Surgeon General, Mother Truckin Skull Diggers, Earshot, Love Stricken Demise) who is also a prolific actor and has appeared in such films as Machete, Machete Kills, The Last Stand, Jonah Hex, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The three-piece is rounded out by bassist and vocalist, Benjamin K. Bachman (Never Mind The Darkness, Zativah Kid), who has also produced various solo albums and material for film, and drummer Brian Klein (July Alley, Shadow Reichenstein).
Blair states, “We are beyond pleased to be a part of a label that believes in its bands and has our backs.. and that label is Zombie Shark Records! Horror movies and rock n roll in a gift bag!”
The band takes influence from a wide range of artists such as Billy Idol, SOUNDGARDEN, Danzig, INXS, Dooby Brothers, and Alice In Chains and has shared the stage with bands such as Skid Row, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, and Steel Panther.
JUNK’s latest single “Pop Rock Genocide” is streaming here:
The band recently produced two music videos for the songs “Like Lightning” and “Built to Last” produced by Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas, TX. Both tracks are featured on the soundtrack to the film BLOOD SOMBRERO, starring Billy Blair.
The band’s latest single “Pop Rock Genocide” was recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and was mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown). The song will be featured in the upcoming horror/comedy movie CHEROKEE CREEK.
The music video for “Built to Last” directed by Todd Jenkins/Movie Mafia Productions can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/2dKye68kQto
The music video for “Like Lightning” directed by Abel Berry can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/_dFsba_oX_s
Alternative Metal outfit NoSelf from Central Florida have inked a worldwide distribution deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, EX-The Browning).
The band has released a music video for the track “Frisco” directed by Travis Cecil from SFN Productions, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/no6WBRCLno8
Their latest album ‘Human-Cyborg Relations Episode 1’ was recorded by Matt Johnson at Revelation Studios and is streaming exclusively at New Metal 4U at: http://newmetal4u.com/en/archive/2017/08/02/nm4u-exclusive-noself-album-stream/
The band is putting a modern twist on the nu metal genre, similar to bands like Cane Hill, DED, My Ticket Home, and Issues. The group is heavily influenced by bands like Deftones, Spineshank, Adema, Nothingface, and Korn.
NoSelf states, “NoSelf is incredibly excited to be working with Noah “Shark” Robertson from Motograter and Zombie Shark Records. We are very passionate about Nu Metal and we could not be more thrilled to be a part of the Nu Metal revival. Having already played several shows alongside label mates Keychain, it could not be more evident that we are on the right path, with the right label.”
Robertson commented on the signing, “NoSelf are poised to be the next big band helping to lead the Nu Metal Revival! This band is going to take the Zombie Shark Records label and the Nu Metal genre to a whole new level. Simply put. The gloves are off.”
Dylan Hart Kleinhans – Vocals
Justin Dabney – Guitars
Drew Miller – Drums
Joey Bivo – Bass
‘Human-Cyborg Relations Episode 1’ is available online at www.zombieshark.net and everywhere else music is sold.
For fans of Nothing More, Cane Hill, Islander, My Ticket Home, Spineshank, 36 Crazyfists, Nothingface, Adema, DED, Korn
Stockholm, Sweden’s KREHATED have inked a deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new label founded by Noah “Shark” Robertson, (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band wields a devastatingly heavy, groove-oriented sound that is remiscent of nu-metal-era bands such as Chimaira, Slipknot, Korn, Machine Head, Pantera, and Sepultura.
The band recorded their feature full-length album ‘The Venomous Mind’ at JV Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was Mixed and Mastered by Christian Svedin (The Unguided, Vildhjarta, Imminence). The artwork was created by Tomas Lacke; with additional artwork and logos provided by Gustavo Sazes and Henrik Englund (Scarpoint, Amaranthe). The song “The Parasite” features a guest appearance from Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided, Ex-Sonic Syndicate).
“We all have demons inside our heads. It doesn’t matter how successful you are, how wealthy you are or how sane you seem to be. Everyone has been through rough times at some point in their lives and then carried around the aftermath… demons or venom in their minds. ‘The Venomous Mind’ is all about that. Our inner demons. Our inner fears. Our infected minds. The world of today is a disgusting place at times. This world brought us this hate. This world created us. We are the KREHATED.”
FULL ALBUM PREVIEW:
01. Venenum Introrsum
02. Our Fallen Ideals
03. Awaken Ignorance
04. My Venom Inside
05. The Parasite feat. Richard Sjunnesson
07. Stay Away (From Me)
08. The Floods
09. Final Farewell
10. Triumph In Terror
12. Rip It Up
13. Faceless Memory
The Venomous Mind is available wherever music is sold and via Zombie Shark Records at www.zombiesharkrecords.com
JOHAN VRENNING – Vocals
JONAS VILANDER – Guitars, Vocals
TOBIAS VRENNING – Bass
ANDREAS THUNELL – Drums
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The Black Crown have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records. The project is headed up by musician and producer, Paolo Navarretta, from Piano di Sorrento in South Italy. The band pulls influences from Katatonia, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones; among many others.
