The Diving Bell

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269 What a record. I could wax lyrical about it's expansiveness, twists and so on. Instead I will simply suggest you listen and drown in the riffs. Recommended and essential. Favorite track: Halo.
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guille_78 An exceptional album, very expressive music, beautiful and consistent compositions, good playing and good taste in combinating their stylist influences. One of the best albums of this year for me.
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juanpe300 Chrome Ghost are on the bests bands I found last years, a little jewel,.
"The Divine Bell" it´s the proof that their music grows in every new album. An a master combination of beauty in vocals, deeps riffs and tons of love for what they do it.
Absolutly greats!!!! Favorite track: The Diving Bell.
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Ed OCasey This album will likely cause chrome ghost to lose half their fanbase. But they’ll persist and gain far more than they’ll lose, new fans attending shows with grumbling “old school” fans who complain that it’s just not the same anymore. Those oldtimers are idiots. The Diving Bell is the result of a band growing into itself, the first album released in their maturity. They’ve outstripped their old sound and grown into something truly magnificent. This should be on everyone’s to-do lis Favorite track: Halo.
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Reek Of STOOM One of the strongest Modern Doom albums of the year! highly accomplished, superb vocals and musical craft!
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yseulde Like being pulled in by a riptide of very loud feelings. Unyielding, propulsive, and engaging from start to finish. Favorite track: The Diving Bell.
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"Chrome Ghost is going to explode. The Diving Bell is their ephemeral, untouchable, indefinite, and most perfect moment. All of their efforts, experience, dreams, and passions converge here and bring into existence a kind of art that hasn't existed before."
- Hail Yourself Metalzine

"...Chrome Ghost’s most accomplished effort to date. A triumph."
- Doomed and Stoned

The Diving Bell is a journey through deep and troubled waters, suffocated by anxiety and mesmerized by shimmering rays of light. This is Chrome Ghost at our most cinematic, with each song traveling through multiple movements, tied together by motifs and repeating phrases that develop as the track progresses. There are a lot of new sounds that have never been on a CG record before, and we hope you dig it.

As always, we try to marry heavy and oppressive music with beautiful and introspective stuff, and we think that is exemplified here more than any other work we've done. The Diving Bell was recorded in May 2019 by Patrick Hills at Earthtone in Sacramento over the course of three days. Pat also Mixed and Mastered the album.

Cover art and back cover art by Molly Devlin (@devlinmolly)
Chrome Ghost logo on our banner done by @peace.on.the.sun


released November 30, 2019

Jake Hurst - Drums, Waterphone, Bowed Bass
Jake Kilgore - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Cooper - Bass

Patrick Hills - Additional Guitar on "The Diving Bell"


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Track Name: Waltz in the Shadow of the Hillside
night falls
shadows bloom
rise slow
dance in the hillside

shifting earth
hums below
outstretched arms
drag through the water

soft glow
of eyes that shine
dark cold
shrouds all who wander

obscured shapes
draw near
long black hair
drags through the water

hark! now
comes the flood
slow rain
crushes the hillside

pray they will
rest well
see them all
dragged by the water

wild rose
dog’s blood
pray all
rest well

all that once was
is gone from here
whispered laments
fall on deaf ears

washed clean of all
but memory
swollen in death
and revery

wild rose
dog’s blood
pray all
rest well
Track Name: Halo
healer weakened by the dark

wild rose cloven from the torn
gently as the wind had blown
resting high upon your crown

frail in your arms
aching from the warmth
bound to remain here
suffer evermore

suspended in this
moment of loss
every nerve
severed and raw
the door’s nailed shut
chained to the bed
i’m so tired
my eyes shut again

Track Name: The Diving Bell
breathe deep
the only way out
escapes me

lower in
a slow dive

lay here

breathe deep
in waters of purity
lungfuls of what is to be

in waters of purity
lungfuls of what is to be

lay here
in waters of purity
lungfuls of what is to be

eyes unblinking
mute and empty
bury me in silt

the pain comes in distant waves
echoes of what once were hidden wounds
voices cast out through still air
listen for me calling home

breathe deep
Track Name: Visions
in the eye
of all men

tears in the well
the crumbling earth
rose in bloom
thorned red and gold
baby’s breath
like cancer, grows

light casts a glow
my face alone
when I go
bury me slowly
when I go
bury me slowly


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