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Zao Premiere New Track “Croatoan”


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Zao have premiered their new song “Croatoan“, which serves as the first single from their forthcoming twelfth studio album, “The Crimson Corridor“. That record will be out April 09th and is set to be made available to pre-order tomorrow, March 05th, via Bandcamp and Holy Mountain Printing.

The group commented of the inspiration for this track:

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“In 1587 a group of 115 English colonists arrived at Roanoke Island off the coast of what is now North Carolina. The group was led by their governor John White who later sailed back to England to gather more supplies. White and his ship were subsequently caught up in a war with Spain for three years. Upon finally returning to the colonies, White discovered that every single person from the initial journey, including his wife and children, were gone without a trace. The only clue left behind was a wooden post with a single word carved into it: “Croatoan”. The whereabouts of the settlers are unsolved to this day.”

Vocalist Dan Weyandt further added:

“Based off its origin and without clear definition, the word ‘Croatoan’ embodies an unsettling feeling of helplessness to me. This song is a vehicle for that feeling and relates it back to dissociation and being lost in strange dimensions and dreams.”

If you missed the news previously, the band have also announced a ‘Croatoan’ Ale.

[via Decibel]

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