Tzun Tzu

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Tzun Tzu
OriginAdelaide, SA
GenresDeath metal
Years active2003 - present
Associated actsMartire, Oni, Slaughter Thou, Juggermath, Deluge, StarGazer, DEADpool, Altars
MembersAdam Ritchie, Nick Seja, Don Taylor, Alan Catman
Past membersDenny Blake, Dan Wild, Selen Gol

Band members

  • Current line-up
    • Alan Catman (drums)
    • Adam Ritchie (bass, samples)
    • Nick Seja (guitar, vocals)
    • Don Taylor (vocals, guitar)
  • Former line-up
    • Selen Gol (drums) 2008 - 2010
    • Dan Wild (drums) 2006 - 2008
    • Denny Blake (drums) 2004 - 2006
    • Peter O'Donohue (samples) 2004 - 2006

Band information

Beginning as a continuation of Don Taylor’s former band Oni, Tzun Tzu is an Adelaide death metal unit. Nick Seja from Juggermath and Denny Blake from StarGazer completed the line-up that recorded the Without Zen EP, with Peter O’Donohue (ex-Miscreation) adding samples with an Oriental feel. After this drummer Dan Wild and Adam Ritchie from DEADpool came on board. Kuniochi featured guest taiko drumming from Adrian Bickle of Chalice and Selen Gol from Juggermath. Late that year the group supported Behemoth. The Kunoichi EP was released in May 2008, ahead of a support slot with Dismember. Wild was replaced by Gol around this time and Tzun Tzu went on to open for Carcass, Grave and Krisiun over the next six months while completing a split release with Ignivomous. Alan Catman of Altars joined Tzun Tzu in 2011.



2012 Tzun Tzu Independent


2006 Without Zen Dissident
2008 Kunoichi Dissident
2012 The Assassin Independent
2016 The Decay of Golden Gods Dissident
2020 The Forbidden City Independent


2008 Split with Ignivomous Nuclear War Now!
2009 Split with Altars Advoco Terra Sonitus Productio