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Zeal & Ardor announce November/December 2018 European & UK Tour

Following on from their captivating set at Download Festival last weekend, Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK tour for this November/December.

Tickets for the seven headline shows go on sale this Friday, 15th June, here and all venue box offices.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
11/02 Linz, AUT – Ahoi P op Festival
11/03 Vienna, AUT – Europavox Festival
11/08 Milan, ITA – Bloom
11/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Orta Bar
11/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium

Zeal & Ardor to release new studio album “Stranger Fruit” on June 8th 2018

Picture the scene: a late Summer evening, crickets sing their song, your bare feet firmly planted in the soil, the poplars gently sway in the wind, and the stench nearly knocks you out cold.
 
Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new Zeal & Ardor single.

“Gravedigger’s Chant” was released on Good Friday, March 23rd, and serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second Zeal & Ardor album, “Stranger Fruit”.
 

Acherontas to release new studio album “Faustian Ethos” on May 18th 2018

Greek occult black metallers with ritual & 70's rock influences, Acherontas, reveal details surrounding their new studio album titled “Faustian Ethos”.

The album is set to be released on May 18th, 2018, in Europe and May 25th, 2018, in North America via Agonia Records.

As previously reported, the follow-up to “Amarta अमर्त” (2017) was recorded in three different studios in Greece, UK and Germany between 2016 and 2017 with mixing and mastering done at Pentagram Studio by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer's Child).

Acherontas signs to Agonia Records & announces “Vamachara” re-release on August 31st 2017

Greek occult black metallers with ritual & 70s rock influences, Acherontas, have signed a new record deal with Agonia Records.

The band returned to the label after their 2011 departure, having previously released the EP “Hermeticism” and studio album “Vamachara” (both in 2011). The latter is going to be re-released on vinyl on August 31st, 2017, along with a rare demo and new cover made by Viktoria Polikarpova (of Visionis Phosphorescent).

Acherontas is currently working on its next studio album, that is supposed by be finished in February of 2018.

Ex Eye to release self-titled debut album on June 23rd 2017

Colin Stetson-led experimental supergroup Ex Eye is poised to make their formal debut with their forthcoming self-titled album, due out on June 23rd, 2017, via Relapse Records.

The LP’s first single, “Opposition/Perihelion” harnesses the precise, clockwork intricacies and ecstatic abandon that have quickly become the quartet’s calling cards. Listen to it now below.

Shabda announces new studio album “Vishnu Sahasranama - 10 Studi” - due out in Fall 2017

After the 2 tracks long celebration of “Pharmakon / Pharmakos”, released a year and half ago by Argonauta Records, Shabda are back in the studio recording their fourth album which will see the light in early Autumn 2017.

Vishnu Sahasranama - 10 Studi” – this is the title - is inspired by the traditional Indian Vaishnava text commented by Sankara and representing the model of the garland of a thousand names, the practice of meditation on the metaphysical qualities of god Visnu conceived as the absolute principle.

Zeal & Ardor signs to MVKA and announces new single & Spring 2017 European Tour

MVKA welcome new signing Zeal & Ardor.

Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.