It’s fitting that a band called The Zombies would be resurrected.
The English rock band was formed in 1961 and scored hits in that decade with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No” and “Time of the Season,” according to the band’s website. Their 1968 album, “Odessey and Oracle,” is ranked 80th on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Zombies split in 1968, remained defunct until 1991 and have gone through a variety of lineups since then, with the current incarnation, led by original members Colin Blunstone (vocals) and Rod Argent (keyboards and vocals), coming together in 2010. The band released the well-received “Breathe Out, Breathe In,” in 2011.
“The amazing new chapters that the Zombies have added to their story in recent times have created a momentum that gets greater by the year,” according to the band’s website. “The group have finally received their due as the great undervalued masters of the original British invasion, with rave reviews and acknowledgements about their influence from an inventory of modern artists, from Paul Weller to Dave Grohl.
“But far from resting on those laurels, the band are forging ahead, with a bulging 2013 datebook and an enthusiastic commitment to start work – just as soon as there’s time – on the 2014 release of what will be the much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s ‘Breathe Out, Breathe In’.”
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