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The best kept secret in music

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"Zero Season, Red Rooster"

Though Zero Season just released its debut album this past Spring, the band has been at it for years under the moniker “Shift.” Dan Bodi (guitar, vocals), Nick Madderom (lead guitar), Wes Fisher (drums), and Tony Necas (bass) produce a solid brand of modern radio rock with crunchy guitars, manly-dude harmonies and soaring, standing-on-a-mountain-shaking-your-fist-at-the-crumbling-kingdom-beneath-you songs. It’s a road-map that’s worked for countless bands during the past 15 years, but seems to be a dying craft around these parts (KUFO?). On Friday, August 31st the local hard rock staple will lend a hand to upstart Red Rooster, who nabbed the opening slot at Duffy’s Hangar. - Willamette Live - Salem Weekly


Discography

2012 -Self-Titled Album
1. Why Do I?
2. Awakening
3. Something Greater
4. Forgive the Forsaken
5. Whispers
6. Let Me Believe
7. Away From Everything
8. Can't Escape
9. throw
10. Last Stand
11. Portrait

2013 Single - Whiskey in the Jar

2013 Video - Whiskey in the Jar

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Bio


In early 1643 Nick Madderom, Dan Bodi, Wes Fisher, and Tony Necas came together in a swirling vortex of fire and pickled beets to form what would eventually become Zero Season. Armed with lutes and gypsy finger-clackers, they would set out to write their own destiny...

The Early Years

Nick and Dan had been playing together in different incarnations of the band for a few years when they asked Damon to fill the second guitar role that had recently been left empty. Over the next few years, the three of them, along with drummer Matt White, began playing throughout the Salem/Portland area and building a solid fan base. In 2005, Matt felt the band was pursuing a musical direction he did not agree with and parted ways with them. A number of drummers were auditioned over the following months, though none seemed to be the right fit. Eventually, they ran into Chris Mespelt, and the band was complete again. However, this would be short lived, as Chris would leave the group after only a little over a year. This left a very important position completely vacant in a group that had been plagued by member changes over the previous years.

Building a Vision

Though suffering yet another setback, the remaining members sought to find a new drummer and get back to work as quickly as possible. This would be easier said than done. With few prospects available that they hadn’t already seen, things were not going as smoothly as they had hoped. Fortunately, there would be a saving grace for them. Not long after the search began, the others discovered that Wes had some experience behind the kit and was willing to drop the bass and pick up the drums for the betterment of the band. While getting Wes up to speed, the band would also turn its focus to landing a new bassist. In possibly the smoothest search they had ever done, Tony Necas, a long time friend of Wes and fan of the band, was asked to join after being only the first one to audition. Finally, after all the effort, it seemed things had come together and they could focus on getting serious.

Changes

And they would. After months of writing and practicing, they were back playing shows everywhere they could. One show in particular would help to solidify their role as a legitimate force in the local scene. In mid-2008, the band, then known as Shift, entered “Rise Up”, a statewide talent search put on by Flossin’ Media. Though the contest was heavily hip-hop oriented, they would go on to win the whole thing. Earning themselves a spread in the company’s magazine, recording time, an expenses paid trip to Florida, and a huge boost of confidence.

Gaining momentum and fans, they began preparing to record their first full length album. Late in 2009, while writing for the album and playing shows to earn the money to fund it, the band would be dealt another blow. Immediately following a late October show, Damon would gather the rest together and announce he would be leaving the group. This created somewhat of a rift between him and the remaining members that would take some time but eventually be smoothed over. Exhausted from changing the lineup so many times, the band finally concluded that they would not look for another member this time. Upon that, Dan took over on rhythm guitar and the band forged ahead.

The Road Ahead

In the fall of 2010, the band officially began recording their debut album. With veteran engineer and producer Kevin McCarthy at the helm, the guys settled in for the long haul. During the recording process, the band, then still known as Shift, decided it would be in their best interest to change the band’s name to something no one else had used and that would symbolize the new start. After weeks of discussion, and a combination of several ideas, they officially changed their name to Zero Season. Recording concluded in early 2012 and, awaiting a few final steps, Zero Season is again ready to show the world what they can do and how hard they’re willing to work to get there.