ZEAL & ARDOR have announced a new album!
The upcoming album, a self-titled effort, from the black-meets-blues metal band is the follow-up to 2018’s Stranger Fruit and is scheduled to be released in February next year, via MVKA.
The upcoming album was recorded by Marc Obrist and band mastermind Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. All the songs were written and performed (except drums) by the softly spoken, multi-lingual frontman Gagneux, with some German lyrics intermixed with the English.
Speaking about the upcoming album, Gagneux says, “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.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new song from the upcoming album, Bow. The new song is the third single to be lifted from the upcoming release, following on from Erase and Run.
“Bow takes out established musical themes and places them into a completely different background,” opines Gagneux. “It’s an amalgam of things bestowing bad luck demanding you to join it.”