PODCAST: Episode 265 – Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes on “The Death of Darkness” – Goth Rock, and More!


Ghost Cult’s chief Keefy chatted with Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes recently to discuss their new album “The Death of Darkness” out now on Atomic Fire Records. Jyrki is as amazing at interviews as he is ruling the stage. We discussed their entire career, the new album, signing with Atomic Fire Records, touring, discussing the Sick New Work Festival, doing guest appearances on records with friends – such as his recent collab with Blak29 (Steve Zing of Danzig), the age-old question of cassettes versus vinyl, and much more!

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Holy Moses Announces The Final Show in Their Career, New Album Incoming

Germany’s legendary Thrash Metal act Holy Moses will release the band’s upcoming new studio album, Invisible Queen next Friday, April 14th, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records, and the last run of live shows in their history. Now Holy Moses also confirm their very last live show, which will take place on 27.12. 2023 at the “Markthalle” in Hamburg.

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God Dethroned Has Signed to Atomic Fire Records, New Music Incoming


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:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Seventh Storm – Maledictus


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

INTERVIEW: Udo Dirkschneider on His Covers Album “My Way”

We recently caught up with Heavy Metal Icon Udo Dirkschneider for an interview! His latest album “My Way” – out now via Atomic Fire Records is 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.

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INTERVIEW: Richie Cavalera of Incite on “Wake Up Dead” and Changing Labels

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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Udo Dirkschneider – My Way

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.

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Opeth Shares New Single “Width Of A Circle” – “In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)” Coming Soon

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!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Meshuggah – Immutable

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