Zen Vendetta

Zen Vendetta

 Tracy, California, USA
BandRockHard Rock

Zen Vendetta's music is unlike any other music out there today. While other bands are chasing the new trend, these guys are bringing a new brand of rock & roll that touches on the great timeless bands of the past and their own twist with a new modern edge.

Biography

Based out of the East Bay area, California, Zen Vendetta has truly blended modern rock with classic rock to create the sound of the future. Not afraid to break the rules, Scott Eckardt brings back the sharp vocals of the past with his own bite of modern intensity. Zen Vendetta is a blend of veteran and talented musicians, who do what they love to do.They may be a relatively new band, originally formed in late 2005 with the final roster completed in Feb, of 2008, Zen Vendetta have not hesitated in performance or writing. Appearances have been made in many well known venues, including, the Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, ca with Journey/Def Leppard, the catalyst in Santa Cruz, ca in Support of Chris Cornell's 2009 "Scream" release and tour, as well as being the solo support for the Legendary rock group "UFO" Oct, 2008, for the Northern, ca, leg of their tour. They have played the Viper room the Whiskey a Go Go and the Cat Club in Hollywood, ca and Co-Headlined with L.A. favorites SugarCult, at the Hayes Mansion, in Santa Clara, ca. Recently, ZV were the Grand prize Winners in the "Make A Star" Original Music competition, which aired, March the 14th, 2009 on the "Fuse" channel and the band performed their winning song "I'm Alive" Zen Vendetta's song "Evergreen" from their long awaited 2009 release "Out On The West Coast" was in consideration for a nomination at the 2009, 52nd annual Grammy Awards celebration.They were also supported by Orianthi, who is an up and coming guitarist/Singer, who was rehearsing with Michael Jackson, for his comeback tour.Orianthi voted for Zen Vendetta in the Make A Star contest each and every round of the competition and the band was honored.This band has an exciting new sound, with an uplifting lyric, a band that lights up the stage each and every time!

Here are just a few more notable gigs that Zen Vendetta has been chosen for buy promoters, through Sonicbids.

An Original Music Star is Born : Bay Area Rockers Zen Vendetta Win $10,000 Make A Star Web-to-TV Com.

RoughEdge.com CD Reviews

Shmusicmusic selects Zen Vendetta for MIDEM Conference in France

Zen Vendetta to reach 1. 2 million households in New York

Zen Vendetta Chosen for ROCK THE TROOPS Compilation

Zen Vendetta Chosen for band radio and Tops Charts on Band Radio

Lyrics

Fuel

Written By: Zen Vendetta


Fuel

(Verse)
You were the one thing
I needed you
Say I, I'd be able to
You said my band appears to lie
One town and your beggin,
don't do my,an eye for an eye

cause I will be going
time waits for no one man
it's all in the cards you play so
come with me or simply stay

(Chorus)
So Give me fuel to fill me up
when I'm runnin on empty
you gimme fuel to fill me up
feed me, because I just can't get enough
and when I can't get enough…
you gotta gotta gimme fuel to fill me up

(Verse)
when I come home for just a little while
you greet me with your broken smile
I do all I can to make it right
I'm down on my knees beggin baby,
Don't do me wrong, you must be strong

Cause I will be going
Time waits for no young man
It's all in the hand you play
So come with me or simply stay

(Chorus)
And give me fuel to fill me up
When I'm runnin on empty
You gimme fuel to fill me up
Feed me
Because I just can't get enough
And when I can't get enough
You gotta gotta gimme fuel to fill me up

(Bridge)
I motivate
I challenge the day

So take your dime, in leiu of the wait
Gone tomorrow, here today, ah yeah yeah

(Chorus)
And give me fuel to fill me up
When I'm runnin on empty
You gimme fuel to fill me up
Feed me
Because I just can't get enough
And when I can't get enough
You gotta gotta gimme fuel to fill me up
fuel to fill me up

I'm Alive

Written By: Zen Vendetta


I'm Alive

(Verse)
A brand new day is upon us
It's time to rise up and face the music
Hey I'm alive. Hey I'm alive

