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...

Tickets are on sale NOW for a September 20, 2019 show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn with Heatmap and Kaiju Daiseno (a band that Sam from Gospel briefly played bass in).

No word on more shows at the moment.

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