Zero Sum was founded …

… in 2009 by Maik Pawlik (Vocals), Marcel Negraszus (Guitars) and Marcus Berger (Bass) as a modern rock-band, at a time when the trio has already shared years of music experiences. Their constant work on different music projects makes the sound versatile by still keeping its distinctive style and energy. Between 2008 and early 2009 Negraszus wrote the basic tracks for what should become known as "Zero Sum". When he introduced his tracks to Pawlik and Berger, everyone knew: this one must be carried out on stage and finally take the heat to the audience!

In summer 2009, Marcus Engel joined the band as drummer and enabled it to perform live from now on. Soon after the first shows they entered "Black in Sound" studios to record their debut-album STILL ALIVE, which was released in winter 2011/2012. It tells a story of creation, descent and recreation, drawing a detailed picture of a life under control, of fear and daily trash but also of hope… showing the highs and depths of human nature in a world at the crossroads. While mankind stands on the cutting edge, we're asking: Are you still alive? When Engel left the band in winter 2012, Marcel Henze (SmallTownMinds, Alisons Disease) took his place, providing the essential boom that forms "Zero Sum"…