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Zeal & Ardor announce self-titled album, share new track

Wed, September 1, 2021 6:53 AM PT1,896 views

Official press release:

Swiss firebrand alchemists Zeal & Ardor are excited to announce their forthcoming, self-titled new album, set for release February 11, 2022, via MVKA.

Zeal & Ardor mark the album's launch today by also revealing the scathing, unflinching track "Bow." Listen here:


Hissing and seeping justifiable rage from every pore — yet not an unrelenting musical battering — the 14-track opus was recorded by Marc Obrist and Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. All songs were written and performed (except drums) by the softly spoken, multi-lingual frontman Gagneux, with some German lyrics intermixed with English.

Gagneux declares, "With the self-titled record, we have arrived at where I imagined this project should sound like. It's the longest we've worked on a single record and I believe it shows. The most important thing for an album of ours to do, is transport you instantly into our mood, our world. Even though this might not be the one you might expect from us, this record certainly delivers on that front. We had time to hone in to what we think makes us interesting and what sounds we would like to explore. Through this we have found our home. Home is burning. Welcome home."

Regarding "Bow," he says, "'Bow' takes out established musical themes and places them into a completely different background. It's an amalgam of things bestowing bad luck demanding you to join it."

Earlier this summer, the avant-garde extremists shared the unsettling, sinister single/video "Run" and attention-demanding song "Erase." Both tracks are also included on the new album, and will be instant grats, along with "Bow" and further pre-release singles, when fans pre-order.

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Zeal & Ardor track listing:

01. Zeal & Ardor
02. Run
03. Death To The Holy
04. Emersion
05. Golden Liar
06. Erase
07. Bow
08. Feed The Machine
09. I Caught You
10. Church Burns
11. Götterdämmerung
12. Hold Your Head Low
13. J-M-B
14. A-H-I-L


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Pilgrim 96 days ago

Wtf is this shit


anonymous 96 days ago

I Set My Friends on Fire is stoked


anonymous 96 days ago

Morons are stoked.


anonymous 96 days ago

Adding "is stoked" after whatever juvenile comment is not funny. It's so stupid, do grown adults post shit like that?


anonymous 96 days ago

Ppl that post "Adding "is stoked" after whatever juvenile comment is not funny. It's so stupid, do grown adults post shit like that?" are stoked


anonymous 96 days ago

Crusties who sleep on sidewalks are stoked.


anonymous 96 days ago

this would be perfect for the NHL 22 main menu


anonymous 96 days ago

People who post on here should drink bleach. They are some of the worst people ever, based solely on what i read. Except me. I am fine


anonymous 96 days ago

Adding "is stoked" after whatever juvenile comment is not funny. It's so stupid, do grown adults post shit like that? is stoked


anonymous 96 days ago

People who say stoked in response to lambgoat stories are stoked for this.


anonymous 96 days ago

Imagine Dragons are not stoked


anonymous 96 days ago

Stoked is stoked... (?)


anonymous 96 days ago

Walked past them at a festival, they had 2 back up singers. Ghaaaaaaaaay


anonymous 96 days ago

last time i listened to an album by this band i thought they literally robbed me of my time and i wanted revenge


anonymous 95 days ago

rick_tocchet told me he made love to this song


anonymous 95 days ago

Adding "is stoked" after whatever juvenile comment is not funny. It's so stupid, do grown adults post shit like that? ^^^^^^ I'm stoked that this guy is bummed.


anonymous 95 days ago

Hi guys. Stokey McStokey here. My stokeability / stokeality is actually pretty neutral on this one.


anonymous 95 days ago

His name is Stokey McStoked. #triggered #NotStoked


anonymous 95 days ago

So if Ghost is designed to expose Satan to 13 year olds, is this the band for 8 year old Imagine Dragons fans?


anonymous 95 days ago

Disable the comments webby so all of these mouthbreathers can go back to Reddit once and for all.


anonymous 95 days ago

"Justifiable rage" haha


anonymous 95 days ago

Logan Square in Chicago is stoked


anonymous 94 days ago

This band was made when trolls responded to him on Reddit now he's making the money and touring the world. Bravo.


anonymous 94 days ago

Oh sorry it was 4chan. Same shit.





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