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Zao to release two records this year

Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:53 PM PT


West Virginia/Pennsylvania metal band Zao will continue their recent prolificacy by releasing a pair of EPs before their year is out. Details have yet to be disclosed, but the band had this to say today:

"Received new masters today. 7 inch before the end of the year? Sure. Two 7 inches before the end of the year? Even better.

Zao's most recent release, a five-track EP titled Pyrrhic Victory, was released last November.


83 comments


anonymous
171 days ago
I WILL EAT TIM LAMBESIS A$$hole with a spoon!!

anonymous
171 days ago
AILD is way better than these zaoss-holes

anonymous
171 days ago
Oh the glory when little TIMMY blows his load deep inside me.... that is the heaven I long to wish for !!

anonymous
171 days ago
I wish I can nibble the foreskin of Mr. Lambesis

anonymous
171 days ago
DONALD TRUMP 2020 !!!

anonymous
171 days ago
all kidding aside,
these guys have been on fire for the past few years. looking forward to this.

anonymous
171 days ago
tier 6 metalcore. not in the running to open for AILD 2019 full headliner in Us. tough break soy boys

anonymous
171 days ago
on fire??

it's easily some of their best stuff. so yeah. blazing.

anonymous
171 days ago
AILD would take them out in a second.
Zao however probably would not do it. they have had nothing nice to say about tim since this all went down.

anonymous
171 days ago
on fire in the VFW circuit 1998-2018... one band headlined sounds of the underground in 2006, the other wasn't invited to even open.

anonymous
171 days ago
aild has wayyyy better options to take on next tour. unearth, agony scene, evergreen terrace, 18v, bt, woj, byd and the list goes on. everyone has fallen in line since comeback

anonymous
171 days ago
zao has long ago said they don't WANT to tour. in 2006 they had already essentially started to retire from the road. again, who cares? don't assume every band wants to do shit like that.

anonymous
171 days ago
Great comment about The Agony Scene... New album is awesome and even give Black Dahlia Murder a run for their money. Seriously stoked to see what they have planned next

anonymous
171 days ago
Talked to most of the band at a recent show in Houston. They actually said they are absolutely fine with where they are right now and are financially better off the way they operate now. They seem to be having fun and the music is better. They also sound WAY better live than they ever did before

anonymous
171 days ago
Yeah. They have sort of bullet proofed themselves from "not big enough" status by choosing to operate outside of the traditional industry. It seems to be working for then since they are putting out more stuff than ever. And no lineup changes in how long now??

anonymous
170 days ago
Daniel Weyant here. I dont want you listening to my music. Youre all thugs.

anonymous
170 days ago
Save yourself from hell is a metalcore standard right next to cave in's "beyond hypothermia" and converge's "Jane Doe".

Save yourself from hell is a metalcore standard right next to cave in's "beyond hypothermia" and converge's "Jane Doe".

anonymous
170 days ago
Both records will be collectively better than anything AILD will ever put out.

Also any metalcore band that ever existed before AILD became a band are automatically better than AILD. AILD is for antifa libtards.

anonymous
170 days ago
converge is the worst trash in genre. none of those bands can even me mentioned in same breath as AILD. the only reason they are even brought up in any relevant discussion is because of AILD and their success. no one likes those converge vox... you just pretend to online. should of guessed all you mathcore dweebs would be chiming in. also AILD goes with trump not sjws

anonymous
170 days ago
The dudes in Zao give great handjobs

-Brian
Reno, Nevada

anonymous
170 days ago
AILD - losing sight >> anything oh where blood and fire bring rest

norma jean - liarsenic >>> anything on where blood and fire bring rest

anonymous
170 days ago
Hell yeah, no doubt this will shit all over any new AILD shit that comes out. Last record was banging, Daniel kills Tim every fcking song. No contest. AILD will never tour with Zao because they would look so bad. \m/

anonymous
170 days ago
listen, these bands need to hang it up, who the hell actually still goes to these shows and if they do -- who the hell wants to hear the new stuff? these dudes are getting converge-itis

anonymous
170 days ago
Norma jean don't have shit on Where Blood and Fire bitch. Seriously AILDs first album was a pretty good facsimile and if they kept going they would have carried the torch while Zao did weird shift like s/t and self imploded. But they gave it up. Now Zao is back gonna leave everybody in a ditch

anonymous
170 days ago
This whole thread is one chomo talking to himself.

