SPIRITWORLD today reveal another new track, ‘Relic Of Damnation’, taken from their upcoming 2nd studio album, DEATHWESTERN, set for release via Century Media Records on 25th November.
The single, which is available to stream HERE, comes accompanied by the final part of a video trilogy directed by Todd Hailstone.
Watch The Video HERE
He now completes his apocalyptic vision of a deathwestern world with a compelling finale, fitting the seasonal mood for Halloween!
In August, the Las Vegas band revealed yet another new track, Moonlit Torture, featuring a guest slot from Dwid Hellion of Integrity.
Stu Folsom (SPIRITWORLD‘s leader and mastermind) comments:
‘Relic of Damnation’ has been my favourite riff on the record but was the biggest m’fer to finish. I knew I had a classic that brings back that Metallica, Slayer vibe I love so much, but I never liked the vocals and tried out three or four different rewrites after the demo.
The very last night we worked on it, Theresa, Matt and I were fried and about to call it a night when I repurposed a verse from a country song I was writing and put it over the first verse. The vocals were done in one take and is my favorite vocal delivery on the album.
I also love the vocals that trade off at the end between Justin Fornof and I. ‘Relic…’ is a banger and has been a staple of our live set since our first show! I’m so excited for people to finally have the studio recording!
The video is the finale of our DeathWestern trilogy with director Todd Hailstone. Being able to work with my longtime friend, going all the way back to being high school punk rockers, has been incredible. He took my vision of gunsmoke, gore and heavy metal and worked up three incredible videos.
It was probably a little ambitious to do a film trilogy that spreads across two albums, but I think the performances Todd got from Derek and Voki to finish this bad boy off were amazing!”
Check out the finale in the series 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 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 have been hitting European stages in October with hardcore legends Agnostic Front on their ‘Get Loud! Tour’. Remaining dates below.
SPIRITWORLD Live 2022, w/ Agnostic Front, Charger & Last Hope
Oct. 26, 2022 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
Oct. 27, 2022 – Muenster, GER @ Sputnikhalle
Oct. 29, 2022 – Chemnitz, GER @ AJZ
Find SPIRITWORLD online at www.spiritworldprophet.com.