Melbourne’s Zeolite are squarely targeting religion and its effects on society and those who they deem to be ‘despicable.’ They are releasing their new single ‘Despised’ into the world on Friday March 20 – and the message couldn’t be more clear. In this political and religious climate, this single and video states boldly and definitively – Religion is a cancer on the human race.

‘Despised’ will be available at all digital stores and streaming platforms – and can be pre-saved here

The lyrics in ‘Despised’ very clearly criticise the Church and their treatment of the very people they swear they have vowed to protect and care for. Vocalist Fraser Mainwaring spoke about the lyrics of the song. “Lyrically, we talk about the ‘Despised’, but from the standpoint that the religion despises those with a free mind. For example, the lyrics: “We are the ones you despise” refers to the ‘enlightened’ whom they view as “the filth from under the dirt”.” 

Patrick Haas discussed the videoclip – “The clip takes a slightly different stance of the situation, where we are drawing parallels between religion and cult. Basically if you bring the degrees of separation down to zero, you see they are one and the same. Also, both allow those in positions of power in these institutions to manipulate followers into committing horrible, abhorrent acts, and also to hide behind these institutions to justify and shield their own actions, and motives.

They are also taking the new track out on the road on The Death Cult Tour in May 2019 alongside Xenobiotic. Friday 17 May sees both bands kick off the tour in Melbourne at Stay Gold, then on to Enigma Bar in Adelaide Saturday 18 May, Friday 24 May in Brisbane at The Brightside, Canberra at Transit Bar, and finishing in Sydney on Sunday 26 May at Frankie’s Pizza. Tickets are on sale now – hit for details.



Thursday 16 May – Perth, WA *Last Night
Friday 17 May – Melbourne, VICStay Gold
Saturday 18 May – Adelaide, SAEnigma Bar
Friday 24 May – Brisbane, QLDThe Brightside
Saturday 25 May – Canberra, ACTTransit Bar
Sunday 26 May – Sydney, NSWFrankie’s Pizza


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