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released June 1, 2013

This album is influenced from bands like The Melvins, Fu Manchu, Unsane, Entombed and ZZ Top... We do not like the boundaries of genres. Our music is about the riff and heavy grooves- no more and no loss.

Guitar/Main Vocals: Michael. Guitar/Vocals: Jens. Basslord: Daniel. Drums: Georg.

Recorded at Big Snuff Studio Berlin. Mixed by TIGC.
Mastered by Willi Dammeier.
Front Cover Photo by Miron Zownir.

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"This is Ghost Country is a four-piece, who, hiding behind a cryptic moniker, have the energy and bile to deliver grimy, monstrous music, devoid of bullshit.
Teetering on the brink of chaos – as well as several subgenres– this self-titled debut is filled with an invigorating amount of passion and power; it’s a sociopathic nexus that is more than just a vehicle for twenty-something’s to let off stream. In amongst the stew of self-loathing, are melodic, riff-heavy earworms that hint at greater things."

"First off, this is a damn strange record. I have to give the band some credit, they have made a very strange stoner rock record, one that most out there will think, what the fuck is this??? Give it a chance though… The singer sometimes has this very laid back, stoned vocal style, very drugged, then he will burst out like a hardcore singer, ok that is only on the first song. Dumbfucker is a downtuned angry track. Very doomy also. Ztupe/Red Area is a fast paced track with a slight melodic thread while staying pretty angry and aggressive. The guitar solo section is pretty crazy and out of control. The God Replacement slows things down at bit with a heavy stoner riff but has this sort of tension in the track, where you wonder what will happen next. Tekken has a guitar like “The End” from the Doors, just briefly, to start the track and then the heaviness begins and the track becomes quite massive. Big Fat Killing is a 1min track that reminds me of Suicidal Tendencies. Black Trekker pushes the vocal back a bit as this has a nice slow stoney groove and riff, a bit bluesy and perhaps the most psychedelic track on the record. Bootes, the last track is 8½ mins and perhaps the most dynamic track with slow, heavy, faster and repetitive heavy riffing with psyched vocals. Cool new German band."

"Compliments to the sound of this CD, because the music really gets to you! Surprisingly strong release!"

"Those of you who are sick and tired of generic heavy rock should definitely give THIS IS GHOST COUNTRY a try. You will get a murky, noisy and heavy mix that draws influences from different sources. The press info cites names such as AC/DC, Fu Manchu, Melvins, Unsane and ZZ Top, and I think this comes very close to what THIS IS GHOST COUNTRY are doing here. It's a lot of fun to hear music that wasn't created with the burden of any inhibitions, and that is why I have nothing but good things to say about this particular album. THIS IS GHOST COUNTRY reduced their music to its most primal elements, which allowed each and every note to be emphasized in the maelstrom of heaviness from one track to the next.
It's obvious that THIS IS GHOST COUNTRY stretched the confines of their music to the exact point of implosion and then harvested the wreckage to assemble an unpredictable stew of the pieces. In addition to this comes a bizarre, twisted sense of humor, at least that's what I think, because there are no lyrics in the booklet."

"This Is Ghost! Country are an emerging, Berlin-based, stoner four-piece. Mixing several elements ranging from punk to metal, their eponymous debut is a short, sometimes sketchy affair. However, the guys, knowing their strengths, introduce themselves well to the world by churning some interesting, unpredictable music along the way. The loose, fun atmosphere of the record adds a lot to the experience, a feature rarely seen in this field.
Musically, This Is Ghost! Country constantly shift approaches and tempos, being slightly difficult to pin into a corner. They throw everything from Brant Bjork-like bass grooves on 'The God Replacement', descending them further into darker corners of metal, to fuzzy, slow burning rhythms on 'Smooth UnFoo', loosely echoing Fu Manchu or even Truckfighters. Highlights include the punk stoner 'Ztupe/Red Area' and the psychotic closer, 'Bootes'. The former is the catchiest tune here, reminiscing Wretch-era Kyuss, while the latter mixes pummeling riffs with scorching doom ones, knit together by tense, somber passages. 'Tekken' is another track worth mentioning, as it's a mini epic, growing from laid back blues licks to powerful stoner metal. The song's only downside is the rush through phases, ignoring the possibility of expansion to create a massive, intricate tune."


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