Our monthly social roundup is here and for May, we have some real deal holyfield bands on our list this month.
If you’re new to the ZRock family, every month, we ask for music lovers to share their favorite tracks as we aim to discover new music on our social channels. We have followers who pimp their friends’ bands, bands sharing their own tracks, and we stumble upon some good shit on our own. Here are our top 5 picks for May!
To share your music or your latest favorites, make sure to tweet at us @zrockmusic or drop us a line on our Facebook wall. Get ready to turn your speakers all the way up!
As December Falls (@AsDecemberFalls)
Location: Nottingham, Great Britain
If you’re a fan of Tonight Alive, Pvris, The 1975 or Fall Out Boy, you need to give As December Falls a listen. Fronted by the captivating Bethany Curtis, the band’s latest single “More to You” is a fast-paced song detailing moving on from the past and who and what’s held you back. All four members of the quartet hold their own musically as every layer has its place with no frilly studio gimmicks. The band has been on an upward trajectory since their inception in 2014 and we hope to see them hit the states sooner than later.
From Ashes to New (@FromAshestoNew)
Location: Lancaster, PA
As described on the band’s Facebook page, “Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the sort of town of which there are many hundred all across America: post-industrial, blue collar and, on occasion, more than a little bleak.” The group’s new single “Through it All” perfectly encompasses that feeling in a perfect musical tapestry. The lyrics and the video help solidify the attitude that for better or for worse, certain people who walk through your life can change you forever. This is a new wave of alternative rock we’re excited for and we encourage everyone to mark their tour dates on your calendar.
Location: Odessa,Ukraine and Los Angeles, CA
Vovkulaka is quite the attention grabber. The website immediately states, “Dark Angry Evil Metal” followed by the tagline “Pain Never Felt So Good.” Volk is a metal drummer who likes to bang on his kit and scream. Although the lyrics may seem a little in your face talking about being possessed by the devil, the his love for Lucifer, the music tingles your spine and is well-composed, haunting, and headbang worthy.
I Prevail (@iprevailband)
Location: Detroit, MI
Did this name look a little familiar to you? It did to us and we found out that these guys are on this years Van’s Warped Tour and THAT’S why the name stood out. Their new album “Lifelines” is wildly successful and their video for “Scars” has gotten over 12 million views. Their riffs, composition, and heaviness speak volumes, but their lyrical content is just as fulfilling. In an interview with Alternative Press, vocalist Brian Burkheiser said “Scars” is about, “We still feel those pressures ourselves. This song is a message telling people to follow your dreams and be proud of who you are, regardless of what’s going on around you.” So awesome and relatable.
Awake at Last (@awakeatlastrock)
Location: Dover, DE
Dover’s Awake at Last has it all in their new single “Purgatorium.” The almost music box-like tones perfectly coincide with singer Vincent Torres walking down a dismal street smoking a cigarette. Before the song picks up with heavy guitar riffs and broad “ohs” and “ahhs”, he proclaims, “darkness comes here every day and that’s when the monsters come out to play.” These guys just embarked on an east coast tour and their new EP Life/Death/Rebirth will be out on July 7th.