Hungarian-born heavy metal guitarist and songwriter best known as the founder of Five Finger Death Punch. The successful band released its first album, The Way of the Fist, in 2007. He is also a philanthropist and co-founded the non-profit Home Deployment Project to assist homeless veterans.
He played bass for U.P.O., a Los Angeles-based alternative/grunge band, from 2004-2005.
In 2009, guitar manufacturer B.C. Rich began selling three Zoltan Bathory-model guitars.
He has been in a long-term relationship with Las Vegas DJ Heather Gracie.
He and singer Ivan L. Moody were both original members of Five Finger Death Punch.