ALBUM REVIEW: Toothgrinder – I Am

It seems like the journey to Toothgrinder‘s I Am (Spinefarm Records) has been one full of trepidation and behind the scenes issues. Vocalist Justin Matthews has certainly been open about his demons in the promotional materials stating: “My alcohol and drug use were pretty prominent on the last two albums and on tour.” And nothing but the utmost respect to him for being able to put those demons behind him in the lead up to their third proper full length. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr

Some good advice I received from my mentor in music criticism was to never underestimate or pigeonhole an artist. Cradle of Filth has made a twenty-five year career out of Black and Death Metal music supremacy, often covering the dark and all about that blasphemous life. Although she definitely has earned her place in that world as a member of that band, singer and multi-talented musician Lindsay Schoolcraft displays a wide array of gifts will not fit in a neat box for you to file and categorize. On her debut solo album Martyr (Self-Released), she satisfies her jones (and ours) for all types of Gothy Metal and Rock styles.

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PODCAST: Episode 51 – Justine of Blue Midnight Talks Artistry and Playing Aftershock Festival

Ghost Cult caught up with Justine Glaser from rising Los Angeles Rock band Blue Midnight for a chat recently to discuss all things about the band. Their 2018 release Eternal Wish is a multi-faceted album blending elements active rock, symphonic and classical influences, and the best progressive metal, all tied together by Justine’s enchanting voice. We chatted about the bands’ formation, Justine’s approach to writing and recording, the bands’ upcoming show at The Viper Room, their upcoming slot at Aftershock Festival opening the main stage in front of heavy hitters like Tool, A Day To Remember and Gojira, and plans for new music in 2020. Continue reading

BABYMETAL Shares New Live Music Video for “Elevator Girl” (English), New Album Tracklisting Revealed

International sensation BABYMETAL has shared a new live music video of their song ‘Elevator Girl’. The group is set to kick off a headline tour of the USA in just a few weeks. Tickets are on sale now. ‘Elevator Girl’ is the group’s first full English song to go to Active Rock radio. Check it out! They also revealed the full tracklisting and Pre-order for their new album, Metal Galaxy.  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Hanna Barakat – “Siren”

Ghost Cult is stoked to bring you the new single from Hanna Barakat, ‘Siren’, from her forthcoming new album. Blending active rock, metal, and her considerable World music influences, Hanna has a voice and style that demands your attention. Fans of Evanescence, Within Temptation, Halestorm, New Years Day and Butcher Babies will find a lot to love about the John Moyer (Disturbed) produced rising star. Jam out the track now!  Continue reading

New Years Day – Unbreakable

If Wes Craven was a genre of music, it would be New Years Day. For the most part, Ash Costello and gang have depended on a recipe of heartbreak mixed in with edgy guitars and a punk rock attitude. On their fourth release Unbreakable (Another Century) they break free from their comfort zone with a more confident, electro-fused, uplifting follow-up. Continue reading

All That Remains Share New Video, Announce New Album

After dropping their brutal new single last week ‘Fuck Love’, All That Remains have announced their new album dubbed Victim Of The New Disease, due out from Fearless Records out on November 9thThe band also shared a killer video for the single as well which you can watch below. The band also booked a winter tour of Europe with Sevendust.

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