Arctangent Festival Adds Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, and Ogives Big Band


 

Arctangent Festival is closing in on a sellout for their comeback festival later this month. The fest has now added new acts such as Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, Ogives Big Band, to the weekend. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and TesseracT as headliners, and has now added the updated festival map and clashfinder for fans to make use of!

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Zeal and Ardor Books a North American Tour with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant


Perturbator, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Zeal & Ardor have booked a North America tour for this summer and fall as headliners. The tour kicks off September 11th in Brooklyn and runs through October 7th in Berkeley, California, and includes stops in Canada. The band will also appear at this year’s Aftershock Festival on October 8th. Direct support will come from Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time on Thursday, June 30th at the links below.

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Zeal and Ardor’s “Devil Is Fine” Track Heard in a “Mayans MC” Episode on FX


Zeal and Ardor by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Black Metal/Blues/Gospel artist Zeal & Ardor’s track “Devil Is Fine” was heard in the cold open of the latest episode of Mayans MC, on FX/Hulu. The show, a spin-off of the popular Sons of Anarchy, is in its fourth season and like SOA, uses music to great effect each season. “Devil Is Fine” comes from the debut album of the same name originally released in 2016, and rereleased to wide acclaim in 2017 MVKA. Their self-titled album was released in February of this year.

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Arctangent Festival 2022 Announce TWDY, Godflesh, Devil Sold His Soul, Puppy, Stake, and More


Arctangent Festival already has one of THE line ups for 2022 festivals, and today they announce the very final new band additions for the event, as well as move TesseracT up to main stage headliner status. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and more. For the FULL list of newly added bands and artists being announced for ATG Festival today:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Zeal and Ardor – Zeal and Ardor


Versatility is something that, depending on the bands and or sub-genres I listen to, has become the main characteristic I look at when listening to new bands and/or new records. Zeal & Ardor checks all of the boxes when defining versatility. This is a band that exceptionally fuses heavy music with some more popular sounds. Have you ever thought you were going to listen to a Black Metal album with R&B melodies and more? Zeal & Ardor has it for you in their latest release Zeal & Ardor (MVKA).

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Watch the New Zeal and Ardor Music Video for “Golden Liar”


Zeal & Ardor have shared a new video for their current single – “Golden Liar,” the fifth off their upcoming self-titled album. Pre-orders are live now at hte link below. The release is due out on February 11th, 2022, via MVKA. The 14-track album was recorded by Marc Obrist and frontman Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed & mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. The band is currently on tour with Mastodon and Opeth in North America. Watch the video now for “Golden Liar!”

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Zeal and Ardor Shares New Single “Golden Liar” – on Tour with Mastodon and Opeth Now


Zeal & Ardor have already announced their new album, a self-titled release, due out on February 11th, 2022, via MVKA. The 14-track album was recorded by Marc Obrist and frontman Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed & mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. The band is currently on tour with Mastodon and Opeth in North America. Listen to the new single “Golden Liar,” the fifth off the album, and pre-order it now.

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Opeth and Mastodon Book a Co-Headline Tour


Two progressive metal legends Opeth and Mastodon have booked a co-headline tour for 2021 The two bands last toured together in the USA in 2011, with Ghost as the opener on their first national tour. The late year North American this fall will have direct support from Zeal & Ardor kicking off in Asheville, North Carolina on November 16th and wrapping in Denver, Colorado on December 5th. The pre-sale takes place tomorrow with the general on sale Friday, September 17th, 2021. Opeth continues to tour behind 2019’s In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast) and Mastodon will soon release their new album Hushed and Grim.

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Zeal and Ardor Shares New Single “Bow” – New Album Due in 2022


Genre-bending band Zeal & Ardor has announced they will release a new album, a self-titled release, due out on February 11th, 2022, via MVKA. The 14-track album was recorded by Marc Obrist and frontman Manuel Gagneux at Hutch Sounds and mixed & mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. Listen to the first single “Bow” and pre-order the album now.

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STAFF PICKS: Weslie Negrón’s Top 20 Albums of 2020


Instead of reminding everyone of the horrible year we’ve had by sharing this list of my top 20 albums of 2020 with all of you, I want to think that I am sharing new music that can keep being an outlet to rely on when times are tough. We’re in a moment in time where we’re all vulnerable and music keeps being one of the best tools to help our mental health. The following albums are the ones that helped me go through the year and I hope you find something that you can add to your playlist and enjoy it as much as I do. Within each album, there is the country, genre, and their Bandcamp links (for those that have Bandcamp) in case you want to directly support them in these troubled times.

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