Mario Rom's Interzone




Big news for the coming weeks:
In 2015 we will not only release our new Album „Everything is Permitted“ on Traumton Records but also a 4-part Online-Video-Series under the same title.
This series of music-videos was shot in Mexico City, New Orleans, Texas, Louisiana, Austria and Germany and is a unique project in the European Jazz Scene combining a continuing plot with non-dialogue, jazz-music-only videos.
For all infos please check out

Flyer Insel

The first Episode of „Everything is Permitted“ will be premiered here on January 20, 2015.
The other Episodes will follow in 2-week-intervals on Feb 3, Feb 17 and the Season Final on Mar 3!

And here is the first Trailer


We are happy to announce that we finished the recording of our new album!
“EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED” will be released in February 2015!!

After some extended touring in Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Israel and Hungary in the last months we will now prepare everything for the big release next year! Thanks to everyone who came out to our concerts. We had a great time! This is a nice review from our concert at INNTöne Festival in June:

“…their flawless interaction breathes a vitality that leaves the audience begging for encores until the repertoire is exhausted. This is probably how immortality begins. (Passauer Neue Presse, LINK)

There will be lots of video-footage from our touring and rumors have it that there might be something like a short movie-series coming out as well. If you want to be updated about everything just send us a short mail: and we will put you on our newsletter.

Meanwhile you can watch the first official video of our performance at Eurojazz Cenart Festival 2014 in Mexico City. “Lonely Woman” by Ornette Coleman is also featured on our last album “Nothing is true”, which is btw nearly SOLD OUT! There are about 23 copies left – so be quick!
Big thanks to Severin Koller for the great camera-action!

We wish you all a Happy New Year!
There will be a lot of possibilities to hear us live in 2014:



January 31         Jazz im Sägewerk, Bad Gastein

 February 5          SPECIAL CONCERT >> INTERZONE EXTENDED<<  Porgy & Bess, Vienna

February 6          Austrian Cultural Forum Rome, Italy

 February 8          Kulturverein Gallnsteine, Steinbach, Oberösterreich

February 9          Saxstall Pohrsdorf, Germany

 February 10        Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Germany

 February 22        Jazzforum Mödling, Niederösterreich

 February 25-      MEXICO-TOUR 2014
 March 02            (performing at EUROJazzFestival,…)

 March 22            Jazz & More, Voitsberg, Steiermark

April 13                 Jazzwerkstatt Graz

May 22                Stará pekarná, Brno, CZ

May 23                Na vecnosti, Znojmo, CZ

May 24                Frydek-Mistek, CZ

June  3                 Open Loose, Vienna

June 6                   Inntöne Jazzfestival, Diersbach

June 9                   Strudelhofstiege, Vienna


 more dates coming soon….

 For further informations please visit the “Dates” page. 

 Looking forward!


Between September 4 – 8 our new theatre-performance INTERZONE PLAYS BURROUGHS will be premiered at the Fringe Festival in Beijing and the International Youth Experimental Arts Festival in Haikou.
It features the actor and speech-artist Christian Reiner as well as the INTERZONE Band.
The performance is based on the work of American writer William S. Burroughs and draws its inspiration mainly from his groundbreaking novel „Naked Lunch“. In a mixture between theatre, concert, reading and video-art INTERZONE PLAYS BURROUGHS combines Burroughs’ highly associative literature with the heat and energy of improvised Music and Jazz.

Looking forward!


We’re finally presenting our debut album in Vienna!!!

Monday, May 27th  –  8.00 pm
Planter’s Club (Zelinkagasse 4, 1010 Vienna)

Here’s a brand-new TRAILER:

Very very nice CD-review in “DIE ZEIT”:


