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Zeal & Ardor To Release “Live in London” + Drop Live Version of “Baphomet” + Touring With Deafheaven + Baroness — LISTEN


Black metal blues alchemists Zeal & Ardor have released “Baphomet.” It’s the first single from their forthcoming live album, Live In London, due out March 22 via MVKA/Radicallis.Listen here or at this location: https://lnk.to/Baphomet.

The 22-track album includes four previously unreleased songs.

The album is the entire recording of the band’s headline show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, which took place in December 2017. It will be available digitally, on CD, and as a Double White 180g vinyl.

The new songs included are “We Never Fall,” “Hold Your Head Low,” “Cut Me,” and the aforementioned “Baphomet.”

Barring those tracks, the set list was devised from the band’s two existing albums: the debut Devil Is Fine and 2018’s follow-up Stranger Fruit.
Z&A’s music has been critically acclaimed across both releases, with praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Noisey, Pitchfork, Loudwire, Consequence of SoundUpsetThe Onion AV Club, and many more.

Frontman Manuel Gagneux comments, “We recorded our London show last December. Since we’re really proud of our performance, we are releasing the entire show consisting of our entire catalogue of songs. Mixing duties crushed by Kurt Ballou and Alan Douches mastered these 80 minutes into cohesion. We are really happy with how this turned out and can’t wait to unleash it upon you all.”

Zeal & Ardor, who completed a headline tour of the U.S. last fall, will return to North America this winter and spring. The band will support Baroness and Deafheaven. The trek kicks off March 8 and runs through April 12, with several stops in Canada. All dates are below.

With Baroness & Deafheaven

3/8 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
3/9 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
3/10 — Dallas, TX — Canton Hall
3/12 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
3/13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern
3/14 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
3/16 — Berkeley, CA — The UC Theatre
3/18 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
3/19 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
3/20 — Vancouver, BC — Vogue Theatre
3/22 — Edmonton, AB — Union Hall
3/23 — Calgary, AB — The Palace Theatre
3/24 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
3/26 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
3/27 — Denver, CO — The Ogden Theater
3/29 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
3/30 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
3/31 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
4/2 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
4/3 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
4/5 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
4/6 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
4/7 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
4/9 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theater
4/10 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
4/12 — New York, NY — Terminal 5

PRESS PRAISE FOR ZEAL & ARDOR:“Thrilling… Zeal & Ardor is a synthesis: multiple sounds merging to make a robust, exhilarating new one” — The Onion AV Club

“A provocative mix” — Pitchfork

“Extraordinary and brilliant” — The Guardian“…draws you in, invites listeners inside the harshness rather than pushing them away. And aside from all that… an incredible knack for dramatic drops” — Noisey

“One of the most uniquely daring and wholly affecting albums of 2018 so far” — Rock Sound

“Zeal & Ardor’s mix of black metal, blues and traditional slave chant is one of the most ambitious concoctions of the past decade, but it worked, and fans are now anxiously awaiting to taste Stranger Fruit.” — Loudwire

“Fluid… soulful…” Billboard

“Explosive…surreal…no holds barred” — Revolver

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