GOST Signs To Metal Blade Records And Announces New Album For 2024!

GOST Signs To Metal Blade Records And Announces New Album For 2024!

North America Tour dates with Katatonia starts November 9, 2023

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Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of dark electronic artist Gost to a worldwide deal, which will see the first release for the label and sixth for the band, titled Prophecy, out in spring of 2024.

Gost had this to say about signing onto Metal Blade:

“Signing with Metal Blade is surreal for me personally as a lifelong metal listener and musician.  If you grew up listening to metal in the 80‘s and 90‘s like I did, Metal Blade‘s impact on metal is undeniable.  There were my favourite bands and behind them was Metal Blade.  Gost signing with Metal Blade feels predestined and born from Baal himself.  All hail Berith and all hail Metal Blade.”

Gost exist 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.

More details on Prophecy including the first single, artwork, tracklisting, and pre-orders are coming this fall.

In the meantime, catch Gost live when he joins Katatonia on their upcoming tour across America with stops in Canada, which kicks off Thursday, November 9 in Bostan, Mass. at The Sinclair and concludes in Orlando, FL on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Level 13.

Here‘s what Gost had to say about hitting the road with Katatonia:

“I‘ve always enjoyed tours that mix genres and take chances.  These types of support tours have become a sort of tradition for Gost and I look forward to hitting the road with Katatonia and bending some minds. Many thanks to the band for bringing us on for this one, should be one hell of a ride.”

Katatonia‘s Sky Void of the Stars North America Tour w/ special guests Gost
11-09-23 US MA Boston The Sinclair
11-10-23 US CT Hartford Webster Theater
11-11-23 US MD Baltimore Ram’s Head
11-12-23 US NY New York City Warsaw
11-13-23 CA ON Montreal Studio TD
11-15-23 CA ON Toronto The Axis Club
11-16-23 US PA Pittsburgh Thunderbird Music Hall
11-17-23 US OH Cleveland The Roxy
11-18-23 US IL Joliet The Forge
11-19-23 US MN Minneapolis Lyric Theater @ Skyway
11-21-23 US CO Denver The O
11-22-23 US UT Salt Lake City Commonwealth
11-24-23 US OR Portland Bossa Nova Ballroom
11-25-23 CA BC Vancouver Rickshaw
11-26-23 US WA Seattle  Neptune Theater
11-28-23 US CA Berkeley Cornerstone
11-29-23 US CA Fresno Strummer’s
11-30-23 US CA Los Angeles Echoplex
12-01-23 US CA Pomona The Glass House
12-02-23 US AZ Phoenix Crescent Ballroom
12-04-23 US TX Dallas Granada Theatre
12-05-23 US TX Austin Come and Take It Live
12-06-23 US TX Houston Scout Bar
12-08-23 US GA Atlanta Hell @ The Masquerade
12-09-23 US FL Orlando Level 13


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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