After a few singles this year, Zeal & Ardor has finally announced a new self-titled album due out February 11. The album was recorded by Marc Obrist and Zeal & Ardor mastermind Manuel Gagneux, and mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Pig Destroyer, etc.). You can check out "Bow" below and pre-orders are available here.
"With the self-titled record, we have arrived at where I imagined this project should sound like," said Gagneux. "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."
Gagneux also commented on "Bow".
"'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."