Zonal sign to Relapse
Release self-titled two-song digital EP.
Zonal, featuring Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu/JK Flesh) and Kevin Martin (The Bug/King Midas Sound) sign to Relapse Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band has shared two tracks.
Zonal continues where their previous collaboration ‘Techno Animal’ left off (R.I.P.), and combines a brutal ongoing obsession with beats, bass, dub, drone, noise and riff. Under their new guise, the duo push the parameters further and deeper, as their sound has become ever more corrupted, corroded, slower and lower; with the theme of exploring inner/outer space acts as the gelling agent for this shockingly monolithic sound. Anyone who witnessed their sonic destruction and lyrical detonation c/o Moor Mother at both Roadburn and Unsound festivals will not be disappointed by the slo-mo meltdown.
‘Cage Version’ & ‘No Version’ are available here:
In the near future, Relapse have also committed to triggering a comprehensive ‘Techno Animal’ re-issue programme, that will be announced shortly.
Top photo credit: Jose Ramon Caamaño