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Zeal & Ardor have shared the final song from next month's self-titled third album.
Entitled Church Burns – "There’s a church. Guess what? It burns. Church Burns," teases Manuel Gagneux – the track follows recent singles Golden Liar, Götterdämmerung, Bow and Run, and gives another taste of what to expect from the brilliant Swiss extremists.
Discussing the LP as a whole, Manuel previously shared, "With the self-titled record, we have arrived at where I imagined this project should sound like. It’s the longest we’ve worked on a single record and I believe it shows.
"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.
Listen to Church Burns below:
Zeal & Ardor will hit the UK later this year as special guests to Meshuggah:
26 Nottingham Rock City
28 Manchester Academy
29 Bristol O2 Academy
30 Glasgow Barrowlands
1 Dublin Olympia
3 London Royal Albert Hall
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