Metal Shop's Backstage Pass - Episode 249 : Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger
Metal Shop's Backstage Pass
Scott Mellinger plays guitar in a highly influential metalcore band called ZAO. The band is playing the big Furnace Fest 2021 down in Arkansas this weekend, so I thought it would be fitting to feature one of the most beloved bands from that scene on the podcast this week. Scott is a great guy to chat with and the new Zao album is high quality stuff. Go out of your way to check out “The Crimson Corridor” after you listen to this pod. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Episode 231: Morbid Angel with Scott Mellinger of Zao - Discography Discussion
Scott Mellinger of Zao joins the podcast this week to discuss Morbid Angel, one of the most influential death metal bands of the 90s. We figure out how adaptive Dan is to change and what types of experimentation he thinks is acceptable in his 90s death metal. Huge thank you to Scott for hanging out with us on this episode of Discography Discussion. Check it out! #discussmetal #Zao #MorbidAngel Check out Zao on Bandcamp at https://officialzao.bandcamp.com Join our Patreon: Discography Discussion on Patreon - http://bit.ly/discussmetalpatreonDiscography Discussion Podcast Homepage - http://bit.ly/DiscographyDiscussionSubscribe to RSS - https://podcast.discussmetal.com/feedBuy a Shirt on Teespring! - http://bit.ly/DDTeeSpringJoin the conversation on Discord - http://bit.ly/discussmetalDiscordFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/DiscographydiscussionTwitter - https://twitter.com/discussmetalInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/discography_discussion Listen to Discography Discussion on Spotify - http://bit.ly/discussmetalspotifyDiscography Discussion on Apple Podcasts/iTunes - http://bit.ly/discussmetalitunesDiscography Discussion on Google Play - http://bit.ly/discussmetalgoogleplayListen on Stitcher - http://bit.ly/discussmetalstitcherListen on iHeartRadio - http://bit.ly/DDiHeartRadioWatch/Listen on Youtube - http://bit.ly/discussmetalyoutubeListen on TuneIn - http://bit.ly/discussmetaltunein Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Submit a band request Here - http://bit.ly/DDBandSuggestionsEmail: email@example.com www.discussmetal.com Album of the weekDan - Fear Factory “Aggression Continuum”Joe - Megadeth “Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years”Scott - YOB “Our Raw Heart”
Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger is our guest this week! We discuss the band's the new album, The Crimson Corridor, the feeling of being a bit more introspective this time around, the importance of the physical product to the record's overall experience, and how the band collaborates with artists to interpret their visions. Scott also looks back at the band's 2006 classic, The Fear is What Keeps Us Here, what it was like working with legendary producer Steve Albini, the difficulty of getting the masters back from Ferret Records, and how they learned from past labels before launching their own. Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia hash out their fears of Metallica working with Elton John, the recent peak behind the scenes of Some Kind of Monster, and Corey Taylor's adventure into filmmaking with Ninjas vs. Zombies. Thank you to our sponsor, Metal Blade Records, for their continued support! Songs: Zao - "The Final Ghost" and "Ship of Theseus"
Keith and Tommy welcome Scott Mellinger back to the show to discuss Zao's upcoming album "The Crimson Corridor", some more Zao history, the concept of "Ship of Theseus", Abnegation, relationships, retro gaming and a whole lot more.
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Scott Mellinger joined the legendary band Zao to replace Brett Detar as a musician between the albums, When Blood and Fire Bring Rest and Liberate Te Ex Inferis. He immediately brought a new sonic element helping them arrive at their signature sound, but his influence didn't stop there. Despite being in a band with big personalities, Scott emerged as a leader and became the band's stabilizing point guard. Zao's streak of longevity was truly unexpected given their early years and the amount of environmental change that has occurred since the late ’90s, making them about as legendary as it gets in our world. Scott's a great thinker and I always feel it's a privilege to speak with him. https://labeledpodcast.com/ Support Labeled on Patreon Join Labeled on Facebook SONGS YOU HEARD ON THIS EPISODE: Further Seems Forever "Make It A Part" Starflyer 59 "All The Time" Pedro the Lion "Almost There" Zao "Savannah" Zao "Angel Without Wings" Zao "Five Year Winter" Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost "The Mountain" Zao "Into the Jaws of Dread" Zao "Intro" Zao "Creator/Destroyer" Zao "The Crimson Corridor" Zao "Ship of Theseus" Zao "Croatoan" MORE FROM TOOTH & NAIL: * Labeled: Music From The Podcast: smarturl.it/labeledplaylist * DISCOVER IT: New Tracks from T&N Records: smarturl.it/TNNDiscover * This Is Solid State: New Tracks from Solid State Records: https://spoti.fi/2CUCsaH * Tooth & Nail Store (LABELED Patreon members get 20% off everything): tnn.lnk.to/store
ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger talks about discovering Metallica; learning his first Metallica songs and covering them in his first band; the unique partnership between him and the rest of the guys in Zao, past and present; and to top it off, he's composed an original theme for Speak N' Destroy! Follow Scott on Instagram to keep up with Zao, Pack (featuring members of the Juliana Theory), and The Lonely Ghost Parade. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme composed, performed, and produced by Scott Mellinger. Keep up with the podcast at SpeakNDestroy.com. Follow Speak N' Destroy on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.
Episode 15: Scott Mellinger of Zao / Creation is Crucifixion
The New Scene
Keith and Tommy sit down with guitar virtuoso and member of genre-defining bands Zao and Creation is Crucifixion: Scott Mellinger. We discuss Scott's discovery of the scene and some of the bands that influenced him early on. Scott also details his time in Creation is Crucifixion, the bands from which they drew inspiration the secret behind how they developed their extremely complex and unique sound. Scott also details his history in metalcore greats Zao, the trials and tribulations of the band, what they're up to now and what we can expect in the future. Finally, Keith and Tommy check in at the end to discuss the current state of the world and the show.