Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album in 2022, Dutch blackened death metal institution God Dethroned has announced their signing to Atomic Fire Records, and in anticipation of their upcoming Latin American tour, the band will reveal a surprisingly catchy yet brutal new single. You can pre-save the upcoming track, “Asmodevs” at the link below. Watch the epic signing video here:
Incite will close out the year with a North American headlining tour. The journey will commence on November 17th in Louisville, Kentucky, and run through December 17th in Lincoln, Nebraska. The band’s recent release Wake Up Dead is out now via Atomic Fire Records!
Seventh Storm are a new band formed by Mike Gaspar, formerly the drummer for Portuguese gothic metal legends Moonspell. As well as handling drum duties for Seventh Storm, Gaspar has also written and and arranged all of the music for their debut album, Maledictus (Atomic Fire). The album cover and promo photos convey a piratical theme that befits the band name and reflects Gaspar’s intention to depict the Portuguese tradition of “discovering the world, travelling far from home, exploring the seas.”Continue reading →
We recently caught up with Heavy Metal Icon Udo Dirkschneider for an interview! His latest album “My Way” – out now via Atomic Fire Recordsis an expansive covers album paying tribute to many of the many songs Udo has loved over his lifetime. In addition to a discussion about covering other artists, Udo gave many insights into his long career in music, his time with Accept, and much more.
Ghost Cult caught up with Richie Cavalera of Incite to discuss their new release Wake Up Dead – (review here) out now on Atomic Fire Records. Richie discussed the changes in the band over the years, their new guitarist and collaborator Eli Santana , his past and current relationship with minusHead Records, his love of travel, and future touring plans with his band.
When one thinks of that classic heavy metal voice, the musings often land on the great Mr. Udo Dirkschneider. His is that voice: the sandpaper over rusted metal, the two-pack-a-day unfiltered Pal Mal smoker of the 1940s, the male version of Mama in Throw Mama From the Train; to wit, Udo Dirkschneider is sultry. So it is with delicious aplomb that Mr. Dirkschneider has graced the metal community with a new album. My Way (Atomic Fire Records) is one hour and five minutes of lovingly crafted cover toons in which that voice croons and barks and puts nails on a chalkboard through classic metal, pop, and yes, even classic standards from 1968 and 1969. I would be remiss if I did not mention forthwith that I have been enamored with Udo Dirkschneider since his Accept days and many of the songs and artists he covers are among my favourite.
Opeth has shared a brand new single – “Width Of A Circle.” The tracks from the upcoming release In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition) featuring six bonus tracks available now, with the album proper dropping on May 13th via Atomic Fire Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below for the physical versions. Also, their North American Co-Headlining tour with Mastodon kicks off soon, with Khemmis in direct support. Check out “Width Of A Circle” now!
Although the word itself suggests an insusceptibility or inability to change, Immutable (Atomic Fire), the title of the ninth studio album by prog/tech death metal act Meshuggah, proves to be the opposite, acting as another step forward in the band’s natural evolution. Continue reading →
From the opening shred and bombastic drumming, the listener knows 8 Kalacas’ Fronteras (Atomic Fire Records) is going to be epic. If you aren’t familiar with the 8 Kalacas, be prepared. It’s not straight up punk or metal. The songs veer stunningly off the tracks with the insertion of a ska sound that immediately puts one in the mind of the old Batman and Robin television series with Adam West and Burt Ward. The album is frenetic, wild, and just plain fun! Fronteras is part ska, part punk, part metal, part schlock, and all amazing. If you are a fan of Russkaja, then 8 Kalacas is your band. It’s like that, but in Spanish.
Meshuggah have shared their new video for “The Abysmal Eye”, for their recent single from their upcoming ninth studio album, Immutable. The album releases on April 1st via Atomic Fire Records. Pre-orders are now live at the link below. You can now listen to the song below.