Fighting Zero

Fighting Zero

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"...Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Fighting Zero combines heavy and engaging guitars, heartfelt melody, and solid drums layered with smart samples/sequencing. Lead by Scott VanFossen, this group follows no rules." - REVOLVER MAGAZINE, April 2005

Biography

Grammy-award winning producer? Check. Music in rotation on local and college radio? Check. Revolver Magazine features? Yep.

In December of 2003, the bastard child of Fighting Zero was born. Scott VanFossen had left an east-coast-touring club band to follow the vision he had in mind. Before even starting to write music for what would be an all-original band, he set out with a game plan; something in the plan must be right, instantaneously garnering national attention from national management, producers, and even ESPN Sports Network, before ever stepping foot on stage with the new band.

The music--- heavy, truthful, painful, melodic, and dark, but there is an underlying silver cloud that can be taken from each strong and independently-voiced song: Hope. Hope that, while life can be unusually difficult at times, there is hope that “it can only go up from here…” With odd-time signatures and hooky choruses, there is not only a radio-friendly song present, i.e. “Refine” in rotation on 97.9X, but also an immensely thought-out barrage of heavy break-downs for metal freaks to sink their teeth into. Through the influences of all kinds, even including old-school hip hop, classical, and fusion, Fighting Zero’s music breaks through the pack of imitation bands with a product which is truly, truly different.

Endorsed by Halo Custom Guitars (haloguitars.com), Scott VanFossen set out for the proper band mates to fit the group. Zhach Kelsch (formerly of Idol Eyez), Dave Longo (formerly of 3 Stoned Men), and Derek Spencer (formerly of Universal Recording artists "LIFER") would finally round out the group in 2006 as the drummer, bassist, and lead guitarist, respectively. Each with more than 20 years of experience in the industry brings their own flavor of influences to the table as well as know-how. Caliber indicator: Fighting Zero’s second live-show was with Hollywood Record’s recording artist, Breaking Benjamin. Their live show is engaging, tight, and truly professional in all forms. Whether playing at New York City’s legendary CBGB’s (and bringing a crowd with them from N.E. PA), or playing locally in the Philadelphia/Allentown/Wilkes-Barre areas, a Fighting Zero show should not be missed.

Here’s what Revolver Magazine (April 2005) has to say about them:

“…Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Fighting Zero combines heavy and engaging
guitars, heartfelt melody, and solid drums layered with smart
samples/sequencing.  Lead by Scott VanFossen, this group follows no rules.”

In August 2006, Fighting Zero entered into the studio with grammy-award winning and multi-platinum producer, Sylvia Massy Shivy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash) to record their debut EP, set for release in Fall of 2006. You will NOT want to miss this.

While present recordings have currently gained Fighting Zero a #1 Alternative Metal band slot on Audiostreet.net, Fighting Zero was also chosen to be 1st alternate to open for Hoobastank and Velvet Revolver in May of 2005. Their current work with Sylvia Massy Shivy will, no doubt, trump all previous Fighting Zero accomplishments and gain professional and more fanfare respect throughout the local and national industry levels.

For more information: www.fightingzero.com

Lyrics

Live Love Lost

Written By: Fighting Zero

Like a shepherd
I guard
All my own hurt
With a rusted razor blade
Like a doctor
I find
All the right tools
To do my dirty work

Live, Love
I've lost all I am.
Live, Love
I've lost all I am for you.
For you.

In this tension
I hide
All this anger
That's on the rise
In an explosion
it comes
Out of me and
Through my blackest eyes

Live, Love
I've lost all I am.
Live, Love
I've lost all I am for you.
For you.
For you.

In this tension, I hide
All this anger, that's by my side.

Live, Love
I've lost all I am.
Live, Love
I've lost all I am for you.
For you.
For you.
For you.

Copyright 2006 by Fighting Zero/Scott VanFossen, BMI.

Discography

Debut EP, Produced by Sylvia Massy Shivy (Tool/Powerman 5000/System of a Down) and Jim Wood. Slated for release Jan. 2007.

97.9FM The X (97.9 WBSX - www.979x.com)
Spinning "Refine" and "Change My Mind"

90.3FM ESU (90.3 WESS - www.esu.edu/wess)
Spinning "Live Love Lost"

95.1FM WZZO
102.3FM The Mountain
105.5FM LCCC
98.5FM WKRZ

Set List

IN TOO DEEP
TAKE ME
GRAVE DIG
DOWN
WRITE THE CHAPTER
CHANGE MY MIND
ONE DAY
HORROR SHOW
NEWTON’S LAW
LIVE LOVE LOST
REFINE
NEVER CAUGHT IN YOUR EYES

Set can last up to 1.5hrs.