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Lavadome Productions & Metal 1on1 is proud to present a

an Ancient Oriental death metal act with their sixth EP

release << The Forbidden City  >>

FFO: Nile, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Pathology,

Immolation, Ad Vitam Infernal


Band: Tzun Tzu

Home: Australia (Adelaide, South Australia)

Style: Ancient Oriental Death Metal

Title: The Forbidden City

Type: EP

Release: 31st January 2020

Runtime: 19:00

Label: Lavadome Productions

Artwork: Alissa Rindels - (Website, Facebook)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: The guitar work, is filled with the blasting speed of adrenaline & brutality, that made up of sudden breakdowns, savage filling of technology, aggressive and epic imperial solos, with ravaging pickings of the bass.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: -Esque of the brutal death of indiscernible deep growls.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Thundering and blasting tempo drumming and incessant blast-beats.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: With only three songs, and ninjutsu at nineteen minutes of two old songs, now developed to display their potential at fullest, and a brand new song, each one with ancient-sounding passages intertwined with the modern-sounding music.

To be noted, on track two 'Kunoichi' approx the middle of the song, goes from technically brutal death metal to a Middle-Eastern sound of slow atmospheric death/doom metal (technical riffing) sounding.

Tzun Tzu delivers the listener with the most insane of heavy and bone-crushing death metal with an intriguing Ancient Japan & History on other Asian lands (epic) lyrical themes.

The band's name is an alternate spelling of the name "Sun Tzu", who was a Chinese military general who lived from 544 to 496 BC.



*full of adrenaline*

*entertaining* *powerful* * a true masterpiece* *brutal & atmospheric*

an imperial lion of

brutality music & ancient atmospheric sounding

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: This is a breathtakingly beautiful and epic painting of an Imperial Guardian Lion, which as a brutal look to it, but yet as a powerful intrigue look.

The full cover art captures the whole Asia/Chinese Imperial age and the band's epic lyrical theme. (please check out Alissa another work (links are above))

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Whole thing, the music, the ancient-sounding, artwork, songs etc.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none!


Don Taylor (vocals, guitar)

Nick Seja (vocals, lead guitar)

Adam Ritchie (bass, noise, programming)

Alan Catman (drums)


#01 The Forbidden City (05:12)

#02. Kunoichi (05:37)

#03. Ko'Muso (08:11)


Without Zen EP (2006)

Kunoichi EP (2008)

Tzun Tzu (Full-length) (2012)

Ko'Muso EP (2012)

The Assassin EP (2012)

The Decay of Golden Gods EP (2016)

The Forbidden City EP (2020)

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