Sleep Books Three Shows Next Spring

Sleep will end their hiatus in 2022 with at least three shows. They have announced mid-April gigs in Denver on 4/18, Colorado Springs on 4/19, and Albuquerque, on 4/20! Tickets on sale Friday 10/29 at 9a PST/10a MST. 2022 is also the 30th anniverdsatry of the seminal Stoner Doom album Sleep’s Holy Mountain aka Holy Mountain. Ghost Cult has an interview coming with Matt Pike where he discusses his new book “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics of Matt Pike”, the return of Sleep, his new solo album, and new High On Fire music as well, so watch this space next week!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth: Live at Irving Plaza

Cradle of Filth is known for their melodic tales of gothic horror, striking fear into the hearts of their gleefully morose fan base. However, when faced with truly unfortunate circumstances, the band showed their ability to power through the darkness and give the fans the performance they so desperately craved.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Amatory Murder Shares Their Cover of Smashing Pumpkins Classic Track “Zero”

Brooklyn Rockers The Amatory Murder has shared a perfectly creepy cover of the classic Smashing Pumpkins’ mid-1990s anthem “Zero”- right in time for Halloween! The awesome track has a little more sinister groove to it than the sped up original and is documented in a new video you can watch it here at Ghost Cult right now! The video was also directed by TAM’s Xian Murder! Check it out!

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The Best Metal Bands from New Zealand for Entertainment and Leisure Activities

Entertainment and leisure activities in New Zealand are not truly complete without some metal music. The powerful drumming, aggressive vocals, volume, and intensity characterize metal music can change your dull outing to an electrifying experience. Metal music may have started in the late 1960s and 1970s and was primarily popular in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. However, Metal music has spread far and wide and is currently one of the most commercially successful rock music genres.Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Boy Deluxe Shares New Single and Video “Im the Blood”

Los Angeles-based dark pop duo Boy Deluxe have announced their new EP, Risen, due out November 17th, 2021. The band has teamed up with Ghost Cult to debut their entrancing new video “Im the Blood’ and you can check it out at the link below. You can also pre-save the EP and pre-order it as well today. The clip matches the vibe of the hypnotic track perfectly and the hooks and beats will be stuck in your ears, so cancel all of your other listening plans today! Rock out with Boy Deluxe and “Im the Blood’ – right now!

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Five Finger Death Punch Books European Tour Dates Next Summer

Five Finger Death Punch will return to Europe for a string of tour dates, their first since early 2020. Kicking off at Nova Rock Festival in Austria in June, the band will (Headline show) festivals and perform in arenas. Megadeth and Bad Wolves will be the special guests in Berlin, Moenchengladbach, and Rotterdam – reuniting FFDP with their 2020 touring partners. Tickets go on sale October 29th, 2021. The band is currently in the studio working on new music for their forthcoming ninth studio album to be released in 2022. Continue reading

Apocalyptica Launches a Tik Tok Page

Finnish Symphonic Metal band Apocalyptica has launched a Tik Tok and already have put out some great content! Check out their posts and follow them today. The band has a string of tour dates next month, kicking off in Russia and trekking through Europe. The band has postponed other tours with Evanescene and another with Lacuna Coil. They continue to support their album Cell-0, and have put out a string of new singles and collabs with other artists, including their latest single – “Venomous Moon” – featuring The Rasmus.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Beast In Black – Dark Connection

Replacing axe-wielding lions and scantily clad, big-haired warrior maidens with vivid, futuristic imagery, it only takes a quick glance at the cover art of Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast), the new album by multinational power metal act Beast in Black, to see that science fiction and anime have played an integral role in its, er… inception.

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C-Squared Podcast: Episode 120: Ryan Williams of Metal Blade Records

C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle, Aliyah Daye, and Gaia Guarda who both have recently joined forces with them in C Squared. In this episode of the podcast, Curtis and Cori interview Ryan Williams of Metal Blade Records.

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