Published Jul 28, 2014It's rare that a band comes out as fully formed as Ottawa's Zex, but the new group (which features former members of Germ Attak, Iron Dogs, Slumlord and many others) have done just that. Blending classic metal and fist-pumping punk, they're gearing up to release their debut LP less than a year after forming.
The 10-track album is called Fight for Yourself. It features the previously released "Savage City," as well as the ripping title track, a timeless punk anthem with speedy delivery. You can check the latter out for yourself via the premiere of a simple yet effective video courtesy of bassist Gab Sex and his Billy Darts production company. In it, the band tear through the track in front of a bleak, blood-red backdrop, making for a semi-apocalyptic feel that works well with the song.
Fight for Yourself will be available on September 30 as a split release between Uncle D Records and Capitalicide.
Zex will also embark on a U.S. tour to support the LP. There are no Canadian dates booked as of yet, but that should change soon. After all, a press release notes that the band "has a roster comprised of former bands that have toured all four corners of the world extensively," adding, "Zex will soon embark on that same path and beyond.
Fight for Yourself:
1. Fight For Yourself
2. Wild Blood
3. We're Rebels
4. Screaming at the Wall
7. World of Trash
8. Break Free
9. On Our Own
10. Savage City
08/14 Albany, NY - The Low Beat
08/15 Boston, MA - The Bat House
08/16 Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron
08/17 Philadelphia, PA - 1340 Marston
08/18 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
08/19 Atlanta, GA - 529 Flat Shoals
08/20 Orlando, FL - Peacock room
08/21 Gainesville, FL - (A) Space
08/22 Richmond, VA - Venable Street Complex
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
08/24 Rochester, NY - Genesee Valley Park