anonymous
170 days ago
Real men listen to Zao
SJWs listen to AILD and Mindless Self Indulgence

anonymous
170 days ago
Zao fcking rule. This is great news.

anonymous
170 days ago
Dan would kick Tim Lambesis' pssy ass any day of the week.

anonymous
170 days ago
Ben Wienman here, formerly the guitar player of DEP, current guitar player of suicidal tendencies. If you guys need any fill-ins for guitar player, let me know.

anonymous
170 days ago
beneath the encasing of ashes, frail words collapse, shadows are security and ocean between us kicks the sh*t out anything zao has done, will do or could do. 2001-2007 ... nothing else matters afterwards, their place at the very top is sealed. give up nerds

anonymous
170 days ago
This might be better than the new Tomb Mold

anonymous
170 days ago
Blood and Fire and Liberate are still regular spins for me.

anonymous
170 days ago
mall metal

anonymous
170 days ago
AILD is mall metal rather

anonymous
170 days ago
WEAK SHIT
King Gizzard put out 5 banging albums last year. take some acid boys and start writing. its gonna be a long night

anonymous
170 days ago
This is what I'm talking about. Let the REAL christians be blessed by Christ and his love! Two albums in one year!! What did Christ give Lambesis? Two t-ts in one year! Christ is Lord!

anonymous
170 days ago
literally was not asked for hang it up. new agony scene, bt, 18v, throwdown and unearth will blow this amateur stuff away

anonymous
170 days ago
Which band is more Christian as of 2018? On the one hand Zao has been slow and steady and after kicking out Jesse all the drama is gone. Lyrics have been a lot more introspective and even though they said they are not a Christian band they walk the walk. However AILD has a big opportunity here to give their testimony and witness on forgiveness and being born again... BUT they haven't said a word about it yet. what do y'all think?

anonymous
170 days ago
Open your ear holes wide, for Zao cometh inside.

anonymous
170 days ago
AILD is not a christian metalcore band and will not be

anonymous
170 days ago
How do they walk the walk?

anonymous
170 days ago
Blood and fire had a few Christian things. After that nothing. I guess funeral of God but they literally buried it after that

anonymous
170 days ago
I'm talking 2018 people not 1998, where do they rank now?

anonymous
170 days ago
Funeral of god was more of a societal observation not a personal declaration of faith. Similar to red hot chilli peppers Californication.

anonymous
170 days ago
around tier 5-6 with bands like converge, shai hulud, hopesfall, poison the well. nostalgic underground loyal following but don't move the genre needle

anonymous
170 days ago
No where do they rank on the Christian scale compared to each other

anonymous
170 days ago
Zao did it first and did it better than AILD, not sure why people even mentioned AILD in the same breathe of bands whom paved the way for them. They didn't even do that well during the course of their career before breakup.

AILD is the metalcore equivilent to Suicide silence. Yea they were good but cephalic carnage were doing bass drops all over the place before JFACowboy did it which influenced ALL of deathcore.

Get rkt

anonymous
170 days ago
you are implying that zao has ANY interest in moving the metalcore genre needle, they have been slowly subtracting hardcore infulences and breakdowns out of their stuff for a while now.

anonymous
170 days ago
^^^
this, in fact there was an interview with them recently i forget where, where they basically said hardcore was "stupid", they also said something about "playing in odd meters to discourage karate morons"

anonymous
170 days ago
Shitty indie singing is the wrong direction to go in though.

anonymous
170 days ago
Very very little. Scott's voice has gotten good

anonymous
170 days ago
Aild has far cheesier singing and a lot more of it

anonymous
170 days ago
AILD is 10-15 percent cleans any album oceans and below. A lot of people talking nonsense here

anonymous
170 days ago
Aild is for people that worry about breakdowns, push presses and dance moves.

