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Zahna

After separation with former band "ILIA" in late 2016, Suzy Martinez returns with a vengeance.
The singer moves head-strong into a solo career, debuting as "Zahna", a name deriving from the English abbreviation for the Hispanic singer's full name "Susana" (sue-SAH-nah). Fusing gritty, borderline industrial guitar riffs with technical drum elements, the music features Martinez's aggressive vocal style that gives birth to what will now be known as "Zahna."
After Martinez' success as the primary songwriter of past band ILIA's EP, "Reborn" (2014), her personal fans undoubtedly believe that Zahna's solo career will not disappoint.
"I'm glad to embark on this new journey. It hasn't always been easy, but I am grateful because hard times gave me the power to believe in myself as a vocalist, and confirms that I have something to offer to this world through music. This is just the beginning." says Martinez.
Martinez refers to her struggle as more than a decade of songwriting, performing, and in the latter years, finally recording and releasing her own original material. As immigrants from Mexico, Martinez's family moved to the state of Ohio before her 2nd birthday. She recalls her childhood being surrounded by traditional Mexican music and writing her very first song at 7 years old. Her love for rock n' roll began when she received guitar lessons at age 13 from her father, which led to befriending fellow musicians entering high school. Naturally, exposure to more alternative rock bands from her peers as well as a thriving in a lush musical environment, Martinez inevitably founded her first rock band with high school friends at the age of fifteen. Entering talent shows and constantly performing local venues became the taste of an industry Martinez craved and pursued ever since. While taking a break from music to study a three-year college degree at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, Martinez was touring nationally off of her own original material by 2014 at the age of 21, and received national airplay on 3 of her original songs, all which reached to top ten in Billboard Christian Rock Charts, and even up to #2 for her song, "Young Diaries".
Three years later to the present moment, without having released any material since "Reborn," (2014), Martinez is prepared to stand on her own two feet and take the independent road with her past fans and new fans alike towards a promising, long-term career. The up-and-coming singer highly anticipates exploding with the powerful, untamed, and mature sound only known as "Zahna".

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