The world is changin take a look around
Open up your eyes and ears and listen to the sound
Hey I'm alive. Hey I'm alive

(Chorus)
Where do we go now,
We're so proud
Not going away

And it's not the first time
We're out of line
So don't hesitate, don't wait

(Verse)
They ask you for your help, you say that it's a shame
And then conceal the truth, by covering the stain
Hey I'm alive. Hey I'm alive

So give a little if i't's all that you can do to ease the pain
That's all it takes for you to make a difference, make a change

Hey I'm Alive. Hey I'm Alive

(Chorus)
Where do we go now,
We're so proud
Not going away

And it's not the first time
We're out of line
So don't hesitate, don't wait

(Bridge)
We are the monsters of our own creation
We try to hide, what we justify
We mess around with our own mother nature
We try to hide, what we justify

Yep! Ah YEAH!

we conceal the truth!

(Chorus)
Where do we go now,
We're so proud
Not going away

And it's not the first time
We're out of line
So don't hesitate, don't wait

Where do we go now
Now that we're so proud
And it's not the first time
We're out of line
So don't hesitate, don't wait

Don't wait, Don't wait, I'm Alive

Primed & Ready

Written By: Zen Vendetta


Primed and Ready

(Verse)
I remember a time, wasn't long ago
When the nights were hot and the music would flow
People would come from miles around
To listen to the band with a brand new sound

They'd stand in line a waiting
1000 maybe more
They're all anticipating
Just to get inside the door

Yeah Yeah Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

(Chorus)
I wanna rock, yeah, I'm ready to roll
Got my leather boots on and I'm standing tall
Few shots of jack and I'm ready to shine
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

Out on the strip down in Hollywood
Down at the rainbow room
Yeah the girls lookin' good
It takes me back to 1980 again
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

(Verse)
Yeah I remember a time when the music was true
It was inside of me, it was inside of you
The music is so much different now
But if you play it with passion and you play it proud

They'll stand in line a waitin
1000 maybe more
They're all anticipatin
Just to get inside that door

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

(Chorus)
I wanna rock, yeah, I'm ready to roll
Got my leather boots on and I'm standing tall
Few shots of jack and I'm ready to shine
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

Out on the strip down in Hollywood
Down at the rainbow room
Yeah the girls lookin' good
It takes me back to 1990 again
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

Ah yeah! Primed & Ready
Rock you! Rock you! Rock you Steady!

Let's go!

Lead Guitar

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

(Chorus)
I wanna rock, yeah, I'm ready to roll
Got my leather boots on and I'm standing tall
Few shots of jack and I'm ready to shine
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

Out on the strip down in Hollywood
Down at the rainbow room
Yeah the girls lookin' good
It takes me right into 2010
Primed and ready. Primed and ready

Primed & Ready
Rock you! Rock you! Rock you Steady!

Waiting For a Train

Written By: Zen Vendetta


Waiting for a Train

(Verse)
You're Waiting for a train
It's never gonna leave here,
I'll follow you anywhere you go.
I needed you, from the beginning
Now I'll never let you go

(Chorus)
Hold to the dreams you find
and never let them go
I can't live without you
And you don't need to explain
I need it again. I need your love
I need it right away. It's all I'm thinkin of

(Verse)
Here we are again, I look you in the eye
You say it's over, baby
You were enamored by the answers,
That I gave you all the time,
Allegations sorry for the lies

(Chorus)
Hold to the dreams you find
and never let them go,
I can't live without you
And you don't need to explain,
I need it again. I need your love
I need it right away. It's all I'm thinkin of

So Hold on to the dreams you find and never let them go,
I can't live without you
And you don't need to explain.
I need it again. I need your love,
I need it right away.it's all I'm thinking of

(Bridge)
Cause I'm willing to fight
For what is right
You're all I'm thinking of

(Chorus)
Hold to the dreams you find
and never let them go,
I can't live without you
And you don't need, don't need to to explain.
I need it again. I need your love
I need it right away. It's all I'm thinkin of

I need it again. I need your love
It's all I'm thinkin of

Evergreen

Written By: Zen Vendetta

Rock & Roll to me, is something you live and breathe
It's about love, life and heartache and everything in between
You're only one person, like Lennon or Dr King
Well you may not change the world, but everyone has a dream

