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The American frontier: Where lost highways stretch into darkness and undisturbed deserts speak a language as ominous as it is otherworldly. This is the tableau of SPIRITWORLD. 

Self-described as ‘Death Western’, SPIRITWORLD is the aural vision of Stu Folsom, a Las Vegas native who has taken the intensity of that desert heat and given it voice on the band’s debut, ‘Pagan Rhythms,’ for their new label home, Century Media.

Today, the band has shared another offering from the LP, in the form of a new music video for ‘The Bringer of Light‘, which you can watch at the link below.

Speaking about the new video, Folsom comments:

The film for ‘The Bringer of Light’ has been a long time in the making. The director, Todd Hailstone, and I met in high school. He roadied on my first band’s first tour and we lived together at the infamous Hammer Lane junkyard squat when we were young, dirt poor, and wild as fuck. It was incredible to reconnect artistically after all these years and hand the reins over to someone that I have spent hours punishing with my plans for the fiction and film sides of the SpiritWorld project.

Stu adds, “I asked Todd to come up with a treatment that would introduce the world to the characters of [my book] ‘Godlessness’ and ‘Pagan Rhythms’, on a budget that should barely cover another tired ‘band in warehouse headbanging’ video, and he was able to completely nail the John Ford meets 70’s horror vibe anyway!!!! I am so thankful to all of the talented actors and crew that helped create this video, it turned out super cool and I can’t wait for people to check it out!

SPIRITWORLDPagan Rhythms”:
1. Pagan Rhythms (5:16)
2. The Bringer of Light (2:05)
3. Unholy Passages (3:54)
4. Night Terrors (3:00)
5. The Demon Storm (3:43)
6. Armageddon Honkytonk & Saloon (3:18)
7. Godless (3:09)
8. Comancheria (3:10)
9. Ritual Human Sacrifice (3:49)

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2021