Electro-prog duo Zombi, featuring Steve Moore and AE Paterra have announced the arrival of their Direct Inject, which will drop on March 22 on Relapse Records. The first taste of the new music comes via the song "The Post-Atomic Horror", which you can stream below.
"The Post-Atomic Horror' is a very fun song for us to play," says Paterra. "No trappings from our machines, just bass, and drums, as stripped down as we can be. Definitely, one for us to lean into on stage – a few minutes of riffs and wide-open drums."
Direct Inject, was self-produced by Moore and Paterra, and also features guest percussionist Jeff Gretz (Zao/From Autumn To Ashes), and guitar player Phil Manley (Trans Am).
"In 2022, after our tour with The Sword, we posted up in our friend's studio in Clearfield, PA for a week of diner breakfasts and gas station BBQ," shares Moore. "We would record every day and improvise until we found ideas we liked. We then took these ideas back home to Albany and Chicago to give them structure. A few months later, after our tour with Om, AEP went back to Clearfield to record final drum tracks. Everything else was recorded at my home studio. The only exceptions are 'Sessuale I' and "Sessuale II," which were both written in the early '00s but never officially released."
Direct Inject will be available on several limited-edition vinyl variants, CD, and digitally, and pre-orders are underway here.
Zombi has simultaneously announced their first tour dates in support of Direct Inject, with a U.S./Canadian trek coming this April. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10 am local time, and Overcalc will be the opener on all dates. Check out the itinerary below and get your tickets here.
4/4 Louisville, KY Whirling Tiger
4/5 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
4/6 Detroit, MI Sanctuary Detroit
4/7 Toronto, ON The Velvet Underground
4/8 Montreal, QC La Sotterenea
4/9 Boston, MA The Middle East Upstairs
4/10 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
4/11 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
4/12 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
4/13 Pittsburgh, PA Certain Death II