NY/NJ Crossover Thrashers ZAMBONI Releasing Debut Album in April

NJ/NY Crossover Thrashers ZAMBONI will release their rowdy self-titled debut album on April 15. Featuring the bombastic bass and booming vocals of Chris Butera, and the RAMONES-esque buzzsaw riffing guitars of Robert Orr, the album can be pre-ordered and a new song (“The Greater Evil”) streamed at the link below:
The album will also be available for pre-orders beginning March 18 through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, and other online retailers.

ZAMBONI began recording their self-titled debut in 2014, with a myriad of issues and time constraints leading to drummer Robert Padilla’s unofficial departure and a plethora of delays. Two years later, the album is finally complete and ready to cause riots in the streets. Due to the band’s longstanding drummer dilemmas, Orr and Butera have decided to go the route of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and both record and play live with programmed drums – proving once and for all that no band is more awful than the dreaded ZAMBONI.
ZAMBONI will play their CD Release Show April 13 at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ.
Hailing disrespectively from Brooklyn, NY and Wantage, NJ comes the worst band ever to attempt any form of music – Zamboni.

Formed in October 2010, the crossover two-piece began life in the ashes of Butera’s former thrash metal band Obliterator, whom Orr once saw open for Hexen, Mantic Ritual and Rattlehead at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ. Butera had a vision for something “so stupid and offensive it had to work.” Fusing a lethal cocktail with ingredients ranging from Carnivore and D.R.I. to NWA and the Wu Tang Clan, Zamboni’s original lineup consisted of Butera, Orr and drummer “Nuclear” Nathan Wolff, releasing the “Blood on the Ice” demo, the “Mother of the Resistance EP,” their live album “Live Stupidity” and finally, “Sucks! The Stupid EP” before Wolff left the band due to career and personal reasons.

Zamboni would perform sporadically utilizing various live drummers from either other bands on the same bill or outright pulling random people out of the crowd before Butera would meet Roger Padilla at an Obituary concert in 2012. Padilla joined Zamboni shortly after and the band continued playing occasional gigs that they would book themselves, mostly to “help out underground touring bands that were coming though the area and needed a show.” Among these bands were Texas’ Insinnerator and Terrorist, Boston’s Sonic Pulse, Sweden’s Six In Line and Alabama’s Cancerslug. Zamboni would also organize and run the annual “Thrash Bash BBQ” festival – which is in its fifth year currently. 

Track List:
1. The Meaning of Life
2. Nuclear Hatred
3. Brain Hemorrhage
4. Norman Bates
5. Killer Croc
6. Stick em
7. World War Z
8. Zamboni
Recorded “Where The Magic Happens,” Wantage, NJ
Robert Orr: Mixing, Engineering, Guitars, Vocals
Chris Butera: Bass, Vocals, Artwork
Roger Padilla: Drums on tracks 3-5 and 7-9
Bill Cosby: Drums and Pudding Pops on tracks 2 and 6
Mastered by Eric Feliciano
Zamboni uses: ESP and Dean Guitars, Ibanez Basses, Fender Amplification, Hartke Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings, D’Addario Strings
This album has been brought to you by the Biracial Chair Democratic Republic of the People.
All songs written, performed and published by Zamboni. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

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