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.

Zeal & Ardor To Release New EP “Wake Of A Nation” In October, Share Two New Songs

Zeal & Ardor have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Wake Of A Nation” on October 23. Two songs from the effort, “Vigil” and “I Can’t Breathe,” can be found below:

Manuel Gagneux commented:

“Frederik Pohl once said:

‘It is and remains my conviction that a story has to speak for itself, and that any words a writer adds to it after he has finished telling it are a cop-out, a lie or a mistake.’

While I agree I feel pressed to make an exception for this EP. ‘Wake Of A Nation‘’s intent and context should be obvious. I like to revel in ambiguity and in room for interpretation. This is not the case here. These 6 songs are a knee jerk reaction to what has happened to my fellow people in the last months.

Originally I was set to record an album scheduled to come out next year. As these songs were written due to the horrendous events that instilled them I decided to release them as soon as possible. Using the rich heritage and culture as a part of my musical identity it felt like cowardice to sit by and continue with my routine as if nothing happened.

This record is for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, George Floyd and the countless untold and nameless killed.

It is for the brave souls willing to take a stand and ready to risk their own wellbeing so that others may have theirs intact.

All revenues from sales and streaming of ‘I Can’t Breathe‘ will be donated.”

The EP can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and the full track listing can be found below:

01. “Vigil”
02. “Tuskegee”
03. “At The Seams”
04. “I Can’t Breathe”
05. “Trust No One”
06. “Wake Of A Nation”