Rockshots Records: BLUE HOUR GHOSTS New Music Video "On Black Clouds"
New Album "Due" Out February 12, 2021
Recently announcing their signing to Rockshots Records for the release of their new album "Due" on February 12, 2021, BLUE HOUR GHOSTS are sharing the new music video for their second single "On Black Clouds". The music video was shot and directed by talented multimedia artist and musician Snovonne Drake (Sno Drake Design & Media).
The band comments on the track and the video:
"We had the opportunity to work with an incredibly talented artist like Snovonne to realize the music video for this song. She was able to perfectly capture the mood of the single and provided an amazing visual counterpart for such an intense track. On Black Clouds was one of the last songs we completed for the record. The tune almost wrote itself after our singer Ricky came up with the draft ideas, and it just clicked right in like a missing puzzle piece for the album. We immediately found out that it worked out pretty well as a single, exposing our catchiest and most emotional side with its pop-rock and darkwave nuances. The song is a fast-paced run about how fast things go by and everything changes all of a sudden, and how ready we should be for this; the tension accumulates and then drops down in the cathartic refrain, where we let ourselves be carried away by insubstantial black clouds, foretelling a darker sky to come, rolling past present days.”
The music video for "On Black Clouds" can be viewed on YouTube.
Song Stream on Spotify.
BLUE HOUR GHOSTS' forthcoming "Due" is the follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut album. Teaming up once again with Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (session musician for Fear Factory, Grenouer, Levania, Noveria), BHG's "Due" is their sophomore effort continuing their blend of progressive, classic, gothic metal, and alternative rock.
Taking a fresh, powerful, and intense melodic assault, "Due" depicts a wide range of soundscapes ranging from full metal aggression to soft, acoustic atmospheres, passing through infectious and catchy hooks and refrains that will enthrall any music addict, along with sophisticated layered arrangements to satisfy the most demanding palates. Throughout the 9 songs, all the ghosts hiding in the blue hour are made alive in the deep and heartfelt narration provided by both music and lyrics, offering a unique and compelling listening experience.
Keyboardist Simome Pedrazzi comments about the new album:
"With “Due” we are trying to engage new and established fans with an enjoyable, fresh, and yet sophisticated multi-level listening experience. All the nine songs offer an abundance of hooks that can stick into the ear from the first listen and remain impressed into the listener’s mind, stimulating his/her curiosity. There is no room for boredom, as within each song and throughout all the album, powerful and atmospheric sections alternate with each other in a seamless flow, thus keeping the attention high. The variety of musical colours displayed throughout the album and the extreme care we put into obtaining a lush and polished sound will allow for an extremely pleasant sonic experience."
Album pre-save: https://backl.ink/143813663
CD pre-order: http://bit.ly/Due_CD
The first single "Walking Backwards" is streaming on the following platforms:
1. Walking Backwards (4:01)
2. On Black Clouds (3:45)
3. Dead in August (5:12)
4. Damn Wrong (4:23)
5. Shine (5:19)
6. Fearless (4:00)
7. Lower the Wires (3:57)
8. Disheartened (4:27)
9. Involved/Bored (3:52)
Album Length: 39:00
Ricky DC - Vocals
Diego Angeli - Guitars
Francesco Poggi - Guitars
Simome Pedrazzi - Keyboards
Matteo Malmusi - Bass
Andrew Gunner - Drums
Produced by Giuseppe "Dualized" Bassi for dysFUNCTION Productions
Recorded and Engineered by Giuseppe Bassi
Mixed and Mastered by Giuseppe Bassi
All music and lyrics written by Blue Hour Ghosts
Additional arrangements, keyboards, sound design and programming by Giuseppe Bassi
Artwork concept and paintings by Blue Hour Ghosts
Band photos by Patrizia Cogliati - Musicphoto
Graphic layout by Francesca Dalla Costa - Secondalinea Officine Creative
Blue Hour Ghosts (Buil2Kill Records, 2016)
Do You Believe in Ghosts? (Live) (Buil2Kill Records, 2018)
Due (Rockshots Records, 2021)
"One of the best debut albums since a while in the melodic metal world. An album complete in itself, but with every track standing strong on its own as well." - Lords of Metal (NL), 80/100
"A damn strong output, super catchy, with cool melodies and also varied, proggy, exciting and with great vocals, and all this as the debut. All attention!" - Crossfire Metal (DE), 85/100
"This band knows how to rock in a very catchy way!" - White Room (NL)
“Blue Hour Ghosts burst upon the scene with a flaming debut album, bringing out a breath of adrenaline and a compelling mix of modern prog, classic metal, aggressive rock and spine-chilling melodic traits” - Rock Hard Italy (IT), 8/10
"This is really a cool record, nothing is missing! Blue Hour Ghosts succeed right away from their first chapter." - Metal Hammer (IT), 82/100