Friday, May 6, 2016

ZAR return with their new album "Don't Wait For Heroes" via METALAPOLIS on June 24th, 2016!

German label METALAPOLIS RECORDS will release the new album by German Hard Rock legends ZAR on June 24th, 2016! The record is called “Don’t Wait For Heroes”. 

ZAR is back! In 2003, after the release of their latest album "Hard To The Beat" it was clear that this chapter in the life of mastermind Tommy Clauss was over. It started back in 1981, when Tommy met former URIAH HEEP vocalist John Lawton at a radio interview. 

Shortly after this he hired John for his new band REBEL, which Tommy found together with keyboard player Jerry Schaefer. The album was called "Stargazer" and was a big success in Germany and the UK.

After this one album the band called it quits and the two Germans continued as ZAR, together with Drummer and founding Member Peter Kumpf. After numerous singer auditions they again decided to call John Lawton and together they recorded the classic album "Live Your Life Forever", which was released in 1990. After this, they again had to search for a singer and found that incredible talent Tommy Bloch, with whom they recorded the following three records. After the very experimental album "The Holy Rhythm Of Nature" in 1995 ZAR decided to end this story due many personal issues.

In 2003 they tried a comeback in a new line-up with drummer Lars Nippa and singer Andre Sauber, but this lasted only a few months and for the album "Hard To The Beat", before they decided this is it for good...
...until today. 

Tommy Clauss is a musician and an artist and never stopped to write songs. After a few years of brainstorming he thought the time is right to start again, what for him felt kind of unfinished. Together with the help of drummer Lars Nippa he recorded and produced the album "Don't Wait For Heroes". This is the first album where Tommy is playing guitar, bass and where he handles all vocals. The album was mastered by no other than ATROCITY/LEAVE'S EYES producer Alexander Krull in his Mastersound Studios.

Line-Up: Tommy Clauss - vocals, guitar, bass, Lars Nippa - drums

Discography: 1990 Live your Life Forever, 1991 Sorted Out, 1993 From Welcome...To Goodbye, 1995 The Holy Rhythm Of Nature, 2003 Hard To The Beat, 2016 Don't Wait For Heroes

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