Experimental hardcore outfit Zero Trust have shared their emotive new single “Dead Issue”, out now on Equal Vision Records.

Check out the lyric video for the single here:

“Dead Issue” sees the hardcore collective meshing complex lyricism and soaring vocals with lighting-in-a-bottle instrumentals rooted in hardcore and alternative rock. On the theme of their latest track, vocalist BJ Allen had this to say

“‘Dead Issue’ is about not being controlled by divisive issues that really have nothing to do with you personally. You can’t stop diversity in any way and people should be able to do what they want to do as long as they’re not harming anyone else. If we let all of that stuff go we can focus on real issues that may benefit mankind and not just the fortunate few. To put it in a nutshell – it would be better to focus on climate change rather than where someone can go to the bathroom.”

The band is a coalition of NJHC and NYHC talent, featuring vocalist BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot, Ghidrah, GMK) guitarists Zack Thorne (Bulldoze, Agents of Man, Skarhead) and Mike Milewski (Bulldoze, Homicidal), bassist and backing vocalist Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria) and drummer Evan Rossiter (Full Scale Riot, Organyc).

Keeping with an ongoing theme across their last several singles, the official art was created by drummer Evan Rossiter’s first born, Ket.

Artwork for ‘Dead Issue’ by Zero Trust

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.