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Exclusive A thru Z interview with Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) on his new band with Ray Alder: A-Z!
8/1/2021 by Frank Hill




Mark Zonder has made a career of taking the complex and making it seem commonplace. The music A-Z (pronounced A thru Z) is creating pulls the defining vocal elements out of the 1970s and 1980s, and marries them with the modern skills and compositions of a team of world-class musicians.

Some of them you have known about for a long time, like Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption), and some you'll wish you had, like France's keyboardist/composer Vivien Lalu and the Netherlands' guitarist/composer Joop Wolters. Add in the brilliance of bassist Philip Bynoe (Vai, Slavoir, Warlord) and the master of vocal landscapes in Robbie Wyckoff (whose credits span from Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' to Phineas & Ferb), and you have music with so much depth it's tangible.

We talked with Mark about initially forming the band, the the song formula he's after, the new record, and more! Check it out here: [Full Interview Link]



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