INTERVIEW: Alison Cotton on “The Portrait You Painted Of Me” – Raw Power Festival, and More


As part of our preview of the upcoming Raw Power Festival, Ghost Cult is hosting a series of interviews with artists on the bill, bringing a spotlight to some very deserving underground voices in music you ought to know about. Enjoy this Q & A with artist Alison Cotton, who recently released her new album The Portrait You Painted Of Me.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost


 

Although lockdown was undeniably a desperate time for the entertainment business, for some, the time spent in isolation actually created opportunities. With schedules and timetables suddenly emptied, many long-standing ideas and projects, that for whatever reason, looked set to never get off the ground, were finally able to grow and develop into something more than a mere hopeful nucleus of an ideaContinue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #90: Nik and Keefy Teach You About Vinyl


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also Vinyl, NHL, and other topics)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins host Nik Cameron to teach you how to care for your vinyl, and a rundown of Nik’s system.

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Wacken Open Air Books Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, Beartooth, and More for 2023


As another Wacken Open Air comes to a close, the festival has announced its first bands for 2023! Iron Maiden, Megadeth, The Dropkick Murphys, Wardruna, Jinjer, and Beartooth, are among the first bands announced for the festival, with many more to go!

 

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Heilung Shares a New Single – “Tenet”


World-music collective Heilung unveils a new single for the track “Tenet.” The track seems inspired by the Christopher Nolan movie and comes from their new album Drif, coming soon on August 19th, 2022 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders are available now at the links below. Purchase, stream, pre-save, and watch the video for “Asja” now!

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70000 Tons of Metal Announces 2023 Dates and Destination


70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023. The floating metal festival and vacation experience on the high-seas will soon announce the first bands, ticket on-sale dates, and more.

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Watch Machine Head Play “Burn My Eyes” for its 28th Anniversary on their Livestream


 

Machine Head performed all of their classic debut album Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records) on their livestream for its 28th Anniversary. The band was joined by drummer Chris Kontos (The Boneless Ones), but Logan Mader was unable to join. In addition to BME, the band also played a tom of covers of Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Accept, Sepultura, Cro-Mags, Exodus, and Poison Idea as well.
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Black Crown Initiate Parts Ways with Andy Thomas


In a post to Facebook, Black Crown Initiate has announced they have amicably parted ways with band co-founder Andy Thomas (Antiqva). The band intends to continue on. They shared Andy’s comments on the split as well. Andy will fill in for Rivers of Nihil on their upcoming tour. The band released a new album in 2022, and just wrapped up a North American tour opening for Omnium Gatherum, and has a tour of Europe planned for this fall.

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