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VOLUME 26 NO 2 - FEB 2ND, 2008:

Where have the true dirty rock'n'roll sounding bands gone? With an industry of completely polished somewhat rockbands dominating the airwaves, it is hard to find a straight out stripped down rock band. Well take a look into ZänKoma a Los Angeles based group influenced by the energy of AC/DC, Lynard Skynard, Black Sabbath & Jack Daniels. From tracks Road To Nowhere, Lady Jade & Foot Massage, ZänKoma have put the roots of bluesy rock'n'roll back into the scene with their old school type riffing and solos - ass whipping drums & 80's style vocals that will surely bring you back to the good old days of rock music. Visit zankoma.com to find out more info. - L.A. ROCK CITY NEWS


IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED WHY ELECTRICITY WAS INVENTED THEN HEAR IS YOUR ANSWER, ZänKoma. THESE CATS HIT THE STAGE IN TEXAS AND FROM THE FIRST CHORD RIPPED THE ROOM TO SHREDS. AFTER THE LAST CHORD ECHOED THROUGH THE ROOM TEXAS KNEW A NEW FORCE IN ROCK&ROLL WAS BORN. IN A DAY FULL OF GROWL BANDS AND FAKE-ASS SKATER BANDS WITH INTERCHANGEABLE VOCALS AND MULTI TRACKED BULLSHIT STACKED TO THE CEILING IT'S FREAKIN' AWESOME TO SEE A BAND THAT CAN PLUG IN AND WAIL. ZänKoma BRINGS BACK THE SOUND AND ENERGY OF BANDS LIKE LA GUNS AND GNR. BANDS THAT WERE NOT AFRAID FOR YOU TO HEAR WHAT THEY WERE SAYING WHILE RIPPING YOUR EARS OFF AND STILL MAINTAINING MELODY AND A DRIVING BEAT TO BOOT. THIS BAND IS THE REAL DEAL.I DARE YOU TO CATCH THIS BAND LIVE AND NOT BE BLOWN AWAY. I DARE YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS BAND'S STUDIO WORK AND NOT LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ROCK&ROLL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND IT'S NEW NAME IS ZänKoma. - CAREY DEAN – KRVF THE SOUND OF TEXAS 106.9 (ON-AIR PERSONALITY)


Discography

Rock'n'Roll By Volume (Promo-2007)
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1. Road to Nowhere
2. Lady Jade
3. Foot Massage

Mama Trash Family Artist Volume One (2007)
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Featured Song -- "Road to Nowhere"
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Radio Airplay (Various Internet Stations)
TNT Rock Radio
Spanish Airways Radio
Broadcast Asylum Radio

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The English have heart, Germans have angst, and Texans have the firepower - throw them together and you might get WWIII, or a highly explosive rock band. ZänKoma has the explosives laid and world domination in their eyes. And they’ll do it on their own terms. They’ve built an international force of musicians from three countries and two continents.

German raised front man, Adam Balogh, delivers cutting edge vocal melody and guitar hooks that any Hellacopters, Black Sabbath, or AC/DC fan can pump a fist to. A musician since age 5, Balogh developed his musical talent singing in choirs and playing classical trumpet music throughout his childhood. He brought his abilities to numerous bands in Europe until reaching age 20, when he decided to leave because “I needed to be where things were happening and I was pretty much bored”. So he packed his bags and headed for the bright lights and dark nights of Los Angeles.

It was in L.A. that Balogh later crossed paths with Ben-Jammin, a rock n roller that plays drums like a Texas cliché… loud and big. Growing up with a steady diet of Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, blues tunes, Jack Daniels, big trucks and guns, the two immediately clicked, created, and searched for others like minded.

An English lad named Steve Burchell had also made the leap across the pond in search of a rock Mecca in L.A. After only days in the U.S., he found ZänKoma. Burchell’s guitar playing is fast, hard and tip top. In an age that lacks guitar heroes, Burchell is proof positive that a Les Paul through a Marshall with some style is a classic recipe for a huge sound.

ZänKoma headed to the studio late last year and the result was a pedal to the floor, fuel injected dose of rock… real rock. It’s no wonder why the legendary Bill Dooley (Paramount), was quick to jump on board as the mastering engineer for these three songs. This band already has thousands of miles under their belts, and that was to just start the band. This is only the beginning.........