ALBUM REVIEW: Blacktop Mojo – Blacktop Mojo


From the opening salvo of big bruising rocker ‘Wicked Woman’, you know what Blacktop Mojo’s new self titled album (Cuhmon Records) has in store – a heady mixture of Southern Rock, Grunge and Hard Rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Soundgarden and Black Stone Cherry are the ingredients, with the outcome being muscular riffs, big choruses, plenty of volume, and an angsty, grunge-like atmosphere.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Times of Grace – Songs of Loss and Separation


Nearly fifteen years ago, current Killswitch Engage members Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up to birth the collaborative project Times of Grace. This dynamic duo pushed their creative boundaries by conjuring a fresh take on the heavy-yet-melodic sound. They delivered their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man (Roadrunner Records) in 2011. The gloom and aggression let loose on that record was ignited by the brutally honest songwriting. The themes of struggle, heartbreak, and hope were potently delivered with a real and plaintive spirit. These two brought forth a discovery of powerful melancholy and now ten years later, they are offering a sequel to that revelation. Their second full-length Songs of Loss and Separation (Wicked Good Records) is carrying on the melodic mournfulness, yet wonderfully wholesome sound that is Times of Grace.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Idles – Ultra Mono – Partisan Records


Idles have come on in leaps and bounds since their last album Joy As An Act of Resistance (Partisan Records). It’s not even been 5 years since they were playing 100 capacity venues, yet here they are today having sold out giant venues like Alexandra Palace in under a day. With two giant albums under their belt, the big question was how the Bristol band were going to not only top it, but maintain the astronomical growth they’ve been on for the past 3 years.

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM – Places Around The Sun – “Places Around The Sun”


Portuguese heavy rock band Places Around The Sun are dropping their new self-titled full-length album, their third, this Friday. The bands have teamed up with Ghost cult to bring you the full-album stream a few days early. The new album is throwing off a definite Queens of The Stone Age/Masters of Reality/late-era Jane’s Addiction, All Them Witches vibe you will love! Check it out now! Continue reading


The ReAktion to Record New Album This Fall with Black Sabbath’s Producer


 

Heavy alt-Rock band The ReAktion has announced they are heading into the studio this fall to record a brand new album, their fourth, and their first since What A Day in 2018. Acclaimed veteran Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath, Cradle of Filth, Judas Priest) will produce the album. Exeter is also an ongoing collaborative partner of Tony Iommi, so expect The ReAktion’s trademark riffs and vocals to sound as big as ever. Their prior albums Similitude and Selknam generated a huge buzz, saw them tour internationally, including a standout appearance at Knotfest 2015. This will be one of the most anticipated albums of 2021.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “Oxy”


Echo 2 Locate is back at Ghost Cult for the final installment of our summer video series with the band. Today brings the track “Oxy” which juxtaposes a breezy melody and an uplifting, hooky chorus shrouded by a dark subject matter and lyrics. Now complete, watch the new video, and then watch the entire series front to back to get the full effect of this journey through music and film by this ambitious and creative young band! You can also purchase the track for “Oxy” and all Echo 2 Locate music at the link below.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “Anathema”


Echo 2 Locate is back at Ghost Cult today and has shared their new music video for their song “Anathema”. The clip is the third in a series of narrative videos by the band, unfolding over the summer here on the site. The vocals alone on this song will give you all the goose-pimples and extra feelings! The clip continues the creative journey the band has shown so far, all about life, loss, breaking down, and finding acceptance! Check out the video below and check back at this space for the next few weeks additional videos from the band!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Darro – “Paralyzed”


 

Get you some PMA vibes as we enter the weekend! Alternative rocker Darro has shared a new music video for his song “Paralyzed”, all about his experience surviving surgery for a brain tumor and the after-effects of PTSD. The grim subject matter is cast against the backdrop of catchy melodies and amazing guitar work, all capped off by an epic earworm or a chorus. Anyone who can survive a harrowing ordeal like that and write such a sunny sounding, uplifting song about it deserves a listen. Check it out! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “64”


 

Maryland Alternative rock band Echo 2 Locate is back and has shared their new music video today for their song “64”. The clip is the second in a series of narrative videos by the band, unfolding over the summer here at Ghost Cult. “64” is an ethereal rock song that hits all your raw nerves emotionally! Check out the video below and check back at this space for the next few weeks for new videos from this exciting young band!

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