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

Bokassa Streams New Single “Captain Cold One”, New Album Incoming

Party-time stoner-punks Bokassa are currently opening for Metallica and Ghost across Europe. Today they drop a new single, an ode to fun dubbed ‘Captain Cold One’! The track comes from their new album, Crimson Riders, due out on June 21st via the MVKA label. Jam it out now! Continue reading

Bokassa Shares New Lyric Video, Tour With Metallica and Ghost In June

Stoner punks Bokassa has dropped a brand new single and lyric video, ‘Mouthbreathers’, from their forthcoming new album Crimson Riders! The album releases from the MVKA label (home to Zeal & Ardor). The band will be front and center as direct support for Metallica and Ghost this summer throughout Europe. Crank it up and throw down for ‘Mouthbreathers’ right now! 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

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit

It would be fair to say that Zeal & Ardor’s arrival in the conscious of the metal scene in the early part of 2017 was greeted with a combination of surprise, incredulity and excitement. There appeared to be just as many naysayers, dubious of Manuel Gagneaux’s talent (Zeal & Ardor is basically a one-man show) as there were fast adherents to his complex and compelling mix of styles and influences. 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