Ghold announce new album, PYR (Ritual Productions, 6th May) plus tour dates with Palehorse ahead of release

March 6, 2016
 Naomi Bergau

Naomi Bergau


Ghold announce new album, PYR (Ritual Productions, 6 May) plus tour dates with Palehorse ahead of release

Ghold return with the​ next ​chapter i​n​ the​ir ever-expanding direction​, emerging with the new album PYR(Ritual Productions, 6th May), which also marks the band’s first recording as a trio with multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Oliver Martin.

PYR is towering with a sonic thickness, frantic dizzying energy and shattering immediacy, penetrated by despondent howls and an uncompromising slice of remorselessness. Yet even the seasoned Ghold fans will find something new here, as collaborative noises and instruments creep into their sound.

Influencing the four track album was the band’s previous dwellings, Pyrford House, Brixton (London). At the time of recording it was undergoing vast changes, multiple evictions and imminent demolition. The site no longer exists but the music that was created there shall bellow forward and beyond.

The lyrics harken to the abstract – where the disjointed dystopic present intertwines destructive futures; the successive decline of consciousness and the forced negation between nomadity and nonentity. The artwork is a collection of over-layed images found and arranged to form prismatic and shifting landscapes; uneasy and disorientating – just like the sonic, just like the present.

Closing this raw, honest and unrelenting four-track is ‘Despert Thrang’ – a long-form progressive piece of music that fills the entirety of Side B on the LP, featuring guest vocalist Rose Dagul adding to the disorienting cavalcade that is PYR.

1. Collusion With Traitors
2. Blud
4. Despert Thrang
5. Something Of Her Old Fire (CD only)
Wednesday 4/5/2016 – London, Unicorn
Thursday 5/5/2016 – Brighton, The Prince Albert
Friday 6/5/2016 – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
Saturday 7/5/2016 – Cardiff, Undertone
Sunday 8/5/2016 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Monday 9/5/2016 – Nottingham, Cameleon Arts Cafe
Tuesday 10/5/2016 – Sheffield, The Washington
Wednesday 11/5/2016, Salford – Islington Mill
Thursday 12/5/2016 – Newcastle, Northumberland Arms
Friday 13/5/2016 – Glasgow, Collective Studios
Saturday 14/5/2016 -Leeds, Chunk
​  Following the recent announcement of the EU tour with Bongripper this May/June, the band are pleased to announce a co-headline slot with Palehorse (check out this great poster by Lewis Mclean). All tour dates can be found on the band’s facebook page.

Ritual Productions shall release PYR on 6th May on LP, DIGI and CD formats, the latter comes with a bonus track. More information in the coming weeks.
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