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Song of Zarathustra was a sick as fuck hardcore/screamy band from Iowa. Aside from ripping it hard as shit, they were known for being like one of the only screamo bands to known how to use keys. They used a drum machine for a minute too. Yeah dude. In that fatty quote below I present to you the band's intense ass biography, provided by Last.fm. Got all their shit below too, with a lil video that's from a reunion show. Word.
Song of Zarathustra originated in Sioux City, IA during March 1997. The founding members were Trever McInnis, Travis Bos, James Munsen and a Roland R8 drum machine which was later replaced with David Seaman (ex-Nudibranch, ex-Orlock) on drums. For the next year, SOZ toured the greater part of the U.S. and disbanded in 1998 when David moved back to his hometown of Richmond, VA. From 1998-2000, James and Travis moved to Minneapolis, MN and formed The Book of Dead Names (featuring members of Cadillac Blindside, The Evening Rig, The Cardinal Sin and The Crush) while Trever resided in Oakland, CA forming the Kill In Me (also, featuring members of C- Blindside and Angel Hair). David formed the band Hot New Dance Hits with members of his previous band Nudibranch. March of 2000, SOZ decided to regroup. They toured immediately with the original line-up (Trever, Travis, James / Roland R8) and later recorded “The Birth of Tragedy” (Troubleman Unlimited) with Mark Jorgensen (Book Of Dead Names &; Infinity Dive) on drums. After the release of “The Birth of Tragedy”, SOZ toured most of the U.S. on many occasions and set course to tour Europe for its first time in 2001. In late 2001, SOZ parted ways with long time bass player James Munsen. Mark Shaw(Khayembii Communique, The Cardinal Sin) filled his place and Tad Kubler (formerly of Lifter Puller & currently The Hold Steady) joined as second guitarist. The new line up hashed out new songs as well as adding some life to songs that were written for the up and coming album “A View from High Tides” which was also released on Troubleman Unlimited. Early 2002 brought SOZ back to Europe for its second time. During the summer of 2002, Tad parted ways with SOZ to move to N.Y. and eventually forming The Hold Steady with old Lifter Puller bandmate Craig Finn. Due to several shifts in line up’s, personal differences, etc. the remaining members decided to call it quits in January of 2003.
Song of Zarathustra / Spread The Disease
Song of Zarathustra / Johnny Angel
The Birth of Tragedy
2 Song EP
Bote de Zorns
A View From High Tides
Racebannon / Song of Zarathustra - Near & Far Vol. 2