Depressive black metal merchants GHOST BATH are set to release a digital album “Starmourner” on April 21st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has revealed the first single from that record, entitled ‘Thrones’, here:
“Starmourner” takes the concept of its predecessor to an even higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy – instead of tragedy – as its basic human emotion. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH‘s most ambitious undertaking yet.
The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a “parable” to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album.
“The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts,” says vocalist and mastermind Nameless. “Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorry, as any true GHOST BATH record should be.”
“Starmourner” was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Josh Schroeder and features cover artwork Luciana Nedelea.
“Starmourner” track list:
Fans can now pre-order the album digitially from the following locations:
iTunes – receive ‘Thrones’ as an instant grat: http://nblast.de/GhostBathStarmournerIT
Amazon – receive “Thrones” as an instant grat: http://nblast.de/GhostBathStarmournerAZ
GHOST BATH will return to Europe this spring and summer. Confirmed dates are as follows:
GHOST BATH (w/ KATATONIA, THE GREAT DISCORD)
07.05. UK Leeds – The Brudenell
08.05. UK Bristol – The Marble Factory
09.05. UK Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
10.05. UK Southampton – Engine Rooms
11.05. UK Manchester – Sound Control
12.05. UK Glasgow – Garage
13.05. UK Belfast – Limelight 2
14.05. IRL Dublin – Academy
24.06. D Munich – Saint Helena Festival
16.-18.06. F Clisson – Hellfest