zeal and ardor


Noisey's Year in Metal 2018

Noisey metal editor Kim Kelly shares her Best of 2018 list, reflects on the past year in metal, and looks to the struggles ahead.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ice T Spits Civil War, Matt North Sings Nashville, and Everyone Else Plays Chuck Berry: Expert Witness With Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, also takes on a new record from Zeal & Ardor.


Listen to a Chilling New Zeal & Ardor Song, "Don't You Dare"

The Swiss black metal blues project has dropped a soulful new joint ahead of their first European tour (and North American festival appearance)


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.


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).


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.