Steadfast Records is thrilled to announce two upcoming Zao releases. Preface: Early Recordings 1995-1996 and All Else Failed: 25th Anniversary Edition. Both are out October 9 and available to preorder now.
'Preface: Early Recordings 1995 - 1996' comes with 14 recordings documenting the earliest days of the band. Opening with a set of previously unreleased demos fronted by founding vocalist Eric Reeder along with 2 tracks that appeared on The Tie That Binds 7”/Split CD. The second set features 7 tracks fronted by vocalist Shawn Jonas. Including a previously unreleased alternate recording of All Else Failed standout Exchange and the Treadwater 7” version of song Repressed.
The source audio has been masterfully restored and given new life by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio. Album lacquer masters cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and vinyl pressed in Cleveland, Ohio, at Gotta Groove Records.
And as if that is not enough, the band will also be celebrating the 25th birthday of 'All Else Failed' with a re-release of the 2018 restored audio re-cut as a 45rpm 2xLP.