Zao is for people that just like to listen to heavy shit

anonymous
170 days ago
yeah and? breakdowns rule... absolute best part of metalcore and AILD is way better gym lifting music. not trying to sit at home and calculate the square root of a converge or coalesce syncopation

anonymous
170 days ago
that is two too many hang it up

anonymous
170 days ago
Real talk Zaos songs are heavy but don't sound good to me. they are just too atonal and too unmusical to enjoy, the best song is Observer/Observed but the singing gets weird and it all falls apart. I'm just not feeling it guys.

anonymous
170 days ago
Instead of the weak singing it's like why not just play a cool bridge part or fcking solo? You have 2 guitarists so you can pull it off live... they way underutilize the 2nd guitar.

anonymous
170 days ago
Because Russ can barely play

anonymous
170 days ago
The singing part on observed/observer is the best part. You are nuts

anonymous
170 days ago
That same chomo posted 30 more comments.

#Unemployed

anonymous
170 days ago
10 years from now people will still be listening to zao, converge, DEP.

As I Lay Dying will be that thing that "I used to listen to in high school".

The FATA syndrome

anonymous
170 days ago
I have a job.
I work at the metal blade office.

anonymous
170 days ago
same loser said no one would be listening to AILD or mid 00s metalcore ten years from now in 2004-05. wrong again a sswipe

anonymous
170 days ago
I do marketing and social media rearytics for an entertainment gig. This is literally part off my job.

anonymous
170 days ago
"The singing part on observed/observer is the best part. You are nuts"

Are you a russian troll because WHAT. THE. fck how is that shit good? Beginning was fcking beast, song part was great, then BAM fck YOU Scott singing.

anonymous
170 days ago
OH MY GOD! MELODY! RUN! grow up

anonymous
170 days ago
It's not the melody it's the shit vocals. Like I said play it on guitar, you know, the instrument he actually plays? Not some "hey I'm a 40 year old musician I guess I should sing". Same shit as In Flames. If you didn't sing by high school you just don't have the talent. Matt Heafy might be an exception because he has legit gotten decent.

anonymous
170 days ago
mid 00s metalcore vocalist reference. good. i like that. 90s metalcore like zao and converge suck esp on vox

anonymous
170 days ago
Zao has had singing on almost every record since 99. Not a new development. Nothing wrong with his voice

anonymous
170 days ago
I think liberate was talking not singing. s/t has Jesse singing about trying but it hurts. Honestly that's about the time Zao lost me. The music got weird, production was totally fcked.

anonymous
169 days ago
Zao is more of a temp agency than a band

anonymous
169 days ago
I rather put on the new Linking Park album

anonymous
169 days ago
I fingered my haemorrhoids in the shower last night... never felt anything special... I just wish there was more to life

anonymous
169 days ago
this band should of never existed after 2004. everything since is laughable. as i lay dyings last good album was oceans in 2007. but that's still more quality than anything zao has produced 2006 onward. hang it up

anonymous
169 days ago
The song you are referring to was sung by Dan, not Jesse. Also there was singing on blood and fire

anonymous
169 days ago
In order of singing ability

Brett Detar > Jesse Smith > Dan > Scott

anonymous
169 days ago
brett has one of the more irritating voices of the early 2000s

that being said, nothing wrong with scott. it's not like he's singing wrong notes. he is fine.

anonymous
169 days ago
Agree, Juliana theory music was good but the vocals always pushed me away. He is a good musician though.

anonymous
169 days ago
*he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die**he didn't know, he was gonna die*

anonymous
168 days ago
^^^^^^
hahahaha. now THAT was jesse


anonymous
163 days ago
"They've been on fire recently."

Don't you mean, "They've been on BLOOD AND FIRE recently?"