PODCAST: Episode 38: Virvum on Being a Multi-National Band and Musical Tastes

Ghost Cult’s Ragin Rosie caught up with Technical Death Metal Band Virvum recently while they were on tour with Archspire. The band calls Zürich, Switzerland home, but its members hail from several locales. She chatted with the band about how they make the distance work, their recent release Illuminum (Season of Mist), and their choice of music when they need a break from metal! Check it out! Continue reading

PODCAST: EPISODE 25 – Brody of Rivers of Nihil Talks Concept Albums, and New Music

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Brody Uttley of Rivers of Nihil at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn New York. The band was on hand to perform their 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records) in full. We chatted with Brody about the sold-out two-night stand, good advice he got from his friends in Archspire, his favorite concept albums ever, a possible live album and DVD from the band, the progress of new Rivers of Nihil music and more! Check it out! Continue reading

PODCAST: EPISODE 24 – Tobi of Archspire on Touring, AI Music Bots, and Jason Momoa

Ragin Rosie caught up with Technical Death Metal band Archspire on their recent Tech Trek Tour! The band was on the road performing their entire Relentless Mutation album, out now on Season of Mist. Rosie caught up with guitarist Tobi Morelli about the tour, life on the road, performing their full album live, the AI bot inspired by their music, superfan Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), and the progress of the new Archspire album. Check it out! Continue reading

Archspire -Virvum – Inferi: Live at The Tiger Room

The Tiger Room rests on the Southside of Louisville, Kentucky. This part-time venue and the part-time strip club is a local favorite. Catering particularly well to the heavy, this venue was an ideal spot for the fourth annual Tech Trek tour. Last Tuesday, the Tech Metal masters, Archspire, along with some friends, came to the Derby City to destroy and conquer. Though the sun was still shining bright, a line of fans all dressed in black battled the heat to hold their spot in line. Shortly after the venue opened its doors, Kentuckian act, Effigy had the first swing on stage. Their local flare was a pleasant way to start the night off. Continue reading

Venom Prison – Samsara

Animus’ reversal of more traditional Death Metal imagery was a breath of fresh air for many and a point of contention for others. Alongside tours with the likes of Trivium and Bloodstock main stage slots, Venom Prison garnered a large support base from fans and journalists alike, but it’s the ‘difficult second album’ that often causes younger bands to be ditched by the mainstream Metal press. There were those who debunked the band’s debut record as not much more than industry hype, but those people should brace themselves because Samsara (Prosthetic Records) will make the naysayers eat their words. Continue reading

Revocation Streams New Song “Blood Atonement”, North American Tour Begins

Revocation is gearing up to drop one of the strongest albums of their career this week with The Outer Ones, releasing on September 28th via Metal Blade Records. The band just shared a new single, ‘Blood Atonement’ which you can hear below! To celebrate this momentous week for the band, they are kicking off their North American headline tour with direct support from Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja. European dates will follow after with Archspire, Soreption, and Rivers Of Nihil once again. Continue reading

Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality

Has Death Metal become the most crowded of the extreme genres? I ask because the last few years have been absolutely stacked with stellar releases ranging from the old guard (Morbid Angel, Obituary) to the new breed (Archspire, Artificial Brain). One must come absolutely correct to make it in the house that Chuck Schuldiner built. Skeletal Remains has the right stuff in spurts on Devouring Mortality (Dark Descent) but aren’t quite ready to run with the wolves yet. Continue reading