New York-based Zero Trust have shared their heavy new single “Portraits” out on Equal Vision Records. The song is controlled chaos at its finest – a melding of jagged metalcore riffs, hardcore attitude, and melodic vocals centered around confronting your mortality.
Expanding on the meaning behind the song, vocalist BJ Allen stated:
“Portraits is about suddenly being confronted with mortality then reflecting on your limited time on earth and how you will be perceived when you are gone.”
Zero Trust, formed as a creative outlet during the ongoing pandemic, is completed by members of Coheed and Cambria, Bulldoze, Full Scale Riot, Agents of Man, Skarhead, and more. The group of hardcore veterans collectively builds upon a hard to define sound, blurring the lines of metal, hardcore, and alternative rock. You can watch the lyric video for “Portraits” here and stream the track here.
About Zero Trust
This past March, Zero Trust partnered with Equal Vision Records for the release of their self-titled EP, featuring dual singles “Birch” and “Get It”. Having partially written the record pre-pandemic, Zero Trust finished the writing process virtually and recorded at the band’s Barrel Hannah Studio in Nyack, New York. The band’s debut is an immediately hard hitting and emotional experience, balancing their years of collective songwriting experience with a focus on pushing heavy music forward. Across the two tracks, vocalist BJ Allen reflects on how the systems in our society are working against the working class, and the collective reality that our world is permanently changed. Not satisfied by simply rearranging the same ingredients from the myriad of genres the members have already made a lasting impact on, Zero Trust opts for channeling their aggression into a new form that can’t be pigeonholed.
Zero Trust is: Vocalist BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot, Ghidrah, GMK), guitarists Zack Thorne (Bulldoze, Agents of Man, Skarhead, etc.) and Mike Milewski (Bulldoze, Homicidal, etc.), Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria) on bass and backing vocals, and drummer Evan Rossiter (Full Scale Riot, Organyc).