Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo KHOST presents a new video for the track “Night Air,” from the band’s recently released fourth album Buried Steel, out now through Cold Spring. The new video makes its public debut through a feature at Aversionline alongside an interview with the members of the band.
KHOST is comprised of Andy Swan (Final, Iroha) and Damian B (carthage, Techno Animal, Deathless), and on Buried Steel, the duo infuses contributions from Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire, Wrangler), Syan, Manuel Liebeskind, Daniel Buess (16-17, MIR), and Stephen Ah Burroughs (Tunnels Of Ah, ex-Head Of David). The album is completed with artwork contributions from Talitha Bell and Craig Earp.
On “Night Air,” hallucinatory, misshapen forms emerge from the shadows, via the insular, monochrome, spoken word delivery of Stephen Ah Burroughs. A descriptive voyage into a nocturnal mindset, offset by KHOST‘s notorious monolithic guitars. The video for the track was created by Lagomorphosis.
Within their interview adjoining the video premiere, Aversionline writes, “The members of Birmingham, UK-based industrial duo KHOST each possess a lengthy history in the underground scene that far predates this particular project, and that volume of experience may well speak to the overarching quality of their output. The unit’s latest full-length, Buried Steel, seeped out to the world last month – once more via the legendary Cold Spring label – and takes the gnashing gloom of prior albums such as 2017’s Governance into even more envisioningly cinematic territory…”
See KHOST’s “Night Air” video at Aversionline RIGHT HERE.
The follow-up to KHOST’s 2017-released Governance album, Buried Steel delivers themes and sonics ranging from granite and impassive to dreamlike and somnambulistic. The recording of Buried Steel was plagued with unexplained events including a studio fire which destroyed the masters of some songs. Several tracks on the album had to be pieced together from burnt fragments of tape and recovered segments of damaged hard drives. From this point, the dynamics of some of the songs were altered, shifting their eventual outcome, particularly the tone of ambient work on Buried Steel.