«The Outlaws of Zen» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

It’s the combination of high intensity rock n roll, working class frustration, that inspire and shape the sounds of “The Outlaws of Zen”; a quartet from the Tri-Cities, Michigan. Formed in March of 2011 from the dissolution of a previous band, founding members Korey Gillespie on guitar, and drummer, Travis Evans, begin creating a new sound based on their shared creative perspectives. The Outlaws Of Zen live by the three R’s of the heavy music world: Retro. Riff. Rock. While briefly constructing new material as a two piece, they discovered the need for a broader sound. Through mutual friends, bass player, Tommy Koppman was discovered in July 2011 and quickly added his unique bass flavor to the sound. In October 2011, vocalist Joe Gibson joined the trio bringing lyrical creativity to the band’s high energy instrumental tracks. The combination of these four musicians created an instantaneous change in the energy and the direction of the band’s sound, fueling the need to play live, record, and share. On February 11th, 2012 they brought their pummeling brand of rock to The Vault in Bay City, MI for their debut performance; blanketing the audience with thick waves of sound and contagious energy. In April 2012, the Outlaws began the process of recording a 5 song demo; And here is our Debut EP “Don’t Bother Getting Up, We’ll Let Ourselves In”