Synthwave artist Gost has announced his new album Rites Of Love And Reverence for August 13. Gost said the title of the album comes from his recent fixation on witchcraft.
“I have recently been fixated on the subject of witchcraft and its effect on women throughout history,” said Gost. “I myself practice rituals to help clear my mind and focus on my day to day endeavors. This curiosity into witchcraft’s history and my own traditions combined to inspire the new album.”
Gost also explained the cover art for Rites Of Love And Reverence, which is a photograph taken by Dutch photographer Nona Limmen.
“I have been a fan of Nona Limmen’s work for some time now. The inspiration for the new album is much about witchcraft from the feminine perspective. For women, throughout history, witchcraft has been negative, empowering, poisonous, and beautiful. The moment I saw this photographer by Nona, I could not imagine using anything else to convey the album’s content as beautifully and powerfully as this image does.”
Check out the cover below. A single is expected from the album soon.