Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest is the third full-length album released by metalcore band Zao on Solid State/Tooth & Nail. It was the first album to feature vocalist Dan Weyandt after the departure of Shawn Jonas along with new bassists/guitarists, Russ Cogdell and Brett Detar. The album contains a sample from the film The Shining at the beginning of "To Think of You", as well as a sample from the horror film The Prophecy during the intro to "Ravage Ritual".
The lyrics on Blood & Fire deal with personal issues that vocalist Dan Weydant was dealing with at the time they were written. The song "To Think Of You Is To Treasure An Absent Memory", deals with the suffering, and untimely deaths of Weydant's friends and stepbrother. "Lies of Serpents" and "Ravage Ritual" both deal with hypocrisy in the Christian church.