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Zao Checks In With Band Activity Update

Zao has checked in with the following update about the band's current status and upcoming activity:

"If you have noticed that hideous picture of us that dominated the site for the better part of two years (and the coding that made it next to impossible to update anything) is gone. Myspace is forcing a new format on music pages, and we couldn't be happier. Simple and to the point. Now we just have to find the time to re-code some stuff. But we want it to be a place to check for news, etc. I mean, does anyone even USE myspace anymore?

"If you DON'T come to myspace anymore, you have other options, we have links at the top to follow our twitter and to our official facebook page (not the fan ones or that damned facebook wiki page that somehow managed to get 11,000 people liking it, instead of OUR page, but whatever)

"We are building a REAL website. We lost our URL in the Ferret/Warner Music fiasco. (short version of the story there is Ferret still exists, we are no longer on it. the previous owners of Ferret have a new label, we aren't on it). Building a REAL site is tricky. We want it to be the MAIN source of info, and also an archival database of what the band has been and a place you want to go. All this other social stuff should be extra, not the main thing. Hence, why we aren't too concerned about having all sorts of trinkets and bobbles on this thing anymore.

"We want to thank you for your support on Awake? it did WAY better than we thought it would. Having not toured in 3 years started Awake? with the intention of releasing it ourselves, at the 11th hour we decided to do it with Ferret when they offered. It was a great testing ground for us. We pressed a small amount that we were pretty confident we could sell. If they sold, it told us that we were justified in doing another one. It did. We will treat this the same way. As long as there are enough people interested we will keep moving.

"With that being said, we are doing another one, which as it stands now we will probably do ourselves, why not? The music industry has made enough money off of bands and wasted it, why not put it out ourselves, and sink the 'profits' back into future releases. We are writing, we have been exchanging songs. We have tossed songs that are 'too standard for Zao,' we are trying new things. It's liberating. We are doing our best to get Russ on the album (as we tried with Awake?). Needless to say, we are taking our time because we can. So as of right now, Zao is writing, self-managing and planning on self-releasing."

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brandedcfh420's avatar

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

this band is still around?!?!?

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Valentine_no_more writes:

which is...AWESOME!

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

which is.......an opinion! ive listened to their music, nothing special. just another band..............

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Saw this band a while back with stone sour. ....live wise it wasn't pretty...I am shocked they're still around..

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Valentine_no_more writes:

so negative.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BlackenedSpiral writes:

brandedcfh420: I think it's stellar that you contribute comments to so many articles. I mean, clearly you stay up to date on your metal! But the only comments I see are bashing bands. Is there anything you like? I'm with Valentine_no_more... So negative! I mean, I don't read the articles about bands I don't like. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but sometimes it's just taking up space in a forum where people WANT to talk about that band. In short, people may not care.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Deathblooms writes:

I really didn't like Awake? and RTB is right about their live show. I've seen them twice and they were very sloppy both times. I still have their old stuff in my music rotation though so I will still hold out hope.

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

BS: so what! its an open forum and i am a member. go cry to mommy. i have posted many positive things about bands, so go on and waaa waaa waaa. ill laugh about it!

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Haha 420
I don't like to sh!t on anyone's music but live wise they just weren't for me. ..good luck to them though

# Aug 31, 2010 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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