"Mullenhour's vocals rise to heated roars worthy of stardom, which lend themselves perfectly to Touched by Ghoul's brand of rock that is loud and heavy..." -- Gaper's Block
"A thrilling, if at times terrifying, listen." -- Chicagoist
Chicago quartet Touched By Ghoul play a handful of midwestern shows this week in support of their recently released debut album Murder Circus. Please see dates below with event links.
She Shreds Magazine interviewed singer/guitarist Angela Mullenhour recently with a stream of the full album HERE. Or, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Raised in a basement and surviving only on sheer will and flamin' hot cheetos, Touched by Ghoul clawed their way to the surface to induce the vomit of your soul. Touched By Ghoul exists in their own post-nostalgic now, rock and roll gravediggers tearing right through their dissonant yet beautiful Earth. Helmed by Angela Mullenhour (Sybris, Coins) along with a broody bunch of rock and roll ruffians of the Chicago scuzz scene, Touched By Ghoul constructs a soundtrack that is equally at home at a dive bar or a séance.
On their debut LP coming out on new Chicago imprint Under Road Records, Mullenhour hollers her way through a filthy, living, breathing, kidnapping, dead body finding love story backed by Paige Sandlin's animal drums kicking through the fog and fury of guitar wars. Recorded by Bill Skibbe (The Kills, Blonde Redhead, The Dead Weather) at the legendary Key Club Recording Company, the Ghouls have found that Eternity is today and blood in the sand is just mud.
Sounds like: If Stephen King wrote an episode of Columbo scored by the bastard children of The Birthday Party, Babes In Toyland and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Murder Circus was released on LP, CD and download on April 15th, 2016 via Under Road Records.
TOUCHED BY GHOUL LIVE:
10/25 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Birthday Suits (tickets/info)
10/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Frank's Power Plant (tickets/info)
10/28 Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakespeare's Pub (tickets/info)
Album: Murder Circus
Label: Under Road Records
Release Date: April 15, 2016
02) Western Child
05) Immaculate Consumption (STREAM)
06) Nice Corpse (STREAM)
07) Murder Circus
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