GOST Prophecy Full-Length From Slasherwave Project Out Now On Metal Blade Records

GOST Prophecy Full-Length From Slasherwave Project Out Now On Metal Blade Records

“Leviathan” Lyric Video Now Playing

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Prophecy, the new full-length from slasherwave phenom GOST, is out today on Metal Blade Records!

GOST exists in the dark crack between black metal and the most shadowy end of electronic music. Since the release of the Radio Macabre EP at the start of 2013, and the remorseless digital nightmare of their Skull debut album six months later, Texas-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and main-brain James Lollar has become an increasingly singular force in music. Far more aggressive and sinister than the synthwave he‘s often grouped with, GOST is a harsh and unique digital nightmare that takes the listener right into the heart of the abyss.

Prophecy serves as Lollar‘s most exhilarating and dangerous sounding work to date. 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.” Prophecy was recorded by Lollar alone in Texas during a burst of creativity at the end of 2022. Following the experimentation and more melodic touches of 2019‘s Valediction, the record also acts as something of a return to older roots, to recapture the spirit of GOST.

From the industrial scrape of “Death In Bloom,” the doomy “Decadent Decay,” and the demonic pulse of “Golgotha,” Lollar welds together elements of pulsing synthwave, the otherworldly nastiness of black metal, and the pound and snarl of Ministry at their most unhinged to create a whole that sounds genuinely dangerous, somewhere between metal and a rave in Hell.
Notes Kerrang of the release, “The world his music inhabits is nocturnal and sinister, bathed in crimson neon; while its electronic beats might point a bony finger in the direction of the dancefloor, the environment it portrays is more ritual than rave…Prophecy continues in this established trajectory, with Satanic soundbites and Biblical artwork conjuring an end-of-days vibe altogether in keeping with the horror movie synths reverberating throughout.” Writes Metal Temple, “the melody creeps through the darkness, each note tinged with a sinister edge. The storm outside mirrored the turmoil within, as the keyboard danced under the musician’s fingers. The music told a story of shadows and secrets, drawing the listener into its dark and stormy depths. If this is Satan coming back to move us forward, I say welcome him with a smile.” Observes The Metal Pit, “Prophecy is rife with drum and bass, dubstep, dark industrial metal, classic techno, and much more. It is a journey into the dark and evil side of life done with electronics and some guitars and live drums. GOST recreates the metal-ness with synths, distortion, and a helluva lot of grandiose sound design.”

Check out a lyric video for closing track, “Leviathan,” now playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guT3VviRauM

Watch GOST‘s “Widow Song” lyric video, now playing at NewRetroWave,

Watch GOST‘s previously released video for “Judgement/Prophecy” HERE:


Additionally, in celebration of the release of Prophecy, Lollar will be hosting an AMA on r/DarkSynth at 7:00pm UK/11:00am PT/2:00pm ET. Don’t miss it!

Visit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkSynth/

Prophecy was recorded by Lollar alone in Texas during a burst of creativity at the end of 2022. Following the experimentation and more melodic touches of 2019‘s Valediction, Lollar says the record acts as something of a return to older roots, to recapture the spirit of GOST.
Prophecy is available on CD and digital formats as well as vinyl in the following color variants:Tigers Eye (US)
Yellow w/ Orange Smoke (US)
Firefly Glow Marbled (EU)
Beige Brown w/ Black Smoke (EU)
Red “Black Dust” (EU)

Get it at www.metalblade.com/gost

Prophecy Track Listing:

1. Judgment
2. Prophecy
3. Death In Bloom
4. Deceiver
5. Obituary
6. Temple Of Tears
7. Decadent Decay
8. Widow Song
9. Golgotha
10. Digital Death
11. Shelter
12. Through The Water
13. Leviathan

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What press worldwide has had to say about Gost

“The lines between hesher and dancer grow faint every day, and one man in particular aims to toss those boundaries right in the trash. Gost, arguably the hardest hitting of the sub-genre has always taken a satanic approach to his dance tunes” – METAL INJECTION


“There’s a sleazy, seedy edge to Gost that markedly sets them apart from fellow keyboard enthusiasts like Carpenter Brut and Perturbator.” – KERRANG

“The music here gathers elements of house, synth pop, industrial, gothic rock, noise and metal and rolls these together into a very cohesive synthwave fusion. ” – GHOST CULT  MAG

“There’s a reason metalheads are so taken with synthwave, and Gost is the prime example of why: sure, keyboards and electronic beats aren’t metal in the purest sense, but good god is this shit heavy.” – METALSUCKS

“This is music that wants to hurt you, but not without toying with you first. You’re subjected to harrowing death rattles, pained moans and jarring, brain-blurring glitches – it’s the sound of Satan being wrenched out of your blackened soul.” – METAL HAMMER (UK)

“unholy beautiful marriage between Lucifer and synthwave, and what better vessel to tackle this project than Gost”- NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“a blistering amalgam of black metal fury and coldwave detachment” – ECHOES AND DUST

“Fans of Pertubator, Gary Numan, Mayhem, Carpenter Brut and Nine Inch Nails could all find enjoyment in the darkness here.” – AT THE BARRIER

“horror aspects of his dark-synth work shined boldly with thick satanic atmosphere, both musically and aesthetically, which enamored his work to a great deal of metalheads.” – INVISIBLE ORANGES

“On par with genre grandmasters like Perturbator and Carpenter Brut” – LEGACY

“Gost sound like a heart pounding with fear, like the darkest corner in the deepest cellar” – ROCK HARD

“Mystic, aggressive, atmospheric” – SONIC SEDUCER

Skull (July 2013)
Behemoth (April 2015)
Non Paradisi (September 2016)
Non Paradisi (Secret Arcana) (September 2016)
Possessor (March 2018)
Valediction (October 2019)
Rites of Love and Reverence (August 2021)

Radio Macabre (January 2013)
The Night Prowler (February 2013)
Nocturnal Shift (April 2013)
S/T (February 2014)

Driller Killer – From out of Nowhere (Gost – cover) (January 2014)
Christine – Death on Wheels Part II (Gost remix) (January 2014)

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