18 Apr 2018
Rising from the depths of the underworld, the mysterious producer known as GosT embodies
the character of Baalberith, a prince of Hell, on his propulsive synthwave solo project.
Channeling the occult, '80s slasher flicks, and John Carpenter, GosT occupies the space
amongst the muscular electro-house of Justice, the rhythmic sheen of Perturbator, and the
industrial-dance influence of Dance with the Dead. As a child, the musician behind the mask
was raised in the Bible Belt by a country music-loving father. He was inspired by the
theatricality of Kiss; the beats of M|A|R|R|S; the dark beauty of Depeche Mode, the Cure, and
the Smiths; and pop like Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. He began playing in
metal bands as a teenager, eventually drifting toward electronic dabbling by 1998. His
background would later seep into the GosT sound. Even without guitars, GosT garnered a
sizable fan base within the rock community, with musical progressions, haunting
atmospherics, and a satanic aesthetic plucked directly from the blackest corners of the metal
world. Though his initial electronic work was performed under the Nightrunner moniker, GosT
was born in 2013. After issuing three starter EPs (Radio Macabre, The Night Prowler, and
Nocturnal Shift), GosT expanded to the lengthier short albums Skull and GosT. He released
his debut LP, Behemoth, in 2015, quickly following with Non Paradisi IN 2016,
which was inspired by the fall of Lucifer in Milton's Paradise Lost. On March 23rd 2018,
the lord of slasherwave returns with his most extreme work to date. GosT "Possessor" is a shocking and
aggressive demolition of sound and spirit.
GosT is no longer bringing the listener on a journey through Hell, but rather bringing
Hell to the listener.