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PRIEST Feat. Former Members Of GHOST: ‘Body Machine’ Album Due In July

PRIEST, the synthwave act that includes former members of the Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock act GHOST, will launch a brand new full-length album, “Physique Machine”, on July 15 on all codecs, together with CD, vinyl and digital.

The LP’s early singles “A Sign In The Noise” and “Techno Woman” have already been producing a significant buzz throughout each the metallic and digital music worlds, getting ready the trail for the full-length launch. Produced by Simon Söderberg, one other GHOST alumni, “Physique Machine” would be the band’s third studio album and their first to be launched together with U.S. indie label juggernaut Cleopatra Data.

However for now, followers can bask within the glory of one other stellar pre-release single, the throbbing, hypnotic “Blacklisted”, which is launched in the present day on all digital platforms.

PRIEST had this to say about “Physique Machine”: “We’re excited to lastly launch our various and heavy rhythm-driven third album! ‘Physique Machine’ is steeped in darkness, however it additionally reveals glimpses of hope by way of the black, hovering smog of polluted future cities.”

“Physique Machine” monitor itemizing:

01. A Sign In The Noise
02. Ghost Author
03. Hell Awaits
04. Phantom Ache
05. Blacklisted
06. Excellent Physique Machine
07. Techno Woman
08. Crystalline Lace
09. Nightcrawler
10. Maintain On Burning

Hailing from the identical icy darkness of the Scandinavian inland that birthed GHOST, PRIEST consists of a trio of musicians — vocalist Mercury, who was often known as Water when he performed bass for GHOST, keyboardist Salt, previously often known as GHOST keyboardist Air, and programmer/ keyboardist Sulfur — who got here collectively in 2017 and began releasing their very own distinctive brew of digital music that bears little sonic resemblance to their former band but nonetheless shares the identical inventive DNA. However whereas GHOST borrowed their theatrics from old-fashioned horror and ’80s rock, PRIEST comes steeped in cyberpunk and industrial music.

In 2020, PRIEST launched a brand new album known as “Cyberhead”, the follow-up to its debut, “New Flesh”. “Cyberhead” was the primary album since authentic singer Tom Åsberg (often known as Ginger Khan) left the band to pursue different tasks. PRIEST mastermind Linton Rubino has taken over on vocals, that are carried out by a masked character they name Mercury.

Again in 2017, GHOST chief Tobias Forge was sued by 4 former members of the band after being dismissed by the group’s founder the earlier December. They accused the singer of dishonest them out of their rightful share of the income from the band’s album releases and world excursions. The lawsuit was filed within the district courtroom of Linköping, Sweden, the place GHOST was initially primarily based. It claimed {that a} partnership settlement existed between Forge and the 4 former members, all of whom carried out anonymously within the band as Anonymous Ghouls. Because of the lawsuit, Forge was compelled to disclose his id after years of performing in a masks as Papa Emeritus. He has maintained that “no authorized partnership” ever existed between him and the opposite members.

In Could 2018, Linton, who performed bass reside in GHOST from 2013 to 2014 within the function of the Anonymous Ghoul Water, blasted the band’s 2018 album “Prequelle”, saying he was “ashamed to have been a part of that” and calling the music “a joke” and “mainstream shit.”

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