GOST To Release Prophecy Full-Length

GOST Unveils “Widow Song” Single

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Prophecy Full-Length To See Release March 8, 2024 On Metal Blade Records

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Slasherwave outfit GOST today unveils “Widow Song,” the latest single from the project‘s impending new full-length, Prophecy, set for release on March 8th via 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.Now, GOST returns with Prophecy, their 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.”
“It’s about an imaginative fall of the Western civilization, the biblical end of the world – the rise of Satan and Armageddon,” says Lollar. “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.”

In advance of the release of Prophecy, GOST today unleashes “Widow Song” with an accompanying lyric video. “’Widow Song‘ is very personal to me on a few levels,” elaborates Lollar. “The title tributes an old close friend who suddenly died years ago. The lyrical content is a direct response to the world of chaos we are all currently having to navigate. Sonically, I wanted to merge my new wave and black metal influences. I pushed my vocal capacity on ’Widow Song,‘ going much lower and higher than I have previously attempted as GOST. The result rests somewhere between Mayhem and Skinny Puppy.”

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

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

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 will be 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)

Find preordering options 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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