Pennsylvania metalcore legends Zao have announced that they are in the process of writing new material for their next studio album.
The band stated that "we are writing, we have been exchanging songs. We have tossed songs that are ‘too standard for Zao,’ we are trying new things. It’s liberating."
Zao plan to release their eleventh studio album through their own record label, explaining that "the music industry has made enough money off of bands and wasted it. Why not put it out ourselves and sink the ‘profits’ back into future releases?"
The band’s seminal release "Where Blood & Fire Bring Rest" was hailed as "one of the most the most influential albums of 1998" by Alternative Press magazine. Their last album "Awake?" was released in May 2009 through Ferret Records, and sold around 2000 copies in the US in its first week of release.