Zero is the fifth full-length studio album by American rock band Hawthorne Heights, released on June 25, 2013. It's their first album to be released through Red Entertainment. The album was produced by Brian Virtue. It continues having screaming in certain tracks like their album Skeletons. It is their first album to feature guitarist Mark McMillon. It is also their last album to feature drummer Eron Bucciarelli, who left the band in 2014, and guitarist Micah Carli, who left in 2015.
It was announced early 2013 that the band signed deal with Red Entertainment and that a new album is in the works. They put their final EP from their Hate/Hope Trilogy on hold, so they can work on a new album. They financed the entire project via pledgemusic. The album debuted at 118th place on the billboard 200.
The band explained: "We went in with a bunch of songs and came out with a concept album, the likes of which we’ve never attempted to undertake in the past. If you’re a long-time fan of Hawthorne Heights, you know we’ve been through a lot over the years. No matter how hard life gets or how many seemingly insurmountable odds you may encounter, everyone can get a fresh start. “ZERO” deals with these life issues against a dystopian, war-ravaged backdrop".