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Rome, Italy

There are at least two bands with the name Zu or ZU:

1. Zu is an Italian experimental rock band.
2. ZU is an Indonesian rock band.


1. With their original line-up (since 1997) of drums (Jacopo Battaglia), bass (Massimo Pupillo), and saxophone (Luca T. Mai (Mombu)), the trio from Rome, Italy gradually developed into their current form of highly intricate, experimental, metal/math/no-wave/free/noise/punk/jazz inspired work, breaking from the narrow confines of given music genres, and incorporating a wide array of influences into a unique sound.

Zu have always been curious and open to collaborations with a vast number of great musicians as: Mike Patton, Melvins, dälek, The Ex, Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark, Alvin Curran, Nobukazu Takemura, Damo Suzuki, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafsson, Han Bennink, Paal Nilssen-Love, Fred lonberg-Holm, Joe Lally (Fugazi), Altered States , Amy Denio, Steve Mackay ( The Stooges ), etc. , and shared tours and stages with : Fantômas, Lightning Bolt, The Ex, Ruins, Dälek, NoMeansNo, Vandermark 5, The Thing, and many more.

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