ZO2, the powerhouse trio known for their electrifying live performances and T.V show “Z Rock”, is back and ready to captivate audiences once again. Breaking the silence with a new release, “Begin Again,” the band takes its first steps back into the spotlight with their brand new label, Kivel Records.  Established in 1997, Kivel Records is an independent record label that specializes in Melodic Hard Rock.

“Begin Again” is more than just an album title; it’s a declaration of a new era for ZO2. This 27- song (Two CD set) album not only introduces brand new tracks that showcase the band’s evolution but also unveils previously unreleased gems that provide a nostalgic glimpse into their musical journey as well as a special live bonus track. This is the perfect package to satisfy the band’s loyal fan base, while being a perfect introductory for new ones as well. The album’s title is a testament to ZO2’s commitment to closing the chapter on the past while paying homage to the legacy that has defined them. It’s not only the beginning of a new chapter for ZO2 but a heartfelt tribute to their late brother and bandmate, David Z.
“This album is testimony to our collective journey, a celebration of the new, and a respectful nod to where we’ve been,” says ZO2. “It’s a way to honor the memory of David Z and to continue the musical legacy we built together.”

Released on December 5th, “Begin Again” promises a sonic experience like never before. With an eclectic mix of styles that showcases the band’s versatility and musical prowess.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Kivel Records for this new chapter in our musical
journey,” says ZO2. “This album represents a fresh start for us, and we can’t wait for our fans to join us as we ‘Begin Again’.”

Kivel Records, known for its commitment to supporting artists on their creative ventures, is equally excited about the collaboration. “ZO2 brings a unique energy to Kivel Records’ stable of artists. ‘Begin Again’ is evidence of their artistry and resilience, and we’re honored to be part of this exciting new chapter,” says the label’s president John Kivel.  Welcome a new dawn for ZO2, when “Begin Again” is released December 5th on Kivel Records. Fans can Purchase ZO2 Begin Again here.

ZO2 is a New York rock band with Brooklyn roots formed in 2003 when Paul Zablidowsky (“Paulie Z”) and his brother David Zablidowsky (“David Z”) (known as the “Z brothers”) approached drummer Joey Cassata to join their band.

The trio is known for making throwback rock with Paulie Z on vocals and guitar, David Z on vocals and bass, and Joey Cassata on drums, percussion, and vocals. In the early years, the band made ends meet by playing at children’s birthday parties around New York where their clients included Robert De Niro, Michael J. Fox and Al Roker.

When asked about their decision to play children’s parties, Paulie Z explained, “it was really only to fund ZO2.” ZO2 landed its first national tour in 2004, playing 40 dates on the VH1 Rock the Nation tour as the opening act for KISS and Poison. The band has also performed with Stone Temple Pilots, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Scorpions, Sammy Hagar, Dream Theater, King’s X and more.

The band’s new line-up features Paulie Z and Joey Cassata (Eric Martin Band) along with bassist Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob).

News posted on 12/16/2023