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Chicago, United States (1998 – 2005)

From Zero is a nu-metal group formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1998. Their music is distinguished from many earlier nu-metal groups with its greater focus on vocal harmonies, and correspondingly less elements of hip hop than groups like Limp Bizkit or Puya.

In 1999, the band independently released their self titled EP (referred to as “The Green Album”). At this time, they were also opening for bands such as Amen, Disturbed, Nickelback and Nothingface.

They later signed with Arista Records, where they released two major label albums in One Nation Under (which features many re-recorded songs from their self titled album) (2001) and My So-Called Life (2003). They had two music videos which are for their songs “Check Ya” and “Smack”, both of which can be viewed over on You Tube. Before the recording of My So-Called Life, bassist Rob Ruccia left the band to do production work on other bands, leaving vocalist Jett to record the bass for the album. They later recruited Avi Kopernik to play bass for the group’s live shows.

After being dropped by Arista less than a month after the release of My So-Called Life, they went to work preparing for their third album. As time went on, writing music became a chore and Jett with nothing to fall back on, needed to concentrate on a day job to support his family. Joe Pettinato, who already had a construction business, then left the band, and the rest of the group called it quits in 2005. Two songs from the intended album, “Middle of the Road” and “My Own Destiny”, can still be streamed on their official PureVolume page.


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  • akerbeltz

    Generic, but really good!

    26 Jun 5:23pm Reply
  • FactoryConnor

    Where is the Green Album on here?!

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Krakker1994

    Подсдулись к 2003 году, но 1999 и 2001 очень крутые вещи.

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Gone +

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • RageZomb1e

    Green Album is AWESOME!!

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • drozdkorn

    ... не плохие ребята!!]

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • veryillogical

    Ah 2001......[3] I would love to go back to that time.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dementedX14

    Ah 2001......[2] I would love to go back to that time.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Bbmin7b5

    Ah 2001......

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jettzero

    Nice to see people still comment and appreciate From Zero. If anyone is interested in what I am doing these days check this out. or

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bawitback

    reminds me of soft-Spineshank

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Jett was actually a pretty good Nu Metal vocalist. Reminds me sometimes of the vocalist of Depswa (I think on songs like "Down In A Hole" Depswa's is really sounding similar) and vice versa.

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • VanityKash

    The band that should've been HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got to see them play at the metro before they broke up :/

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • veryillogical

    Not very heavy but I like the voice of the lead singer. Chill Rock :)

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • DetoxScission

    @bleedthesky212: Yeah, it's not. You basically complain about people tagging things as Nu Metal and Metalcore for a couple lines, then you call genre names stupid and never say anything about just enjoying the music. So try again, jackass. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ And for anyone else, if you weren't aware, check out Jett's new group, Fate Accomplis. They've got 5 songs complete with plans to continue creating more.

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • bleedthesky212

    @DetoxScission if you would read my post that's basically what I'm saying.

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • lyooonya

    the best guys \m/

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rockstarvaci

    hahaha, this is awesome! I really needed this right now.. Some sad songs indeed.. Thank you, God bless ya all

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • nicolauz

    I still have the very first sample cd you guys used to give out to street teams. I also had about 200+ stickers, my high school was not happy. God that was like...2002 ? Sad to see the direction you went on...that original demo was badass ! Bet you would have had better luck if you went that less over-produced raw sound.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • curiousidiot

    i just bought their album "my so called life" i am very excited

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
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