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New Theocracy Album "Ghost Ship" Announced

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  1. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album Ghost Ship on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records. Information on different editions and formats will be announced soon.

    With Ghost Ship, Theocracy perfects the lively and fully-realized sound of As the World Bleeds, delivering 10 muscular and streamlined tracks that never lose focus and combine for one memorable journey. You like midtempo singalong anthems? Try the “Ghost Ship” title track. Thrashy rhythms and intensity? “The Wonder of It All” should be to your liking. Emotional ballads with huge melodic hooks? Go “Around the World and Back.” Or if you prefer epic, progressive tracks that do all these things and more, 10-minute album closer “Easter” is sure to be a favorite. Each song on Ghost Ship stands alone and has a unique signature, but every moment sounds unmistakably like Theocracy.

    “So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were: fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through—the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world—end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you do fit in. Although Ghost Ship is not a concept album, this is a recurring theme, particularly in the title track and ‘Castaway.’”

    Ghost Ship track listing:

    01. Paper Tiger
    02. Ghost Ship
    03. The Wonder Of It All
    04. Wishing Well
    05. Around the World and Back
    06. Stir the Embers
    07. A Call To Arms
    08. Currency In A Bankrupt World
    09. Castaway
    10. Easter

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    Loved "As The World Bleeds" and really looking forward to this one.
     
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    can't wait to hear this one.
     
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    As the World Bleeds was my AOTY 2011.

    With that credential established, even Redemption and Fates Warning will have to watch their backs when this comes out.
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    Matt, this one went from maybe to hell yeah with that sampler. Mountain was always my favorite of your songs, and what I'm hearing seems like it has a lot of those leanings.
     
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    Wow, thank you. Yeah, a couple people have remarked that moments on this album remind them of the debut, so maybe there's something to it. Of course, people say all kinds of things. :)

    Hope you enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Matt

     
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    Matt, any chance of this being available a little early, like this weekend at PPUSA?
     
  9. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    I wish....unfortunately I don't even have them yet. :-/
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    A few spins in and this is just incredible, varied material. Absolutely fantastic release.
     
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    Seems like a pretty severe stylistic shift, I dunno :)
     

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    LOL!

    Can confirm, this CD is really great.
     
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    Thank you guys for the kind words. So glad everyone is enjoying it so much!
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    I like it better than "As The World Bleeds"
     
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    I'm still partial to the original album, albeit the reissue version is better. All of the albums are solid, but that original is something SPECIAL. I listened to it yesterday for the first time in awhile, and song after song kept jumping out..... So many great tunes.
     

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