ALBUM REVIEW: Marissa Nadler, Amenra, Cave In – Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III


I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt for some time now after a chance hearing some years ago of ‘Pancho & Lefty’ on a movie or film I’ve long since forgotten the name of. This combined with a love of all things Yob eventually led me to Mike Scheidt’s contribution to Vol. II of this wonderful series of tributes released in 2014 also on Neurot Recordings and My Proud Mountain: needless to say, I was hooked. Eight years on, I wasn’t expecting a Vol. III but I’m very glad that it has arrived.

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Arctangent Festival 2022 Announce TWDY, Godflesh, Devil Sold His Soul, Puppy, Stake, and More


Arctangent Festival already has one of THE line ups for 2022 festivals, and today they announce the very final new band additions for the event, as well as move TesseracT up to main stage headliner status. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and more. For the FULL list of newly added bands and artists being announced for ATG Festival today:

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Psycho Las Vegas Books Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, and Moves to Resorts World


Psycho Las Vegas festival confirmed their lineup for their 6th annual fest, added a second wave of bands, as well an expected move to a new location. The fest takes place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Confirming the 2022 edition of Psycho Las Vegas will feature Mercyful Fate (USA-Exclusive Performance), Emperor (USA-Exclusive Performance), Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, Wolves In The Throne Room, Samael, Boris, Mgla, Cirith Ungol, King Woman, Marissa Nadler, Bömbers and Year Of No Light. Psycho Las Vegas also shared the trailer and the expanded lineup.Continue reading


Absent In Body (Amenra, Neurosis, ex-Sepultura) Share New Single – Announce Debut Album


Post-Metal supergroup Absent In Body, featuring members of Amenra, Neurosis, and Sepultura have announced their debut album, Plague God, out March 25th, 2022 via Relapse Records. Recorded and produced by Tim De Gieter, Much luv studio Belgium, the album was mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden in the US. The band also shared a new single and music video for their debut single “The Acres/The Ache” which you can see below. “The Acres/The Ache” music video was filmed and edited by guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wiegedood – There’s Always Blood At The End Of The Road


 

The 2020’s has seen a process of metamorphosis for the Church of Ra and its members, and an evolution of its two leading artists. First Amenra abandoned the Mass honorific after six chapters for their excellent and bruising De doorn, their first full length for Relapse. Similarly, Belgian Black Metal visionaries Wiegedood have ripped themselves from the titling convention of the De Doden Hebben Het Goed series for their fourth full-length, the ominously titled There’s Always Blood At The End Of The Road (Century Media).

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year Part 3 (20 – 1)


And so attention turns to the Ghost Cult Top 20. The albums of the year, as voted (democratically) for by the writers, crew, contributors, alumni and just cool as fuck people that make up the establishment here at Castle Ghost Cult.Continue reading


GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #27


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands! In the latest edition of Mini-Metal Mixtape, episode #27, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, killer tracks from SubRosa, Monolord, King Woman, Amenra and Spotlights and more can be heard. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #24


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands, and a few classics baked in there too! In the latest edition of Mini-Metal Mixtape, episode #24, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, she brings jams out to Spiritbox, Leprous, Domkraft, Amenra, and Portrayal of Guilt. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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Amenra Announce Autumn 2021 European Acoustic Tour; Rebooks Headline Tour for Next Spring


Fresh off the release of their brilliant new album De Doorn on Relapse Records (review here) Amenra has announced an acoustic tour, the bands’ first ever full-acustic tour. The brief tour of Europe this Autumn will be a special ritual, like all Amenra shows. Their previously scheduled De Doorn headline EU tour with Jo Quail has been rescheduled for April 2022. Tickets are on sale now and you can see the full schedule below.Continue reading