ZonariaZonaria is a melodic blackened death metal band from Umeå, Sweden. Formed in 2001 by Simon Berglund, Christoffer Vikström, and Mikael Hammarberg, the band originally went under the name Seal Precious. Initially the band’s style was power metal, with clean vocals. Several line-up changes prevented the band from recording, but after 2003, with the addition of second guitarist, Emil Nyström, and the band’s name changed to Zonaria, they spent two years playing gigs in and around Umeå before recording and releasing, in 2005, what would be Evolution Overdose.

In November 2006, Pivotal Rockordings signed Zonaria, and soon after, the band entered Black Lounge Studios with Per Nilsson and Jonas Kjellgren of Scar Symmetry to begin recording their debut album; Infamy and the Breed was released September 2007. On June 8, 2008, Zonaria announce that they had signed a deal with Century Media Records. They are currently slated to team up with Vader and Septic Flesh throughout November and December as part of Vader’s 25th anniversary tour. Their 2nd album, The Cancer Empire, was released on 17 October 2008.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Seal Precious
  • Origin: Umeå, Sweden
  • Genres: Melodic death metal, Melodic black metal, Blackened death metal
  • Years active: 2002–present
  • Labels: Pivotal Rockordings, Swedmetal Records, Century Media Records
  • Website: http://www.zonaria.com
  • Members:
  1. Simon Berglund – vocals, lead guitar
  2. Emil Nyström – rhythm guitar
  3. Markus Åkebo – bass
  4. Emanuel Isaksson – drums


  • Illusionary Games (2002) – Demo
  • Evolution Overdose (2005) – Demo
  • Rendered in Vain (2006) – Demo
  • Infamy and the Breed (2007)
  • The Cancer Empire (2008)



~ by molco on August 20, 2009.

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