Our bandcamp of the day comes from Birmingham, U.K.-based industrial metal duo Khost. The band recently released a video for “Yellow Light,” a track from their fourth album, Buried Steel, out now through Cold Spring. The song features Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and Wrangler, who also appears in the new video for the track.
Keeping with these odd, claustrophobic times, the insular, paranoid “Yellow Light” features Stephen Mallinder, who delivers a desolate-but-direct spoken word offset by the trademark damaged, sulphuric atmospheres for which Khost is known.
The recording of Buried Steel was plagued with unexplained events including a studio fire which destroyed the masters of some songs. Several tracks on the album had to be pieced together from burnt fragments of tape and recovered segments of damaged hard drives. From this point, the dynamics of some of the songs were altered, shifting their eventual outcome, particularly the tone of ambient work on Buried Steel.