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Relapse Signs Final Gasp, Announce Debut Album Mourning Moon


Boston’s own goth-tinged metal group Final Gasp have achieved a major career move, as they’ve recently signed with Relapse Records, have their debut album Mourning Moon set for release on September 22, and have a U.S. tour all lined up and ready to go starting next week.

The announcement came earlier today, with Relapse announcing the signing and releasing the band’s first single, “Mourning Moon.” According to frontman Jake Murphy, the song was written “for someone but it ended up being about so many people who are either here or gone. It’s a love letter to loss.”

“The whole record has to do with loss. The title comes from that anxious feeling you have when you go to bed and you’re thinking about everything all at once. You’re regretting decisions you’ve made—or didn’t make—and you’re up all night thinking about it.”

With 12 tracks filling out their debut offering, Final Gasp follow up their two previous EPs Baptism of Desire and Haunting Whisper.

“Every song was written with nothing but a natural feeling for what felt right. There’re tons of different influences, like Killing Joke and Die Kreuzen, even Echo & The Bunnymen and SSD. But we’re not really thinking about other bands. We feel like we’ve tapped into something that’s our own.”

Mourning Moon will be released on September 22 via Relapse Records, but you can preorder your copy today.

Starting next week, the band will also embark on a U.S. tour, hitting major cities along the way. You can find the full list of dates below.

Final Gasp, Mourning Moon

1 – Climax Infinity
2 – Homebound
3 – Botched Ritual
4 – Frozen Glare
5 – Seize
6 – Blood and Sulfur
7 – Mourning Moon
8 – Unnatural Law
9 – 14 Gates
10 – Temptation
11 – The Vanishing
12 – Rows Of Heaven

Relapse Signs Final Gasp, Announce Debut Album Mourning Moon

Final Gasp Live Dates:

Jul 07: Philadelphia, PA – Cousin Danny’s
Jul 08: Pittsburgh, PA – Shred Shed
Jul 09: Detroit, MI – Outer Limits
Jul 10: St. Louis, MO – Sinkhole
Jul 11: Kansas City, MO – Howdy
Jul 12: Denver, CO – 7th Circle
Jul 13: Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High
Jul 14: Moscow, ID – 1912 Center
Jul 15: Seattle, WA – Lucky Liquor
Jul 15: Tacoma, WA – New Frontier
Jul 16: Olympia, WA – Mortuary
Jul 17: Portland, OR – Blackwater
Jul 18: Chico, CA- Naked Lounge
Jul 19: Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial
Jul 20: Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
Jul 21: Los Angeles, CA – Monty Bar
Jul 22: San Diego, CA – Tower Bar
Jul 23: Long Beach, CA – Supply and Demand
Jul 24: Yucaipa, CA – Uptowner
Jul 25: Phoenix, AZ – The Beast
Jul 26: El Paso, TX – The Dungeon
Jul 27: San Antonio, TX – The Mix
Jul 28: Austin, TX – Mohawk
Jul 29: New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Jul 30: Jackson, MS – Urban Foxes
Jul 31: Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Downstairs
Aug 01: Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
Aug 02: Savannah, GA – TBA
Aug 03: Richmond, VA – Fuzzy Cactus
Aug 04: Washington, DC – The Runaway
Aug 05: New York, NY – TV Eye

Relapse Signs Final Gasp, Announce Debut Album Mourning Moon
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