Ghold Announce New Album & UK Tour With Palehorse

By on 3 March 2016

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Riff lovers rejoice! London sludge duo Ghold have not only announced that they’ll be expanding to a trio with the addition of multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Oliver Martin, but they’re also releasing a new album entitled ‘PYR’ this May and will be touring the UK with Palehorse around the same time.

The album is due be released via Ritual Productions on May 7th, and finds the band pushing their sound into new and previously unexplored territories, with Oliver expanding their textural palette rather nicely indeed. 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. The record was also heavily influenced by the band’s previous dwellings, Pyrford House, in Brixton, which was facing the threat of demolition at the time of recording, and lends the album an uneasy, disorientating vibe.

The full tracklisting and artwork are as follows:

  1. Collusion With Traitors
  2. Blud
  3. CCXX
  4. Despert Thrang
  5. Something Of Her Old Fire (CD only)

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Ghold will be hitting the road with Palehorse just before the album’s release, and we can’t think of a better pairing to be honest – the latter’s filthy, dual bass guitar attack will complement the former’s imposing sonic clout just perfectly. The tour culminates at Chunk in Leedsfor the Hearth Life all-dayer, where both bands will play alongside The Afternoon Gentlemen, Moloch, Famine, Groak and more. These shows promise to be a cochlea rattlin’ good time for all involved, so note these dates in your diaries now…

May 4th: London, The Unicorn
May 5th: Brighton, The Prince Albert
May 6: Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
May 7th: Cardiff, Undertone (Facebook Event Page)
May 8th: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
May 9th: Nottingham, The Chameleon with A Horse Called War and Temple Steps (Facebook Event Page)
May 10th: Sheffield, The Washington, with A Horse Called War and Fake The Bends (Facebook Event Page)
May 11th: Salford, Islington Mill
May 12th: Newcastle, Northumberland Arms
May 13th: Glasgow, Collective Studios
May 14th: Leeds, Chunk, with The Afternoon Gentlemen, Moloch, Famine, Groak and more (Facebook Event Page)

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