Gost’s ‘Prophecy’ Imagines The Fall Of Western Civilization

[Cover photo credit to Tracy Lollar]

Recent Metal Blade Records signees Gost will be releasing their thirteen-track full-length album, Prophecy, on March 8th, 2024, and have revealed the record‘s first video and single for the record’s title track, and its accompanying video, which includes intro track, “Judgement”.

Standing between Black Metal and shadowy Electronic music, Gost released their first offering, the Radio Macabre EP at the start of 2013 and their Skull debut album six months later. The project is helmed by Texas-based multi-instrumentalist and Producer James Lollar.

Gost is returning with their sixth album, Prophecy. It’s an album that “reflects the horror and grim anxieties of a world beset with religious and political overreach, and progress,” one that’s “being rolled back to the fucking 1950s.”

Lollar says of the album:

It’s about an imaginative fall of the Western civilization, the biblical end of the world – the rise of Satan and Armageddon. In America, there’s been a big rise of scared, reactive Christianity again, and almost like a re-emergence of the Satanic Panic. So it felt like an appropriate time to bring Satan back into things.

Recorded while Lollar was alone in Texas during a burst of creativity at the end of 2022, Prophecy is “something of a return to older roots, to recapture the spirit of Gost.”

Lollar adds:

When Valediction came out, COVID hit, and I guess people weren‘t so into art while the world was on its knees. I also wanted to reconnect with some of my older fans who maybe didn‘t feel that album so much. I wanted to go back in time and bring some of the older shit back, some of the older sounds.

Gost is currently traversing North America supporting Katatonia on their Sky Void Of Stars tour. Additional support is being provided by SOM on select dates.

GOST w/ Katatonia, SOM [remaining dates]:

11/17/2023 The Roxy – Cleveland, OH
11/18/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/19/2023 Lyric Theater @ Skyway – Minneapolis, MN
11/21/2023 The O – Denver, CO
11/22/2023 Commonwealth – Salt Lake City, UT
w/ Katatonia:
11/24/2023 Bossa Nova Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/25/2023 Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
11/26/2023 Neptune Theater – Seattle WA
11/28/2023 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
11/29/2023 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/30/2023 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/01/2023 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
12/02/2023 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
12/04/2023 Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
12/05/2023 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/06/2023 Scout Bar – Houston TX
12/08/2023 Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/09/2023 Level 13 – Orlando, FL