ZAO &  Living Sacrifice

Third String Productions Presents:

ZAO & Living Sacrifice

Mona Borland, alias

Sat, December 9, 2017

7:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

ZAO
ZAO
Zao is a metalcore band from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and one of the metalcore groups that rose in popularity at the end of the 90's. Founded in 1993 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Zao has hosted several musicians and endured numerous roster changes to the point where no original members remain. Former drummer Jesse Smith, singer Daniel Weyandt, and guitarists Scott Mellinger and Russ Cogdell are seen by most fans as the "core" of Zao.

Christianity has been a key influence in the band's work; because the founding members claimed to have a strong relationship with god, they were considered a devoted Christian band, which changed as time passed. Former drummer Jesse Smith slowly changed the band's vision. Because only half the band's members identified themselves as Christians, Zao no longer considered itself a Christian band but rather a group of open-minded artists.
To date, Zao has completed ten full-length albums, three EPs, a two-disc DVD documentary and multiple concert tours, garnering a limited but global fanbase and earning critical praise in the process.

Former members:
Roy Goudy - Guitar (1993-1997)
Jesse Smith - Drums (1993-2004)
Eric Reeder - Vocals (1994-1995)
Mic Cox - Bass (1994-1997)
Shawn Jonas - vocals (1995-1997)
Kevin Moran - Touring Bassist (1997)
Ron Gray - Guitar (1997-1998)
Brett Detar - Guitar (1997-1999)
Rob Horner - Bass (1999-2004)
Corey Darst - Touring Vocalist (2000-2001)
Matt Auxier - Touring Guitarist (2001-2002)
Joshua Ashworth - Touring Vocalist (2003-2004)
Shawn Koschik - Bass (2004-2005)
Stephen Peck - Drums (2004-2005)
Russ Cogdell - Guitar (1997-2006) (Left due to knee surgery, but joined the lineup again in 2007)
Living Sacrifice
Living Sacrifice
Christian metal band that formed in September 1989 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. The band has released 7 studio albums, out of which the first 3 were recorded under R.E.X. Records with their original vocalist Darren Johnson, as a more thrash metal and death metal oriented band. They became more of a groove metal / metallic hardcore group beginning with Reborn (1997), under Solid State Records, with the original guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh on vocals. They broke up in 2003, though reunited again as of February 2008.
Venue Information:
The Dirty 30
650 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX, 75226