Exclusive: Living Sacrifice Premiere New Song, “Ghost Thief”
Legendary pioneers of Christian metal Living Sacrifice will release their eighth studio album, Ghost Thief, November 12 on longtime label Solid State Records. The record marks the Little Rock, Arkansas, band’s first since returning from a multi-year hiatus with 2010’s celebrated The Infinite Order. In anticipation, Living Sacrifice have teamed with Revolver to premiere the title track from the album. Check it out below, read what singer-guitar Bruce Fitzhugh has to say about the song under the stream, and let us know what you think in the comments.
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REVOLVER What’s the song about?
BRUCE FITZHUGH Lyrically, it speaks of how quickly our lives pass. Even if we are blessed to live 80 or 90 years. That is just not very long when calculating humanity’s existence as a whole. So the song refers to the hope that we have in an afterlife and what that existence might look like.
Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?
The music was written first, as is most of our stuff. Lyrics usually come later. “Ghost Thief” was a tune that emerged out of a group writing session. A few riffs that we were throwing around from other songs that ended up working together well for this one. It is one of the more straightforward mid-tempo songs that we have on the record. Inspiration is always to have the song slam hard, but this one starts heavy fast and then has a cool one-guitar build into the verse and just continues to intensify. It is one of my favorites on the record for sure.
Was this an easy song to write or record?
Yeah, it came together in one day in a writing session. We have a really good friend of ours, TD Benton, from the art band White Collar Sideshow that did percussion on the song. He just happened to be in town when we were tracking additional percussion for the record and it worked out perfectly. So the additional drums you hear is what he came up with in the studio on his own. It’s always fun to create and work with friends.
What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far? What sort of reaction do you want to get from the song?
So far, very positive for this song and the record as a whole. Just friends and family have heard it.