ALBUM REVIEW: Acid King – Beyond Vision


Beyond Vision (Blues Funeral Recordings) marks Acid King‘s fifth full-length album to date and its thirtieth anniversary as a band since their formation. It’s also the follow-up to 2015’s overlooked Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everything album which Lori referred to in a recent interview on Conan Neutron‘s Protonic Reversal show with a hope of reissuing it at some point. Fingers crossed.

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Sleep Token, Skindred, Loathe, Jamie Lenman, Punk Rock Factory, InMe, Palm Reader, Our Hollow Our Home, and More Booked for The Return of Takedown Festival

The South’s favourite independent Alternative Rock and Metal Festival – Takedown – will return on Saturday 8th April 2023. After an 8-year hiatus, the legendary one-day fest is making a comeback with a mind-blowing lineup, a new venue and an outdoor stage added for the first time. Moving from its Southampton University roots to the larger Portsmouth Guildhall, Takedown 2023 promises a full-day of the best alternative around with over 30 bands performing across five stages. Topping the festival’s stellar line-up are two impressive headliners: anonymous masked rock collective Sleep Token, who will be delivering their *First Festival Appearance* of 2023, and, one of the most devastating and enthralling live bands on the planet, Skindred,

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mork – Dypet


At this point, I’m really not sure if Norwegians are resilient, tough, or just plain masochistic. Three months into a year that has already seen record-low temperatures set across the globe and they seem quite happy to let it stay that way. Forget thoughts of spring or summer, Thomas Eriksen, the mastermind behind black metal act Mork, seemingly wants the world to remain in perpetual winter, grimmer and more frostbitten than your average Immortal video.

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New Music Friday 3-24-23 Albums Preview

Check out our list of New Rock and Metal albums coming out this week. What are you looking forward to spinning?Continue reading

PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 321 – Keefy of Ghost Cult: Video Tips for 2023 (TikTok, Reels, YouTube and More)

Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis interview and Ghost Cult’s chief editor Keefy to discuss your band and success at video in 2023.Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Katacombs on “You Will Not” – Her Musical Family, and More


We caught up with artist Katacombs at Aftershock for a brief interview! Signed to Liar’s Club Records, Kat supported her brother, Amigo The Devil at the festival, as a member of his backing band. She also has her own recent solo EP, is working on a new full-length record, and will appear on the new album by Amigo The Devil due out later in 2023 as well.

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Misfits Tease a New Headline Show in New Jersey


A post by The Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey is teasing a Misfits arena show in New Jersey. Shared to the venue’s social media, the announcement is coming at 10 AM EST on Tuesday, March 21st. Other shows may be announced as well, including Tampa. The band last played in Dallas on Halloween weekend and had a New Year’s Eve gig canceled in Las Vegas. The Misfits played the same venue in 2018 The current lineup includes Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar. Dave Lombardo and Acey Slade are also touring members of the band. There has been online speculation that Doyle had quit the band again prior to the New Year’s cancelation, so we shall see if he is still in the current band,

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual Edition LIVE Rock and Metal News Show 3.17.23

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DIETH Shares a New Single and Music Video for “To Hell And Back” – Their Debut Album is Coming Soon

Death thrash supergroup DIETH – featuring the iconic line-up of Grammy Award-winning bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Swedish Grammy nominated guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated) – finally make their highly anticipated return with the upcoming release of their debut full-length via Napalm Records, entitled ‘To Hell And Back’, out June 2, 2023! Pre-orders are live at the link below. Watch the music video for the new single “To Hell and Back” now.

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