Decoding Transmissions From The Möbius Strip

by Zao

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candorvaas With just these two tracks, Zao demonstrates how amazing they are! Favorite track: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil.
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althrioan this rips pretty much. great groove, great melodies and heavy hitting breakdowns in track #2 - I'm really looking forward to what is happening in the future with ZAO
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RadWolf WTF do you say about Zao? Progenitors. I've been supporting this band since I plugged in a newly released "Liberate" to a listening station back in 99' in a record store and had my face melted off. This band has never been stronger than now. I'll be here until the end and beyond. Favorite track: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil.
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Burnt There is something about Zao's writing that lends itself to their longevity. These 2 tracks have a raw aggression that isn't present in whatever wave of metalcore we have these days. These guys are legends. Favorite track: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil.
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TomJonze Just two songs to tide us over until a new album. Both songs rip with all that is loved from Zao with an absolute ripper of a solo on I Saw The Devil. Favorite track: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil.
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jerm I fucking love this band Favorite track: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil.
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Zao is Dan Weyandt, Scott Mellinger, Russ Cogdell, Martin Lunn and Jeff Gretz

Recorded and mixed by Dave Hidek at The Church
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Mastering
Lacquer Cutting for Vinyl by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Cover Illustration by Josh Cook
Art Direction and design by Jeff Gretz


released February 8, 2019


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Zao Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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Track Name: Transmission 1: I Saw The End
I saw the end
In the beginning
A vision of a wheel spinning unbound

I saw the sky
Consuming itself
The air was vacant and absent of sound

Unbroken consciousness amends
Abide in smoldering inverted pyres
Whisper to us from futures past
Reveal to us our own true form

Within the minds darkness
There lies a doorway
A mirror that does not cast forth a reflection

Formed in a forge not made by man
It’s frame not cast by human hands
Those able to gaze beyond its surface
Trembling they’ll shatter and pass through

For we’re called, called, called to join the parade
The one in which we all must march as our true fears are displayed
It calls, calls, calls, calls from the void
It’s voice echoes from within the space where creation was destroyed
Track Name: Transmission 2: I Saw The Devil
I saw the devil in the woods when I was a child
Alone on a path of pale whispering trees
Then it appeared as a mirror
It appeared in the mirror
The sun felt cold beneath their shadows

Creeping in beside me
Paralytic disruption

Manifestations exit through the eyes
As a projection
That will inhabit a reflection

Fear is the old one who makes us do terrible things
Fear is the old one untouched by time
Fear twists and turns carving lines in the mind

You can’t look away, as it draws in close
You howl out in pain as it rips your flesh from your bones
They crack and tear, they snap and break
Trembling, as you plead, “I see through it”

I see through it

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