Las Vegas metallic riff-riders, SPIRITWORLD, will release their 2nd studio album, DEATHWESTERN via Century Media Records.
Today, the band reveal the title track, which is available to stream HERE and comes accompanied by a mini western horror movie video, directed by Todd Hailstone, which premieres at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern today.
In August, the band revealed another new track, Moonlit Torture, featuring Dwid Hellion of Integrity.
Stu Folsom (SPIRITWORLD‘s leader and mastermind) comments:
Super stooooooked to announce our new single and video DEATHWESTERN will be out! I started writing our new album right when I finished Pagan Rhythms.
At that point, I had been playing guitar everyday for about a year and it was – no joke – the highlight of my days. Just banger riff after banger riff jumping out of the Viper Blood Tele.
It took six months to get four songs together that I thought could stand up to Pagan. Then I knew I had another full length. This was the 4th song I wrote and it became the title track and our partner in crime and A&R extraordinaire, Mike Gitter’s favourite.
When we finished tracking, I vividly remember getting chills. The intro whammys are 100% intentional White Zombie worship. ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1’ was SUCH an important record for me. From samples, to groove, to incorporating horror into metal… definitely one of the most influential albums of my youth.
I’m following that blueprint still. Always have. Can’t wait for this video to drop… finally!“
Check out that killer video below.
The album is available in the following formats:
Ltd. CD Edition
Black LP (w/ LP-Booklet & Poster)
Available at all outlets
Red LP (w/ LP-Booklet & Poster) – 300 only
Available at Century Media EU Store
Yellow LP (w/ LP-Booklet & Poster) – 300 only
Available via SpiritWorld (band exclusive)
Transparent tan color LP (w/ LP-Booklet & Poster) – 500 only
Available at all outlets
Transparent orange crush LP (w/ LP-Booklet & Poster) – 300 only
Available at Century Media US Store
The restless Stu Folsom (leader of SPIRITWORLD) is also pleased to announce the release of his book Godlessness, which will also be released on November 25th.
The book is a collection of short stories, inspired in equal parts by the western pulp of Louis L’Amour, the novels of Cormac McCarthy, and the twisted horror of Clive Barker, Godlessness is the fictional companion piece of SPIRITWORLD’s debut Pagan Rhythms (2021) and upcoming follow up, DEATHWESTERN (2022).
Dedicated to the memory of, and edited in part by, Power Trip’s Riley Gale, who died unexpectedly in 2020, Godlessness was initially released as a limited-edition paperback.
The book will be available to pre-order through Rare Bird Lit, who also have the collectable formats below.
Godlessness Signed Book + Vinyl Audiobook: https://rarebirdlit.com/godlessness-signed-by-stu-folsom
DEATHWESTERN Limited Edition Cassette: https://rarebirdlit.com/deathwestern-by-spiritworld-limited-edition-cassette
SPIRITWORLD emerged in 2017 as a musical outlet for Folsom’s love of punk, outlaw country and metal. SPIRITWORLD’s earliest efforts took a decidedly outlaw roots punk bent.
Yet, it was with the full-metal direction taken on the initially self-released Pagan Rhythms, (re-released in 2021 through SPIRITWORLD’s new label home, Century Media) that won the band international acclaim.
Daniel P. Carter, BBC 1 DJ and curator of The Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, as well as the likes of Exodus/Slayer guitarist Gary Holt and former Sepultura/current Soulfly leader Max Cavalera sang the album’s praises on their social media, discovering the band on word-of-mouth alone.
The band hit European stages in October with hardcore legends Agnostic Front on their ‘Get Loud! Tour’.
SPIRITWORLD Live 2022, w/ Agnostic Front, Charger & Last Hope
Oct. 7, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Oct. 8, 2022 – London, UK @ The Dome
Oct. 9, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Oct. 10, 2022 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ Newcastle University
Oct. 11, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Oct. 12, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
Oct. 13, 2022 – Trier, GER @ Lucky’s Luke
Oct. 14, 2022 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie Artefact
Oct. 15, 2022 – Cologne, GER @ Essigfabrik
Oct. 16, 2022 – Berlin, GER @ SO36
Oct. 17, 2022 – Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
Oct. 18, 2022 – Hamburg, GER @ Gruenspan
Oct. 19, 2022 – Wasquehal, FR @ The Black Lab
Oct. 20, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Glazart
Oct. 21, 2022 – Bressuire, FR @ Salle Emeraude – Boc’hall
Oct. 22, 2022 – Villeurbanne, FR @ CCO
Oct. 23, 2022 – Aarau, CH @ Kiff
Oct. 24, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Circolo Magnolia
Oct. 25, 2022 – Munich, GER @ Backstage
Oct. 26, 2022 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
Oct. 27, 2022 – Muenster, GER @ Sputnikhalle
Oct. 29, 2022 – Chemnitz, GER @ AJZ
Watch out for more news to come from SPIRITWORLD in the upcoming weeks!
Find SPIRITWORLD online at www.spiritworldprophet.com.