GOST: Prophecy Full-Length From Slasherwave Outfit Earns #1 Spot On Billboard’s Electronic Albums Chart And More!

Photo by Tracy Lollar

Preview/purchase GOST’s Prophecy HERE.

Prophecy, the latest full-length offering from slasherwave soloist GOST, out now on Metal Blade Records, claimed multiple Billboard chart positions upon its first week of release, including #1 Electronic Albums, #14 Current Hard Rock Albums, #20 Top New Artist Albums, and more! View the list of chart positions below.

#1 Electronic Albums
#14 Current Hard Rock Albums
#20 Top New Artist Albums
#41 Current Rock Albums
#48 Independent Label Current Albums

#3 Dance/Electronic Albums
#32 Current Digital Albums
#39 Hard Music Albums
#97 Top Current Albums

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.

Prophecy serves as Lollar’s 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.” 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, the record also acts as something of a return to older roots, to recapture the spirit of GOST.

From the industrial scrape of “Death In Bloom,” the doomy “Decadent Decay,” and the demonic pulse of “Golgotha,” Lollar welds together elements of pulsing synthwave, the otherworldly nastiness of black metal, and the pound and snarl of Ministry at their most unhinged to create a whole that sounds genuinely dangerous, somewhere between metal and a rave in Hell.

Watch GOST’s “Leviathan” video HERE, the “Judgement/Prophecy” video HERE, and the “Widow Song” lyric video HERE

Prophecy is  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 ordering options at metalblade.com/gost.

James Lollar – everything 

“Hellish blasts of blackened industrial like ‘Death In Bloom’ and ‘Digital Death’ harken back to the digital demonology of 2018’s Possessor. While harshness eclipses hooks, mascara traces remain: ‘Widow Song’ enjoys the silence if humanity’s demise.” – Decibel Magazine

“Bewitching black-metal hisses laid over thumping darkwave synths and thwacking industrial drums. A match made in Hell.” — Revolver on “Widow Song”

“The world his music inhabits is nocturnal and sinister, bathed in crimson neon; while its electronic beats might point a bony finger in the direction of the dancefloor, the environment it portrays is more ritual than rave…Prophecy continues in this established trajectory, with Satanic soundbites and Biblical artwork conjuring an end-of-days vibe altogether in keeping with the horror movie synths reverberating throughout.” – Kerrang

“With Prophecy, each track feels like a journey through a nightmarish realm. Layers of atmospheric textures envelop the listener in a shroud of darkness, often punctuated by distorted vocals, eerie samples, and haunting melodies that add to the overall sense of unease and tension.” — MXDWN

“The aggression of GOST’s performance is noteworthy, and can often rip through the soul of its listeners… While there is nothing ‘pleasant’ about Prophecy, there is a high probability that fans will enjoy this musical assault.” — Cryptic Rock 

“…while each song could stand alone as a pop banger, there’s a definite flow to the album as well… If you’re frustrated with the world today and don’t know whether to get mad or dance about, it this record will make you do both. It’s a confusing feeling, but bear with us; it’s also strangely cathartic.” — MetalSucks

 “GOST provides both synth and metal purists a focal point to indulge upon with hellish glee. Prophecy will no doubt go down as a stylistic staple, an example of how to make immense music of infinite flavors that pulverizes all fortunate enough to be in its wake.” — No Clean Singing

“…the melody creeps through the darkness, each note tinged with a sinister edge. The storm outside mirrored the turmoil within, as the keyboard danced under the musician’s fingers. The music told a story of shadows and secrets, drawing the listener into its dark and stormy depths. If this is Satan coming back to move us forward, I say welcome him with a smile.” – Metal Temple

 “Prophecy is rife with drum and bass, dubstep, dark industrial metal, classic techno, and much more. It is a journey into the dark and evil side of life done with electronics and some guitars and live drums. GOST recreates the metal-ness with synths, distortion, and a helluva lot of grandiose sound design.” — The Metal Pit