GHOST BATH is pleased to announce the release of Starmourner on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. As a precursor to its release, the band has unveiled the first single from the record, entitled “Thrones” below:
Since their inception, GHOST BATH has played atmospheric black metal focused on depression, tragedy, purgatory, and earthly wonders. Starmourner takes these concepts to a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), paradise (instead of purgatory), and the cosmos (instead of earth). Most importantly however, it explores ecstasy — instead of tragedy — as its basic human emotion. With over seventy-two minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH‘s most ambitious undertaking yet.
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/ mastermind Nameless. “Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorrow, as any true GHOST BATH record should be.”
Starmourner was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Josh Schroeder (Battlecross, Still Remains) and features cover artwork Luciana Nedelea (Enbilulugugal, Foehammer). Fans can preorder the album on CD, vinyl, and more HERE. Desirers of the digitals can visit iTunes HERE, Amazon HERE, or GooglePlay HERE for preorders and receive a download of “Thrones” instantly.
Starmourner Track Listing:
GHOST BATH will bring their psalms to the road later this week with Amigo The Devil. Additional live dates will be announced in the weeks to come.
GHOST BATH w/ Amigo The Devil:
3/01/2017 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
3/03/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
3/04/2017 Metro – Baltimore, MD
3/05/2017 Revolution – Amityville, NY
3/07/2017 The Met – Providence, RI
3/08/2017 Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
3/09/2017 Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
3/10/2017 House Cafe – Dekalb, IL
3/11/2017 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
GHOST BATH began in October of 2013 with the release of their self-titled EP on Solitude Productions. This was followed by their debut LP titled, Funeral, which was released on Pest Productions the following year. Moonlover, their latest LP was originally released on Northern Silence Productions and then re-released with a bonus track through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced by Josh Schroeder and Nameless and mixed by Josh Schroeder.