Kazakhstan based thrash metal band Zarraza has released an official live video for the track 150 words and the band’s press release opens with this sentence:
“Ever want to know what metal shows look like in Kazakhstan?”
Damn…that’s Press Release writing 101. Grab the reader with an awesome hook because YES, would love to see what a metal show in Kazakhstan looks like!
The song was featured in Metal Hammer’s compilation “United Nations Vol 2” and the band spent the majority of last year opening shows for SEPULTURA, EKTOMORF, АРКОНА, TYR, and others. The band grabbed footage from the shows and transformed it into this full video displaying acts of fun, kindness and violence. Based on the band’s motto “take no prisoners” the video captured all the craziness of typical metal shows: stagediving, crowdsurfing, slam, and mosh. The band used this video as a way to say thank you to their fans and people who support metal, and make the live shows an unforgettable experience.
The song was produced by Arkadiy Navaho (KATALEPSY, SIBERIAN MEATGRINDER), who worked on both Zarraza studio independently released efforts – full-length debut “Necroshiva” (2018) and EP “Rotten Remains” (2019). The roaring song quickly became a staple for every Zarraza gig even before it was released. The phrase “150 words” means an arsenal of poisonous words used by toxic and bullying persons to suppress you. But all of these words not only weapon for assaulter – it should be transformed into fuel and source of power for an assaulted person. Musically this idea transformed in frantic, violent modern Thrash and Death Metal attack.