ZP Theart

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ZP Theart
ZP Theart.jpg
ZP live at Ozzfest 2006
Background information
Born (1975-05-27) 27 May 1975 (age 39)
Origin Clanwilliam, South Africa
Genres Heavy metal, power metal, speed metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1999-present
Labels Sanctuary, Noise, Roadrunner
Associated acts I Am I, DragonForce, Tank Shadow Warriors, Pentakill
Website www.iamiofficial.com

ZP Theart (born 27 May 1975 in Clanwilliam, South Africa) is a heavy metal vocalist, best known as the former singer of British power metal band DragonForce. His name "ZP", is not an abbreviation. With DragonForce, ZP recorded four studio albums and one "Live" Album. In 2010, the band announced his departure due to "insurmountable differences of musical opinion".[1] He has since stated that he does not regret his decision to leave.[2][3]

After leaving DragonForce, ZP founded his own band, I Am I, in which he sings lead vocals. The band has so far released one studio album, Event Horizon, which has been released on a USB format and CD.[2][4]

Theart also sang in Shadow Warriors, a side project by his then DragonForce bandmate Sam Totman during the late 90s. Before Dragonforce Theart was also briefly involved with hard rock band Easy Voodoo, and recorded the vocals for the two track Power Quest demo album.

Theart has been doing work with metal band Tank since 2013, and in 2015, he became an official member. His first album with the band "Valley Of Tears", will be released on June 9, 2015.

Theart was also hired by Riot Games for the voice of Karthus in the songs "Deathfire Grasp" and "Last Whisper" by the metal band Pentakill.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragonforce part ways with ZP Theart". Kerrang!. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b Childers, Chad (26 May 2012). "Former DragonForce Singer ZP Theart Does Not Regret Leaving Band". Loudwire. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Seymour, Jon (3 August 2012). "I AM I’s ZP Theart: Exclusive Pre-Bloodstock Interview". Pure Rawk. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Ouellette, Mary (22 April 2012). "Ex-Dragonforce Singer ZP Theart Returns With New Band I Am I". Loudwire. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pentakill Music". Retrieved 3 June 2014.