Depressive black metal merchants Ghost Bath, are pleased to announce the release of Starmourner on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band has also recently released the first single from that record, entitled “Thrones”:
Starmourner takes these concepts to a 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/ 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.
Fans can now pre-order the album from the following locations: CDs, vinyl and more here; iTunes – receive “Thrones” instantly as an instant grat; Amazon Digital – receive “Thrones” instantly as an instant grat; GooglePlay.
Ghost Bath will hit the road this March with Amigo The Devil. This will conclude the band’s touring cycle for Moonlover, before their upcoming third full-length record is released. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Ghost Bath, Amigo The Devil:
03/1 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
03/3 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
03/4 Baltimore, MD – Metro
03/5 Amityville, NY – Revolution
03/7 Providence, RI – The Met
03/8 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
03/9 Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
3/10 Dekalb, IL – House Cafe
3/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
Ghost Bath began in October of 2013 with the release of their self-titled EP on Solitude Productions (China). This was followed by their debut LP titled, Funeral, which was released on Pest Productions (China) in June of 2014. Moonlover, their latest LP was released originally on Northern Silence Productions (Germany) 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.