L-R: Josh Cunningham – Vocals, Jason Garbutt – Drums, Ben Dobson – Rhythm Guitar, Ryan Daniels – Bass Guitar, Jim Gilmar – Lead Guitar
Photo Credit – Mike Silva
Evolution is a revolution as ZEALOTS DESIRE morph from straight hard rock to something that is a more classic sound that they like fans to feel strengthened and empowered by. Hailing from London, Ontario, ZEALOTS DESIRE live up to their impassioned name. They have a fanatical desire to bring their unique and genre-redefining brand of heavy rock to the masses. Inspired by bands as diverse and talented as System of a Down, Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains, and appropriately, Tool, ZEALOTS DESIRE describe their sound as ‘huge, intense, yet graceful and delicate’ and warn their legions of fans that their forthcoming album should be cranked as loud as humanly possible.
Set to perform at WT Fest in Brantford, ON on July 29th alongside Our Lady Peace, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum, Treble Charger, Sumo Cyco and more, these hard rockers are sharing with fans their latest single and video “The Fool”.
The band comments:
“The Fool is one of our favourite songs to perform. It seems to go through all the motions. There’s still something that feels peculiar to us about the chorus as well and we love that about it.”
To watch “The Fool”, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcnhl3C2Uk
“Zealots Desire – comprised of guitarist and lead vocalist Joshua Cunningham, bassist Ryan Daniels, lead guitarist Matt Babineau and drummer Dan Hunt – have ingrained themselves as a staple in the regional music scene and, by and large, invoke the same loyalty, fervor and excitement from their fans that you’d expect from much more established artists. It took almost no time for their signature hard-as-nails style of rock and roll to turn up the heat in the venue a few more notches, getting people off their seats and moshing on the dance floor reminiscent of much larger shows. Most notably along with the metal power chords and catchy hooks, lead vocalist Joshua Cunningham’s natural charisma and fun stage presence was outstanding and accentuated the entire performance. ” – Lambton Shield
“Zealots Desire don’t disappoint – everything you love about their wicked blend of grunge and metal is there, including the slamming guitar, and the awesome vocal range of Josh Cunningham – check it out! You’re missing out otherwise!” – CHSR 97.9 FM
“It’s always nice when a local band is on the cusp of a breakthrough, and I guarantee you’re going to be hearing a lot more about these guys. It’s great meaty rock and roll; it’s so good, you guys should find a way to turn it into a sandwich that we can eat. Veiled under the crunching sound, your pounding drums, your soaring vocals, there is an underlying tapestry of classical music. You guys are the real deal.” – Daytime London, Rogers Television