Swiss hard rock band KING ZEBRA – featuring Eric St. Michaels (ex-CHINA) on vocals – have announced the release of a new EP on March 22, 2018. KING ZEBRA’s self-titled 5-Song EP features two brand new songs: “King Zebra” and “Bad Reputation”. Also included are three songs previously released as singles throughout 2018: “That’s What I Like”, “Firewalker” and “Like A Hurricane”. The EP will be available on all major digital streaming platforms as well as on a physical CD for sale at live shows.
Already until now KING ZEBRA and their new lead singer have played lots of live shows including a tour of Eastern Europe and closer to home in Switzerland as opener for great bands like The Dead Daisies, The New Roses and Crystal Ball just to name a few.
In June the band is honored to be part of the program at Switzerland’s renowned Rock The Ring Festival and will be sharing the mainstage with legendary acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Tesla, Krokus, Gotthard and many more.
KING ZEBRA is:
Eric St. Michaels – Lead Vocals (ex-China)
Roman Lauer – Lead Guitars, Vocals
Jerry Napitupulu – Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Michael Mutter – Bass, Vocals
Benjamin Grimm – Drums
It was 2012 that four longhaired lads from Zürich started a band that completely dedicated itself to the sound of 80’s Rock. More than 80 shows later they are more determined than ever to reach out to both old and new fans with their original high-powered Music.
They recorded their first album in 2013 at the famous Tonmanufaktur Studios in Zürich. They were bold enough to call it “Greatest Hits”.
Two years later with the help of V.O. Pulver (Gurd, Poltergeist, Pulver and Panzer) at Little Creek Studio they produced and eventually released the album Wild! Wild! Wild!.
Then after some internal changes in 2016 including the addition of a second guitarist, King Zebra had to say goodbye to it’s singer Tom Hoochy Coo. One year later, Eric St. Michaels joined. With Eric’s longtime career as front man and shouter for the rock band China, this native-born American from New Jersey brought a distinctive voice and has contributed significantly to the newly defined sound of King Zebra. The first release with the new lead singer was called “Bad Idea“.
In 2019 will find Eric St. Michaels, Lauer, Jerry, Ben and Michael on stage together and ready for action. Ladies and gentlemen, we loud & proudly present: King Zebra!