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Zao’s “Observed/Observer” Should be Listened To/Listened By

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Huzzah! Seven years after their last full-length, Awake?, Zao will finally release a new album this year. It’s called The Well-Intentioned Virus. Here is the cover art:

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KIDDING! Here’s the real cover art:

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The band has also unveiled the first single from the album, “Observed/Observer,” and it’s unsurprisingly killer. It’s a creative, seamless amalgamation of death metal, mathcore, and melodic post-metal. If the whole album is this good, the long wait for new Zao music will have been well worth it

Check out “Observed/Observer” below, courtesy of RevolverThe Well-Intentioned Virus will be out December 9 on the band’s own label, which just so happens to be called Observed/Observer Recordings. Pre-order it here.

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