2005 – 2011
The persona of Dr. Zoltan was imagined as an evil version of John Tesh’s “Intelligence For Your Life.” The Dr. Zoltan domain name was purchased in December of 2005, and was to be Sir Millard Mulch 2.0.
An album spotlighting Toontrack’s Drumkit From Hell Superior, Why I Am So Wise, Why I Am So Clever, And Why I Write Such Good Songs… was mostly recorded in northern California in May 2007. It was executive produced by John La Grou, a TED Speaker and founder of Millennia Media. It featured a 5-minute drum battle against Marco Minnemann. It was released, half-finished, in January 2010 on MutantMall.com label. Only 100 copies were manufactured.
An album previously recorded in 1996, and released on cassette with a photocopied cover as “Sir Millard Mulch: 7 Pot-Boiling Delusions” was re-orchestrated and remixed (with special guests) and re-released as Emily Dickinson Kindly Stops For Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors EP for digital download only.
On April 19th & 20th, 2008, Dr. Zoltan Øbelisk declared War On Fun at Hollywood’s The Tomorrow Show, hosted by Brendon Small of Metalocalypse. He was joined on stage by Marco Minnemann.
Death & Post-Death Activities
A devoted Opponent of All Entertainment, Dr. Zoltan was killed in the War On Fun on February 10, 2011 by pop culture’s ironic enjoyment of Friday by Rebecca Black. Dr. Zoltan briefly rolled over in his grave and began bleeding again on September 28, 2011 upon the release of a song called “I Am The Table” from Lulu, an apparent White Stripes Tribute by Metallica and Lou Reed.
- Emily Dickinson Kindly Stops For Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors EP (2008)
- Why I Am So Wise, Why I Am So Clever, And Why I Write Such Good Songs… (2010)
Dr. Zoltan released several low-budget videos on YouTube:
- Tool Are Not Weird Or Dark
- Coheed And Cambria Should Shut Up
- Rage Against The Machine ARE The Machine
- Understanding Music Through Geometry (Now on Vimeo)
- Declaration of War On Fun (Live Speech accompanied by Marco Minnemann)
The videos received an overwhelmingly negative response, except from Terry Bozzio. They were removed from YouTube in 2009.