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Zeal & Ardor’s Manuel Gagneux talks ‘Live in London,’ pre-show rituals, band’s unique sound, and having fun

Posted by on April 25, 2019

Zeal & Ardor have just released the live album Live in London on March 22nd via MVKA/Radicallis (order here). While these avant-garde metallers are relatively new to the scene, 2018’s Stranger Fruit has opened doors for the band as it was considered as one of the best albums of the year. The band recently supported […]

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There’s Blood in the River with new Zeal & Ardor live video

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Given that Zeal and Ardor started out as a dare on 4Chan, Manuel Gagneux has come pretty far in a little more than a year. In addition to Devil is Fine, the band’s excellent debut album, Gagneaux has found himself a live band and written some new music with them. And in the just-released live video […]

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Zeal & Ardor to play additional US dates

Posted by on April 18, 2017

One of our favorite albums from last year was Zeal & Ardor’s Devil is Fine. The brainchild of Swiss musician, Manuel Gagneux, the album blended black metal, negro spirituals and even electronic music into an intoxicating blend unlike anything we’d heard any time recently. After expanding to a full band, the group played a show at […]

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Listen to Zeal and Ardor’s ‘Devil Is Fine’ now

Posted by on February 20, 2017

If you were in the know, you’ve likely already heard Zeal and Ardor’s Devil Is Fine. The album, which came out internationally last year and was on Soundcloud for much of that time, will be getting a physical release this Friday (24) on MVKA. The brainchild of Swiss musician Manuel Gagneux, it essentially imagines negro spirituals about […]

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Don’t you Dare not listen to this brand new Zeal and Ardor song

Posted by on February 14, 2017

There’s been a lot of movement around Zeal and Ardor in the last few months. Swiss musician Manuel Gagneux has seen his one-man black metal/spiritual project turn into a full band, their album Devil is Fine is coming out next Friday, and they’ll be playing some dates a full band, including Psycho Las Vegas. And while Devil is Fine is […]

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Exclusive: Zeal & Ardor talks ‘Devil Is Fine’ video, favorite music of 2016

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Recently, Zeal & Ardor, my pick for best metal album of the year, released a video for his single “Devil Is Fine,” directed by award winning Swiss filmmaker Samuel Morris.  It is a deeply hued and daringly colorful video that, while very little actually happens, if brimming with tension, anger, and evil.   The video […]

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