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Hungarian experimental progressive rock/metal band
released single/video
‘Get Rid Of’

to watch the video-clip of ‘Get Rid Of’, please click play…
pic by ​Tamás Varga (Brownhand)

Hungarian instrumental progressive rock band Ghost Toast released a new music video ‘Get Rid Of’.
The track is taken from their fifth studio album ‘Shade Without Color’ which was released earlier this year via Inverse Records.
The band comments:
“‘Get Rid Of’ is the opening song from the new Ghost Toast album called ‘Shade Without Color’ (released on March 3rd 2022 via Inverse Records). We believe that everyone wants to get rid of at least some of their burdens – we use music to get free from most of them and hope that others can use our music for something similar. The Woman played by Zsuzsanna Nyeste, the video is made by Tamás Varga from Brownhandfilm.”
Ghost Toast is an instrumental, experimental progressive rock band from Debrecen, Hungary, formed in 2008.
They love heavy, trippy music and film scores as well, so they use these elements to create their own music.
It had 3 members at first (Bence Rózsavölgyi – guitar, László Papp – drums, János Stefán – bass). 
János Pusker (- keyboards, cello) joined later, in the spring of 2009.
In 2020 László Papp left the band, the band’s new drummer is Zoltán Cserős since then.
They made two self-released albums ‘Toast in the shell’ (2011) and ‘There is no en…’ (2013), then the 3rd and 4th album ‘Out of this world’ (2017) and ‘Shape Without Form’ (2020) was released by Inverse Records (FIN).
The 5th album, titled ‘Shade Without Color’ has been released on March 3rd 2022 by Inverse Records.
Ghost Toast’s music is influenced by bands like Tool, Orbital, Shpongle, Jaga Jazzist, Plaid, Future Sound Of London, Mastodon, Pure Reason Revolution, Crippled Black Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, God Is an Astronaut, Isten Háta Mögött, various film score composers, etc.

Hungarian experimental progressive
rock/metal band GHOST TOAST
will release on the
3rd of march 2022 their
new album ‘Shade Without Color’

Get Rid Of
Chasing Time
Let Me Be No Nearer
Deliberate Disguises
Reaper Man

pic by ​Tamás Varga (Brownhand)

János Stefán – bass, sound fx, programming, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Bence Rózsavölgyi – guitars
Zoltán Cserős – drums, drum programming
János Pusker -cello, keyboards

‘Shade Without Color’ is the follow-up for our 2020 album ‘Shape Without Form’.
The majority of the songs were written at the same time, and we intented it to be a sort of a ‘double-album’, in which the two would come out at different times.
Both titles come from T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘The Hollow Men’ and both albums mostly deal with the subject of emptiness, the process of becoming empty – only to an extent which suits an instrumental material, of course.
The basis of thought behind the album is not the actual state of emptiness, it’s rather the things leading up to it – like personal fate, tragedy and weakness;
the subject of authority;
technology becoming impersonal;
politics, alienated people;
the feeling of being threatened.
This emptiness uniformizes, dissolves the individual, leaves humankind disenchanted and hopeless.
“We look at both records as an illustration of this theme, this is mostly why we use (again) quotes from movies, interviews, speeches or poems. Our own thoughts and feelings are encapsulated within these and of course, within the music surrounding it. We also attempted though to resolve this mostly dark subject, as we do not believe that mankind’s fate generally would be hopeless and that there would be no way out. Darker parts lead to moments filled with more hope, while in the melodies and themes intented to be more beautiful and soft have a recurring dissonance, indicating this constant battle. It’s because of this fact that we would omit writing in too much detail about every song, we believe a matching or an actually used quote should be enough to set the mood and give some ground to the concept behind the song.
Get Rid Of
“People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw
“The mistakes (of leaders) are amplified by the numbers who follow them without question. Charismatic leaders tend to build up followings, power structures and these power structures tend to be taken over by people who are corruptible. I don’t think that the old saw about ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ is accurate: I think power attracts the corruptible.” – Frank Herbert
Chasing Time
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” – Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
Let Me Be No Nearer
“Let me be no nearer In death’s dream kingdom”
– T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men
“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey
Deliberate Disguises
“‘What is the Nothing?’
‘It’s the emptiness that’s left. It’s like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.’
‘But why?’
‘Because people who have no hopes are easy to control. And whoever has control has the power.'”
– The Neverending Story – /Film (1984)/
Reaper Man
“All things that are, are ours. But we must care. For if we do not care, we do not exist. If we do not exist, then there is nothing but blind oblivion. And even oblivion must end someday.” – Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
“Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow” – T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men
“Ez a ricsaj majd dallá simul át, Addig halottan avagy éberen, Pihenjen a szent láz s az értelem, Míg eltünnek a mai figurák. Magyar leszek majd hogyha akarom, Ha nem sutáké lesz itt a világ, S fölcsap minden szent és igazi láng Rejtekből avagy ravatalon.” – Ady Endre: A perc-emberkék után…No English translation available for this poem unfortunately.
Endre Ady (Hungarian: Ady András Endre, archaic English: Andrew Ady, 22 November 1877 – 27 January 1919) was a turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet and journalist.
Regarded by many as the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century, he was noted for his steadfast belief in social progress and development and for his poetry’s exploration of fundamental questions of the modern European experience:
love, temporality, faith, individuality…

Hungarian experimental progressive
rock band GHOST TOAST
released second single and video
from the upcoming fifth studio album

to watch the video-clip of ‘Chasing Time’, please click play…

Hungarian experimental progressive rock band Ghost Toast is set to release their fifth studio album ‘Shade Without Color’ on March 3rd 2022 via Inverse Records.
The second single ‘Chasing Time’ is released.
The band comments:
“Chasing Time is contemplating about things you can’t change in the past, have to live with in the present and you either want or don’t want from the future.”

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