Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
West Virginia’s long-running metalcore legends ZAO have announced a planned EP release for this autumn. ‘Pyrrhic Victory‘ is the follow-up to 2016’s fantastic ‘The Well-Intentioned Virus’ and it will be released on November 3rd via ZAO‘s own Observed/Observer Recordings.
With this welcome news comes an explosive cut from the EP, titled “The Host Has Bared Its Teeth“. In typical ZAO fashion, the track yields an intense deluge of powerful riffs and throat-wrecking vocals. Stream it below.
You can now pre-order ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ here.
Pyrrhic Victory Tracklist:
01. Drifting Shadows In Walking Dreams
02. Gifts Of Flowers And Stone
03. Clawing, Clawing, Never Cutting Through
04. The Host Has Bared Its Teeth
05. Feed It Pain
ZAO will undertake a short weekend tour on the first of October. Here are the dates:
Oct. 6 – Fri 8 PM
Oct. 7 – Sat 9 PM Local 506 · Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 8 – Sun 6 PM Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center · Harrisburg, PA (guests include Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost)