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Conquering Time And Space With BEN ZILLA From GOATZILLA

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“Music is a great way to release aggression.”

Ben Zilla

Gold Coast punk, thrash, hard rock outfit Goatzilla are one of those bands that don’t really care if they are liked or not, they will still turn up to annoy the living shit out of you in the name of fun.

It’s perhaps a bonus then that these guys are not only a whole bunch of fun, but they also sound pretty fucken good too!

After terrorizing the general public with their cracking debut album Muthafukasaurus in 2019 – which featured the irresistible track Drop Bear – Goatzilla have been a touch more measured in their approach, popping up sporadically to play a show so that people don’t forget who they are while working diligently behind the scenes to create new music and secure that elusive success in the music industry of getting signed to a good label.

All of that would suggest that 2024 is the year of the Goat(zilla), which just so happens to be true. Today, the upstarts release the audio for their awesome new single Alien Nation, with next Friday seeing the music video follow suit.

The boys are out on the road as we speak showing off the new song, which happens to be the title track for their next album which will be out in August. And to top it all off, the gang recently signed with rapidly rising new Aussie label XMusic.

Things couldn’t be going any better with Goatzilla at the moment, so HEAVY thought we would try and challenge that thought when we tracked down frontman Ben Zilla to find out all the juicy details.

Really, really pumped,” he enthused when asked how he was feeling about the single coming out now and the album in the near future. “This has been a long time coming. We started this whole process during COVID, and things just stretched and changed. It’s taken a long time to get to this stage, but it’s been worth it. We had Pete Jansen, our other guitarist, take on the job of mixing and mastering the whole thing and has done an absolutely phenomenal job. The songwriting we’re really happy with, it’s sounding great. It’s a level up from Muthafukasaurus and the single is a lot of fun. Very, very excited.”

In the full interview, Ben talks more about the single Alien Nation, and it’s frenetic pace, the upcoming music video and what to expect, how the new album is a step up from their debut, the musicality of the whole album and the alien theme and how it relates, their blending of genres to create a punk/metal hybrid that is bold, loud and infectious, their current tour and what to expect, signing to XMusic, future plans and more.


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