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Sanzu - Australian Death-Metal Band Announce New Album

Coming together in 2013 in Perth, Australia, Sanzu are a death metal collective that delivers heavy music in a way that utilizes diversity and originality without straying too far from its death metal foundation.

Sanzu's critically acclaimed debut full-length album Heavy Over The Home the band have finally officially announced the new record titled, Our Behaviour When Drowning tentatively set for release in early 2022.

The band commented - "When is the new album coming out? Well.. after we tour our 2015 release, Heavy Over the Home. After we take a year to write, shelve a few songs and struggle with the question of where to go next...After we try to make touring actually work. Mostly failing. After we succumb to internal conflicts, not about music but character. After losing 2 key members and calling it done, without saying it, even to ourselves. After parting ways with our record label on the grounds that we would barely scrap a single together.

After new talent comes volunteers in and a former invaluable member returns, breathing new life into this.After Covid19 washed away the music industry and its distractions on our mentality, rendering few priorities left - music. And after 6 years and still finding ourselves utterly indebted to try.

Anyway, we wanted you to know that it’s actually happening. At this moment we're in final pre-production on a dozen or so songs. Some have been rewritten a dozen times over the years, some are fresh from the void. Maybe not all will make the cut.

It’s heavier, darker, free and for us, ever more brave. And you can bet that thematically it draws on a lot of the above. Believe us that some of its elements have truly been incubating for over half a decade with its just never being the right time, we are sorry for the wait. Even the artwork has been on the shelf since about the time HOTH was released, made by the inspiring Tammy Andrews.

We can’t wait to get this out. But in true modern SANZU fashion, it’s still just in good time."

We can expect melodic yet paradoxically heavy bass lines, thundering drum lines and a rhythm section that packs a punch and grooves along with vocal assault akin to old school death metal titans.

More details on the new record will be announced soon.