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There are at least two bands called ZAO, the first of which are still active, the latter haven’t done anything since 1994:

1) Zao (pronounced /ˈzeɪ.oʊ/) is a band from Greensburg, Pennsylvania and are considered one of the founding metalcore groups. However they began in 1993 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, playing a style of Hardcore similar to bands such as Earth Crisis and Snapcase. Zao has hosted several musicians and endured numerous roster changes to the point where no original members remain, often marked by the departure and readmission of multiple members. The band’s catalog is often divided into two distinct eras, marked by a drastic shift in members that led to an equally drastic shift in sound. Most noticeably of these changes was the shift from vocalist Shaun Jonas who later formed Symphony in Peril to current front-man Dan Weyandt. Throughout the years, Zao has hosted many notable musicians such as guitarist Brett Detar of The Juliana Theory fame and current drummer Jeff Gretz who briefly played for From Autumn To Ashes. In the eyes of many fans, the “core” of Zao’s sound was best exemplified by drummer Jesse Smith, guitarists Russ Cogdell and Scott Mellinger(formerly of Creation Is Crucifixion), and vocalist Dan Weyandt. The current lineup is comprised of Russ, Scott, Dan, Jeff, and bass player and long time friend of the band, Martin Lunn.

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  • DrSlump7

    oooooh, there's a Zeuhl band?? I must try this.

    30 Mar 8:12pm Reply
  • WS9167

    I love how half of the people who copied the "modern metalcore fans" comment are fans of the Zeuhl band, and the other half is "trve kvlt metalcore" fans.

    30 Mar 6:20pm Reply
  • WS9167

    Well, I haven't listened to those guys yet, but their album was apparently produced by Steve Albini. I'm not sure if "crappy metalcore" applies.

    30 Mar 6:19pm Reply
  • Metal_Ganon

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [8] Yeah, they'd much rather listen to crappy metalcore than zeuhl greatness. I feel genuinely sorry for them.

    20 Mar 6:10pm Reply
  • Obsmarkany

    That feel when a metal band shares a name with a genuinely good avant-prog band. [2] Zao is zeuhl!

    16 Mar 11:22am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [7]

    16 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • fuckmeimstupid

    Minor Crisis (новая группа экс-участников Zao и The Chariot) выпустила первый сингл. Получился сплав из агрессивного хард-рока и пост-электроники. Слушаем песню по ссылке: http://soundrate.ru/news/detail/Novaya_pesnya_Minor_Crisis_Storm_The_Page

    30 Jan 8:29am Reply
  • KhalidMuhijadee

    that feel when a metal band shares a name with a genuinely good avant-prog band

    24 Jan 10:35am Reply
  • CovinS2

    still amazing

    23 Jan 12:32pm Reply
  • Considerables

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [6] One of the greatest, if not the greatest, Christian Metalcore band.

    6 Jan 10:42pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    "metalcore = scum" doesn't mean it's bad. only cynical people say stuff like that anyway

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • soft_green

    both bands are awesome

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • yuzuquizm

    They don't deserve to listen to this band though.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Ranunculus

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [5] Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Mëkanïk!

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ProgPro96

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [4]

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Roy__Strang

    "Zao - американская metalcore команда" - петухи

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    Modern metalcore fans have no idea what they're missing. [3]

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DisConduct

    Awesome band but the tag death metal is pretty funny...

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • CovinS2

    I remember the good ol' days that the top few tracks would have over a hundred listeners each.

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Tweed15

    New album in the works? I have heard rumors.....

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
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