Dark wave prophets PRIEST, featuring former members of GHOST, have announced their long-awaited new album ‘BODY MACHINE’, and premiered new single ‘BLACKLISTED’.
Stream the new song here.
One of this year’s most intensely anticipated releases has finally been announced: the new full-length album from synth wave phenom, PRIEST! As most already know, PRIEST consists of former members from the Grammy-award winning metal act GHOST, but what everyone is about to find out is that PRIEST stand on their own as one of the most brilliantly creative and diabolically catchy electronic acts to come along in years.
The album’s early singles, ‘A Signal In The Noise’ and ‘Techno Girl’, have already been generating a major buzz across both the metal and electronic music worlds, preparing the path for the full-length release. Produced by Simon Söderberg, another GHOST alumni, Body Machine will be the band’s third studio album and their first to be released in conjunction with U.S. indie label juggernaut Cleopatra Records. Look for ‘Body Machine’ to be released simultaneously on all formats including CD, vinyl and digital on 15th July 2022.
Watch ‘A Signal in the Noise’ (official music video)
Watch ‘Techno Girl’ (official music video):
Hailing from the same icy darkness of the Scandinavian inland that birthed GHOST, PRIEST consists of a trio of musicians — vocalist Mercury, who was known as Water when he played bass for GHOST, keyboardist Salt, formerly known as GHOST keyboardist Air, and programmer/ keyboardist Sulfur — who came together in 2017 and started releasing their own unique brew of electronic music that bears little sonic resemblance to their former band yet still shares the same creative DNA. But whereas GHOST borrowed their theatrics from old school horror and ’80s rock, PRIEST comes steeped in cyberpunk and industrial music.
The band had this to say about the upcoming release of Body Machine:
We’re excited to finally release our diverse and heavy rhythm driven third album! Body Machine is steeped in darkness, but it also shows glimpses of hope through the black, hovering smog of polluted future cities.
Body Machine album track list:
1. A Signal In The Noise
2. Ghost Writer
3. Hell Awaits
4. Phantom Pain
6. Perfect Body Machine
7. Techno Girl
8. Crystalline Lace
10. Keep On Burning
Priest’s new album ‘Body Machine’ is released via Cleopatra Records on the 15th July 2022.