Watch: Zeal & Ardor – ‘Devil Is Fine’

Zeal & Ardor have premiered the haunting live version of the beautifully chilling title track from ‘Devil Is Fine’, which will see a global release on February 24. Devil Is […]

Zeal & Ardor have premiered the haunting live version of the beautifully chilling title track from ‘Devil Is Fine’, which will see a global release on February 24.


Devil Is Fine mixes a variety of genres, including black metal, blues, and more, while the lyrics are delivered in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs.

The performance was recorded live at Couleur 3 studio in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 18, 2017.

Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Gagneux, a Swiss-American formerly based in New York City. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves, just as it was imposed in Norway, and black metal in the ’90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: What would satanic spirituals sound like?

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