ZEAL & ARDOR New Album and Arresting Video
Zeal & Ardor have offered the first visual from new album ‘Devil Is Fine’, out February 24, 2017. The video for the title track “Devil Is Fine” premiered via Noisey in the USA, UK, and across Europe.
ZEAL & ARDOR New Album and Arresting Video Title track Devil Is Fine grinding darkest blue against solid metal genre mishmash that intrigues. Alternative Blues drench in today’s reality.
Zeal & Ardor have been generating significant buzz online for the past year – it’s growing louder by the day. With accolades piling up from the aforementioned Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Alternative Press, the project is poised to grab further global attention in 2017 with the UK/European release of the album and extensive touring, including a debut show in London in April. 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.”
‘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?