Zeal & Ardor Premiere “Death To The Holy” Music Video

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new video for their song “Death To The Holy.” This track is from the band’s recently released self-titled album. Manuel Gagneux commented:

“The video for ‘Death To The Holy‘ marks a visual departure from our established aesthetic. A short and buzzing rumination on the question ‘What would happen if we get proof of God’s nonexistence?’ Directed by Jen Ries, it perfectly matches the song’s urgency and relentlessness.”

Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, Etc. Set For 2022 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Aftershock festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, Poorstacy, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.

October 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, Jinjer, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.

October 9: Foo Fighters, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Eva Under Fire, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

Meshuggah Cancel Several Dates On European Tour With Zeal & Ardor

Meshuggah have announced the revised schedule for their European/UK tour with Zeal & Ardor. The German and Italian shows have been cancelled, while the Paris, France show has been rescheduled.

Tour Dates:

05/13 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
05/14 Nancy, FRA – Slasher Fest
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 Lille, 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
06/05 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia

Meshuggah commented:

“Meshuggah announce changes to their upcoming European tour scheduled for May & June 2022.

Due to continued uncertainty and issues caused by the now long-standing pandemic, we have been forced to take the very difficult decision to cancel all our German shows of the upcoming tour. As a consequence, we also have to cancel our show in Milan as well as reschedule our Paris show for the 5th of June 2022.

Find all valid dates for the European Tour below.

We share the disappointment and frustration with all our friends and fans in Germany and Italy, but see no way around this decision.

Currently we are working on finding new dates for Germany and Italy but cannot tell when these may take place nor when they may be announced.

All ticket holders of the German and Italian shows are kindly requested to contact their point of purchase for a refund.

Tickets for the other shows remain valid. Zeal & Ardor is still confirmed as special guests for the tour.

We appreciate your understanding.

You can get tickets for all the remaining shows here https://www.meshuggah.net/tour.”

Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Church Burns”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Church Burns.” 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 song:

“There’s a church. Guess what? It burns. Church Burns.”

Zeal & Ardor Premiere “Golden Liar” Music Video

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new video for their latest single “Golden Liar.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on February 11. Manuel Gagneux commented:

“‘Golden Liar‘ is one of the tracks on this record I’m most proud of. Unlike singles released previously from the new album, it’s a slow burn. Rather than using harsh tones to convey heaviness, it uses lyrics and atmosphere to convey weight. It’s both smoke and fire.”

Watch Living Colour, Zeal & Ardor, The Sword, Etc. Members Cover Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor), Emily Panic (“Ghosts To Show You Podcast”), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Bryan Giles (Red Fang), Bryan Richie (The Sword), and Moe Watson (Shai Hulud) for a cover of Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It.” You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Marky Mark and the Funkadelic Bunch! Gwarsenio took some bad asprin and now tripping out with members of Zeal & Ardor, Red Fang, The Sword, Shai Hulud, and Vernon Reid of Living Colour. This is our 51th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Song “Golden Liar”

Zeal & Ardor have premiered a new song titled “Golden Liar.” 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 song:

“‘Golden Liar‘ is one of the tracks on this record I’m most proud of. Unlike singles released previously from the new album, it’s a slow burn. Rather than using harsh tones to convey heaviness, it uses lyrics and atmosphere to convey weight. It’s both smoke and fire.”

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”