ALBUM REVIEW: Azusa – Loop of Yesterdays

As we are stuck at home wondering what to do with all this unprecedented free time, I believe that we should invest our time to catch up with all the releases that have come out this year. Actually, I have to get into that myself, there are a lot of releases that I have missed so far this year and Azusa’s Loop of Yesterdays (Solid State Records) was one of them. I’m glad I listened to this album though, it has a very interesting balance between really heavy Melodic Death Metal riffs and progressive/experimental segments that present big ambient soundscapes.

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Proggy Supergroup Azusa Shares New Single and Video, New Album Incoming

International Supergroup Azusa, featuring vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), bassist Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), guitarist Christer Espevoll (Extol), and drummer David Husvik (Extol) — have dropped the new single and video for the track ‘Monument’ over at Revolver Magazine. The song comes from the forthcoming second album, Loop of Yesterdays, due out April 10 via Solid State Records. Loop of Yesterdays is available for pre-order at the link below! Watch the clip for Monument. Continue reading

Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian and More Added To Brutal Assault Fest 2019

Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival! New bands added include Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian, Violent Magic Orchestra, Caspian, Déluge, Frog Leap, and Hexis. the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.

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GUEST POST: Daniel Valcazar of Ernia – Top Albums Of 2018

Spanish Death Metal/Grindcore act Ernia, just released their brand new album, The Limits of Purity on Absolute Contempt Records. Guitarist Daniel Valcazar has shared his top albums of 2018 with Ghost Cult and our readers Continue reading

November 16th 2018 New Music Releases

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Azusa – Heavy Yoke

On Heavy Yoke (Solid State/Indie Recordings) Azusa is a bit all over all the place. Solid State’s own website has them described as “Can you imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer; Death collaborating with Annette Peacock?” And they’re not technically wrong. Heavy Yoke is ripe with flashes of Thrash, Death Metal, Punk, Pop and Prog. It seems contradictory or musically adverse, but these are professionals at work. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Supergroup Azusa Shares “Interstellar Islands” Video

Azusa, the brand new supergroup featuring members Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea + Air, is releasing their debut album Heavy Yoke this November 16th via Indie Recordings. Today Ghost Cult is proud to première their debut video for their single ‘Interstellar Islands’, check it out. Continue reading