Spear of Destiny announce new album and Brighton concert

Posted On 17 Sep 2022 at 6:58 pm

Spear Of Destiny will be playing in Brighton (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

For their 40th anniversary, Spear Of Destiny have not only announced a brand new studio album, but also a 23-date UK tour to support it.

Kirk Brandon of Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Their new platter is titled ‘Ghost Population’ and is scheduled to drop on Monday 31st October. The tour will kick off mid-November and run through until mid-December. The Brighton concert date will take place at Patterns on Friday 25th November.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

The band have stated that for the tour, they will be performing a handful of songs from the forthcoming ‘Ghost Population’ album and the rest will consist of the good old tunes.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Spear Of Destiny were last in action in Brighton at the unusual ‘Spire’ venue back in September 2019 – Read our report HERE.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Spear of Destiny was originally put together by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon and bassist Stan Stammers back in 1982 and the band has had an ever-changing line-up through the years. The current line-up is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

By my reckoning, ‘Ghost Population’ will be the band’s fifteenth studio album. A journey that began with ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ back in 1983. Their following four albums (‘One Eyed Jacks’, ‘World Service’, ‘Outland’ and ‘The Price You Pay’ all cracked the UK Top 40 Album Charts. Many much acclaimed albums followed! The last of which being 2018’s ‘Tontine’.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

There have also been a dozen live albums and 15 compilation albums released during the same period. Their highest charting being No.11 for their 1985 ‘World Service’ platter. Their highest charting UK Single was ‘Never Take Me Alive’, which peaked at No.11 and can be found on their 1987 ‘Outland’ album.

Spear Of Destiny live at The Spire, Brighton 27.09.19 (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus) (click to enlarge)

Tickets for the forthcoming tour will go on sale on 20th September from 10am from their kirkbrandon.com/ghostpopulation website and no doubt other ticket suppliers and venues.

Patterns will be hosting the concert (pic Nick Linazasoro) (click to enlarge)

For more information visit: www.kirkbrandon.com and www.facebook.com/kirkbrandonofficial

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