Prognosis to Release Debut EP ‘Volume I: Ghost’

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

  1. The Sycophant (8:33)
  2. From This Horror (3:02)
  3. 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.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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