Origin: Australia  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
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Last update/review: February 27, 2022

Valtozash

To quote the great Monty Python: "And now for something completely different". Valtozash proudly proclaim themselves as "the first Australian jazz-metal band", and that might be selling themselves short. Australian or not, there really isn't any band anywhere that has attempted a full-on fusion of big-band-era jazz (behold the number of horn players!) and metal, such that the two styles are equally and effectively woven together. Sure, a few bands have integrated a trumpet or trombone successfully into a metal structure (Sear Bliss is one of the best at this), and occasionally a band will incorporate a full orchestra to good (non-novelty) effect (Waltari, to name one), but Valtozash takes it to another level. It's bizarre, cool, jarring, definitely unique, and to these ears, quite fascinating.

Current Members

Julian Parma

sax/flute

Andrew Ball

sax

David Cox

sax

Martin Kay

sax

Connor Sharpe

sax (ex-Woods Of Ypres)

Yori Dade

sax

Jacob Hills

trumpet

Simon Ward

trumpet

Zac Chambers

trumpet

Philip Harden

trumpet

Dan Brown

trumpet

Seans Mackenzie

trombone

Moniqua Lowth

trombone

Jamie Kennedy

trombone

Antony Visser

trombone

James McIntyre

guitars

Zac Sakrewski

bass

Ben Shannon

drums

Andre Bonetti

percussion

Former Members/Guests

Cameron Whelan

vocals

John Stefulj

sax/clarinet

Adam Connelly

sax

John Grainger

trumpet

Paul Black

trombone

Rohan Osborne

trombone

Lachlan Bell

guitars



Discography


Iron Maiden Voyage  EP
2016
  1. Iron Maiden Voyage
  2. Smokey Dokey Whiskey Cat Yazz Yeah
  3. The Nihilist Agenda
  • John Stefulj
  • Julian Parma
  • Yori Dade
  • Jacob Hills
  • John Grainger
  • Paul Black
  • Seans Mackenzie
  • Lachlan Bell
  • Zac Sakrewski
  • Ben Shannon



Wizard-Bird  
2017
  1. Humans are so Depressingly Stupid
  2. The Lick of Destiny
  3. Methylated Demons
  4. Dancing with Ravenous Dogs
  5. Diarrheatonic
  6. You're Detestable
  7. Fighting the Wizard-bird (feat. Brisbane Symphony Orchestra)
  • John Stefulj
  • Julian Parma
  • Andrew Ball
  • Adam Connelly
  • David Cox
  • Jacob Hills
  • John Grainger
  • Simon Ward
  • Paul Black
  • Seans Mackenzie
  • Rohan Osborne
  • Moniqua Lowth
  • James McIntyre
  • Zac Sakrewski
  • Ben Shannon
  • Andre Bonetti



Boiling Solitude  
2021
  1. Stefulj
  2. Boiling Solitude
  3. Too Many Eggs, Too Many Baskets
  4. Children of Fuel
  5. Witness Me
  6. Pedalling E
  • Cameron Whelan
  • Julian Parma
  • Andrew Ball
  • David Cox
  • Martin Kay
  • Connor Sharpe
  • Yori Dade
  • Jacob Hills
  • Simon Ward
  • Zac Chambers
  • Philip Harden
  • Dan Brown
  • Seans Mackenzie
  • Moniqua Lowth
  • Jamie Kennedy
  • Antony Visser
  • James McIntyre
  • Zac Sakrewski
  • Ben Shannon
  • Andre Bonetti




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