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News : Melbourne’s Zeolite release crushing new single ‘Despised’.

By on March 21, 2019

Melbourne’s Zeolite has recently released a brutal new single titled ‘Despised’ which squarely targets religion and its effects on society and those who they deem to be ‘despicable.’ The new single was released on Wednesday, 20th March and carries a pretty clear message – “Religion is a cancer on the human race”.

The lyrics in ‘Despised’ very clearly criticise the Church and their treatment of the very people they swear they have vowed to protect and care for. Vocalist Fraser Mainwaring comments.

“Lyrically, we talk about the ‘Despised’, but from the standpoint that the religion despises those with a free mind. For example, the lyrics: “We are the ones you despise” refers to the ‘enlightened’ whom they view as “the filth from under the dirt”.

Guitarist Patrick Haas discusses the music video.

“The clip takes a slightly different stance of the situation, where we are drawing parallels between religion and cult. Basically, if you bring the degrees of separation down to zero, you see they are one and the same. Also, both allow those in positions of power in these institutions to manipulate followers into committing horrible, abhorrent acts, and also to hide behind these institutions to justify and shield their own actions, and motives.”

Zeolite will be taking the new track out on the road on The Death Cult Tour in May 2019 alongside Xenobiotic. Friday 17 May sees both bands kick off the tour in Melbourne at Stay Gold, then on to Enigma Bar in Adelaide Saturday 18 May, Friday 24 May in Brisbane at The Brightside, Canberra at Transit Bar, and finishing in Sydney on Sunday 26 May at Frankie’s Pizza. Tickets are on sale now – Click here for details.

Since the release of Zeolite’s self-titled debut effort and their sophomore release Sermones Mortis, Zeolite have been relentlessly and tirelessly working to give Australia a taste of their unique, diabolically heavy, sonic onslaught. They have garnered support slots for acts such as Psycroptic, Goatwhore, Archspire, Chelsea Grin, Northlane, Ne Obliviscaris, Boris the Blade, the main support slot for The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted‘s most recent run across Australia, and performed at notorious festivals including Blacken Open Air, Dead of Winter Festival, Falls Festival and Metal Fusion. Both of their 2018 singles “Ruination” and “Plutocracy” found themselves in The Faction’s Hardest 100 of 2018, voted by fans.

To find out more, head to the official Zeolite Facebook page.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook