And now, the end is near, and so we face the final curtain. My friends, we’ll say it clear, we’ll state our case, of which we’re certain. We’ve lived a year that’s full, and listened to each and every album (well, a good several hundred, in any case), But more, much more than this, We did it our way…
Carcass with Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) in 2013, Behemoth and The Satanist (Metal Blade) in 2014, Ghost in 2015 and 2018 with Meliora and Prequelle (both Loma Vista), Magma (Roadrunner) by Gojira in 2016, and 2017’sEmperor of Sand (Mastodon – Reprise) is our legacy. Those incredible, scene-enhancing, ear-destroying releases are the standard-bearers by which Ghost Cult‘s albums of the year are to be judged. These are the albums of our times; and following another sensation year of great alternative, rock, and metal, the pantheon cries out for more, for another slab of wax, another Album of the Year to join them… the very best of 2019.
With a fully democratic poll of the views and votes of the length and breadth of Team Ghost Cult (including our photographers, reviewers, newshounds, podcast and YouTube contributors) taken, with no editorial steer or amendment, we present to you Part 1 (75-41) of the Official Ghost Cult Albums of the Year for 2019, for your vulgar delectation… Continue reading →
Dance into your weekend with the new video clip from Joburg’s own Go The Rodeo for their infectious and subversive track ‘Head in the Sand’! The danceable alt-rock song comes to life in this behind the scenes/day in the life on tour style clip from the bands’ recent Cape Town tour. ‘Head in the Sand’ is available now on all digital platforms. The bands’ debut album Lekker Chilled, released this past summer, on 26 July 2019. Check it out! Continue reading →
Ghost Cult is proud to bring you the new single from indie singer/songwriter Serendipity today. The artist cut her teeth in the NorCal slam poetry scene as well as multiple cross country road trip, honing her craft and finding her voice. The confessional tone of the music and vulnerability the writing is something you often don’t see from an emerging artist. “So Wise” comes from her forthcoming debut album Honey, an elven-track expose on her life and coming-of-age in a turbulent, unforgiving world, yet seeing the old world but through young eyes. Check out ‘Soo Wise’ right now! Continue reading →
Two of the greatest bands in the underground in 2019 are Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill. The two groups just released a split 7 ”, via Closed Casket Activities. Portrayal of Guilt just released their new albumSuffering is a Gift just last week! Purchase and stream the release right now via Bandcamp! Continue reading →
Ghost Cult is stoked to team up with Boston Grunge-y indie band Sneeze to debut their brand new single, ‘La Ville Rose’. The song comes off of their forthcoming album fin (Midnight Werewolf Records/Tor Johnson Records). The album was recorded at Sonelab with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Kindling) and Mastered by Carl Saff. Jam out ‘La Ville Rose’ now! Continue reading →
Odd, noisy, relaxing, introspective, and uneven are some of the words that can be used to describe BC35 Volume Two and that’s just with regards to the first four songs. For those out of the loop BC35 Volume Two is the second and final piece of the BC Studio anniversary puzzle. In short, producer and cultural antagonist Martin Bisi – known for his recording work with the likes of Helmet, Unsane, Dresden Dolls and more – has assembled a group of musicians and let them kick out the jams. Continue reading →