Metalcore legends Zao have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, The Well-Intentioned Virus, at Revolver. The brooding new track is titled “Observed/Observer” and it weaves together menacing melodies and trudging metallic madness. Vocalist Dan Weyandt told Revolver:
“It is about our personal role in the material universe. We are the culmination of all that exists observing and experiencing itself, while at the same time our behaviors and actions are being observed and experienced. Oneness and nothingness existing at the same time.”
Drummer/label manager Jeff Gretz adds:
“This is probably the first time the band has made a record where there was no ‘end-game.’ We just kept building up songs until we had a batch that we felt worked together as an album. Nobody was watching us or pushing a deadline. By the time we got to that point, we realized the hard part of funding and making the actual recording was already done. It just made sense to put it out ourselves. The whole thing could implode at any minute, but that seems to be the way the band does it’s best work, hanging on for dear life.”
Check out the track below.
The Well-Intentioned Virus will be released on December 9 via Observed/Observer Recordings.