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Sounds | Zeal & Ardor, Run

Als je voor een band als Meshuggah wil/kan openen, dan kom je maar beter zwaar uit je pijp. Dat is exact wat Manuel Gagneux (en de zijnen) met deze nieuwe song doet: KNALLEN dat het geen naam heeft. Run laat een extremer geluid horen dan we gewoon zijn van Z&A, echter zonder hun typîsche stijl compleet overboord te gooien. "Run is the first single we are releasing off of our self-titled album because, while there are definitely familiar elements present, it sets the tone for things to come. It is surely one of our most aggressive songs yet, but that is just a vanguard of what lies ahead. So run while you still can." - M. Gagneux -


Following the recent release of portentous new song "Run", Zeal & Ardor has premiered the unsettling and sinister official video for the track.

Frontman Manuel Gagneux exclaims, "Very excited to share this video for RUN. Garrick Lauterbach, who directed it and I share a fascination with deep dreams and AI. Being able to weave it into a narrative of mental diaspora was an incredible treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

Director Garrick Lauterbach adds, "Manuel Gagneux’s smashing track enabled us to condense certain current fears through our digital consciousness - what a trip it was. Hold on to your tin foil hats and get ready to RUN!".

It's been a provocative, stimulating 18 months for black metal blues alchemists, Zeal & Ardor. Channelling the energy from this profound period of reflection into writing new music, the band offer a first hint towards their forthcoming, self-titled third album.

Acclaimed second album, Stranger Fruit, was released by MVKA in 2018, following the global attention-getting debut, Devil Is Fine. Last October, the band shared a striking, standalone 6-track EP, Wake Of A Nation.


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