So I'll follow you, if you follow me,down the path of truth to the Evergreen
Yes I'll follow you, will you follow me & maybe together we can set this world free

Sometimes you need ,a friend outside the war,
to calm you and build your confidence, to give you what you want,
Because we all want to live the dream,in a world of unity
It's a bran new revolution, to set this world free

So I'll follow you,if you follow me
Down the path of truth, to the Evergreen
Yes I'll follow you, will you follow me
maybe together,we can set this world free

So let's come together, every man, woman and child
And together, we can shine on through this life
That day is now, and it's golden
What was lost long ago, whoa ooooo, is found

Guitar

Yeah, Rock & Roll to me,is a freedom of speech
It's about love, life and heartache & everything in between
Well I'm only one person, like Lennon or Dr King
Well I may not change the world,but at least I have a dream

So I'll follow you, if you follow me
Down the path of truth, to the Evergreen
Yes I'll follow you, will you follow me
And maybe together, we can set this world free

So let's come together, every man, woman & child
And together, we all join in the fight
That day is now & it's golden
What was lost long ago, whoa, oooooooooo, is found

Whoa, oooohhhhhh,ooooooh
Whoa, oh,oh, oh whoa, ooooooh, oooooooooh!

Worn Out Wings

Written By: Zen Vendetta

Look outside the window, I don't want to see the pain it brings
Standing in the corner, and I don't want to give the night Away

And soooooo, I shed my worn out ways and oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
This needle rips right, through my soul again.....again

Well I used to believe, what can be done with me
I want to feel so alive again, can this burning be
all I've got to give

And soooooo, will I wake, will I go freely
And oh, oh, oh, oh.....oh, oh, oh, oh
This needle rips right through my soul again

Every time they spread their little lies,you put yourself through mental suicide
It's easy to tease ya, sometimes you want to leave it all behind
But you get it, yeah! you get it, it's a game
It's easy, it's easy! yeah! yeah!

Ah Yeah!!

Guitar

Now I'll tell you why I'm here, sometimes I put the fear
I know why and I'll show you, sometimes the dreamer lies
in a pool of tears he cries, the quiet calm before the storm

And soooo, will I wake, will I go freely
And so now, I'll show you this needle won't
rip right through my soul, so now I'll show you and
tomorrow we'll wake to a brand new day
And so now I'll show you and this needle
won't rip right through my soul agan

And tomorrow we'll wake to a brand new day
And shed our worn out wings


Discography

The Discography includes:

“The First Four”
“Out on the West Coast”

Both Albums recorded in the multi-platinum Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA. Engineered by Mike Boden and produced by Josh Wolfer & Dennis Hill.

Songs featured:

"Fuel" selected for ‘Song of the Year’ in consideration for 49th Grammy award nomination
"Evergreen" selected for ‘Song of the Year’ in consideration for 51st Grammy award nomination
"Primed & Ready" on “OPERATION: Rock our Troops” (Bare Metal Records)
"I’m Alive" on “Misty Mountain Hop: A Millennium Tribute to Led Zeppelin” (Versailles Records)

Full Track Listing for "Out on the West Coast":

1. Fuel
2. West Coast
3. Hold Out
4. Primed & Ready
5. Worn Out Wings
6. Sweet Addiction
7. Waiting for a Train
8. I'm Alive
9. Through the Rain
10. Evergreen

For booking and additional information, please contact Scott Eckardt @ 925.895.3743 ©2009
“Zen Vendetta” and logo are registered trademarks, all rights reserved.

Set List


ZEN VENDETTA HAS A ONE HOUR SET

1. FUEL
2. PRIMED & READY
3. I"M ALIVE
4. WAITING FOR A TRAIN
5. WEST COAST
6. WORN OUT WINGS
7. THROUGH THE RAIN
8. HOLD OUT
9. SWEET ADDICTION
10. EVERGREEN
11. STAND YOUR GROUND
12. COLOR YOUR MIND
13. The Fallout
14. The Beginning of Zen
15. Rite of Passage