Label founder, Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning), remarks “The Black Crown remind me of early Katatonia and early Tool. I love it! I’ve been searching for a band like this for a while and I can’t wait for people to hear this music!”
The Black Crown’s full-length debut ‘Fragments’ was recorded in the Summer of 2016 at Syn Factory Productions in Piano di Sorrento, Italy and Fade In Studios in Massa Lubrense, Italy. The album consists of 10 tracks and is currently available for streaming and download on popular sites such as iTunes and Spotify.
Navarretta states “The Black Crown are really proud to be the first Italian band to sign with Zombie Shark Records. We are starting a really exciting journey, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Scott Haskitt: Drums
Fulvio Di Nocera: Bass, Double Bass
Paolo Navarretta: Guitar, Vocals, Programming
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Paolo Navarretta
Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning) has launched his new label, Zombie Shark Records, with the first signings being Montreal, Canada based nu-metal quartet, KEYCHAIN and Australian industrial, shock rock band, Darkc3ll.
Keychain recorded their debut EP, Breaking Out, with renowned producer, mixer, and engineer Glen Robinson (AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Gwar, Voivod,Annihilator, and Slaves on Dope). The recording was mastered by legend, Howie Weinberg, whose over 30 year career includes bands like Limp Bizkit, Sevendust, Deftones, Chevelle, and Disturbed. Breaking Out will be available, worldwide, September 1.
Commented Robertson, “The instant I saw the music video for “Prime Time” I knew I had to work with Keychain. It slams! I just knew this band was going somewhere. They have soul and passion and an undeniable groove. All four members quit their jobs to do a North American Tour. I can respect that! That’s how you know these guys are beyond dedicated.”
“Let us introduce you to Keychain, quite possibly the modern day answer to Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot.” – Damnation Magazine
“Through “Prime Time” the band effortlessly stitches together various genres to create a sound that is quick to capture and demand the listener’s attention. The song seems to resonate an upbeat and energy packed feel that will have the listener head banging along in no time!” – Livingthevanlife
“They don’t seem to care what anyone thinks about nu-metal and just want to become the next Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park. As far as I’m concerned, they can. They certainly know how to make a contagious piece of music in great nu-metal tradition.” – Merchants of Air
Keychain have embarked on a six-week North American Tour in support of their debut release, which includes a few dates in Canada.
JP LaChapelle – Vocals
Bran Panic – Guitars
Jeff Jenkins – Bass
Cody Taylor – Drums
08/31 @ Neptune Lounge – Tarpon Springs, FL
09/01 @ Sand Bar Gulfliquor – New Port Richey, FL
09/02 @ Bombshell’s Tavern – Orlando, FL
09/03 @ The Junction At Monroe – Tallahassee, FL
09/04 @ A&M Theatre – Panama City, FL
09/07 @ The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
09/08 @ Green Door Music Hall – Fort Walton Beach, FL
09/09 @ The Plughouse – Dothan, AL
09/10 @ Club Famous – Atlanta, GA
09/11 @ Spring Water – Nashville, TN
09/12 @ Turn Table Bar & Grill – Bowling Green, KY
09/14 @ Sortie Arts & Music – Evansville, IN
09/15 @ Cicero’s – St Louis, MO
09/16 @ Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs – Springfield, IL
09/17 @ The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
09/18 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
09/19 @ Alchemy Bar & Grill – Omaha, NE *
09/20 @ Gillies Bar – Kearney, NE
09/21 @ Moon Room – Denver, CO
09/22 @ The Daily Grind Cafe – Pueblo, CO
09/23 @ Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO
09/24 @ The Manfort – Durango, CO
09/25 @ The Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
09/26 @ Tipsy Cow Saloon – Spanish Fork, UT
09/28 @ LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
09/29 @ The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ
09/30 @ Jasper’s Bar and Grill – Santa Ana, CA
10/01 @ Odd Fellows – Los Angeles, CA
10/02 @ Bar Lubitsch – Hollywood, CA
10/14 @- O Patro Vys – Montreal, QC *
11/05 @ Le Pionnier – Pointe-Claire, QC *
11/12 @ – Rock Café Le Stage – Trois-Rivières, QC *
*Without THE MAENSION (KEYCHAIN only + Support)
Also joining the Zombie Shark Records family is industrial, shock rock band, Darkc3ll, from Australia. The band recently self-produced their fourth studio album in Brisbane, Queensland at RTD Studios; headed up by Darkc3ll guitarist, Matt Shorter. The album, entitled Haunted Reality, is set to be released on Halloween 2016 and boasts an impressive display of dark, horror art provided by Em Undead from Morbid Carousel Designs.
