GREAT AMERICAN GHOST SHARE NEW SINGLE ALTAR OF SNAKES
NEW LP, POWER THROUGH TERROR DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2020 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO & SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW VIA REVOLVER MAGAZINE
Toronto, ON – January 17, 2020 – Today, Boston's Great American Ghost shared Altar of Snakes - the pummeling second single from their upcoming LP, Power Through Terror. The band unveiled the official music video for Altar of Snakes, which was directed by Eric Richter, today as well alongside the track debut with Revolver Magazine. Altar of Snakes will serve as the follow up to Prison of Hate, the first single from the record, which was released to critical acclaim last year. You can stream Altar of Snakes here.
Power Through Terror, which is due out February 14th and will serve as the band’s Entertainment One debut, was produced by Will Putney (Counterparts, Harm's Way, Terror). On this record, the band breaks new ground sonically while maintaining the pressing hostility that has garnered their highly-anticipated upcoming release a spot as one of the most anticipated metal records of 2020. Always a terrifying force on the road, Great American Ghost are preparing to start their tour with BODYSNATCHER at the end of January.
Extreme music is aggressive by nature, but Great American Ghost may be the angriest sounding band of all time. The group Metal Injection calls "always hateful, always pissed" returns with ten songs of absolute fury, Power Through Terror. They direct old-school hardcore wrath at hypocrisy, apathy, and self-loathing, delivered in a dark cloud of relentlessly bludgeoning riffs.
The Boston tradition includes seminal pioneers like Gang Green, SSD, and DYS. The back of Great American Ghost screamer Ethan Harrison's head is tattooed with the symbol for The Hope Conspiracy. But make no mistake, Power Through Terror is a devastating, mature metal-fueled odyssey. As Harrison says of guitarist Niko Gasparrini and bassist Joey Perron, "No matter how much my dudes listen to Meshuggah and Gojira, I'm always going to sound like I love American Nightmare because I do." And it's that potent concoction of the push and pulls between hardcore spite and metal ferocity that makes Great American Ghost’s third LP so potent.
Which isn't to say the anger, malice, and corrosive pummeling of Hatred Stems from the Seed (2017) and Everyone Leaves (2015) that was so warmly embraced by Metal Sucks, New Noise, Metal Injection and the fans who've seen them on tour (with bands like Within The Ruins and Kublai Khan) is absent. Far from it. The Warped Tour, Metal Alliance, and Never Say Die! tour vets sound more visceral than ever. Power Through Terror is more ambitious and even more violent.
January 30 – Soundbar – Orlando, FL
January 31 – Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL
February 1 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
February 2 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
February 4 – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
February 5 – The Secret Group – Houston, TX
February 6 – Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
February 7 – 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
February 8 – ECLIPSE – Albuquerque, NM
February 9 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
February 11 – 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
February 12 – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
February 14 – The Loading Doc – Salt Lake City, UT
February 15 – Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
February 16 – Dr. Jack’s Drinkery – Omaha, NE
February 17 – Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA
February 18 – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
February 19 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
February 20 – The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
February 21- Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
February 22 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
February 23 – Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
February 24 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
February 25 – Alchemy – Providence, RI
February 26 – Kingsland Bar & Grill – Brooklyn, NY\
February 27 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
February 28 – Riff House Pub – Chesapeake, VA
February 29 – New York Pizza – Greensboro, NC
March 1 – The End – Nashville, TN
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