Beyond The Gates Books Candlemass, 1349, Whoredom Rife, Hexvessel and Year Of The Goat

Long-running Metal Festival experience Beyond The Gates has booked its final bands for 2020 to complete their lineup! Joining the bill are Candlemass, 1349, Whoredom Rife, Hexvessel and Year Of The Goat. Already announced bands include Mercyful Fate, Opeth, Enslaved, Heilung, Sodom and more! A limited number of 3 Day Festival passes and club tickets on sale at the links below. Beyond The Gates Festival Takes Place August 19 – 22 in Bergen, Norway. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: 1349 – The Infernal Pathway

 

Norweigian plaguebourne Black Metal act 1349 unforgivingly unveil their new album, The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist), a long-awaited LP for 2019. Their centralized coherency has stayed true to its path since 1997. Their construct of aggressive black metal has remained consistent as they’ve impressively demonstrated a threshold of effective releases. 1349 is nothing short of innovative, corpse paint driven, and a cause to exist, ultra-aggressive, that is to put in simpler words, well-executed. Continue reading

1349 Shares Video for ‘Dødskamp’, New Album Due Next Month

The Pool, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have shared a new music video for their track ‘Dødskamp’. The track was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum and will appear on the band’s new record, ‘The Infernal Pathway.’ The clip, which was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen / Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival 2019 in Oslo. Their new album Infernal Pathway is due out on October 18th via Season Of Mist! The record was recorded in Amper Tone studios and Studio Nyhagen with engineer Jarrett Pritchard earlier this year. The band previously announced a North American headline tour dates for this fall, in which they will be supported by Uada and Cloak. The trek will kick off on October 25 in Jacksonville, FL and will conclude on November 16 in Atlanta, GA. Continue reading

REVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

As far as large multi-day fests go, Psycho Las Vegas is still pretty wet behind the ears having only just had their fourth annual incarnation this August but already it has begun growing into what will likely continue to be the summer juggernaut of partying and music. New this year, to the dismay of many, was the location change from the off the strip and perfectly themed haunt, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to the megaplex that is Mandalay Bay. Gone is the feeling of a true fest take over and in its place, a sprawling amalgamation of “psychos” and people from any town USA or abroad there simply to gamble, throw pre-wedding bashes, get drunk or maybe attend a conference (*ahem* “conference”). Once everyone got their bearings and navigated through this corporate mega casino/hotel/shopping mall, pushed back a few drinks or whatever preferred substances they were into, and found the locations of the four stages, the complaining ebbed and instead, people experienced the fest for what it is. A gigantic party with a great combination of bands playing for four days. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: October 10th New Music Releases

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: August 16th New Music Releases

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Ghost Cult is once again honored to be part of Psycho Las Vegas, a goddam heavy metal casino/beach party extravaganza if there ever was one. The filth of Rock, Sludge, Doom, Trad, Hardcore, Prog, and Stoner Metal genres and the glitz of Vegas- baby, all rolled into one. Headlined by Original Misfits, Opeth, Electric Wizard, Corrosion of Conformity, Bad Religion, YOB, Lucifer, High on Fire, GsY!BE, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Graveyard, ASG, Primitive Man, Deafheaven, Kadavar, Vio-Lence, Soft Kill, Andrew W.K., Tomb Mold, Power Trip, Full of Hell, and a ton more bands, it promises to be a rager. Sadly, Oranssi Pazuzu and Rotting Christ have dropped out. Every band is carefully curated and picked, so try to see them all if you can. If you can’t get set with the full lineup, and our “must not miss list” picks for each day! Continue reading

Abbath Books European Tour with Vltimas and 1349

Abbath, by Daniel Nyman Photography

With a new album Outstrider on the horizon from Season of MistAbbath has booked a full European tour for early 2020 and some festival dates this year. Rotating direct support will come from Vltimas and 1349! Outstrider is due for release on July 5th and can be pre-ordered at the link below! Continue reading