New Audio: JOVM Mainstays Zig Zags Release a Blistering Headbanger from Fourth Album

Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about the  Los Angeles-based thrash punk/metal trio and JOVM mainstays  Zig Zags. And as you may recall, the act, which is currently comprised of founding member Jed Maheu (guitar, vocals), Dane Andrews (drums) and longtime sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist Sean Hoffman (bass) over the course of their eight-plus year have gone through a series of lineup changes while releasing seven singles and three full-length albums. During that time, the band has also managed to subtly yet continually evolve their sound, songwriting approach and overall aesthetic.

Slated for a May 10, 2019 release through RidingEasy Records, the band’s fourth, full-length album They’ll Never Take Us Alive reportedly finds the band paying homage to some of their earliest influences — in particular, their mutual love of  Dead Moon and Wipers, while remaining decidedly heavy metal. “Fallout,” the Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning-era Metallica-like album single further cemented the band’s reputation for specializing in headbanging, power chord-based riffs and rousingly anthemic hooks paired with a blistering urgency. The album’s latest single “Killer of Killers” continues in a similar vein as its immediate predecessor, power chord-centered riffs, rousingly anthemic hooks, blistering and dexterous solos — paired with an urgent and frenzied production and performance.

The Los Angeles-based JOVM mainstays will be embarking on a lengthy tour. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

04/19 Oceanside, CA @ Pourhouse w/ Hell FireMick’s Jaguar

04/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Psycho Smokeout Festival

05/03 London, UK @ DesertFest UK

05/04 Berlin, DE @ DesertFest Berlin

05/06 Prague, CZ @ Academy of Fine Arts

05/07 Leipzig, DE @ Ilses Erika

05/08 Erfurt, DE @ Tiko

05/10 Karlsruhe, DE @ Alte Hackerei

05/11 Cham, DE @ L.A. Live Style Cafe

05/12 Lugano, CH @ LSD

05/14 Valence, FR @ Mistral Palace

05/15 Lyon, FR @ Trokson

05/16 Paris, FR @ Supersonic

05/17 Rotterdam, NL @ V11

05/18 Lohr am Main, DE @ Umsonst und Drinnen Festival

05/19 Eindoven, NL @ Dynamo

05/21 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen

05/22 Margate, UK @ Elsewhere 

05/23 Charleroi, BE @ Rockerill

05/24 Harlem, NL @ Patronaat

05/25 Groningen, NL @ Vera

06/27 Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar

06/28 Tecate, MX @ Licores La Esmeralda

06/29 Mexicali, MX @ Taberna Lebaron

08/03 Schierling, DE @ Labertal Festival

08/08 Santarem, PT @ InStr08/09 Moldeno, PT @ Sonic Blast Moldeno