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 a great album, the band are already writing new music. A few weeks ago, the band’s first show at Couleur 3 in Lausanne, Switzerland was captured, and we’ve already seen the title track performed live. Today, “Don’t You Dare,” a track that isn’t on Devil is Fine, premiered on Noisey, and it’s got all the trademarks of the band – Gagneux’s vocals that are at times soulful and other times total black metal screams, as well as a bluesy swagger.
Devil is Fine is out on February 24th on MVKA and can be preordered here.