Gospel giving vinyl reissue to the classic ‘The Moon Is A Dead World’
Gospel were only around for a few years in the mid-2000s, but that was enough time to write one of the most seminal screamo records of the 21st century, their sole 2005 album The Moon Is A Dead World. Pulling from ’90s screamo and post-hardcore but also mixing in prog, psych, post-rock, and more, the Kurt Ballou-recorded album breathed fresh air into a genre that was pretty oversaturated at the time, and it went on to be very influential. It’s hard to imagine some of the late ’00s/early ’10s New Wave of Post-Hardcore bands sounding the way they did if not for The Moon Is A Dead World. Even with all the bands in this genre that came before and after them, The Moon Is A Dead World remains unparalleled. It’s a true classic.
Gospel briefly reunited in 2010 (a new single included), but they’ve been silent since. And while the band is saying they aren’t planning to do more shows, they are now giving a long-awaited vinyl reissue to The Moon Is A Dead World. Originally released on Level Plane, the reissue comes out in January 2019 via Repeater Records. The album has been remastered and the reissue includes new artwork and a new insert. There’s an edition on white vinyl and white artwork limited to 300 copies, and the rest of the copies are on black vinyl with the original black/purple artwork (the artwork for the reissue has intentional vinyl ring wear). That’s the black/purple artwork above and you can check out the white artwork below. Pre-order the reissue HERE.