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PRE-ORDER - Gost 'Prophecy' LP Beige Brown w/Black Smoke Vinyl - RELEASE DATE 8th March 2024

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Gost return with their sixth album, and their most exhilarating and dangerous-sounding work to date, 'Prophecy'. It’s a record that perfectly reflects the horror and grim anxieties of a world beset with religious and political overreach, and progress “being rolled back to the fucking 1950s”.

“It's about an imaginative fall of the Western civilization, the biblical end of the world – the rise of Satan and Armageddon,” says James. “In America, there's been a big rise of scared, reactive Christianity again, and almost like a re-emergence of the Satanic Panic. So it felt like an appropriate time to bring Satan back into things.”

Recorded alone in Texas during a burst of creativity at the end of 2022 (“I can’t put a song down once I start it, I’m too OCD, I have to finish it”), Prophecy is the perfect vessel for such things. Following the experimentation and more melodic touches of 2019’s Valediction, James says it also acts as something of a return to older roots, to recapture the spirit of GosT.

“When Valediction came out, COVID hit, and I guess people weren’t so into art while the world was on its knees,” he says. “I also wanted to reconnect with some of my older fans who maybe didn’t feel that album so much. I wanted to go back in time and bring some of the older shit back, some of the older sounds.”

“If people listened to my music at a rave they would have a bad fucking trip,” laughs James. “But it’s a fun challenge to try to make metal with digital noises. I love processing on a computer and electronic equipment, and trying to make it sound raw. It's a unique challenge, because everything in there is clean, and you’re using plug in distortion and things like that. It's just a whole different realm than using pedals and amps and shit.”

For an artist who drinks so heavily from the world of electronic and dance music – albeit at its most extreme edges – James says Gost hasn’t been taken in by that world at all. Instead, he’s built a home in metal, as seen when he was invited to tour with black metal legends Mayhem.

“On the Mayhem tour, I ended up one night in a hotel bar talking to [bassist] Necrobutcher.  I was thanking them for having me on the tour, and he's like, ‘That was me, I wanted you on this tour.’ That's fucking bizarre. But it's cool, man,” says James. “It's weird to be accepted by the metal community, it's humbling, it's honourable. It's where I come from.”

Whatever you call it, Gost have made something intense, cathartic, creatively rich and not quite like anything else out there. Watch them fulfil their 'Prophecy'…

Limited beige brown with black smoke vinyl pressing

*Please note - image is a mock up only, actual colours may vary on finished product*


Side A:

1. Judgment 

2. Prophecy

3. Death in Bloom

4. Deceiver

5. Obituary
6. Temple of Tears
7. Decadent Decay
Side B:
8. Widow Song
9. Golgotha
10. Digital Death
11. Shelter
12. Through the Water
13. Through The Water