HOST - IX BOXSET- Vinyl Boxset

€69.99
In stock
SKU
306567
More from host
Coloured vinyls feature only provisional images - the final product will vary.
IX BOXSET
Release Date
24.02.23
Media Format
LP-Box
Genre
Modern Metal/Rock
Description

The debut album by HOST "IX" will be released as a vinyl boxset, incl. white/black marbled LP in a gatefold, bonus 12" LP and digipak. Limited to 500 copies!

 

More Infos:

The origins of HOST, the new project featuring PARADISE LOST vocalist Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh, do not trace back to their 1999 album bearing the same name but instead to the West Yorkshire music clubs of the mid-to-late 1980s. While Holmes and Mackintosh were already certified heavy metal fanatics (“metal thrashing mad” as Holmes equates), they were equally drawn to the New Wave and Goth music scenes. The pounding rhythms, sublime melodies and undercurrent of darkness drew them in, creating immediate earworms and a desire to delve further. Holmes and Mackintosh’s soon-to-be burgeoning career as pioneering Gothic doom metallers in PARADISE LOST may have cast this fix to the side, but the sounds and aura never left them. In fact, it only grew stronger with each passing decade.

Their debut foray, „IX“, is an eclectic, stirring collection of songs that forges a unified front of darkness that is interwoven with orchestration and textures. Complemented by carefully placed guitar lines, the album is yet another realization of Mackintosh’s songwriting intuitiveness and restless creative spirit. To create the songs on „IX“, Mackintosh relied on the approach of starting with a piano line. His self-described “simple” chord sequences or piano lines were then volleyed to Holmes for vocal ideas. Once the pair found a direction, Mackintosh embellished each song with lavish but haunting soundscapes —often blurring the distinction between guitar and keyboards.

 

Tracklist:

Vinyl Side A
1. Wretched Soul
2. Tomorrow's Sky
3. Divine Emotion
4. Hiding From Tomorrow
5. A Troubled Mind

Side B
6. My Only Escape
7. Years of Suspicion
8. Inquisition
9. Instinct

12“ Vinyl
1. I Ran
2. Hiding From Tomorrow (Lustmord Remix)
3. Tomorrow's Sky (GosT Remix)

CD-Digi
1. Wretched Soul
2. Tomorrow's Sky
3. Divine Emotion
4. Hiding From Tomorrow
5. A Troubled Mind
6. My Only Escape
7. Years of Suspicion
8. Inquisition
9. Instinct
10. I Ran
11. Hiding From Tomorrow (Lustmord Remix)
12. Tomorrow's Sky (Gost Remix)