Zeal & Ardor have shared the video for “Death to the Holy,” taken from their newly-released, self-titled, third album, which has received recognition and praise from NPR, Alternative Press, Bandcamp, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, Knotfest, Metal Injection, New Noise, Loudwire, and beyond.
Frontman Manuel Gagneux comments, “The video for ‘Death to the Holy’ marks a visual departure from our established aesthetic. A short and buzzing rumination on the question ‘What would happen if we get proof of God’s nonexistence?’ Directed by Jen Ries, it perfectly matches the song’s urgency and relentlessness.’”
Zeal & Ardor are currently gracing the cover of the latest issue of Outburn. View the issue below.
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.
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