The cold, dark winters of Maine have forged together a collection of musical talent known as Pushing Zero. The inception of this modern rock band begins years earlier in late 2001 when singer/songwriter, George Skala met drummer, Jason Loeb in a studio session. After completing graduate school, Skala returned to Loeb's forgotten, coastal town of Cape Split bringing with him fellow road warrior and Berklee bassist, Andrew Pelczar. Here among jagged cliffs and thunderous waves the trio began work on its epic debut, ""The Chosen"". This ground-breaking EP, released in May of 2004, launched Pushing Zero rapidly onto the covers of industry trades, ""Face"" and ""Goodtimes"" magazines, and sparked radio airplay on numerous rock radio stations. In June of 2004, Pushing Zero completed its line-up by adding the weilding guitar prodigy, Adam Hauk. This young virtuoso, classically trained since age four, catapulted Pushing Zero into becoming an unreconcileable force. Demand for PZ to play festivals (including the great grass roots Wheeliefest in Pennsylvania) placed them as openers before national and international acts including: American Minor, Ra, Plain White T's, Badfish, Longwave, Suicide Girls, Steve Pearcy of Ratt, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, Paranoid Social Club, State Radio, Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, The Trews, Steepwater Band, and Foghat. Pushing Zero also has captured the attention of industry masters: Don Grierson (Sheena Easton, J. Geils, Joe Cocker, Bob Seger), Anthony J. Resta (Guster, Shawn Mullins, Collective Soul), Jonathan Wyman (As Fast As, Paranoid Social Club) and others. At the beginning of 2005, Pushing Zero workshopped with Emmy award-winning producer/performer/songwriter, and E-Street Band founder, Bill Chinnock. Shortly thereafter, PZ released ""Rite of Passage"", another five song EP, on June 1st, 2005. With ""Rite of Passage"", Pushing Zero has acheived great exposure via GarageBand and Broadjam with their songs receiving countless awards. The band has also marketed to television and film securing both licensing and publishing agreements. In September of 2005 Pushing Zero conquered one of Maine's most popular modern rock radio station, WCYY, by winning the ""Big Break"" Contest, enabling them to play at Portland's State Theatre before a full house. Pushing Zero’s songs have been placed into regular rotation on the playlist of America’s largest independent radio station, 104.7 F.M. iRadio L.A. as well as Engage Internet Radio, Indie Rock Show, Indie Limelight Radio, Songwriter's Network, Band Radio, Insomnia Radio, Music4ipods, Under Truth Radio!, Outbound and many others. In November 2006, PZ advanced to the 3rd round of Boston's Bodog Battle of the Bands, in December 2006 to the final round out of 250+ bands at NYC's M.E.A.N.Y. Festival, and in February 2007 won 'The Battle of the Bands' at the University of Maine in Orono. PZ has recently been selected for a compilation CD, Band Radio Airwaves Volume III scheduled for release in Spring of 2007. The band will also be releasing a track for a compilation to benefit Autism during this same time frame. Pushing Zero are currently in the process of recording a debut, full-length CD along with their first music video for the song 'By Your Side' with a set release also for the Spring of 2007.
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