A masterpiece of symphonic prog in the vein of bands like Kansas, Magnum, UK & Jethro Tull.
Great melodies, violin solos & heavy guitars.
It started back in 1979 when P-O Saether was writing songs for his own project
The direction of style was to be a mixture between Kansas , Magnum and UK
All from the start it was to be without guitars!!!!!
During the 80:s more and more songs were ready and in 1995 recorded at Studio Underground Sweden (P-O Saether´s own studio)
The 1:st Zello album was released on APM-records in 1996
After some changes in the line up (a new drummer) the second Zello called "Quodlibet" saw the light of day in 1999 - released by Musea
All the time P-O had this dream to re-record the 1:st album - but this time with guitars. He wiped off the dust of the old tapes and contacted Janne Stark (Locomotive Breath, Overdrive) asking him to play guitars on the 1:st Zello
His style would be perfect and as an old Zello fan he was thrilled - and P-O too.
In summer 2004 Lion Music was contacted and asked to released this new Zello album. The release is scheduled for November 2004 and is called "First chapter -
Second verse". The cover and layout - made by Janne Stark is awesome, reflecting what you get when you clone Kansas and Magnum.
Zello "First Chapter - Second Verse" includes songwriting on the highest level,
Together with strong vocals and instrument handling + a top notch production
Today P-O Saether from Studio Underground is one of Sweden´s top producer for rock and metal. Recording/Producing bands from all over the globe has given him
experience how to make good productions with strong songs.
The Zello line up 2004:
Jamil Batal (drums, percussion) Zello
Dan Lindell (Bass) Zello
Anders Altzarfeldt (Organ, Moog) Zello, Unchained, Ear, Deep Rainsnake
Mats Olsson (Piano, Synth) Zello
Janne Stark (Guitars) Zello, Overdrive, Locomotive Breath aso (this guy is a living legend)
Lennart Glenberg (Violin, Viola) Zello, Bröderna Slut
P-O Saether (Vocals) Zello, Schizophrenic Circus, Zeelion, Glory, Unchained, Monaco Blues Band...
Zello - with one foot in the 70:s and the other one in the 80;s it can only be a true revelation. Enjoy!!