Tag: ZAO

August 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Song of the Day: Zao - Lies of Serpents, a River of Tears

Zao had already made a name for themselves, working up from the underground, with a 7″, cassette demo(s) and 2 full-lengths. They were quickly becoming known for taking hardcore in a new direction. I remember a friend telling me that although he loved the riffs on their sophomore effort Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation, he also found them really hard to dance to.… Continued →

February 13, 2020

March 15, 2018

ZAO Reissues Original All Else Failed Recording on Vinyl, CD, Cassette

ZAO is reissuing their classic mid 90’s debut “All Else Failed” with new mastering job and redone artwork, through Steadfast Records. Steadfast Records is owned and run by Matt Traxler who is a former member of Six Feet Deep, Brandtson, and a ton of other bands over the years. The label has had a resurgence of sorts and has been re-releasing their old albums in Digital format and now physical media.… Continued →

November 8, 2017

REVIEW : Zao - Pyrrhic Victory

Zao is quite the story. They began 24 years ago and are still kicking, releasing music. And it should be said that they’re not just still kicking, they’re bashing the doors in and reminding their fans that there is more to metal than repeated breakdowns and over-produced, cookie-cutter nonsense. Returning with “Pyrrhic Victory,” a five track EP, Zao holds nothing back.… Continued →

September 22, 2017

Zao Pre-Orders for Upcoming EP

Zao has announced that they have a new EP coming out here soon, and is available for pre-order now. The EP is titled Pyrrhic Victory, which has 5 new songs.
  1. Drifting Shadows in Walking Dreams
  2. Gifts of Flower and Stone
  3. Clawing, Clawing, Never Cutting Through
  4. The Host Has Bared Its Teeth
  5. Feed It Pain
The EP is said to arrive on or around November 3rd, if you pre-order.… Continued →

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June 30, 2017

Steadfast Records Resurfaces, Original ZAO Releases Get Re-Released

Steadfast Records has returned and with that comeback is the announcement that the first 2 releases by ZAO (before they signed with Solid State) have been re-released. That’s right kiddos, get “All Else Failed” (original version), and the ZAO/Outcast “Split” on all digital networks. Listen on Spotify below. Steadfast Records was the work of Matt Traxler, a member of legendary groups like Six Feet Deep, and Brandtson before those amazing bands broke up.… Continued →

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