A new album and a new singer. The Dead Daisies’ latest album Holy Ground (SPV Steamhammer) is their first with the “voice of rock” Glenn Hughes, and his powerful pipes are a perfect match for the band’s well-honed classic rock. Having been in Deep Purple and more recently Black Country Communion Glenn is no stranger to famous bandmates and supergroups. The lead single ‘Unspoken’ shows that despite the ever-revolving door of bandmates, the music is as thunderous, hooky and rocking as ever.
No better way than to start the year than with some new Death Metal is what I say. I’ve quit coffee and don’t touch Red Bull, so I need something to kick start the day. It’s a particularly cold winter here in New England and every time I check Twitter there is a freshly developed shitshow going on so the more extreme music the merrier. Long story short, thank you Frozen Soul for kicking in the 2021 door with Crypt of Ice (Century Media).
Texas Groove Metal Masters Pissing Razors will drop a new single this Friday, January 22nd 2021. They will also drop an accompanying video and new merch as well. The band has been updating fans for some time over their socials with teases of new content. They released two new singles in 2019, and in 2020 they released a new version of their classic 1996 debut album, Psycho Punko Metal Groove. A new full-length or ep from the band will be their first since 2003’s album Evolution.
Beloved DIY Metal venue The Crobar closed in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, it displaced staff, caused a void in the scene, and activated fans and bands all over the world. Ghost Cult had covered many gigs there in our history. The crowdfunding campaign to save the venue and reopen the bar has reached its halfway mark at £40,000, collaborating with the #SaveOurVenues, #WeMakeEvents, #SaveSoho and #LetTheMusicPlay social and community movements. Now a new documentary about Crobar, Music When the Lights Go Out, will debut on Wednesday 27th, January, at 8 PM. Watch the trailer right now!
There was a time where Metal had an ageism problem; the perception prevalent that once heavier bands passed certain milestone birthdays or anniversaries, or wracked a certain number of albums, or miles on the road, they became jaded, watered-down parodies of themselves. The late nineties, and, to be fair, a good chunk of the first decade of this millennium, were not kind to our grizzled veterans, some of whom fed into the prophecy, with stock output outweighing those who could still hold their own.
According to a new report by Metal Injection, Fear Factory’s long-awaited new album, and final release with vocalistBurton C. Bell, is due out sometime this spring. According to guitarist Dino Cazares joined Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar for an interview and said the new album should be out within the next “two or three months”. A single from the album is also expected soon. Dino recently shared some riffs off of the album via a playthrough/teaser.
Music industry mogul and bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Rob “Blasko Nicholson has joined Stoner Doom label Ripple Music as the new Executive Vice President of A&R/Special Projects! Blasko already works with Clutch, High on Fire, and Black Label Society, Liquid Death 100% Mountain Spring Water (Editor’s notes: Ghost Cult is an affiliate) and more. He has already signed hia first band to the label and more news is coming soon!
Times of Grace, the Rock and Metalcore project from Jesse Leach and Adam D of Killswitch Engage is celebrating ten years since the release of their debut album, Hymn of The Broken Man, today on January 18th, 2021. The band shared a video message with fans to mark the occasion. The also updated their social media profiles with a graphic touting a new album and featuring possible artwork. Check it out!
Legendary Rap Metal activists Rage Against The Machine have responded to the insurgency attack on the United States Capitol with a new documentary film. Killing In The Name is directed by The Ummah Chroma, the film details white privilege in the prism of these events, and how differently these insurgents inthe capitol were treated than African American protesters in recent times. Watch the documentary now, at RATM’S YouTube channel.
There’s no talking about Blind Golem’s first full-length album without mentioning Uriah Heep. The Italians initially began as a Heep tribute band and desired to write their own music in a similar Seventies Rock style, going so far as to give the artwork that Demons and Wizards aesthetic and even getting Ken Hensley himself to record keyboards and slide guitar just months before his tragic passing. A Dream Of Fantasy (MaRaCash Records) makes for an inevitably derivative listen with that established, but it is also an undeniably infectious labor of love.