Zeal & Ardor have had an amazing journey so far. What essentially started as a studio project has become a full touring band that will soon hit Europe, including a stop at the prestigious Roadburn Festival. The album Devil is Fine made an appearance at number six on Noisey’s Top 100 albums of 2016. Their first UK show (courtesy of Nightshift Promotions) is one not to be missed.
Even though all three bands are vastly different, they are all cut from the same cloth due to their unapologetic desire to experiment and push boundaries. The first band Combineharvester are one such band, a mixture of post-metal, noise, drone and psychedelia, the band excel in creating a wall of sound that is oppressive yet engaging. This a band to get down early for.
I don’t like using swear words in journalism as I think it is often lazy writing, but I feel it is appropriate to write on this that the Pyrapisme are a band who make music that is batshit insane. Playing their first UK show, the French quintet make music that is mind-boggling, complex but at the same time a work of genius. It’s going to be a frantic and challenging live show but one that will be worth it.
Zeal and Ardor has become one of the most talked about projects of recent years, an astonishingly original project that started life as a comment on 4chan which has evolved into a full live band. One of the most special acts to emerge in recent years, and an amazing take on black metal that has created a new life for the genre. I am shaking with excitement at the thought of seeing the band live.
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