Grab your calendar: Ghostface Killah will finally release his previously-announced tenth studio album, Twelve Reasons to Die, on April 16th via Soul Temple Records.
Executive produced by fellow Wu-Tang member RZA, the forthcoming effort was penned by Ghostface alongside film composer Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Something About April). As a press release notes, the album’s tone echoes Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Portishead, and Ennio Morricone, a concoction you can preview below with the aptly-titled first single, ”The Rise of Ghostface Killah”.
In typical Wu marketing, Ghostface’s latest will also be accompanied by a graphic novel due out May 29th through Black Mask Studios. The novel features illustrations by Riley Rossmo (Bedlam), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Joe Infurnari (Mush!), Kyle Strahm (Haunt), Gus Storms & Breno Tamura (Pigs), Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats), and Christopher Mitten (30 Days of Night).
In related news, Ghostface has also announced a reissue of his 1996 debut, Ironman, for later this month. Dubbed the ”Premium Collection: Gold Edition”, the remastered album will be repressed on 24k “audiophile gold disc” and come housed in a cherrywood trophy box that packages both a 48-page hardcover book and a puzzle. Keep a look out for that as it’ll be limited to 2,000 copies.