Clawing, Clawing, Never Cutting Through
The Host Has Bared Its Teeth
Zao - Pyrrhic Victory
Release Date - November 3, 2017
Label - Observed/Observer Recordings
Format - Vinyl, CD, Mp3
We recorded these songs in the same sessions that produced our album The Well-Intentioned Virus and the Xenophobe/Fear Itself 7 inch. Not really B-sides, they were pulled aside from the start as sort of slightly sylistically seperate from what we wanted the album to do. The one exception would be the first song "Drifting Shadows In Walking Dreams" which had previously been released as a limited-edition Flexi Disc with Decibel magazine.
The vinyl variants for this were 400 on Clear/Black Smoke vinyl. 600 on Transparent Red vinyl and 1000 on 150 Gram Virgin Black vinyl.
My third attempt at doing a relatively large scale "self-release" for Zao. I guess it went okay, 5-song EPs are a tough sell all around. Personally, I like the EP format, but you can't get press for them, they retail for less and cost about the same to produce and everyone assumes it is a placeholder for the next album. What are you going to do?
Line up:Dan Weyandt - VocalsScott Mellinger - GuitarJeff Gretz - DrumsRuss Cogdell - GuitarMartin Lunn - Bass