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Ghostlimb

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Latest Ghostlimb News

Below is our complete Ghostlimb news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ghostlimb Streams "A Gobi Of Suburbs"

Ghostlimb is currently streaming "A Gobi of Suburbs," which is track one off the LA band's upcoming fifth album "Difficult Loves." Listen in below, and the following press release was also issued about the track:

"Like a mix of Napalm Death and Hot Water Music, Ghostlimb's sound comprises churning assaults and world-weary post-hardcore melodies. Ghostlimb frontman Justin Smith is also the owner of Vitriol Records, the label that will release 'Difficult Loves' on February 5th, and is rumored to be a member of Graf Orlock.

"By day he is a college history professor and this role has always informed his writing with Ghostlimb – the LA Weekly dubbed him the 'The Heavy Metal Professor' in its list of 'the most interesting people in Los Angeles' in 2013. On 'Difficult Loves,' named for an Italo Calvino book, he expands to include more literary influences too." More...

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Ghostlimb Releasing "Difficult Loves"

Coming February 5th, 2016 on Vitriol Records, Los Angeles band Ghostlimb presents its fifth full-length album: "Difficult Loves." Stream new Ghostlimb track "Treason Fluently" taken off the album in the player below.

Ghostlimb is the trio fronted by Justin Smith, owner of Vitriol Records and mastermind behind Graf Orlock, the movie-obsessed grinders whose new album "Crime Traveler" is also scheduled for a February 5th release on Vitriol. While Graf Orlock mines the language and symbols of Hollywood to create its concept-heavy music, Ghostlimb is Smith's more direct, personal outlet.

In Smith's words: "I feel like 'Difficult Loves' is the most developed in what we have sought to do over the last ten years. True to form, it is about history, politics, and environmental stuff but it brings in a lot more from the literary realm. The title of the record is from an Italo Calvino book. It is about glimpses into normal peoples' lives – more about capturing a feeling than being a crusader of some dialectical change."

New album "Difficult Loves" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr, Beau Navire). The track listing is as follows:

1. A Gobi of Suburbs
2. Sense of Place
3. Hostility Compelling
4. Wall of Books
5. Difficult Loves
6. Brushfire
7. Folds in the Sheets
8. Nine
9. Addressee Relocated to Cemetery
10. Treason Fluently
11. Life's Blood More...

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Precious Metal Coming To An End

Precious Metal, a series of live shows held at Lit Lounge in New York City, will come to an end on January 21st, 2013, after 6.66 years and over 300 events.

Created in 2006 by Curran Reynolds, a music publicist and drummer for bands such as Today Is The Day, Precious Metal showcased a diverse array of bands from around the city and as far away as Iceland, Italy, Iraq, and Australia. Precious Metal was named "NYC's best metal party" by The Village Voice, "the city's most open-minded metal night" by Time Out New York, "the best in contemporary extreme metal" by The A.V. Club, and "Manhattan's epicenter of underground metal" by Invisible Oranges.

The series will end with a benefit show to raise money for The South Sound, a Brooklyn music space destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Curran Reynolds issued the following statement:

“Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013. We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.”

BrooklynVegan’s Fred Pessaro adds: “I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal. The series is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement.”

The remaining Precious Metal shows are as follows: More...

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Ghostlimb Streaming Hot Water Music Cover

AMP Magazine has presented the exclusive premiere of Ghostlimb's cover of Hot Water Music's "Southeast First." You can stream Ghostlimb's version of "Southeast First" at this location.

The song appears on "Confluence," the new Ghostlimb album, due out July 10th on Vitriol Records. "Confluence" is the band's fourth full-length and the second in a trilogy-in-progress. Pre-orders are available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Confluence
2. Margins
3. Sunlight
4. Canidae
5. Infrastructure
6. Bearing Witness
7. Ardor
8. Control
9. Exchange
10. Infinite Locality
11. Southeast First
12. Conquerors of the Useless

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Ghostlimb Announces New Album Details

Vitriol Records celebrates its third anniversary this summer and kicks off its fourth year with the release of Ghostlimb's "Confluence," hitting stores July 10. Ghostlimb features frontman Justin Smith, also founder of Vitriol Records and guitarist/vocalist of Graf Orlock.

Alternative Press has now posted an exclusive stream today of Ghostlimb's "Margins," a track off "Confluence." Check out the song here.

"Confluence" is Ghostlimb's fourth full-length album but the second in a trilogy-in-the-works which began with last year's "Infrastructure" (reviewed here). Twelve songs in all, "Confluence" features a cover of Hot Water Music's ode to the underground, "Southeast First." The track listing is as follows:

1. Confluence
2. Margins
3. Sunlight
4. Canidae
5. Infrastructure
6. Bearing Witness
7. Ardor
8. Control
9. Exchange
10. Infinite Locality
11. Southeast First
12. Conquerors of the Useless

"Confluence" was recorded, mixed and mastered by frequent Ghostlimb/Graf Orlock collaborator (and Comadre guitarist) Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios in East Palo Alto, CA, in March 2012. The cover features the same die-cut "G" insignia seen on the first installment of the trilogy, "Infrastructure." Like much of the best Vitriol Records artwork, it was created by Adam Hunt. Pre-orders are available here.

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