Slipknot Announces Their First Knotfest Italy with Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage


Slipknot has announced the inaugural Italian edition of Knotfest. Joining the Iowa masked metallers on June 25, 2023 at Bologna Arena Parco Nord will be Architects, Amon Amarth, I Prevail, Lorna Shore, Nothing More and Destrage. General on-sale for Knotfest Italy begins at 10 a.m. CET on Wednesday, December 7. Tickets, information and VIP upgrades are available will be available via the link below.

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 12-04-22


In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories include Metallica everything, new music from Obituary, Crobot had their trailer with all of their gear robbed, our Album of The Year countdown coverage, a new Hammers of Misfortune interview, Apocalyptica in the new Netflix Wednesday series, Powerwolf’s next album announced, Nothing More interview, Black Sabbath reissues, Moby’s Vegan punk rock documentary, Desertfest London 2023 announces its first bands, and more.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Amon Amarth – Carcass – Obituary – Cattle Decapitation Live at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center


 

The Great Heathen Army Tour marched through Cincinnati and Amon Amarth set the town ablaze.

Metal masters Amon Amarth have been chasing the peasants away for thirty years. They are presently on tour in support of The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade) record that came out earlier this year, and they brought along Cattle Decapitation, Obituary, and Carcass for the ride.

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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Amon Amarth and Z2 Comics Team Up for “The Great Heathen Army” Graphic Novel and Board Game


 

Amon Amarth released their brusing new album The Great Heathen Army, in 2022 via their longtime label Metal Blade. Now they are joining forces with Z2 Comics (Dio, Anthrax, Jinjer) for The Great Heathen Army Graphic Novel and board game. Pre-orders are live now. Writer Dan Watters and artist Ario Murti join the Swedish heavy metal luminaries to unleash a mighty war yawp in this 9th-century war ensemble; new board game pits viking armies against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.Continue reading


Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


Metal Blade Records Launch a New Playlist and Merch Design from Samwise Didier in Celebration of 40th Anniversary


 

 

Metal Blade Records, the fiercely independent label that launched Metallica, Slayer, Armored Saint, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, and dozens more iconic heavy metal bands, continues its 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2022 with the release of a new playlist featuring a selection of songs from the label’s 10’s catalog spanning 2010-2020. In conjunction with the release of the label’s 10’s playlist, a brand-new merch design created by American artist Samwise Didier. Samwise serves as senior art director at Blizzard Entertainment, having acted as art director for the flagship games of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, the producer of several games, and an artistic contributor to almost every game released under the name Blizzard Entertainment. Check out the Metal Blade Time Capsule, Pt. 1

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Slipknot’s First Ever Knotfest In Australia To Feature Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, Amon Amarth, In Flames, and More


Slipknot has expanded its Knotfest festival brand to Australia! Talking place ion March of 2023, the event will hit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne! Headlined by Slipknot, the festival line-up includes Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox, Story Of The Year, Alpha Wolf, Void Of Vision, Bad Omens, and Malevolence. Pre-sales for Knotfest Premium Members takes place ; 8am AEDT, Thur 3rd November, while the Early Bird Pre-Sale is 9am AEDT, Thur 3rd November. The General On-Sale is 9am AEDT, Mon 7th November! Sign up at the link below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Invictus – Unstoppable


 

Some people just aren’t happy unless they’re busy, and with two established bands occupying his time Canadian vocalist Maurizio Iacono is certainly that. Not content with already fronting two well known and established bands, the Ex Deo and Kataklysm singer now spearheads Invictus.

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Watch Behind The Scenes Footage of Machine Head Performing in Dublin


Machine Head currently on a co-headline tour of Europe with Amon Amarth and The Halo Effect! Read our review here. The band recently released their 10th album Of Kingdom and Crown on August 26th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Recordings, They also made a surprise appearance at Bloodstock Open Air land also booked an intimate tour of the USA.Watch the clip now!

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