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Zeal & Ardor Debut Scorching New Single, “Götterdämmerung”


The release of Zeal & Ardor’s new self-titled album is still nearly four months away and the band’s already released three singles, with a fourth arriving today… but hey, who’s complaining?

Their latest, “Götterdämmerung,” is more in line with the first two, “Run” and “Erase,” which is to say it’s some of the heaviest material of the band’s career (in contrast to the third single, “Bow,” which is bluesy and down tempo). It’s also sung mostly in German, band leader Manuel Gagneux’s native language, giving it an even more aggressive sound. He explains:

“‘Götterdämmerung’ is our most bare bones song yet. No gimmicks, no frills, no distractions, just rage. Most of it is [sung] in German, commanding your attention and heralding the dawn of a new point of view. This is Götterdämmerung.”

Give it a spin below. Zeal & Ardor comes out on February 11; pre-order here.

Zeal & Ardor will tour the U.S. with Mastodon and Opeth later this fall. Dates:

Nov 16 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena [tickets]
Nov 18 – Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre [tickets]
Nov 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [tickets]
Nov 20 – New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem [tickets]
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [tickets]
Nov 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern [tickets]
Nov 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater [tickets]
Nov 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom [tickets]
Nov 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [tickets]
Nov 30 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre [tickets]
Dec 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium [tickets]
Dec 02 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater [tickets]
Dec 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union [tickets]
Dec 05 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom [tickets]

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