Sunday, May 9, 2021

178: Ghastly

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 178 features an interview with Johnny Urnripper of Ghastly.

[cover photo by S. Kujansuu]

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As I discussed with the authors of Rotting Ways To Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal, there has been a resurgence in the Finnish death metal scene, with a plethora of new bands taking up the mantle once held by Demigod and the like. To whit: the three-piece Ghastly, who combine the characteristic Finnish death metal sound with dark psychedelia.

I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Johnny Urnripper about Ghastly's history, their writing process, and his feelings about the band being described as "psychedelic". We also discussed their third album Mercurial Passages, which will be coming out on 20 Buck Spin at the end of May.

My thanks to Johnny for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.


"Violence For The Hell Of It"
taken from the album Death Velour

"Out Of The Psychic Blue"
taken from the album Mercurial Passages

"Serpentine Union"
taken from the album Carrion Of Time

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Mercurial Passages on 20 Buck Spin's Bandcamp

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