Zero Again join the label
We are stoked to welcome Zero Again to the label family for their crushing and furious debut album, ‘A Deep Appreciation Of Suffering’.
Their first release with us will be a thirty track discography packed with blasts of anger and inspiration. This is the punk that is needed today.
Punk is now, not then. Animal liberation is human liberation.
Zero Again are one of the UK’s hardest working new thrash punk bands, and fresh from their gigs with Subhumans, Voivod and many more, the band will hit the road again in support of the new album, with gigs already lined up the length and breadth of the UK, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and Ireland.
Photos from @mcrpunkfest by @neilworthington_musicphoto
Next up for Zero Again are two May Day shows this weekend in Bulgaria, with Rash Decision and Escalate
The there’s a Berlin date on 25th May with the mighty Killbite
Followed by the Fuck Fascism Fest #8 on 27th May.
Then Zero Again’s next two UK dates are with Conflict in June:
Conflict / Lost Cherrees / Zero Again - Fleece, Bristol
Conflict / Lost Cherrees / Zero Again - Cavern Exeter
They will be heading to Derby in September for a matinee gig with Discharge Disassociate Balsall Heathens and Model of Truth
And have a London date confirmed for 18th November with Axegrinder(Official) at New Cross Inn thanks to South London Scum
The band are constantly looking for more shows, so get in touch.
We have the ‘A Deep Appreciation Of Suffering’discography CD ready to go, but are waiting on a solid release ETA from Sanctus Propaganda once they’ve received the vinyl LP from the pressing plant.
In the meantime, give the new single ‘Ran into the ground’ a listen and share for us: https://youtu.be/R_fzf5DLpN8
Here’s Mass Movement magazine’s take on the new single: http://massmovement.co.uk/uk-punks-zero-again-drop-new-single-ran-into-the-ground/
And here’s Bring The Noise live review of the Zero Again set at Manchester Punk Festival: https://www.bringthenoiseuk.com/202304/reviews/live-reviews/festival-review-manchester-punk-festival-2023
Powered by plants and fueled by indignation, Zero Again were birthed during the chaos of the pandemic, and although they may appear a relatively ‘new’ band, they are actually older than dirt, with their four members having served many decades in the trenches of the punk rock wars in bands such as Regret, Grand Collapse, Warwound, In The Shit, Stampin’ Ground, Four Letter Word, Ephemeral Foetus, Decadence Within, Bring To Ruin, yadda yadda yadda. All of which means fuck all if you’re not creating something relevant and meaningful right this minute, of course (you’re only as good as your last song, after all), and Zero Again make dark, twisted noises that perfectly capture the End of Days zeitgeist we endure so stoically right now.
Often graciously compared to Peni, early Neurosis, the Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke and Lard, Zero Again, as their name suggests, threw away the rule book when they first butted heads in a Bristol rehearsal room, turning their back on all expectation, and going just where their morbid muse bloody well pleases… and it usually gives a sly nod to anarcho punk, post punk and early USHC in amongst the sabre-rattling and ruminations on our insipid mortality.
With two delirious 2021 EPs to their name – ‘Revert To Nothing’ (Kibou) and ‘Out Of The Crooked Timber of Humanity’ (Sanctus Propaganda) – not to mention a split 7” with Brighton’s Attestor, entitled ‘The A to Z of Ignorance, Indifference And Idiocy’ (TNS, 2022), Zero Again are now ready to unleash their debut LP, ‘A Deep Appreciation of Suffering’. It’s the heaviest, most original, compellingly odd recording they’ve done to date, and features a jaw-dropping cover illustration from renowned dark artist, Robert ‘Mid’ Middleton.
Sanctus Propaganda release the vinyl, whilst Engineer Records are doing the CD version, with a whopping fifteen bonus tracks from the three EPs to date, basically making it a ‘discography so far’ release.