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Zeal & Ardor - Release New Song

Zeal & Ardor have released a new song called "Firewake" for Sub Pop's Single Club Vol. 7 and it will be the only way to obtain a physical copy of the song in form of a coloured 7" vinyl. Luckily it's also available through the official Bandcamp page together with an instrumental track called "Cinq".

Manuel Gagneux says about the song: "’Firewake’ was written a while ago, but didn't thematically fit on the last record. I really like the atmosphere of it and am happy to have found a proper home for the track. The bilingual aspect of it mirrors the high contrast in energy found in it. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed recording it!"

Band profile: Zeal & Ardor
Posted: 08.12.2022 by Nejde


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09.12.2022 - 00:39
A Real Mönkey

Hard to believe that once upon a time this was one of the most original and unique bands around. The debut is still played to death by me, but everything since then is just fetid.

What a tragic fall from grace.
"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
09.12.2022 - 02:38

I think it's good.
Leeches everywhere.
09.12.2022 - 21:01

Manuel is one of my favourite songwriters. His other project Birdmask is my most listened-to artist. But I gotta agree with the complaints about Zeal & Ardor. I love everything from the self-titled demo to the second album. But their last album (and SOME of the songs between 2 & 3) just feel very generic. Like so many of the riffs are just a single note repeated in a different rhythm. Firewake kinda just sounds like Gotterdammerung from the last album. Every song on the last album just feels like a different version of two-three of the other songs.

Also kinda surprised Cinq was released for Zeal & Ardor and not Birdmask but eh.
09.12.2022 - 21:31
X-Ray Rod
I can undertand people not liking what Zeal & Ardor has produced since Devil Is Fine. I'm quite a huge fan though and really enjoyed the latest album too.

That being said I do think these two tracks a very meh. :\
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
10.12.2022 - 21:41
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

This is the first decent track I've heard from them since Devil is Fine.
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