LA Weekly describes Lord Zane as the embodiment of "Morrisonesque shamanics and Satanic self-determination."


Innovation, invention, and intensity sum up Lord Zane of Society 1. In addition to being S1’s front man, Lord Zane is a published author and a renowned music video director (Zakk Wylde, John 5, Wednesday 13, DOPE, Wayne Static and many more). He achieved a world record for body suspension by suspending from giant meat hooks impaled through his back for six hours. Zane also was the first to sing and also first to play guitar while suspended during a performance. Society 1 have toured all over the world performing in front of audiences as large 80,000 people.

Society 1 has finished recording 13 tracks for the new album, Black Level Six. Although the album tackles a conventional theme of recovering from heartbreak, Zane’s cutting-edge songwriting and lyrical mastery approaches the topic in the unconventional style for which Society 1 has garnered its reputation. Zane describes the new album as “very somber, but very delicate in a way – and sad and creepy all at the same time. There is absolutely a theme to Black Level Six and there’s an arc throughout. It’s about heartbreak. It’s about pain and suffering, and taking the necessary road to get oneself healthy again. And ultimately letting go of the things that caused all of this.”

Black Level Six was recorded this summer at Pawnshop Studios, mixed by Greg Hetson,
Shane Smith and Blake Harden, and mastered by Mike Wells. Co-produced by Patrick Burkholder, who remixed their single “No Control” off Rise from the Dead. With a tentative release date for early spring, you can expect to see Society 1 touring sometime next year.

Shawn Barusch, founder and lead manager at Music Gallery International, is ecstatic to work with his longtime friend, saying, “Having known Matt for over 20 years, I have always admired his perseverance, showmanship, and straight talk. I feel honored and privileged to work with him and his band Society 1. I’m looking forward to a great relationship!”