The official release date for ONESIDEZERO's self-titled sophomore CD has been pushed back to June 5. The band's official explanation reads as follows:
"We regret to inform everyone that we have decided to push back our release date a few weeks to June 5th. As many of you might know, our original release date was April 24th, which also happens to be Genocide Memorial Day, a solemn day with many negative connotations within the Armenian community.
"As a band with deep roots within that community, we felt it would be inappropriate to release our album on April 24, so, with the support of our label [Corporate Punishment Records, we made the agonizing decision to move it back, choosing June 5th as the best available date. We will, however, be participating in a very special Genocide Awareness benefit on that night (April 24) at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and hopefully you can all make it down and support this very worthy cause with us."
"Onesidezero" was produced by Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD, TAPROOT).
"We are all very eagerly awaiting the release date to get this record out in the hands of our fans," says ONESIDEZERO guitarist Levon Sultanian. "It took us almost six years but we knew in order to be real, we couldn't rush it. Soon after we had the whole thing written we joined forces with the great Ulrich Wild. He just came in to our studio and just listened and didn't try to change us, but take us further into making what we had greater. This time around I went back to my roots as far as song writing. Back to the metal, classical, blues and all the good stuff my parents raised me on. Our old fans will still feel the classic ONESIDEZERO vibe yet we will be reaching out to wider audiences as well."
ONESIDEZERO released its Maverick Records debut, "Is This Room Getting Smaller?", in 2001, which produced Active Rock singles "Instead Laugh" and "New World Order". Subsequent U.S. tours with INCUBUS, 311, SOULFLY, SOIL and STATIC-X made them an instant fan favorite. While taking a brief hiatus during which guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jasan Radford joined forces with Mikey Doling (SNOT, SOULFLY), Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY, STONE SOUR), and Marcello Diaz (SOULFLY) in L.A. alt-metal supergroup ABLOOM. ONESIDEZERO reconnected in 2005 and instantly reclaimed their throne, playing to packed houses up and down the West Coast.
The track listing for ONESIDEZERO's upcoming sophomore effort is as follows:
01. Carry Your Gun
03. Whatever Happened To?
05. My Confession
09. Who Will Stop The Rain
10. Safely Forgotten
11. Cardboard Cutouts
12. Carry Us Away
The band recently set up a MySpace account to debut two new tracks — "My Confessions" and "Sleep" — for fans to preview material from their forthcoming album.