Zeal & Ardor, the project headed up by Manuel Gagneux, crept onto the scene in 2016 with his debut album Devil Is Fine. The album blended spirituals and black metal damn near perfectly, and when the album was re-released on a label in 2017, pretty much everyone loved it. Now Gagneux and friends are back with a new album called Stranger Fruit due out on June 8 and you can check out the quite murdery video for the new song "Gravedigger's Chant" above.
It's less black metal and more retro rock this time, but it's still really good! The new album was produced by Zebo Adam and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Nails)Needless to say, this is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer.
Grab "Gravedigger's Chant" here and catch the band on tour