Matt Pike Says New High on Fire, and His Debut Solo Album Are in Progress

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In a new interview on Gimme Metal with Jim Santanella, Matt Pike discussed the progress of the new album from High on Fire, a new solo project, and more. According to Pike, High on Fire is in the progress of writing their new album for a hopeful late 2021 release. The band is recording with drummer Chris Maggio who joined the band as a live drummer following the departure of Des Kensel in July 2019. The new HoF album will be the follow up to their Grammy-Award winning 2018 album Electric Messiah (eOne). He also says writing and recording for his long-in-the-making solo album is underway as well, although no timetable for release is set. Pike also remarked that his legendary Stoner doom band SLEEP is still on hiatus, but all the members are on good terms and drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis) just moved to the area near him, in Portland, Oregon. Pike gave deeper details to Santanella about the history of High On Fire since their album The Art Of Self Defense is getting the double LP rerelease treatment from the Gimme Metal Vinyl club this month. Watch a trailer and join the club at the link below.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #558: Marc Schapiro on his Career in The Music Business

Matt is joined by music industry expert Marc Shapiro to discuss his career working at labels such as Ipecac Recordings, Cooking Vinyl, Kscope, and more! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #558 features Marc Schapiro on his Career in The Music Business!The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading

FEVER 333 Share New Music Video for “Wrong Generation”- ft. Travis Barker

Artists and political activists FEVER 333 have shared their new music video for “Wrong Generation”, the title track for their new EP out now! The video, which was directed by Djay Brawner, sees Travis Barker joining in on drums and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.

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Ghost Cult is proud to present the brand new music video for Doom Metal band WitchTit’s current single, “Crimson Tide!” Coming out of the deep Raleigh, North Carolina metal scene with their saw blade riffs and other-worldly vocals, the band seamlessly melds the classic tones of the genre, a flair for Heavy Metal grooves, with a modern touch, all at once. Shot and edited by director Patrick Wigington, the trippy performance video will definitely set the mood for your smoke and jam sessions during these unforgiving winter months. The track comes off of their upcoming new album, Intoxicating Lethargy, due out on March 12th, 2021. Watch “Crimson Tide” right now!


Intoxicating Lethargy tracklisting:

01 WitchTit – Silver Tongue

02 WitchTit – Crimson Tide

03 WitchTit – Intoxicating Lethargy

04 WitchTit – Traveler

05 WitchTit – Home Invasion


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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #13

Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with a new episode. Time to get your weekly dose an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands and a few classics. This edition created and hosted by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee features Gatecreeper, Cult of Luna, Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou, Skyhardbor and more!. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells His Royalty Rights to Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Former longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock who worked on iconic albums from “The Black Album (Metallica), Load, Reload, Garage Inc., S&M, and St. Anger has sold his rights to “The Black Album”, among other pieces of music he helmed in the studio. Hipgnosis Songs Fund, an investment and song management company, acquired a total of 43 songs from Rock, who produced Metallica’s ‘90s discography and 2003’s St. Anger.

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Weezer Surprise Drops New Single “All My Favorite Songs” – New Album Incoming

Weezer has surprise dropped a new single – “All My Favorite Songs!” The track is a glorious pop-rock gem, absent of the bands’ trademark guitars, but killing it with hooks! The band will release their fourteenth studio album, entitled OK Human, on Friday, January 29th on Crush Music/Atlantic. The album’s first single, “All My Favorite Songs,” can be heard now.

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Tomahawk Shares New Single “Business Casual” – New Album Details Revealed

Avant-garde Rock supergroup Tomahawk will release its first full-length album in eight years, Tonic Immobility, on March 26 via Ipecac Recordings. The band features Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, co-owner of Ipecac) and John Stanier (Helmet, Battles), and the band dropped a new single and visualizer for “Business Casual” which you can hear now!

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Torizon Shares New Video for “Burning Away”


Gothy Australian Alt-Rockers Torizon has shared a brand new music video for their single “Burning Away!” One year after the devastating bushfires that decimated their homeland, Torizon’s new song is an impassioned plea for climate change now, and a rallying cry against the forces against it. The band was busy of late, with their EP Singles Collection release, tours planned of Australia and East Asia, and a plan to record their debut album in Los Angeles, the band is looking to connect with more fans with their signature sound and vibrant live performances. Watch the clip for “Burning Away” right now!

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