Subzero is an American, New York hardcore, punk-metal band which was formed in 1989. The band was created by Rich Kennon of nyhc legends Breakdown and Jim Eaton of the legendary NY Straight Edge band Up Front. After hooking up with singer Lou Di Bella and bassist Larry Susi who had played in various local bands in the ny area together, Subzero was finalized. Subzero is one of the longest active bands in the New York hardcore scene, despite a period of inactivity in the late 1990s due to singer Lou Di Bella's bout with A.L.L. ( A rare form of cancer consisting of lymphoma and leukemia combined.) He claims his harrowing experiences while in the hospital and numerous brushes with death have made him into a stronger person, evidenced by the lyrics to Lionhearted, as well as a tongue-in-cheek tattoo across his sternum reading "Cancer Killah". Subzero have toured the world many times over as headliners and as a support group under national acts as well. They've shared the stages with an array of prominent acts such as Slayer, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Motorhead, The Misfits, Sick Of It All, Rancid, Cro-Mags, Killswitch Engage, Napalm Death, Iron Maiden, Cannibal Corpse, Eminem and many more. They've headlined every major club in Japan, played all the major festivals in Europe. They were in fact one of the FIRST 5 American hardcore bands to ever tour Japan to sold out audiences and open the gates for the bands to come. Subzero retains their underground ethics and respect for where they came from by still playing in filthy, small clubs, basements and dive bars to this day. The most influential critics had nothing but praise for them.