“It’s both smoke and fire”: Listen to Zeal & Ardor’s atmospheric new single Golden Liar

The next track from Zeal & Ardor’s self-titled third LP sees Manuel Gagneux focussing on lyrics and atmosphere, rather than “using harsh tones to convey heaviness”.

“It’s both smoke and fire”: Listen to Zeal & Ardor’s atmospheric new single Golden Liar
Emily Carter

Zeal & Ardor have shared a brand-new single, Golden Liar, from their upcoming third album.

Following previously-released tracks Götterdämmerung, Bow and Run, the Swiss avant-garde metallers' latest effort is an epic and more atmospheric effort, with frontman Manuel Gagneux explaining, "Golden Liar is one of the tracks on this record I’m most proud of.

"Unlike singles released previously from the new album, it’s a slow burn. Rather than using harsh tones to convey heaviness, it uses lyrics and atmosphere to convey weight. It’s both smoke and fire."

Of the album as a whole, he reveals: "The most important thing for an album of ours to do is transport you instantly into our mood, our world. Even though this might not be the one you might expect from us, this record certainly delivers on that front. We had time to hone in to what we think makes us interesting and what sounds we would like to explore through this we have found our home. Home is burning. Welcome home."

Zeal & Ardor – the album – is due out on February 11 via MVKA.

Listen to Golden Liar below:

The full Zeal & Ardor tracklist is as follows:

1. Zeal & Ardor
2. Run
3. Death To The Holy
4. Emersion
5. Golden Liar
6. Erase
7. Bow
8. Feed The Machine
9. I Caught You
10. Church Burns
11. Götterdämmerung
12. Hold Your Head Low
13. J-M-B
14. A-H-I-L

Zeal & Ardor are supporting Meshuggah across the UK in May next year. Get your tickets now.

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