Zeal & Ardour With Tour Dates and Album plans

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Zeal & Ardour With Tour Dates and Album plansThe forthcoming album ‘Devil Is Fine’ – set for release February 24, 2017 –  thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare – rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.

Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. 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?

Zeal & Ardour With Tour Dates and Album plans The double first single, which includes album title track ‘Devil Is Fine’ and ‘Children’s Summon’, is set for release in Europe on November 11.  Pre-orders for the ‘Devil Is Fine’ album, described by Noisey as “one of the year’s most intriguing”, launch the same day.
Having listened to the single’s first side Devil Is Fine, not once, twice or three times it has left me a mixture of excited, intrigued and confused. This is not  Blues  simply revisited and rewritten it has been re-imagined as to what the voices of slaves would sound like today.  The sound is a mash-up as the essence of blues meets metal and gospel colliding with electronica. The beat is pagan, the chains clang with painful memories and the  music is totally dark and modern as the holler of the chain gang rings loud and clear. The pain is deep with the vocals full of open pain and anguish. This is a loud message that will gain attention across the genres of music.  The genre is mixed and has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.
Gagneux comments, “Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like.”

Zeal & Ardor intend to bring the live experience to Europe in Spring 2017. When asked earlier this year by toiletovhell  about performing live, Gagneux commented, “I’d really like it to be somewhere between a concert and a seriously f*cked up play. Not just something people haven’t heard before, but something people have never seen before, leaving them frightened, weak, and loving it. That is the thing I’m currently striving for.” The following dates are now on sale:

14.04.2017 – CH – Basel, Czar Fest

19.04.2017 – FR – Paris, Backstage By The Mill

20.04.2017 – UK – London, Underworld

21.04.2017 – NL – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival

22.04.2017 – DE – Berlin, Urban Spree

24.04.2017 – CZ – Prague, Roxy

25.04.2017 – PL – Warsaw, Hydrozagadka

26.04.2017 – GR – Athens, Kyttaro

03.05.2017 – IT – Milano, Lo Fi Club

04.05.2017 – CH – Geneva, Usine


SHAMAN’S HARVEST announce first European Tour


SHAMAN’S HARVEST announce first European Tour
US-rockers kick off 2017 with a 25-date tour with Black Stone Cherry

Shaman’s Harvest will continue their 2016 success next year: after selling out headline shows nationwide in the US, millions of views for their singles “Dangerous” and “In Chains”, multiple entries in the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and over 17 million combined streams, the band will start the new year with a 25-date tour on mainland Europe with their fellow US-rockers from Black Stone Cherry. The band released a short video that you can see HERE


Mascot Label Group recording artist Shaman’s Harvest will continue to tour riding the success of their most recent album Smokin’ Hearts and Broken Guns. Cumulative digital sales from their debut album on Mascot Records have exceeded +132,000 digital downloads, while the band’s latest single “In Chains” peaked at #11 on the Mediabase chart after a run of 22 weeks at Active Rock radio.


Singer Nathan Hunt shares, “This past year has been a year of firsts for Shaman’s Harvest and that’s great and all, but we are only lookin’ forward. Future tours and more importantly composing the next record. Resting on our accomplishments makes us fat ‘n lazy. If there’s one thing rock ‘n roll doesn’t need it is complacency.”

Throughout the past two years, principle band members Nathan Hunt (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar), Josh Hamler (Guitar) and Matt Fisher (Bass) have toured North America extensively mixing headline, support and festival appearances within an on-going odyssey that has delivered a broad fan base and positioning as one of rock’s rising stars.


SHAMAN’S HARVEST announce first European Tour
Photo Credit – Lou Brutus

The Jefferson City, Missouri based band enjoyed a strong first week of sales with #5 “Heatseekers” debut in Billboard Magazine, then breaking markets and expanding their fan base as they travelled the roads of the U.S. Loudwire premiered the band’s official video for the lead single “Dangerous” which had a run in the Top ranked clips nationally for months and has over 1 million views to date.

Smokin’ Hearts and Broken Guns is digitally available at iTunes HERE . Physical CDs and vinyl are available over at HERE .

The press on Shaman’s Harvest during their live shows:

“This rock band from Jefferson City, Missouri has formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation.” – National Rock Review

“Gritty vocals, chunky guitar tone, strong guitar solo’s, solid rhythm; Shaman’s Harvest delivered a kick ass, strong ROCK set!” – Rock N Roll Experience

“Heavy, solid rock with a touch of low-end groove meshed well with Nate’s smooth, occasionally growly vocals.” – Visible Sin

2017 tour dates – Black Stone Cherry + support act Shaman’s Harvest

8-Jan Cooperative de Mai ClermontFerrand France tickets HERE 
9-Jan Rocher De La Palmer Bordeaux France tickets HERE
11-Jan Kafe Antzokia Bilbao Spain tickets HERE 
12-Jan Sala But Madrid Spain tickets HERE
13-Jan Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona Spain tickets HERE
16-Jan Espace Julien Marseille France tickets HERE 
17-Jan Zona Roveri Bologna Italy tickets HERE 
18-Jan Orion Rome Italy tickets HERE 
20-Jan Live Club Milan Italy tickets HERE
21-Jan Arena Vienna Austria tickets HERE 
22-Jan Theaterfabrik Munich Germany tickets HERE 
24-Jan Pratteln Basel Switzerland tickets HERE
25-Jan Les Docks Lausanne Switzerland tickets HERE 
26-Jan Cabaret Sauvage Paris  France tickets HERE
27-Jan Luxembourg Alzette Luxembourg tickets HERE 
29-Jan Doornroosje Nijmegen Netherlands tickets HERE 
30-Jan Live Music Hall Cologne Germany tickets HERE 
31-Jan Huxleys Berlin Germany tickets HERE 

3-Feb Train Aarhus  Denmark tickets HERE
4-Feb Rockefeller Oslo Norway tickets HERE
5-Feb Debaser Strand Stockholm Sweden tickets HERE 
7-Feb Amager Bio Copenhagen Denmark tickets HERE
9-Feb Progresja Warsaw  Poland tickets HERE 
10-Feb Alibi Wroclaw Poland tickets HERE
11-Feb A38 Budapest Hungary tickets HERE