ZIX - More Guests Announced On New Album2013-07-23
Lebanese female-fronted Heavy Metal band ZIX has announced Vik Bajak from the Lebanese Rock band IMPULSE as guest bassist on "Metal Strike", the band's new album bonus track. As the band commented on its Facebook Page, Vik was the bass guitar teacher of the band's bassist Ziad Bardawil over 20 years ago.
The song "Metal Strike" will also feature a bunch of world known Metal stars, such as guitarists Ross The Boss (ex-MANOWAR, THE DICTATORS, DEATH DEALER...) and David Shankle (DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, ex-MANOWAR), and lead vocalists Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE, BLAZE), Ronny Munroe (METAL CHURCH), Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN, ex-PRAYING MANTIS, KILLERS) and Lebanon's Dany Deaibess.
The band recently announced a bunch of back vocalists for the song, such as Rick Mythiasin (STEEL PROPHET), Jens Borner (LONEWOLF), Frederic Bartolomucci (LEGEND) and David Marcelis (LORD VOLTURE), as well as the Lebanese Bassem Deaibess (BLAAKYUM, THE HOURGLASS), Tony Ghanem (OSTURA), Walid Wolflust (KAOTEON, ORDUM) and Malek Bou Habib.
The band commented about the song: "All the guest vocalists [...] will be singing on the remake of the "Metal Strike" song, which will be included on the album as a Bonus track. This is a song that supports the oppressed metal heads in the Middle East and the support we are getting from the international Stars is overwhelming. We would like to thank them for their interest in this good cause and we will announce more guests and people who will collaborate on this track as well so stay tuned!"
As we previously reported, the band's as-yet-untitled new album will also feature Kenny "Rhino" Earl (ex-MANOWAR, ANGELS OF BABYLON, HOLY FORCE...) and guitarist Jack Starr (ex-VIRGIN STEELE, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR...) on all the album's songs.
ZIX first full length album will be produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, CRYSTAL VIPER, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR). It will be mixed at the MP Studio in Poland by Mariusz Pietka (MORTICIAN, SABATON, LONEWOLF) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (ROB HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LITA FORD).
The band's debut EP "The Warwhore", which was released on July 2012, is available for streaming at the band's BandCamp Page