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Our first proper taste of a new Zeal & Ardor record is here: following 2018 second LP Stranger Fruit and last year's Wake Of A Nation EP, the avant-garde metallers have shared crushingly intense new single, Run.
"Run is the first single we are releasing off of our self-titled album because, while there are definitely familiar elements present, it sets the tone for things to come," explains mastermind Manuel Gagneux. "It is surely one of our most aggressive songs yet, but that is just a vanguard of what lies ahead. So run while you still can."
The single is taken from Zeal & Ardor's upcoming self-titled third album – stay tuned for more information on that when we have it.
Listen to Run below:
Catch Z&A supporting Meshuggah at the following dates later this year:
19 Vienna Arena
20 Munich Tonhalle
22 Lyon Le Transbordeur
23 Wiesbaden Schlachthof
25 Tilburg 013
26 Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal
27 Lille L’Aeronef
28 Paris L’Olympia
30 Milan Alcatraz
1 Zurich Samsung Hall
2 Leipzig Haus Auensee
3 Oberhausen Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
5 Bristol O2 Academy
6 Glasgow Barrowlands
8 Manchester Academy
9 Nottingham Rock City
11 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
12 Berlin Columbiahalle
13 Hamburg Große Freiheit
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