Zombies Ate My Girlfriend release their highly anticipated new album 'Shun the Reptile' today. Heavy as two Hells, a cesspool of, crushing drums, malicious riffs and some the most personal and brutal lyrics seen so far from the Cape Town, based South Africans.
Guitarist Adriano Rodrigues explains more about the overall concept and emotion behind the album “This is probably our most personal and collaborative recording to date. The concept for the title and general theme for the album is depression. And in my case, an unhealthy dose of anger issues to boot. We’ve experienced quite a few highs and lows since forming Zom, none higher for us thus far as the Wacken win in 2016. It was kind of inevitable that depression would strike some time after that experience. And it did, in a big way. We ended up getting back from that and went strong for another year into 2017. After we did Witchfest the wheels started to come off for a few us in our personal lives. For myself, I had basically reached the point where I needed to break away or risk quitting entirely. It was probably the longest period that I’d ever not wanted to play a guitar since first picking one up at the age of 13. I didn’t want to listen to music, be involved in any band activity or even talk about music. For a couple of months, I hated it. I realized for the last 10 years all I had been doing was chasing this dream and chasing it as hard as I possibly could. Many sacrifices were made, and the time away was necessary for me to process everything that had happened in my life during those 10 years.” [sic]
(Photographer Laura McCullagh)
- The Worst Is Yet to Come
- Nothing Can Save You
- Shun the Reptile
- Van Eck
- Go Fuck Yourself
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend will be celebrating the release of the album with launch shows in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
03 November Sundowners JHB with Deadline / Chaos Doctrine / Riddlebreak
09 November Mercury Live CPT with Atlantic South
About Zombies Ate My Girlfriend
Established in 2012 and renowned as one of South Africa’s top metal acts, Zombies Ate My Girlfriend has enjoyed sharing stages with a slew of touring bands from abroad. Including, Protest the Hero, Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, Monuments, August Burns Red, Unearth and DevilDriver. In 2016 the guys were crowned champions of the Wacken Metal Battle at the legendary Wacken Open Air in Germany, making them the first South African band to achieve this feat. South African album launch shows will take place in early November in both Cape Town and Gauteng, with a German tour planned for 2019.