Earth Messiah – Ouroboros

Little is known of Gothenburg trio Earth Messiah, save for well-received 2017 demo Nocturnal Thoughtgrinder (self-release). Debut album Ouroboros (Argonauta Records) should boost that reputation with a healthy, lively supply of Stoner Blues that really slicks the grooves. Continue reading

Dun Ringill – Welcome

It may sound like a whimsical name for a quaint English country cottage but Dun Ringill has a far more serious pedigree, its members grouped from the ranks of Doomdogs and The Order Of Israfel among others. Debut album Welcome (Argonauta Records) drags influence from Nordic Folk as well as other more eccentric fields, while retaining something of a Stoner groove. Continue reading

Sons Of Lazareth – Blue Skies Back To Gray

No, it’s not a quirky mix of Lazarus and Nazareth. Italian Stoner / Grunge quartet Sons Of Lazareth are apparently named after an old family farmstead and, after four years on the road, debut album Blue Skies Back To Gray (Argonauta Records) is about to open up these jolly revheads to the wider market. Continue reading

Witchkiss – The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes

There’s always a grimacing thrill from within when a new doom record is released. And the kind of lasting doom that stains your skin with grief and agony is hard to come by. The debut release of New York dwellers Witchkiss, The Austere Curtains of our Eyes (Argonauta Records), has sparked a lot of heavy anticipation and curiosity in the community and rightfully so. This body of work has been a long time in the making with partners Scott Prater and Amber Burns spearheading vocals, guitar, and drums along with Anthony DiBlasi on bass. And the result is definitely worth your attention. Continue reading

GUEST POST: David Gates Of Season of Arrows Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, as we close out 2016. Today we get a list from David Gates of Nashville sludge and doom rockers Season Of Arrows. The band just signed a new record deal with Argonauta Records, Give it to the Mountain, due out on March 24th 2017. David puts down his axe, and picked up his laptop to send us in his essential list of albums from this past year, and it’s killer! Continue reading