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
April 20, 2016
New Charity Track
We are excited to present a BRAND NEW charity song that Matt wrote andsang & played on! All proceeds go to feed homeless and refugee families in Greece. Watch the studio video featuring Matt and several of our other favorite musicians from Rob Rock, Vandroya/Soulspell, Sunburst, LEAH, etc., and follow the links in the description to purchase. Enjoy!!
March 23, 2016
Theocracy IV Drum Tracking Tour
Join Matt (and special guest(s?)) on a quick tour of the farmhouse-turned-makeshift-studio used for recording drums for the upcoming fourth Theocracy album.
July 13, 2015
Drummer for new album announced
Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is happy to announce that original drummer Shawn Benson will record the drums on their highly anticipated fourth album. Benson played drums on 2011's As the World Bleeds and 2008's Mirror of Souls, as well as the 2013 re-release of Theocracy's self-titled debut album.
The band are in the early stages of recording, and are excited to showcase Benson's unique style on their upcoming release, which will be their third on Swedish label Ulterium Records. Below is studio footage of Benson playing one of the new songs.Theocracy recently returned from a brief tour in Scandinavia, including their first performance in Sweden, with Halcyon Way drummer Ernie Topran filling in on the drums.
Former drummer Patrick Nickell quit Theocracy last November after recording the Christmas single "Night of Silence,” and the band wishes him well in his future endeavors. No decision has been made regarding a permanent replacement.