Ghost Bath mastermind Nameless has revealed the band’s brand new album is rooted in the fusion of hope and sorrow central to the black metal band’s signature sound.
Starmourner will be released on April 21 and the quintet have released first single Thrones as a taster for what’s to come.
“The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts,” said 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 takes various 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 more than 72 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 complementary ‘parable’ to read.
This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes but a visual and imaginative experience as they delve into the album.
Listen to Thrones here