Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented: Continue reading

Alexisonfire Live at Terminal 5

Alexisonfire has returned with first new music in ten years with a brand new 7″ single ‘Complicit’! The track is straight fire and sees the band at the full strength of their power. Complicit is available is a standard black seven-inch vinyl with a limited pressing of a translucent red variant randomly inserted throughout stock quantities. That power was also on display last week at Terminal 5 with Angel Du$t, as part of a series of shows worldwide to promote the track. Make sure to catch their remaining shows in Los Angeles, Toronto and Ottowa with support from bands like Drug Chuch and the Dirty Nil. Continue reading

Wardehns – Now Cometh The Foul

It’s not every day you get to put (sic) next to a band’s name, but Wardehns (sic) is just that group of troubadours. Spelling twattery aside, this Wisconsin trio’s self-released debut album, Now Cometh The Foul is a thing of beauty; its angry Sludge much akin to High On Fire via Entombed via, err, Alexisonfire, but in a good way. Continue reading

The Five Hundred – Bleed Red

The term metalcore has come to mean different things to different people, effectively stretching to three circles of the subgenre Venn diagram. There’s the source meaning,  a direct mix of hardcore and metal that spawned in the mid-to-late nineties from innovators such as Earth Crisis, Integrity et al, the post-Killswitch Engage US (and Scandinavian) variant, that nowadays seems to manifest in a multitude of watered down Atreyu doppelgangers, and finally there’s the thicker, more tech metal-tinged UK strand. And it is predominantly in this third circle of hell that we find Nottingham (UK)’s The Five Hundred with their debut full-length Bleed Red (Longbranch). Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses And Avenged Sevenfold Lead Download 2018

One of the biggest heavy music festivals in the world takes place starting today at Download Festival UK 2018 lifts off! With headliners like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold, one might be hard-pressed to find a better top of the bill in 2018. Ghost Cult brings you the day by day can’t miss bands in our preview below! Continue reading

WWE NXT Wrestling, Plus Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, And More Added To Download 2018

Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more. Continue reading

Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth And More Added To Download 2018


Volbeat, by Trebmal Photography

Already looking stacked with a huge lineup, Download Festival 2018 added 65 more bands today, including Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth, Black Stone Cherry and many more. Download takes place August 8-10 at Donington Park. Full band list and ticket links below. Continue reading

Heavy Montreal 7th Edition Wraps Up, Date Set For 2016

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Over 40,000 metal, rock and punk fans attended this past weekend’s Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau this past weekend. The 7th annual edition was so successful that next years 8th edition has already been announced, set to take place August 5 to 7, 2016. Acts for Heavy Montreal 2016 are tba.

Headlined by the likes of Slipknot, Korn and Faith No More, 70 bands in total graced four stages. Other bands on the bill included NOFX, Extreme, Iggy Pop, a reunited Alexisonfire, Faith No More’s first performance in Montreal since 1992, and a special set from Marky Ramone and Andrew WK who performed greatest hits of The Ramones to a roaring crowds treated to a more diverse bill more akin to European open air festivals than the typical concerts of North America.

A break down of the fest highlights by the numbers :

  • 70 groups
  • 17 Canadian groups
  • 12 Quebec groups
  • 3 days at Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • 5 after parties at the Métropolis and the Katacombes
  • 4 stages including 2 SAM750s from StageLine – the largest mobile stage in the world
  • 4 official HEAVY MONTRÉAL accommodations