Zeal & Ardor have shared the new song “Come On Down” over at Metal Injection. Listen to the black metal blues track here.
The album Devil Is Fine is out February 24, 2017.
The video for the title track “Devil Is Fine” premiered via Noisey at the end of 2016. Watch the powerful and arresting clip here.
Zeal & Ardor have been generating significant buzz online for the past year and it’s only growing louder by the day. With accolades from the aforementioned Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Alternative Press, the project is poised to grab even further global attention in 2017.
Devil Is Fine mixes a variety of genres, including black metal, blues, and more, while the lyrics are delivered in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs.
Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Manuel Gagneux, a Swiss-American formerly based in New York City. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves, just as it was imposed in Norway, and black metal in the ’90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: What would satanic spirituals sound like?