GHOST BATH - Starmourner / VINYL 2LP (silver, ltd. 440)
European Edition. Comes in gatefold cover, with printed innersleeves, two-sided A2 poster, special vinyl mastering. Limited to 441 copies on silver vinyl.
Where Ghost Bath's critically acclaimed "Moonlover" album (the first part of a trilogy) explored melancholy, sorrow, earth, purgatory & tragedy, their new opus "Starmourner" focuses on joy, the cosmos, paradise & ecstasy. 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 listeners to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but also to have a visual and imaginative experience 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 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."
Originally released by Northern Silence in Europe, the North American pressing has been licensed to Nuclear Blast, and the Japanese pressing to Ward Records.