Zeal & Ardor – Live In London

For many people a live album is hardly worth bothering with. The performances can vary from being exact replicas of the studio recordings to blandly and barely played. However, a great live album is a thing of beauty, and any naysayers of the format are hard pressed to deny the electricity that jumps out of one’s speakers or headphones. Think of how enthralling Slipknot’s live material sounds, or how well crafted an Iron Maiden set-list can be and you’ll find the value in live recordings. Continue reading

Zeal & Ardor Stream A Brand New Song – ‘Baphomet’, New Live Album Incoming

Zeal & Ardor, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Experimental Blues, Gospel, and Black Metal band Zeal & Ardor has released a brand new single, the decidedly aggro ‘Baphomet’ for your ears to bleed to. The previously unreleased track comes from their forthcoming new live album Live In London, due out on March 22 via record label MVKA. Including 4 previously unreleased songs for a total of 22 tracks, ‘Live In London’ is the entire recording of the band’s headline show at the Electric Ballroom in London last December. Besides CD and digital formats, fans will also be able to pre-order a special double 180g white vinyl. Jam out the new track now! Continue reading

Belphegor Streaming New “Baphomet” Single Online

Belphegor will be unleashing their new album, Totenritual, on September 15th via Nuclear Blast. What can we expect? Helmuth says this, “It is the most brutally heavy offering we have consecrated thus far. The drums are precise and very technical with loads of breaks, fills and tempo changes. The bass is like a panzer tank. Also the rhythm guitars are complete; utterly aggressive and obscure. You don’t hear guitars like that anywhere with such a massively low tuning. I’m really proud of all we have tracked so far and created for the new audial hellspawn. An honour – this horror!!

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