Zombie Ghost Train

Zombie Ghost Train

 Strathfield, New South Wales, AUS
BandAlternativePunk

Zombie Ghost Train break down genres and play an eclectic style of music blending psychobilly, garage punk and rock n roll. Combined with an energetic and theatrical stage show they deliver something truely unique.

Biography

With the electricity of early 50's rock n' roll and the passion of 70's punk, Zombie Ghost Train are one of Australian rocks best kept secrets. A powerhouse psychobilly band with a world wide following, Zombie Ghost Train deliver something truly unique. As a band that once had a car accident whilst doing their makeup on the way to a gig and who have a double bass player who once played a whole show in roller skates, they are a hard act to pigeon hole. There are not many bands who can break down genres like these guys! To quote an early review "from their makeup and onstage double bass acrobatics to their rocking psychobilly tunes, Zombie Ghost Train had their audience in a positive uproar, a must see for any punters who likes their live music rocking".

2008 is shapping up to be an exciting year already with an Australian tour with USA rockers Tiger Army just announced and a details of Zombie Ghost Trains next USA tour to be confirmed very soon.

It comes hot on the heels of a very busy 2007 which saw Zombie Ghost Train sign to American label S.O.S. Records and Australian label Resist Records for the release of their new album, 'Dealing the Death Card'. Having sold close to 10,000 copies of their first two releases, toured the USA and Europe to rave reviews and sell-out crowds, as well as playing countless shows across Australia, this hard working band are set to blast off in 2008.

Singer Stu Arkoff describes 'Dealing the Death Card' as a "coffin full of monster rock n' roll with a couple of surprises for our older fans. The idea for the death card in the title came from the tarot death card that can represent transformation and moving forward. Its not necessarily a bad sign as some may think. I see this album as a positive evolution of the bands sound and for me it covers alot of themes. Burying the past, hedonism, dealing with loss, dangerous women and of course rock n' roll. Its a 13 track carnivale of psychobilly, garage punk and sin".

In May 2007 Zombie Ghost Train hit the road for a national Australian tour and in July embarked on their second tour of Europe and their third tour of the USA in support of 'Dealing the Death Card'. Their overseas tour saw them performing 60 shows in 70 days across 50 different cities. Having played packed-out shows in Hollywood, Texas, New York, Germany and Spain not six months previous, anticipation was high for their return. Through their relentless touring schedule they've built a passionate and dedicated fan-base and in the last two years alone they've covered over 80,000 miles.

Formed in 2003, a love of punk rock, monster movies and 50s trash culture bought three, Sydney based rockabillys together to form an unlikely outfit. The Sydney based trio consisted of Stu Arkoff on vocals/guitar, Captain Reckless on double bass and Azzy T on drums. Sharing a serious passion for music with a healthy sense of humor, they exploded onto the Sydney live music scene with big hair, a unique sound and an energetic and theatrical stage show.

It wasnt long before they released their first recording, the internationally successful mini album 'Monster Formal Wear', released globally through German label Crazy Love Records. This was followed by their highly successful full-length debut album 'Glad Rags and Body Bags' in 2005. Glad Rags and Body Bags was released in Australia through Shrunken Head Records and MGM, in the USA through Hairball 8 & Psychobilly Records and latter in Europe through German horror punk label, Fiendforce Records.
Thirteen tracks of musical madness from beyond the grave, Glad Rags and Body Bags included live favorite Graveyard Queen and a twisted version of Devos classic Girl You Want. Described as an eclectic mix of songs blending psychobilly, garage punk, swamp-rockabilly, surf, Egyptian folk tunes and voodoo rhythms, Glad Rags & Body Bags helped Zombie Ghost Train cement there position on the global psychobilly scene.

As well as a new album, 2007 also saw original drummer Azzy T moving on and taking an extended break from the band. New skin hitter JM jumped onto the stool and has been well and truely embraced by the ZGT faithful.

Make sure your best funeral attires pressed and get ready to rock with Zombie Ghost Trains new album Dealing the Death Card.

Discography

Dealing the Death Card - 2007
Glad Rags and Body Bags - 2005
Monster Formal Wear - 2003