|ZEAL & ARDOR REVEAL NEW SONG “CHURCH BURNS” — LISTEN|
TRACK IS THE FINAL SINGLE BEFORE THE RELEASE OF NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 11
PRE-ORDER HERE TO RECEIVE SIX SONGS IMMEDIATELY
Zeal & Ardor have unveiled “Church Burns” ahead of the release of their self-titled third album, out February 11. Listen here.
When asked about the track, frontman Manuel Gagneux wryly quips, “There’s a church. Guess what? It burns. Church Burns.’”
The forthcoming, 14-track record is a masterclass in distilled rage. Recorded by Marc Obrist and Gagneux at Hutch Sounds, it was mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. All songs were written and performed (except drums) by the multi-lingual Gagneux.
The Swiss extremists have been steadily revealing new tracks and official videos online in recent months, with fans treated to six new songs before the album release, while leaving plenty still to be discovered on release day. Everyone who pre-orders the album will receive these six songs immediately.
ZEAL & ARDOR TRACK LISTNG:
“Zeal & Ardor”
“Death To The Holy”
“Feed The Machine”
“I Caught You”
“Hold Your Head Low”
Zeal & Ardor will be available in the following formats:
—140g black vinyl
—140g white vinyl (indie store exclusive)
—180g 45rpm, double black vinyl, gatefold sleeve (deluxe)
|ABOUT ZEAL & ARDOR:|
Zeal & Ardor‘s widely praised second album, Stranger Fruit, was released by MVKA in 2018, following the global attention-getting, multi-million streamed debut Devil Is Fine. Critically acclaimed across the industry, The Guardian newspaper described Stranger Fruit as “extraordinary and brilliant” upon release.
Upset wrote it was “a compelling listen,” Metal Hammer applauded its “sheer musical brilliance,” with Rock Sound concluding, it was “one of the most uniquely daring and wholly affecting albums of 2018 so far,” plus further plaudits rolling in from SiriusXM, Rolling Stone, Kerrang!, Noisey, Alternative Press, Revolver, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more. By Christmas 2018, the UK’s largest free newspaper Metro declared Stranger Fruit their #2 Album of the Year in a cross-genre list, declaring “in this jaw-dropping meld of black American folk music and black metal, the Swiss artist Manuel Gagneux has hit upon something genuinely original.”
In March 2019, following a blistering set in London the previous December, the band went on to release the double live album Live In London. Then, in October 2020, amidst a provocative and stimulating 18-month profound period of reflection — that led to the writing of the forthcoming self-titled album — the band quietly shared the striking, standalone 6-track EP Wake Of A Nation. Their intense third album, crystalizing everything the band is, will be released in February 2022.