Governance, the third album from Birmingham, UK-based harsh industrial duo. KHOST, is now streaming in its unrelenting entirety as Cold Spring Records prepares for its official release next week.
KHOST’s Governance continues the band’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member. A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion, Governance was produced and mixed by KHOST, and mastered by Martin Bowes at Cage Studio. The album features a guest spoken word passage from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson on the track “Cloudbank Mausoleum,” and guest cello by Jo Quail on “Defraction,” and closes with a remix of the track “Coven” by Tel Aviv artist Adrian Stainburner.
KHOST’s Governance is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel. Stream the album in its entirety now at THIS LOCATION.
Terrorizer Magazine in the UK and Ultraje Magazine in Poland both released new issues this week which both feature KHOST on their respective covermount CDs.
Stand by for additional KHOST updates including tour dates and more in the weeks ahead.
KHOST is comprised of Andy Swan (Final, Iroha) and Damian B (Carthage, Techno Animal, Deathless). Since their 2013 inception, the band has toured with the likes of Godflesh and Conan, performed with Asphyx, Locrian, Okkultokrati, Vodun, Moss, Anaal Nathrakh, Aluk Todolo, Final/JK Flesh, and many others. They have played as far abroad as Israel, and have collaborated with Eugene Robinson of Oxbow, Daniel Buess, and more. The band has also been remixed by D&B artists Hostage and Necrobia, Kevin Laska (Transitional, Novatron), Tunnels Of Ah, Satori, and more. Prior KHOST recordings include two full-length albums — Copper Lock Hell and Corrosive Shroud – as well as the Needles Into The Ground EP which featured KHOST material deconstructed by Justin Broadrick of Godflesh.