Theocracy frontman Matt Smith says a few words about the inspiration behind the title track from the new album. “We hope you love the album, and as always, we thank you for your incredible support!”. The video can be seen below.
“Ghost Ship” is released on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records & will be released in Japan on Nov. 9th. The album is available on CD, 2LP and digital. The 2LP edition is strictly limited to 1001 copies worldwide. 750 copies comes with black vinyl discs and 251 copies comes with white vinyl discs.
Theocracy will return to Europe this month for the “Ghost Ship European Tour”. See the list of confirmed shows below:
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 EUROPEAN TOUR”
Fri 4/11 – Hall of Fame – Wetzikon, Switzerland
Sat 5/11 – Kreatief – Neckarsulm, Germany
Sun 6/11 – Exit-US – Prague, Czech Republic
Tue 8/11 – Collosseum – Kosice, Slovakia
Thu 10/11 – Melodka – Brno, Czech Republic
Fri 11/11 – DGH Niederaula – Niederjossa/Hessen, Germany
Sat 12/11 – Brainstorm Festival – Apeldoorn, Netherlands
“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
Video below: ‘Ghost Ship’