Atmospheric black metallers Ghost Bath announced their fourth full-length album, Self Loather, which will be released on October 29th via Nuclear Blast Records. On the album, the band closes out the trilogy—tragedy, ecstasy, and dread/hatred—and hosts their most devastating and dark music to date. Today, the band releases the first single, "Convince Me to Bleed." Check out the visualizer below.
Dennis Mikula comments, “'Self Loather' was always a part of my creative vision. I had imagined this final record of the trilogy to be heavier, more devastating, dark, and vicious. It is by far the record most filled with hatred. The three basic human emotions I wanted to capture were tragedy ('Moonlover'), ecstasy ('Starmourner'), and dread/hatred ('Self Loather'). While at the same time, all of these express depression and sorrow. I believe in this record we found our sound. The original title was Sunloather, and though I hate the sun, I found that it did not fit with the theme of everything we were forming. There is something I hate much more than the sun. And so we made the decision to forego the cosmic prefix and replace it with the true nature of this album. Self."
Ghost Bath’s fourth full-length sets the mood meter to desolation/antipathy—and never quite let's go. Produced by the band with Xander Moser engineering at Tree Speak Recording Studio in Minneapolis and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Bosse-De-Nage) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios in Oakland, Self Loather is a sonic exercise in shadow, nuance, and, most of all, power. The band enlisted Zdzisław Beksiński to create the cover artwork which was licensed through the Muzeum Historyczne w Sanoku.
Self Loather track listing:
01. Convince Me to Bleed 02. Hide from the Sun (ft. CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder) 03. Shrines of Bone 04. Sanguine Mask 05. Crystal Lattice 06. Sinew and Vein (feat. Graf of Psychonaut 4) 07. I hope death finds me well 08. For it is a Veil 09. Unbearable 10. Flickering Wicks of Black