Zach Pliska is the frontman of Detroit’s alternative rock band Vazum.
VAZUM is a deathgaze band based in Detroit, MI. Their recent album, Vampyre Villa was self-released August, 1st 2020. It is the most fully envisioned album from VAZUM, combining classic gothic and deathrock roots with the depth of shoegaze. VAZUM recorded the album exclusively in their home studio, then fine-tuned and finished it during the beginning of the 2020 quarantine. Vampyre Villa features the addition of vocalist/bassist Emily Sturm to the band. She has helped expand the sound, look, and aesthetic to create an uncompromised and unique offering. VAZUM was formed in 2017 by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Zach Pliska. Past work includes three albums released 2018-2019.
My band Vazum‘s new album Vampyre Villa has a variety of moods and styles which people have picked up on. It floats between deathrock, shoegaze, goth, and post-punk which is why we call ourselves a deathgaze band. We’re interested in combining the rawness of deathrock with the depth of shoegaze.
When I’m playing or listening to music time stands still, and the outside world doesn’t exist. My imagination runs free. That’s what I most enjoy about being a musician. I like to spend time alone which gives me plenty of time to write songs, but then performing in front of an audience is an entirely different thing.