ALBUM REVIEW: Queensryche – Digital Noise Alliance


When you think of bands that have an iconic sound, Queensryche immediately springs to mind. Queensryche are known for intelligent lyrics, expansive “world building” in terms of concepts for albums, a futuristic metal sound, and strong almost operatic vocals.

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The Next Bandcamp Friday is Today, October 7th


Bandcamp Friday is back! Today is the latest Bandcamp Friday! The remaining dates this year are November 4th, and, December 2nd. Today and on these days Bandcamp forgoes its usual cut of every sale and donates that back to the band. Please support underground artists ,indie labels, and merch sellers today, and every day! Bandcamp was sold to Epic Games earlier this year, but so far we have not seen any radical changes. Bandcamp fridays have accounted for $78 million extra dollars from sales and the company has paid artists $973 million dollars since its inception.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Behemoth – Arch Enemy – Carcass – Unto Others Live at 02 Apollo, Manchester


First time at the O2 Apollo, a lovely, antiquated venue, it has a very old-school theatre vibe to it, and as would become apparent for most sets tonight the sound and lighting were top-drawer. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Faith In Jane – “Axe To Oak” New Album Stream


 

Prolific Maryland Psychedelic Rock disciples Faith in Jane will release their new album Axe To Oak, tomorrow, October 7th, 2022 via Grimoire Records. The band has made a name for themselves in that hearty, heavy scene, and is one of the most consistent bands in the genre over the last decade. The band has teamed up with Ghost Cult to stream the entire new album! Purchase and stream the album right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Faceless Burial – At The Foothills Of Deliration


 

There are (at least) two ways to ascertain if metal is going to be technically inspired: the cover or the song titles.

In fact, with an album entitled At The Foothills Of Deliration, maybe it was obvious all along.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Faith In Jane – Axe To Oak


 

Since forming in 2008, Thurmont, Maryland trio Faith In Jane has racked up an astounding eight releases of which Axe To Oak (Grimoire) is the latest. Quite impressive when you consider it takes a band such as Guns ‘N’ Roses decades to put out new music. The band is comprised of Dan Mize – guitar/vocals, Brendan Winston – bass, and Alex Llewellyn on drums.

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CONCERT REVIEW: In Flames – Fit For An Autopsy – Orbit Culture – Vended Live at The Crofoot


A hint of that classic autumn smell floated in on a slight breeze last Monday evening as Michigan metalheads gathered in Pontiac to catch the Melodic Death Metal veterans, In Flames. The Crofoot is an entertainment complex located in Detroit’s most northern suburb and is considered a local treasure. Home to three acclaimed music venues, the historic building was an ideal spot to host Gothenburg’s finest and their openers. In Flames has recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast and is getting ready to release their fourteenth full-length album, Foregone (Nuclear Blast) in 2023. To celebrate their new chapter, these Swedish guys brought on their tour the blossoming bands Vended, Orbit Culture, and Fit For An Autopsy. Their excellent choices in support set them up for memorable evenings full of metal mayhem.

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INTERVIEW: Jonah Matranga of onelinedrawing (ex-Far) on “Tenderwild”


 

Ghost Cult caught up with singer-songwriter Jonah Matranga (ex Far, New End Original, Gratitude) and the return of his project onelinedrawing! Jonah’s new album Tenderwild, is out now via Iodine Recordings. We chated about the new album, the return of this project, his composing style, writing for and recording guests from bands such as Zach Lind ( Jimmy Eat World), Jeremy Tappero ( Soul Asylum ), Norman Brannon (Texas Is The Reason), Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) John Gutenberger (Far), and Jake Snider (minusthebearofficial), looking hard at genres such as Emo and post-Hardcore in a new light, and more!

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Anders Björler Has Returned To At The Gates


In a new post, At the Gates has announced the return of founding guitarist, Anders Björler after five years out of the band. This is following the dismal of former guitarist Jonas Stallhammmer, who himself replaced Anders. The band finished tour commitments in the UK and USA with The Haunted’s Patrik Jensen and Atheist guitarist Daniel Martinez. In November, Anders’s first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK, followed by a tour of Europe with In Flames.Continue reading