Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor Launch New Track “Clawing Out” (Updated)


Clawing Out” is the second single to be shared from Zeal & Ardor‘s new studio album “Greif“. The soulful black metal outfit will be releasing that record on August 23rd. The band’s mastermind Manuel Gagneux commented:

“We like to surprise people. So, of course, after releasing our softest song to date with ‘to my ilk,’ we want to create some whiplash with ‘Clawing out!’ Not satisfied with a mere heavy riffed song, we elected to borrow some elements from other musical styles to further the impact. Revel with us in righteous violence — justificatum malum factum.”

In other news, the outfit have also newly been awarded the Swiss Music Prize, which is awarded to artists native to Switzerland determined to be worthy of recognition. Gagneux said of the honor:

“It’s rare that we get a prize that holds such esteem as this one does. Not just due to it being a national one, but because of the staggeringly talented alumni we have the privilege of calling our peers. It feels immensely validating and flattering. Sincerely: Thank you.”

They have the following touring booked in support of it:

06/06 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/08 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/22 Bourlon, FRA – Rock In Bourlon
06/23 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Festival
06/26 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
06/27 Talinn, EST – Tapper
06/28 Suvilahti, FIN – Tuska Festival
07/20 Weil am Rhein, GER – Baden im Blut Festival
08/10 Cercoux, FRA – Festival 666
08/16 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio

With Heilung:

08/29 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics Arena
08/31 Berlin, GER – Zitadelle
09/03 Stuttgart, GER – Beethoven Saal
09/05 Nurnberg, GER – Kia Metropol Arena
09/07 Trutnov, CZE – Boijste Amphitheater
09/09 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Openair
09/11 Vienna, AUT – Arena
09/12 Linz, AUT – Posthof (no Heilung)
09/13 Munich, GER – Zenith
09/15 Antwerp, BEL – Lotta Arena
09/17 Paris, FRA – Zenith
09/19 Cologne, GER – Palladium
09/21 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live

Zeal & Ardor:

09/22 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10/04 Milan, ITA – Santeria
10/05 Lucerne, SWI – Metal Storm Festival
10/12 Nijmegen, NET – Soulcrusher Festival

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