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Zao is back in the studio working on a follow up to their 2006 Steve Albini produced full length The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here. The band is recording with As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and Daniel Castleman, with Zao's Scott Mellinger rounding out the producion team. The lineup for the record will feature Mellinger on guitars, frontman Dan Weyandt, bassist Martin Lunn and…
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Greensburg, PA natives Zao has announced that they've written a new record which they'll record within the next few weeks. The album will feature the return of former drummer Jeff Gretz. The band hope to post a new song…
July 12, 2008
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Jeff Gretz, who recently left Zao has announced that he will be filling in on drums for the upcoming tour headlined by From Autumn to Ashes. Gretz is filling in for vocalist Francis Mark who recently took over vocal duties for the band after the departure of Ben Perri. The band recently announced plans to release a …
February 18, 2007
Media: Zao adds and subtracts members
Zao has posted a lengthy update covering both lineup changes and future plans. The influential metalcore act released The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here last year. The band has reunited with guitarist Russ Cogdell who had been recovering from an injury and will be involved with the band's future projects. The band also announced the departure of drummer Jeff Gretz. The band is planning…
January 24, 2007
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