Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Götterdämmerung”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Götterdämmerung.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on February 11. Manuel Gagneux commented:

“‘Götterdämmerung’ is our most bare bones song yet. No gimmicks, no frills, no distractions, just rage. Most of it is [sung] in German, commanding your attention and heralding the dawn of a new point of view. This is ‘Götterdämmerung.'”

Opeth, Mastodon, And Zeal & Ardor Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Opeth and Mastodon will be teaming up for a co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Zeal & Ardor will open.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
11/18 Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre
11/19 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
11/20 New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/21 Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/23 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/24 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
11/26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
11/27 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
11/28 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
11/30 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12/02 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
12/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
12/05 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt commented:

“Well, we’re about to start up the ole machine again after our longest (involuntary) break ever. We’ve kept rather silent during all this time. We haven’t done much press or public appearances. No streaming shows and of course, no ‘real’ shows. We’ve kept to ourselves, biding our time. Coming back to North America will be a treat, even if there are conflicting emotions.

We’ve become used to being out of sight. But playing live is such an integral part of being in this band. We need to get back out there to see if we still have it in us. Stepping out on a stage after all this time will surely be a nerve-wrecking experience, but we count on you to help us out. We’ll be traveling with familiar faces however. Together with our friends in Mastodon. But also with new acquaintances, Zeal & Ardor.

Going on tour during these times means serious restrictions of course. It will be strange in so many ways. But once we’re up there we trust the power of music will take over and make us feel secure. We collectively look forward to this (with a slight touch of pure fear).

To wrap this up: Won’t see you in the pub (unfortunately), but we sincerely hope to see you through the limelight. For us, this coming tour is already memorable. Odd!”

As previously reported, Mastodon will be releasing their new album “Hushed And Grim” on October 29, while Zeal & Ardor will be releasing their new self-titled album on February 11. Opeth have also since confirmed that they are planning to release a “connoisseur edition” of their latest album “In Cauda Venenum” on November 19. That effort has been remastered and it will be available in Swedish and English. It will also include a 16-page book illustrated by Travis Smith, a poster, and a bonus EP featuring the following tracks:

01. “Pöbeln” / “The Mob”
02. “Cirkelns Riktning” / “Width Of A Circle”
03. “Frihet & Tyranni” / “Freedom & Tyranny”

Åkerfeldt said following about that:

“During the pandemic we’ve put together a vinyl remaster ‘connoisseur’ edition of our latest album, ‘In Cauda Venenum‘ that features 3 (6 really, if you count both versions of each song) previously unreleased tracks from the sessions. These tracks have a high obscurity factor, but I’d like to think they are high quality. Quite different from the rest of the songs on the album, but quality nonetheless. Everything put together in a nice package, for your pleasure.”

Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Bow”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Bow.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on February 11.

Manuel Gagneux said the following about the new song:

“‘Bow‘ takes out established musical themes and places them into a completely different background. It’s an amalgam of things bestowing bad luck demanding you to join it.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“With the self-titled record, we have arrived at where I imagined this project should sound like. It’s the longest we’ve worked on a single record and I believe it shows. The most important thing for an album of ours to do, is transport you instantly into our mood, our world.

Even though this might not be the one you might expect from us, this record certainly delivers on that front. We had time to hone in to what we think makes us interesting and what sounds we would like to explore. Through this we have found our home. Home is burning. Welcome home.”

“Zeal & Ardor” Track Listing:

01. “Zeal & Ardor”
02. “Run”
03. “Death To The Holy”
04. “Emersion”
05. “Golden Liar”
06. “Erase”
07. “Bow”
08. “Feed the Machine”
09. “I Caught You”
10. “Church Burns”
11. “Götterdämmerung”
12. “Hold Your Head Low”
13. “J-M-B”
14. “A-H-I-L”

Watch Zeal & Ardor Perform New Song “Death To The Holy” Live

During their recent live shows, Zeal & Ardor have been performing a new song titled “Death To The Holy.” That track is expected to appear on the band’s new self-titled album, which is scheduled to be released on February 11, 2022. The next official single from that effort, “Bow,” will be released on September 1.

[via The PRP]

Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Erase”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Erase.“ This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on February 11. Manuel Gagneux commented:

“We would like to surprise you again with this one. Erase aims to confuse you in the most pleasant way possible. Hope you enjoy.”

Zeal & Ardor Premiere “Run” Music Video

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new video for their latest single “Run.“ This track will appear on the band’s upcoming self-titled album.

Manuel Gagneux commented:

“Very excited to share this video for ‘Run‘. Garrick Lauterbach, who directed it, and I share a fascination with deep dreams and AI. Being able to weave it into a narrative of mental diaspora was an incredible treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

Lauterbach added:

“Manuel Gagneux‘s smashing track enabled us to condense certain current fears through our digital consciousness — what a trip it was. Hold on to your tin foil hats and get ready to ‘RUN!’”

Meshuggah And Zeal & Ardor Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Meshuggah and Zeal & Ardor have postponed their European/UK tour. The trek is now scheduled for 2022.

Tour Dates:

05/05 Hamburg, GER – EOA
05/06 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
05/08 Cologne, GER – Palladium
05/09 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
05/10 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
05/12 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
05/13 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
05/14 Nancy, FRA – Nancy M.N.M Festival (no Zeal & Ardor)
05/15 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/17 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
05/18 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
05/21 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
05/22 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
05/23 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
05/24 Little, FRA – L’Aeronef
05/26 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
05/28 Manchester, UK – Academy
05/29 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
05/30 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
06/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia
06/03 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

Meshuggah commented:

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that all regions in Europe will be able to restore and provide a safe environment for concerts this autumn, MESHUGGAH have unfortunately had to make the decision to push back their European headline tour dates to May 2022.

The good news is that special guests Zeal & Ardor will still be part of the tour and will also be added to the line up for the “Royal Albert Hall” show in London, and that additional shows in Dublin, Cologne and Nancy have now been added to the routing.

“Ruhrpott Metal Meeting“, being a festival with fixed dates, cannot be re-scheduled.

Tickets will remain valid from the 2021 dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.”

Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Run”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Run.“ This track will appear on the band’s upcoming self-titled album. Manuel Gagneux commented:

“‘Run‘ is the first single we are releasing off of our self-titled album because, while there are definitely familiar elements present, it sets the tone for things to come. It is surely one of our most aggressive songs yet, but that is just a vanguard of what lies ahead. So run while you still can.”

Meshuggah Announce European/UK Tour With Zeal & Ardor

Meshuggah have announced a fall 2021 European/UK tour with Zeal & Ardor. You can find the dates for that trek below.

Tour Dates:

11/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
11/22 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
11/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/25 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/26 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/27 Lille, FRA – L’Aeronef
11/28 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
11/30 Milan, FRA – Alcatarax
12/01 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
12/02 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
12/03 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/05 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/06 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
12/08 Manchester, UK – Academy
12/09 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/11 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/12 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit

In related news, Meshuggah have also announced a June 3, 2022 show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.