zeal and ardor

To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.27.18
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 9 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

Kanye West and Kid Cudi get together on 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS,' Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan makes music for the lovelorn, and a collaboration between Bon Iver and The National enters the world quietly.
Colin Joyce
Kristin Corry
Alex Robert Ross
6.8.18
New music

Good Lord, This New Zeal & Ardor Song Is So Good

The first single from black metal/gospel project's second album, 'Stranger Fruit,' is brutal, murky, but weirdly inviting.
Alex Robert Ross
3.29.18
Scene Reports

Switzerland's Metal Scene Is Its Best-Kept Secret

From Celtic Frost and Coroner to Zeal & Ardor, Eluveitie, and Schammasch, the Swiss metal scene is chock full of intriguing, technical talent.
Catherine Fearns
2.27.18
New music

Zeal & Ardor Are Back With New Single, "Baphomet"

In the band's first new single since 'Devil Is Fine,' the double bass meets the Delta blues.
Noisey Staff
1.18.18
Noisey Next

The Unexpected Rise of Zeal & Ardor's Spiritual Black Metal Blues

Sin isn't exactly a struggle for the Swiss-American musician behind one of metal's most fascinating, controversial bands.
Kim Kelly
8.23.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Ice T Spits Civil War, Matt North Sings Nashville, and Everyone Else Plays Chuck Berry

Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, also takes on a new record from Zeal & Ardor.
Robert Christgau
4.21.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Zeal & Ardor's First Ever Full-Band Performance of "Devil Is Fine"

It never was in the first place, but this definitely isn't your dad's metal anymore.
Noisey Staff
2.2.17
Premieres

Watch Zeal & Ardor's Eerie New Video for "Devil Is Fine"

Get lost in purple fog and witchcraft in this new clip, taken from the Swiss black metal blues artist's groundbreaking debut (one of Noisey's Best Albums of 2016).
Lawrence Burney
12.15.16
Interviews

The Real Story Behind the Spiritual Black Metal Blues of Zeal and Ardor's 'Devil Is Fine'

You'd never be able to tell by listening that one of the year's most intriguing releases started as a joke.
Kim Kelly
7.7.16