Prognosis to Release Debut EP ‘Volume I: Ghost’ on 3rd August 2016
Manchester metal band Prognosis formed in 2015, Volume I: Ghost marks the first in a series of EP releases, with the second slated for an August release. Across the series the band will showcase their ever-evolving desire to write songs that are heavy, fun and detailed by a huge mix of the bands that inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.
In less than twenty minutes this EP flirts with a plethora of styles of rock and metal, with plenty of surprises yet to come. This is just the first step.
Death is a funny thing. No one can say, truly, what happens when our last breath is drawn and peters out into the atmosphere. Is there a heaven, is there a hell? That is the question gothically imposed upon the opening track of the Prognosis‘ début EP. A tale about a dying atheist, who has lived a tainted life who suddenly fears the possibility of a heaven and hell and so feigns repentance to con his way into heaven. It’s a thought provoking song which looks at mortality, religion and life after death with a Lovecraftian gore.
Across The Sycophant’s eight plus minute span the band introduces itself with mournful acoustic guitars, rampant thrash riffs, death metal screams and searing lead guitar work.
A band which strives to be as musically diverse and colourful as it is ambitious, each of the three tracks dwelling within Volume I: Ghost pertain their own signature character and style, while still very much embedded within a sound that Prognosis are forging as their own.
Volume I: Ghost
- The Sycophant (8:33)
- From This Horror (3:02)
- So Long (6:10)
All songs written & recorded by Prognosis at at Guerrilla Studios, Manchester. Mastered by Dave Mitson (Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Blind Willie Johnston). Artwork by Paul Cooke of Dark of Artness.