The last two years have been a hell of a ride for Heriot, the English Post Hardcore/Extreme Metal band who have experienced a rebirth of sorts and are firmly riding the crest of a wave on a distinct upward trajectory. They started life in 2016 as a three-piece, consisting of Jake Packer (vocals/bass), Erhan Alman (guitar), and Julian Gage (drums), but in 2020 drafted in former Dead Handsguitarist Deb Gough, applying depth to their musicianship, while also adding a new voice for the band to share vocal duties with Jake, enabling an intriguing expansion of their sound.
As of this writing, the music world continues to be in a state of suspended animation as the Coronavirus outbreak – particularly in North America – dashes any hopes of returning to music venues anytime soon. We’ve bungled the pandemic so poorly here in the states that our moron President and many of his colleagues have been diagnosed with the disease due to failure to follow social distancing measures. Having fans in attendance is starting to seem like a thing of the past, so more and more artists will start turning to live-streamed performances.
Modern Metal legends Lamb of God absolutely tore the roof off their performance of their recent self-titled album last Friday. They blasted through their entire album, played a few classics, and one new song, “The Death of Us”, from Bill and Ted Face The Music. The event was hosted by SirusXM host Jose Mangin and featured an interview with D. Randal Blythe, and an interview and livestream performance by UK tech-metal band Bleed From Within, who were awesome. . The band will perform their second live stream in a row this coming week, when they perform all of their classic album Ashes of The Wake Friday, September 25. Whitechapel will provide the pre-LoG music this week. Continue reading →
It appears that Protest the Hero have got some thoughts on today’s, let us say shit, political climate. When your opening track is called ‘The Migrant Mother’ it’s a bit of a tell that Palimpsest (Spinefarm Records) has some issues it wants to address. I mean, regardless of subject matter I’d still be all for Palimpsest. Come on, it’s Protest the Hero, I could listen to songs about cooking bacon as long as it’s a new album.
Ghost Cult had the honor of chatting with Willie Adler of Lamb of God recently, to talk all about the brand new self-titled album, due out on June 19th, 2020. Willie was in high spirits as we broke down the new album together, covering topics from the bands’ approach to the new album, his writing partnership with Mark Morton, how many throwback grooves went into this album, D. Randall Blythe breaking new ground asa singer, the bands’ veteran status in the scene, working with guests such as Chuck Billy of Testament and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Willie’s hand in helping create their non-alcoholic “Ghost Walker Beer”, thoughts on 30 years of LoG history, and much more. You can pre-order the album at this link and listen to our chat below. Continue reading →
Lamb of God will release a fifteen Anniversary Edition of their classic album Ashes of The Wake (Reprise). Pre-sales have launched at the links below for expanded vinyl. The album is set to be re-released on double-vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-Side ‘Another Nail For Your Coffin’ and three previously unreleased demos. Each double-vinyl will include a download card, and is manufacturedon limited Green Smoke vinyl for the Lamb Of God store only! A digital version will also be available on all DSP’s. Additional retailers will carry standard black vinyl. The band kicks the next leg of Slayer’s farewell tour May 2nd. Continue reading →
“This is what I’m fucking talking about!” were my exact words the moment the very first song off of Halfway Human (eOne/SPV/Longbranch), ‘Shape Shifter’ finished playing in my ears for the first time. Since then I have not been able to turn this album off. Brushing your teeth to ‘Absolution’, track seven on the album has proven quite difficult with all the head banging. “No longer will we be casualties to an unrealistic world!!!!”….toothpaste everywhere!Continue reading →
As we learned earlier this week, Lamb Of God will be releasing a brand new EP on December 2nd. The Duke EP was inspired by the plight of a fan who recently lost his battle against leukemia, and now the band is doing everything they can to raise awareness for those suffering from cancer. Randy Blythe has decided to go one step further in the fight against cancer by auctioning off his Ashes Of The Wake gold record for cancer research. Continue reading →