Ken Leighton 1:30 p.m., May 4
RIYL: Koffin Kats, Gravedigger V, Zombue Surf Camp, Misfits
Upcoming Local Shows
- "Last Shot" · May 9, 2012
- Jam Session: "Empire of the Zombies" · May 27, 2011
Ex-Band Members: Jono Lanasa, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
Influences: Koffin Kats, the Getdown, Mike Ness, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, Every Time I Die, Agnostic Front, Them Crooked Vultures, Gogol Bordello, Tiger Army, Turbonegro, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, the Cramps, the Rocketz, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, AC/DC, Nekromantix, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Hard Fall Hearts, Pantera, Misfits
Zombie Cartel is a four-piece band based in North County. Empire, their debut release for Lakeside’s Double Barrel Records, was released in June 2011. The album is an untamed collection of roots punk originals ranging, from Robert Johnson to Motorhead, with a little Mike Ness growl (minus the mascara).
The band split in early 2012. Former guitarist Jono Lanasa went on to form the band Prevailer, with ex–Carol Ann guitarist Diego Martinez.