Santa Monica is the second full-length album from ZOLI BAND and Zoli Téglás of IGNITE (ex-Pennywise, and ex-The Misfits). “Santa Monica” is OUT NOW via EDGE Records and 56 November Records, and can be streamed online on most popular platforms (Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon) and can be ordered online via metalshop.hu. The video clip for the first single, “Budapest My Love” will be released in Early April, 2019.
After being on hiatus for the last couple of years to focus on his main band and his acting career, Zoli Téglás of IGNITE gathered musicians and poured fresh blood into his newly reformed solo project, ZOLI BAND to record a follow-up to 2010’s “Red & Blue”. According to Zoli, the new album “Santa Monica” was heavily influenced by bands like Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Rival Sons, and The Scorpions, with a more mature rock sound infused by the characteristic, melodic, and dynamic vocal range of singer Zoli Téglás.
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Santa Monica was mixed and mastered by producer Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Tommy Lee, Andrew W.K.) and features 12 new songs including the cover of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths. It was written and recorded by an entirely new lineup for the band, consisting of well-known Hungarian musicians recruited by Zoli. Songs like “Dead Dog”, “Death or Liberty”, and “A Separate Place” also feature lyrics and songwriting by Nik Hill (ex-Ignite), Randy Bradbury(Pennywise) and Michael A. Magrann (of the Los Angeles punk rock heroes CH 3). Zoli sings one song in Hungarian, performing his own version of famous Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi’s poem in the album’s final song “Kocsmárosné”.
“I think this album will grow on people the more they listen to it. I know in my heart that there are songs on this album that will become the soundtracks to many people’s lives. It’s some of the best music I’ve ever worked on, with some of the greatest musicians I’ve ever had the honor to work with.” – Zoli comments the new album, and continues:“Musically, this album is also a tribute to the music that I was listening to when we were younger, like Alice in Chains, Scorpions or Iron Maiden. I see a tendency of clean, melodic singing disappearing from rock and metal music, and that’s what I’d like to bring back with this classic yet modern sounding album and band.”
ZOLI BAND embarks on a short European Tour supporting the new album this month, while also expressed their plans to return to the United States later this year, and for a world tour through 2019-2020. The 2019 European tour dates are listed below, and official Facebook events can be found on the following link:
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A new song taken from the album called Angels Wings was released earlier this year, and immediately found it’s way to 3 Spotify Playlists, Rock Hard, New Metal Tracks, & New Blood where it was streamed over 130.000 times over a month. A video has been shot for the song of the first single, Budapest My Love which is expected to be released very soon.
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Zoli about the first single, “Budapest My Love”:
“The first single off the album is Budapest My Love. This song is my/our “New York, New York” or “I Love LA”. It’s a song about my favorite city on earth Budapest.”
Téglás was born in Los Angeles, California and has been the main man of the melodic punk / hardcore band IGNITE since 1994. In 2000 he toured with the legendary The Misfits, and joined Pennywise in 2010 for 5 years, with whom he has recorded their “All or Nothing” album. Being a supporter of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, he is also well known for his love of nature, enthusiasm for protecting the environment and especially saving pelicans. He formed the Pelican Rescue Team and works for many other non profit organizations. He also appeared numerous times on screen including the Netflix series Spectral, Argo 2 and the upcoming Terminator 6 movie, Dark Fate.
ZOLI BAND SANTA MONICA EUROPEAN TOUR 2019:
10.04. Dresden, DE @ Scheune
11.04. Berlin, DE @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz
12.04. Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel
13.04. Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
14.04. Arnhem, NL @ Willemeen
15.04. Aachen, DE @ Musikbunker
16.04. Bremen, DE @ Club Tower
17.04. Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion
18.04. Cham, DE @ LA Cham
19.04. Dornbirn, AT @ Schlachthaus
20.04. Budapest, HU @ A38
25.04. Debrecen, HU @ Roncsbár
Zoli Band: Santa Monica
(2019 / EDGE Records)
- Angels Wings
- Death Or Liberty
- A Seperate Peace
- Santa Monica
- Budapest My Love
- Hold me
- There is a Light That Never Goes Out
- Dead Dog
- Like a Lady
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