Metal Brainiac

Zosia West | Reign of Z: Turning Raw Trauma to Revealing Metal

August 09, 2021 Matt Peiken Season 2 Episode 3
Metal Brainiac
Zosia West | Reign of Z: Turning Raw Trauma to Revealing Metal
Show Notes

Zosia West grew up in Pittsburgh’s musical theater community, and you can hear that foundation in the power she brings to her metal band, Reign of Z. Her lyrics come straight from personal experience—often of trauma and also of resilience.

In advance of her band's upcoming tour opening for Combichrist and King 810,  Zosia talks about migrating from musical theater to metal and the catharsis of her lyrics, along with some candid, behind-the-industry financial realities for any emerging band striving for bigger things.