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Zero Theorem: the perfect soundtrack to our dystopian present?

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Dystopian tales. Fantastical epics. No-so-fantastical real life. Hard rock and modern metal. Los Angeles-based Zero Theorem blend it all with a sound that brought early comparisons to Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch.

We sat down to talk to vocalist Caesar about the band's latest release The Killing Part II. In a world where musicians increasingly have little to say, and are often too scared to try and think outside of the confines of their scene, Zero Theorem offer an exhilarating alternative in both sound, approach and intent in heavy metal. For those searching for something deeper in their music, The Killing Part II is out now and is essential listening.

Caesar talks about capturing the attention of an audience with an increasingly decreasing attention span, and why the band decided to split the piece into two separate parts instead of releasing a full-length album. 

The inspiration behind The Killing project ranges from the conceptual (looking at the way technology and social media have blunted our ability to feel true empathy and how it could lead to an even more fractured society in the future), to the musical, with the various artists that have inspired the band's musical melting pot of ideasincluding Judas Priest to Fear Factory to science fiction movie scores.

We also talk about the future for the band, their commercial aspirations, the importance of how they present their ideas and the integral part that Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Papa Roach and Ozzy Osbourne producer Kane Churko has had on their work as a collaborator. 

The Killing II is out now and available to listeners in Europe here and to the rest of world here. Visit the Zero Theorem website, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.