(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
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.
ZAO will undertake a short weekend tour at 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 (Support guests include former ZAO drummer’s Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost)
Pyrrhic Victory EP track list:
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