Zombies Ate My Girlfriend release their highly anticipated new album Shun the Reptile today. Heavy as two Hells, a cesspool of crushing drums, malicious riffs and some the most personal and brutal lyrics seen so far from the Cape Town based South Africans.
Guitarist Adriano Rodrigues explains more about the overall concept and emotion behind the album “This is probably our most personal and collaborative recording to date. The concept for the title and general theme for the album is depression. And in my case, an unhealthy dose of anger issues to boot. We’ve experienced quite a few highs and lows since forming Zom, none higher for us thus far as the Wacken win in 2016. It was kind of inevitable that depression would strike some time after that experience. And it did, in a big way. We ended up getting back from that and went strong for another year into 2017. After we did Witchfest the wheels started to come off for a few us in our personal lives. For myself, I had basically reached the point where I needed to break away or risk quitting entirely. It was probably the longest period that I’d ever not wanted to play a guitar since first picking one up at the age of 13. I didn’t want to listen to music, be involved in any band activity or even talk about music. For a couple of months, I hated it. I realized for the last 10 years all I had been doing was chasing this dream and chasing it as hard as I possibly could. Many sacrifices were made, and the time away was necessary for me to process everything that had happened in my life during those 10 years.”