Darkc3ll released a creepy new Official Music Video for the song, “Preacher”, via Bloody Disgusting on Friday, August 26.
Robertson remarks, “I toured with Darkc3ll recently and they really impressed me! Watching them kill it every night, I left that tour with a lot of respect for those guys. Great look. Great live band! Love the vibe these guys put out!”
Darkc3ll is praised for their deeply industrial sound and is widely known for their highly theatrical appearance and stage show. The band has toured and performed with Wednesday 13, Combichrist, Otep, and recently toured the United States on the Civil Unrest Tour with Ill Nino, Straight Line Stitch, Davey Suicide,Motograter, and more. The band plans to tour Australia in support of their latest release.
DRACMAN – Vox
POSTMORTEM – Guitar & Synths
DERELICT – Bass
MACABRE – Drums
The label’s first unofficial release came in the form of a compilation album entitled Masked Metal Mayhem which features masked and painted bands and is available for free download at:
Robertson states, “I’ve always wanted to put something like this together. I’ve always been a huge fan of bands like Kiss, Gwar, Slipknot, Mushroomhead,Mudvayne, and Motograter. Bands with a unique image. I’m also a huge fan of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Marilyn Manson, and American Head Charge. A lot of industrial bands have such a great look. I love it! Something about the masks and the paint and the theatrics, it just really draws me in. I saw Moto on Ozzfest 2003 and my mind was blown. The first real tour I ever went on was playing drums for the masked band Pinhed; opening up for Mushroomhead every night. I feel like it’s just something I was destined to do… be involved with this sort of thing. One of my biggest inspirations for all this is Steve Richards, the founder of No Name Recordings and No Name Worldwide. He managed both Slipknot and Mudvayne during their formative years and he also helped bands like Hatebreed, American Head Charge, Sworn Enemy, Motograter, and Mudvayne get their starts in the music business. He tragically died of brain cancer in 2004. He really inspired me to want to break bands. That’s why I created oNe maN Worldwide and Zombie Shark Records; to promote these amazing bands and to pay tribute to Steve. I think we are building something pretty cool here.”
Robertson has partnered with artist Wolf Krusemark, the creator of the Zombie Shark Records logo. Krusemark is known for his cartoon, comic book, and horror art creations which can be viewed athttp://www.wolfkrusemark.com. The label will focus on shock rock, alternative metal, industrial metal, nu metal, and hard rock.
Robertson self-produced his own heavy metal radio show in College, called Swimming With Sharks, hosted on KTRL – The Planet. He began booking and promoting bands under the moniker, Swimming With Sharks Entertainment in 2004. In 2010, he co-founded The Browning and signed to Earache Records. Shortly after, he launched Swimming With Sharks Records in 2011 and began signing bands from all over the world, including Eye of the Enemy from Australia. In 2012, he departed from The Browning and, soon after, joined Motograter; formerly fronted by Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.
Motograter is soon to release their Sophomore album Desolation produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino, Ex-Machine Head). The album is being mixed by Joshua Wickman of Dreadcore Productions (King 810, Within The Ruins) and Jon Berrier will also be assisting with production as well. Motograter recently completed a North American Tour with American Head Charge and is set to embark on a six-week North American Tour with Dope and Flaw beginning Sept. 13th, 2016.
In August of 2016, Thom Hazaert brought Robertson on as Marketing Director of EMP Label Group, the new record label from David Ellefson of Megadeth fame. Thom is currently serving as Director of Operations and Head of A&R at EMP and has been serving as a consultant for Zombie Shark Records.
Thom Hazaert is a well-known journalist, radio personality, artist manager, music and film producer, and label executive. He was co-founder and President of Corporate Punishment Records and currently runs THC : MUSIC. Hazaert’s work was influential in the early advent of street and viral marketing among rock acts, as an independent consultant for record labels including Flip Records,Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records, Hollywood Records, Jive Records, and as co-founder of Total Assault Street Teams. Hazaert is the basis for the fictional character “Hazard”, set to be played by Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), in the currently-in-development television series Hell Hunters.
Hazaert got his start as a journalist, writing for national and international Music publications including Metal Hammer, Circus Magazine, The Green Bay Press-Gazette, Maximum Ink, and more, where he would befriend up and coming artists including Korn, Deftones, Papa Roach, Snot, and Incubus. Shortly thereafter, Hazaert secured an internship at Immortal Records, and relocated to Los Angeles. He was involved in marketing on high-profile releases from Snot,Coal Chamber, Human Waste Project, Korn, Static-X, Filter, Linkin Park,Crazy Town, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Bloodhound Gang, Chris Cornell, Tommy Lee, Zebrahead, Downset, and more.
Robertson says, “Thom is a badass, what can I say? It’s been really awesome working with him. The dude is a legend. And David Ellefson? He’s a heavy metal icon! Super down to earth and one of the nicest guys ever.”