September 27, 2023
SPIRITWORLD Reveals “Relic Of Damnation” Video; Deathwestern Album Out In November

Spiritworld has revealed another new track with “Relic Of Damnation”, taken from their upcoming 2nd studio album, DeathWestern, set for release via Century Media Records on  November 25.

The single comes accompanied by the final part of a video trilogy directed by Todd Hailstone.  Hailstone crafted the story’s two previous videos, for both the album’s title track “DeathWestern” and ‘”he Bringer Of Light” (from Pagan Rhythms 2021, the first part of the story).  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!”

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 has also announced the release of his book Godlessness, which will also be released on November 25. 

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 collectable formats.

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