Z28 - Nobody Rides For Free (CASS)
Formed in early 2016, Z28 is the brainchild of Jeff Hayward (ex-Grief, ex-Disrupt, ex-Morne).
After a short hiatus from the scene, Jeff decided to return with a project that could better realize his dream of being in a more true to mode, Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Metal project. Recruiting Breaux Silcio on drums and J. Negro of bass, this well oiled machine was ready to ride.
Being described as a "crusty" Kiss, or Kyuss doing AC/DC covers, Z28 takes it's primary cues from the great rock bands of the 70s, with a smattering 80s metal for good measure.
After releasing a well received EP in 2016, and a single for the song "Space Bastard" in 2017, Z28 is ready to roll out "Nobody Rides fro Free", their first full-length endeavor on Fuzzdoom Records. Be weary, the rides about to get wild!
If you’re in the Boston area and pay attention to such things, you’ve probably seen the name Z/28 around in contexts that apply, you know, to more than just the car. The three-piece have been playing regional shows since June 2016 but their pedigree dips further back than that with guitarist/vocalist Jeff Hayward having been in extreme sludge pioneers Grief when they made their debut over 20 years ago. Z/28 take nowhere near such an abrasive approach, and nor do they want to. The three-piece of Hayward, bassist/vocalist J. Negro and drummer Breaux Silcio have a straightforward classic heavy rock sound with more than an edge of grit to coincide. There are a couple tracks streaming ahead of the release, which is officially out this Friday on Fuzzdoom Records. - The Obelisk