For fans of Three Days of Grace, Saint Asonia, Seether, Breaking Benjamin
“‘The Fool’ is just so well written & performed that I am totally spellbound! … Zealots Desire are one hell of a unit!” – Wayout Radio
Photo Credit – Mike Silva
L-R = Josh Cunningham – Vocals, Jason Garbutt – Drums, Ben Dobson – Rhythm Guitar, Ryan Daniels – Bass Guitar, Jim Gilmar – Lead Guitar
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.
With a very unique zealous way of deciding on writing their music.
Vocalist Josh Cunningham explains:
“You just feel drawn to different tracks at different times of your life. The tracks decided on were just that…We love all the songs we’ve recorded…fans can expect much more music to come.. It will be intense yet beautiful. Everything was inspired by life…the world…its people…how we feel inside…and being strong.”
Zealot’s Desire will make their mark on the world as the are zealots for the creation of the most beautiful music. They are zealots for the need for an amazing show and they are zealots in the belief that music provides the freedom for growth and unfoldment.
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“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
“Grab a dictionary, flip to the end pages, and you’ll find a zealot described as someone who’s strong opinioned and fanatical about it. Grab a moment with London’s Zealots Desire and you’ll find a rather polite, thoughtful person with strong opinions, best expressed in music. Josh Cunningham is one such Zealot who’s rather pleased with how their music is winning over fans in London and, on occasions, parts further north, south, east, and west.” – The Beat Magazine
“Zealots Desire from London, Ontario, impressed with an energetic performance of their progressive grunge. Singer Joshua Cunningham’s powerful voice is well supported by the full sound of this band. The songs ELEPHANT STOMP and NAMELESS are great songs to see and hear live as the explosive energy of the songs is emphasized by the band’s powerful performance.” – IndieSolo
“Zealots Desire is a loud and stomping reminder of what rock and roll is all about. I assure you friends, the dream is still alive.” Brent Swance & Steve Tanner – Point59.Productions
“If you are planning to go to the big Helix concert on Saturday night at the Oxford Auditorium – get there early because what you really want to see is this great local band, Zealots Desire.” Mark Schadenberg – Inside Oxford