2023 may have seemed like a quiet year for GosT, but it has certainly not been the case with the announcement of a new album to arrive in the first quarter of 2024. With the title track available to preview, Prophecy presents a continuous showcase of the Michigan act’s horror synth sound – hellacious and demonic soundscapes blister with a blackened metal fury underscoring pulsating ’80s-inspired electronics suitable for a classic slasher movie. “It’s about an imaginative fall of the Western civilization, the biblical end of the world – the rise of Satan and Armageddon,” states GosT founder James Lollar, citing the current waves of religious and political overreach as a primary inspiration as progress is “being rolled back to the fucking 1950s.” He goes on to say that the album is a return to the sound of past efforts like Possessor, revisiting rather than replicating the sounds of the past with modern EBM flourishes in order to reconnect with older fans who weren’t as enamored with the melodic and artistic style of 2019’s Valediction.
Due to arrive on March 8, 2024 via Metal Blade Records, Prophecy will be released in digital, CD, and vinyl formats, with pre-orders available now on Bandcamp and the label’s webstore. The album follows up on 2021’s Rites of Love and Reverence and the band’s 2022 soundtrack to Head Up Games’ The Textorcist; 2022 also saw GosT release a cover of The Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin.” Currently, GosT is on tour as the support act for Katatonia, with a full listing of dates and ticket links available on the band’s website.