EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Noctiferia – “Now You Will Pay” ft. David Vincent


Slovenian extreme Metal band Noctiferia is releasing a Laibach tribute album, Reforma, coming out in May on Blood Blast Distribution. For the first single and video – “Now You Will Pay” they enlisted a guest appearance by Metal legend David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel, I Am Morbid) which is killer. Laibach is one of the most underrated bands of all time and Noctiferia has put their own, brutal stamp on the track, making it a must-hear!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chevelle – NIRATIAS


It is no secret that in the world of the music industry creating a unique signature sound is generally first on the list of goals for fledgling bands. Few bands have a sound that is as instantly recognizable as the music of Pete and Sam Loeffler, otherwise known as Chevelle. The long-awaited ninth studio album, NIRATIAS(Epic Records) dropped this week, and good golly miss molly, the brothers Loeffler do not disappoint.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Ventruss – “Talladega”


Rising Baton Rouge Metalcore Ventruss just dropped a killer new single and video for their song “Talladega” which you can see here at Ghost Cult. The song is available for purchase and streaming at the link below. What can you say about this clip? You’re either first, or your last! The track is brutal and will make modern metalcore fans happy with enough heavy riffs and catchy hooks to last the day! Founded in 2012, if you have been fortunate to find yourself at a metal show in the capital city, you might have seen the band tear up the stage opening for bands such as HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Tetrarch, and Superjoint.

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The Next Bandcamp Friday is Today, March 5th 2021


As previously announced, Bandcamp has been an amazing resource for bands and solo artists, labels, and fans during the pandemic. By waiving fees for bands one Friday, every month, for 2020 since the coronavirus (COIVISD-19) pandemic began. The relief dates have paid out over $75 million dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform, as bands seek relief. 800,000 fans have bought music on Bandcamp Fridays in 2020. Bandcamp has now announced additional Friday events for 2021. February 5th, was the first this year. Today is the next, with furtherBandcamp Fridays in 2021 will take place on April 2nd, and May 7th. The additional relief days do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see its Fair Trade Music Policy. However, this is an amazing gift to bands and a great day for fans to load up and support bands if you can. Continue reading


Apocalyptica Shares New Cover of Cream’s Rock Classic “White Room” ft. Jacoby Shaddix


Apocalyptica has shared a brand new cover of classic rock staple “White Room” made famous by Cream. The track which is an expansive mashup of Rock, Classical, Metal, and Nu Metal features Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix on lead vocals. It was produced by Howard Benson at West Valley Recording Studios in Woodland Hills, California, and mixed by Chris Lorde-Alge. Check it out!

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Evanescence Shares New Single “Better Without You”


Evanescence has released their new single, “Better Without You” from their forthcoming new album The Bitter Truth, out March 26th on BMG. Like most of the new songs we’ve heard so far, the song is about overcoming the odds and standing up for yourself. It’s also one of the heaviest Evanescence songs in memory. “Better Without You” was teased with an interactive digital puzzle that fans were challenged to solve in order to hear a snippet of the song. Listen to “Better Without You” here:

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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho’s Official Cause of Death Announced


We are still mourning the shocking loss of Metal legend and former Children of Bodom and Bodom After Midnight vocalist and guitarist Alexi Laiho, who died after a long illness earlier in 2021. Now his wife and closest friend Kimberly Goss (former vocalist of Sinergy, Avernus, Ancient), has revealed in a post on Instagram the cause of his death at just 41 years old. She wrote As his legal widow, this morning I received the final forensic report with the official cause of Alexi’s passing. The certificate reads in Finnish, “Alkoholin aiheuttama maksan rasvarappeutuminen ja haiman sidekudostuminen”. The English translation is, “Alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue”. Furthermore, he had a cocktail of painkillers, opioids and insomnia medication in his system.

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Malacoda – “Deadlights”


Ontario-based Progressive Metal band Malacoda will release their new EP soon, Crawling Chaos. Today the band has shared a new single here at Ghost Cult! “Deadlights” is a prog metal tour-de-force with Gothic overtones! Crawling Chaos will be the band’s first new release since 2018’s Restless Dreams and is a return to the band’s more cinematic and gothic roots as heard on Ritualis Aeterna (2016) as well as a deeper exploration of melodic vocal hooks as heard on their self-titled debut (2014). In the summer of 2019, the band formed a new live lineup and embarked on a small tour around Ontario, including a final show at Toronto’s legendary Rockpile venue before heading into the studio. Check out the new lineup and “Deadlights” now and pre-order the new EP!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spelljammer – Abyssal Trip



Funny, before writing this review I had just finished a very interesting conversation about Swedish bands with someone as passionate as I am for Swedish music and we concluded that there must be something about being born in Scandinavia that automatically increases your chances of being good at making music. Spelljammer proves this point with their latest effort Abyssal Trip (RidingEasy Records). An equally catchy, beautiful, heavy, and dark album that brings a scenario that can be only compared as being a collection of BlackSabbath’s darkest, twisted tracks but heavier and more melodic. And it’s impossible not talking about Black Sabbath when talking about a Stoner/Doom Metal band, but this Swedish trio can easily be in the same conversation.

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