“Just get out there and play.” A football trainer’s words to his team work just as well as a guiding principle for music. Do what you like, but do it well and do it differently every time. For instance Interzone, the trio led by 22-year-old Austrian trumpeter Mario Rom, just goes out there. And plays. Growly, gnarly, confident and nimble – a good formula. Time and again the interaction between bass, drums and trumpet reveals new layers: driving grooves and driven melody lines, references to 1960s jazz or the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, memories of pharmaceutically induced excesses, of tribulation and confusion, of journeys to musical worlds already long dead and forgotten by the time the three musicians first picked up their instruments.
Now, on the cover of Nothing Is True, they sit in the dimly lit chiaroscuro of Vienna’s Planter’s Club, itself a monument to colonial society. Three wild boys, marked by a life they couldn’t yet have lived, ready for anything. Mario Rom lights a match, making the center of the photograph a white point: Interzone is named for William S. Burroughs’ ecstatic convolution of prose, a work he completed during his time in Tangier, the brimming sensuality of which clearly served as a model for the trio. Burroughs’ milieu was the disturbed, rootless Tangier bohème of the 1950s; Mario Rom, the confidently propulsive bassist Lukas Kranzelbinder and drummer Herbert Pirker seize the chance offered by their youth and their distance from the epicenter of jazz: Nothing is true ­– literally, in this in-between world – but, it would seem, everything is permitted.
Recklessly and impetuously they break their trail, clearing away stylistic signposts, swinging, grooving, abruptly changing tempo; in short: playing, following wherever the energy leads them in the moment. Even Ornette Coleman’s bittersweet ballad “Lonely Woman” must bow to their whim in the end: Mario Rom and his comrades step on the gas, leave scratches and scars on the melody – and wrest from it, with this rough treatment, an undreamed-of power. 

Stefan Hentz, DIE ZEIT, March 2013



Mario Rom’s INTERZONE – Nothing is true

Mario Rom – Trumpet
Lukas Kranzelbinder – Bass
Herbert Pirker – Drums

1. Milking of the Mugwumps
2. Nothing is true
3. Alnicero
4. Dr. Benway
5. Joan Lee 1
6. The Mark Inside
7. Joan Lee 3
8. Dreams of Sex and Crime
9. Clark Nova
10. Lonely Woman

New Album out September 19, 2012



Wir mögen den direkten Kontakt zu unseren Zuhörerinnen und Zuhörern.
Deshalb kann man das Album “Nothing is true” auch direkt bei uns bestellen.
Einfach ein Mail an schreiben und folgende Daten angeben:


Wir nehmen dann umgehend Kontakt auf, um die Zahlungsbedingungen zu besprechen und senden die CD direkt zu Ihnen nach Hause!
Sollten Sie mehr als eine CD bestellen wollen (als Geschenk,…), sind wir auch gerne dazu bereit, mit Ihnen einen Spezial-Preis auszuhandeln.
Das Musik-Business ist ohnehin schon viel zu unpersönlich.

CD-Stückpreis:  15.- Euro  (zzgl. Versandkosten)

Versandkosten Österreich:
1-2 CDs = 2.- Euro
3-4 CDs = 3,50.- Euro
5+ CDs = 5.- Euro

Versandkosten Europa:
1-2 CDs = 3,50.- Euro
3-4 CDs = 7.- Euro
5+ CDs = 14.- Euro

More CD Reviews:

„…straight-ahead bebop phrases, freely tonal avant-garde, thumping funk grooves and pulsating free meters. […] Brillant!”
JAZZTHING, Martin Laurentius, February 2013

„Drive, humor, virtuosity and a flirtatious touch of retro mark what may be this autumn‘s best domestic jazz album. Styrian trumpeter Mario Rom shows international caliber with this compact sensation.“
KLEINE ZEITUNG, Otmar Klammer, December 2012

„Nothing Is True (Laub Records), the newly released debut album from the trio known as Interzone, proves a refreshingly unconventional and elegant reinterpretation of the classic definition of jazz. Anything but excessively intellectual, the music is atmospheric, tasteful and varied. With exhilarating fleet-footedness, confidence and a clear love of experimentation, the three-man team swings through the wide world of jazz, without needing to reinvent it. They simply avail them- selves of the many styles classified as „jazz“: a little bebop here, a little funk there, a pinch of avant- garde and it‘s done – a graceful group sound, far more colorful than much of what one usually hears in this musical context.
Led by trumpeter Mario Rom‘s versatile, melody-oriented playing, the music steers clear of awkward- ness and is constantly in flux. Lukas Kranzelbinder and Herbert Pirker do a truly excellent job here as well, providing an appropriately dynamic rhythmic basis. Whether in the playful passages or in more introverted moments, Interzone‘s offerings never lose themselves in triviality but follow the famous golden thread from the first note on.
MICA, Michael Ternai, January 2013