Zen Circus USA is a mighty tight hard rock power trio from Atlanta, Georgia, USA with a long time hardcore following. Influences include: The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, AC/DC, Nirvana, Bush, Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles and Janis Joplin.
A transcendental rock band driven by the passions of being alive at the millennium, a time historically fraught with dramatic, violent change. This band is a conscious participant in a wake up call, dealing lyrically with larger cultural issues like violence in our culture and the abuse of power affecting our evolving spirits. We are a sign of the times.
We deliver an explosive performance. Our sound is unique, somber and powerful, emanating from the three pieces, bass drums and a guitar-playing singer. The music is textured and extremely precise, not fuzzy and hard to hear. Obscure, dissonant chords, mixed percussively over the straight ahead feel. Punishing, open raw lead guitar will definitely raise goose bumps the old fashioned way without techno-bells and whistles, fancy costumes and cliché themes with which the market is currently laced.