PODCAST: EPISODE 26 – Zeal and Ardor Discusses The Journey of an Artist, and New Music


Ghost Cult caught up with Zeal & Ardor mastermind Manuel Gagneux backstage at Terminal 5 recently in New York City. We chatted with him about the bands’ current album Live In London (MVKA), touring, his approach to art, the arc of his career up to now, and his plans for new Z&A music and when he expects a release. Check it out! Continue reading


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


Hear Zeal And Ardor Perform On BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show


Perturbator, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

New York’s experimental artists Zeal And Ardor recorded an in-studio session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. The performance aired yesterday July 9th. You can check it out below.Continue reading


Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine


How open-minded are you? I mean, really properly open-minded, not just trying to be too-cool-for-school open-minded? I ask the question because this beguiling, genre twisting and highly evocative second album from Zeal & Ardor will certainly put you through your paces.Continue reading