Zao has written over ten songs, and continues to accumulate material, for their new full-length album, the follow up to last year’s landmark “The Funeral Of God.” The band is demoing material in their hometown of Greensburg, Pennsylvania right now and will enter Chicago’s Electrical Audio studio in January to begin tracking with Steve Albini. The famed engineer’s resume, of course, includes Nirvana, The Pixies, Neurosis and Slint. “This is our strongest material and I’m confident in saying this will be the best album that ZAO has ever written,” says longtime guitarist Scott Mellinger. “We want to capture the dark and sinister vibe that was all over the ‘Liberate’ record, while going even further forward and experimenting – as Zao always has done – with new depths within our sound.” While drummer Jeff Gretz has claimed the new album will be called “The George Lucas Neckfat,” the truth is, the album is still as yet untitled. Watch this space for more info on the forth coming release.