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Metalcore vets ZAO streaming new tracks from new/old recording documenting early days with first two vocalists

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ZAO are releasing “Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996“, their new compilation of 14 early songs, many of which are previously unreleased, on October 9th, and the band just premiered another new song off of that record called “Exchange”. New Noise Magazine got it covered HERE. Check it out and listen to the album’s closing track “Repressed” below.

14 recordings documenting the earliest days of the band and their first two vocalists Eric Reeder and Shawn Jonas. Collecting tracks from the Sustained cassette demo, their first two split 7”’s, an alternate compilation recording of Exchange and six previously unreleased tracks.

The source audio has been masterfully restored and given new life by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio and the album lacquer masters were cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and vinyl pressed in Cleveland, Ohio at Gotta Groove Records.

“An alternate recording of the All Else Failed album standout, this version of Zao’s “Exchange”originally appeared on the 1996 compilation album The World Is Yours. October 9, it is being rereleased on Early Recordings 1995 – 1996 via Steadfast Records.” – New Noise

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