Earlier this year, Ghostemane — a.k.a. the main creative outlet of self-described "transgenre" artist Eric Ghoste — announced his forthcoming eighth full-length, ANTI-ICON, the follow-up to 2018's stunning and abrasive N/O/I/S/E. For a decidedly grim stop-gap in May, he dropped the latest release from his cryptic, lo-fi black-metal project Baader-Meinhoff, but now he's back to focus on his most well-known endeavor, announcing the release date, October 21st, and track listing for ANTI-ICON, as well as unveiling a cinematic trailer for the LP. The clip sees Ghoste riding out into the desert in a personalized hearse that he promptly takes a flamethrower to once it's delivers him to a mysterious remote location.
According to Ghoste, ANTI-ICON encompasses "the rise and fall. Ecstasy in pain. The fragility of the quiet moments after the crash. The deafening silence filling your brain, forcing you to scream it away. The battles raging inside you. That's the sound of ANTI-ICON." Watch the trailer above and check out the track listing below.
ANTI-ICON track listing:
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
ASMR [Anti-Social Masochistic Rage]