ZEAL & ARDOR + BROOKLYN VEGAN PREMIERE HAUNTING LIVE VERSION OF “DEVIL IS FINE”
DEVIL IS FINE OUT GLOBALLY ON FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Zeal & Ardor have partnered with Brooklyn Vegan to premiere the haunting live version of the beautifully chilling title track from Devil Is Fine, which will see a wide and global release on February 24. This marks the band’s first live appearance. Watch it here.
“Let me introduce you to Marco on drums, Rafi playing the bass, Tizi wielding a guitar, and Marc and Denis singing,” said Manuel Gagneux. “This was our first outing as a band. It’s surreal to have your first gig in a swanky radio studio, but we’re super happy with how things turned out. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed playing.”
The performance was recorded live at Couleur 3 studio in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 18, 2017.
The video for the title track “Devil Is Fine” premiered via Noisey. Watch the powerful and arresting clip here.
Z&A also shared the song “Come On Down” at Metal Injection. Listen to the black metal blues track here.
Zeal & Ardor have been generating significant buzz online for the past year and it’s only growing louder by the day. With accolades from the aforementioned Noisey, Rolling Stone, and Alternative Press, the project is poised to grab even further global attention in 2017.
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 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?