|CRYPT OF THE WIZARD RECORDS
Release Date: 03 November 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|GHOLD STOIC Limited Pink/Black Vinyl LP
Stoic is the brand new album from London experimental sludge 3-piece Ghold, released via a new label from London record shop Crypt of the Wizard. The shop opened in March of this year, and has been quickly gathering attention as a haven for London's heavy metal fans. Now, this new album from Ghold marks their first steps as a record label, with plans for further releases to follow suit.
GHOLD’s Stoic is a cyclical passage of conjured pain and affected affliction, an indifference to the circumstance of fortune, an uncertain testament of falling fever to love, loss and the human condition. An everyday blind search for meaning in a bittersweet world that has none. Happiness in melancholy.
The six songs range from blown out fist-pumpers through to drum-battery response “happenings” and ethereal electronic led drones, with an iron-core strength belying moments of subtlety and softness throughout. Stoic is GHOLD’s attempt to transcend into the next phase of their evolution, their most aphotic and intimate album to date, a sensatory elegy to grit your teeth to.
Recorded in Leeds Unitarian Chapel in March 2017 by Tom Goodall of Mirror Man Recordings, Stoic smooths the jagged qualities of previous GHOLD albums. This time sounds entwine languidly and lusciously, allowing the 17th Century building’s acoustic properties to blend and shape them into life.
1. Nothing Dreamt
2. Blue Robe
3. Ruptured Earth Head of Sand
4. Faeder Ure
5. Skhul V
6. Skhul VI