Back with another album cover deemed unsuitable for public consumption, it’s nice to see death metal legends Cannibal Corpse still shocking the squeamish and easily offended. Having to replace controversial artwork with something a little more palatable had almost become a tradition at one time but the new record Violence Unimagined(Metal Blade) is the first time the band has actually been deemed worthy of censorship since 2012.
Post-Hardcore leaders Every Time I Die have announced details of their 2022 UK tour, taking place in January and February next year. Direct support will come from The Bronx, Jesus Piece, and Sanction. Full dates are below and the tickets will go on sale Friday, April 16th at 9 am UK time. The band released three new singles during the pandemic era, “Colossal Wreck”, “Desperate Pleasures” and “AWOL”. Their last full length was 2016’s Low Teens, via Epitaph Records.
Modern Melodic Death Metal band Akiavel has shared a new single, “Pentagram Tattoo,” from their upcoming new album. Vae Victis, which is Latin for “woe to the vanquished”, or “woe to the conquered” is due for release on April 23rd, 2021. Vae Victis follows their 2020 full-length V! The song is a total banger and follows their recent single and video “Frozen Beauties.” Check it out now and pre-order the album at the link below.
“Black Label Society is up to something,” says the ominous message across BLS’s social media. The band has shared a new trailer teasing something in the works from Zakk Wylde’s primary gig outside of Zakk Sabbath, future live gigs with Ozzy, and his solo work, with the reveal on April 21st, 2021. The teaser features the song “Suicide Messiah” from 2005’s Mafia album. The last BLS album released has Grimmest Hits and Zakk released a solo album Book of Shadows II (eOne Music) and a Black Sabbath tribute record with Zakk Sabbath, the Billboard-chartingVertigo via Magnetic Eye Records.
C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Cori Westbrook (Metal injection) focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. In episode #31 of the podcast, Curtis and Cori discuss the pitfalls of not listening to your advisors. Continue reading →
Los Angeles pop-Rock band Holy Wars dropped a new single and video today for “TV Dinner.” The track comes from their forthcoming debut full-length LP tentatively titled Eat It Up / Spit It Out. The track blasts consumer society and misogyny with Kat Leon’s maniacal vocals and Nicolas Perez’s screaming guitar riffs. One part Mad Men and two parts Riot Girl punk, “TV Dinner” gives the finger to modern conventions and the status quo. Watch the clip now!
Rockers Pistols At Dawn have dropped another killer new single from their forthcoming EP, Nocturnal Youth, due out on May 7th, 2021! You can watch the video for the track “Crown” here at Ghost Cult, and the track is fresh with an anthemic feel and major Muse vibes! The video, directed by Michael Mueller (M3 Media), is also fun and creative. Watch the video now and pre-order the EP at the link below.
Modern metallers Carnivora’s official music video for ‘Hypnogenic’ featuring Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance) made its debut today. Donais chipped in a shreddy guitar solo which Bachand chipped in some killer vocals and produced the track. Watch the video right now!
Legendary Hip Hop artist DMX a.k.a. Earl Simmons, has died following a stroke caused by a drug overdose. He was just 50 years old. DMX was taken to a White Plains New York hospital following a debilitating heart attack and a stroke that left him in a vegetative state for a week. Born in Mount Vernon, and raised in Yonkers, DMX (short for Dark Man X) exploded on the scene in 1998 with his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, followed by his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. His 2008 single “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” were huge hits used in movies, TV commercials, and movies. DMX raised the game for the genre with his aggressive style, yet showing a rare vulnerability and religious references, at the time not often heard from MCs. He was also an actor featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, he published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. We send out sympathy out to his family, friends, and fans, at this time.
Lamb of God has shared a new cover song of Bad Brains Hardcore Punk classic song “I Against I” – featuring Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist, and leader of Fever 333. The collab was featured in a new live quarantine video you can see below.