04) Gost to release new album in August
Dark synthwave project Gost has announced his new album, Rites of Love and Reverence, will be released on August 13th via Century Media Records.
“I have recently been fixated on the subject of witchcraft and its effect on women throughout history. I myself practice rituals to help clear my mind and focus on my day to day endeavors. This curiosity into witchcraft’s history and my own traditions combined to inspire the new album.”
He adds on the cover artwork, created by Dutch photographer Nona Limmen’s photograph:
“I have been a fan of Nona Limmen’s work for some time now. The inspiration for the new album is much about witchcraft from the feminine perspective. For women, throughout history, witchcraft has been negative, empowering, poisonous, and beautiful. The moment I saw this photographer by Nona, I could not imagine using anything else to convey the album’s content as beautifully and powerfully as this image does.”
Details and pre-orders will be revealed shortly.
05) Of Mice & Men to release new EP next month
Of Mice & Men have been working on releasing a series of EPs that will eventually comprise as their next album. The band has already released Timeless in February, and now, the group has unveiled their next EP, Bloom, scheduled to arrive on May 28th via Sharptone Records. To celebrate the upcoming EP, the band has shared a video for the title track.
Singer/bassist Aaron Pauley comments:
“‘Bloom’ is a song about grieving the death of a family member. t’s about understanding, through that loss, that grief is not only love in its most visceral and wildest form, but that it’s also the ultimate price we pay to experience such love. To know profound grief is to have known profound love. Nothing and no one lasts forever. Love isn’t a bouquet of plastic flowers; it’s watching the petals fall.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the EP here:
06) L.A. Guns announce new live album
While L.A. Guns are currently working on a new album expected to arrive later this year, the band featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, have announced they will release a new live album. Cocked & Loaded Live will be released on July 9th via Frontiers Records. The live record commemorates the band’s sophomore effort, and to celebrate the announcement, the group has unveiled the performance clip of “Malaria.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:
01) Slap In The Face
02) Rip And Tear
03) Sleazy Come Easy Go
04) Never Enough
06) The Ballad Of Jayne
08) Give A Little
10) 17 Crash
11) Showdown (Riot On Sunset)
12) Wheels Of Fire
13) I Wanna Be Your Man