ALBUM REVIEW: Barishi – Old Smoke

You remember the first time you heard Leviathan (Relapse Records) by Mastodon? I do. It was as if my world had shifted on its axis: a relentless display of monumental, complex power that left me unsure how to feel…except that it felt exciting, enlivening. I never thought that Vermont quartet Barishi would recreate those emotions: a great band yes, but its Harsh Stoner grooves had the intricacies without such immediate power. Suddenly, out goes vocalist Sascha Simms, being replaced by guitarist Graham Brooks and reducing the band to a three-piece. Third album Old Smoke (Season of Mist) follows. Fuck… Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 28th New Music Releases

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PODCAST: Episode 87 – Ragin’ Rosie Interviews Graham of Barishi About “Old Smoke”

Progressive Sludge band Barishi will release their new album Old Smoke on April 24th via Season of Mist Records and we are hype! The band chatted with Ragin’ Rosie while out on tour with Ether Coven earlier this year. They chatted about the origins of the band, Graham’s transition to featured vocalist, the bands’ new album, the metal scene in Vermont, some sludge and doom bands he enjoys, how Barishi’s love of Dungeons & Dragons invades their lyrics and cannot be stopped – even on tour, and much more. Purchase the album here and check out the podcast now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival

 

Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival is here and it promises to be a unique experience. The debut the hotel-based fest is brought to you by the producers of Shadow Woods Productions, LLC and Shadow Woods Metal Fest, and is the winter-time companion to the Shadow Woods Metal Fest, expected back in action this summer. The Shadow Frost fest takes place on February 21st and 22d and will feature Oakland’s Vastum as well as a special set from their guitarist/ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf. Also on the bill are Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more! Check below for daily lineups with set times and all of their amazing vendor options. Continue reading

Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival Announces Set Times and Vendors!

Less than two weeks away, Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival has announced their daily lineups with set times and all of their amazing vendor options. The debut the hotel-based fest is brought to you by the producers of Shadow Woods Productions, LLC and Shadow Woods Metal Fest, and is set to take place on February 21st and 22d and will feature Oakland’s Vastum as well as a special set from their guitarist/ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf. Also on the bill are Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more! Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Barishi – Ether Coven – WVRM: Live at Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a true Heavy Metal haven. Huddled next to the city of Detroit, the scaled-down town of Hamtramck accommodates this music club that caters so well to loud music. It was a freezing Wednesday night when the Moody Metal monsters, Ether Coven came to the Ham town. Along with extreme acts, Barishi, and WVRM on the touring bill, that bitterly cold night was about to sizzle with savagery. Continue reading

Contest Winner Annoucned for Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival, Hotel Deal Ends This Weekend

Shadow Frost Music And Arts Festival is a little over a month away and Ghost Cult has wrapped up our contest! Dannielle B. from Brooklyn was won passes for her and a friend to attend Shadow Frost in Fredrick Maryland! Shadow Woods Metal Festivals and is produced by Shadow Woods Productions, LLC. This inaugural, hotel-based gala will feature sets from Vastum, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more. The early-bird hotel room deal for the fest ends January 20th, so hustle up and book your room now! Continue reading

CONTEST: Win Two Weekend Passes to Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival 2020

Shadow Frost Music And Arts Festival is coming this winter to Fredrick Maryland, and Ghost Cult is teaming up with the fest to give away two (2) weekend passes! This indoor fest is billed as the frostbitten version of the excellent Shadow Woods Metal Festivals and is produced by Shadow Woods Productions, LLC. This inaugural, hotel-based gala will feature sets from Vastum, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more. Enter to win on our Facebook post by tagging a friend you want to bring with you! The winner will be chosen at random and the contest ends on January 15th at 11:59 PM and the full contest rules can be found below. Tickets and the full daily lineups can be found at the link below. The debut will take place February 21st and 22nd, 2020. Continue reading

Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival Shares Daily Lineups and Merch Presale

Shadow Frost Music And Arts Festival is coming this winter to Fredrick Maryland, as an indoor, small scale answer to the Shadow Woods Metal Festivals and is produced by Shadow Woods Productions, LLC. This inaugural, hotel-based gala will feature Oakland’s crushing Vastum with a special set from their guitarist/ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf. The lineup also includes Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more. Tickets and the full daily lineups can be found at the link below. The debut will take place February 21st and 22nd, 2020. Continue reading