EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Beyond Forgiveness – “Dream Before I Sleep” – (Vocal Sing-Through)


Colorado Springs Symphonic Metal band Beyond Forgiveness has been on our radar for a while! Originally formed as a studio project as well as working through finding the perfect line-up, the band released their first EP, “The Ferryman’s Shore.” Featuring new singer Talia Hoit, the album was well received and the bands’ star is again rising! Reformed in 2014 by original guitarists Richard Marcus and Greg Witwer, the band is known for their creative songcraft featuring classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals with hint of folk, colliding with extreme elements found in death metal and black metal which some have labeled as “Beautality.” In 2019, the band released their second full-length album, Live to Tell the Story (Sliptrick Records). Fans of Epica, Nightwish, Battle Beast, and Delain, but also more extreme styles will love this band. Check out this vocal-sing-through of their track by Talia Hoit, here at Ghost Cult!

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Amaranthe Forced to Cancel Their North American Tour


Amaranthe, who recently announced their sixth studio album will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records, has been forced to cancel their North American tour. With the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic their upcoming North American 2020 tour is canceled. The tour was to have also featured Battle Beast and Seven Spires. All ticket holders will be refunded by the service where they made the purchase. Please note the promoters are working diligently to refund the payments in a timely manner and appreciate ticket holders patience during the process. The band thank fans for the understanding while they work on rescheduling the anticipated tour.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: LOVEBITES – Electric Pentagram


Released in Japan and the UK earlier in the year, other territories have had to wait until now to hear the latest album by Japanese power metallers, Lovebites. Every bit as impressive as their previous records, Electric Pentagram (Victor Records) even draws inspiration from the likes of Slayer for their latest release, the appropriately titled opening track, ‘Thunder Vengeance’ having been conceived after watching the legendary thrashers at Download Festival Japan in 2019. Not that you’d be able to tell from the chorus, which carries a hook so beefy you could eat it for Sunday lunch.Continue reading


Hammerfall Teases New Video for “Second to One” ft. Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast


Hammerfall has shared a teaser for a new music video! ‘Second To One’ features Noora Louhimo of Beast in Black. The track comes from the bands’ acclaimed album Dominion, out now via Napalm Records. Both of these bands will tour together in the USA in 2020. Check out the teaser!Continue reading


Battle Beast Taps Cyhra and Brymir for European Tour Dates


Finnish Power Metal band Battle Beast have tapped Cyhra and Brymir for their previously announced European Tour. Following a summer performing at European festivals and upcoming dates next week with Kamelot and Sonata Arctica, the proper EU tour kicks of on 15 of November, All dates are on sale now. Led by dynamic front-woman Noora Louhimo, you can watch the band in action at Metal On The Hill (Graz, Austria) in this aftermovie for the fest: Continue reading


Battle Beast Release New Album, Share New Video For “Endless Summer”


Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast released their brand new album No More Hollywood Endings today via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has shared the official video for new track ‘Endless Summer’, which was once directed by their returning collaborators Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Watch ‘Endless Summer’now! Continue reading


Battle Beast Announces New Album – “No More Hollywood Endings”


Finish heavy metallers Battle Beast will release their new album No More Hollywood Endings, this March 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The eleven featured songs were recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio; the record was also produced and mixed by Janne. Last but no least, the cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Korpiklaani, Manowar etc.). The band will release the album head of their already announced six-week tour with Arion. More details and new music coming soon!Continue reading


Rockharz Festival 25 Is Totally Sold Out!


This year’s Rockharz Open Air is sold-out, faster than ever before. As preparations begin to host the 25th edition of the festival, it will take place from July 4th to July 7th, 2018 in Ballenstedt. The fest is headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, Hammerfall, Eisbrecher, Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Knorkator, Schandmaul, Cannibal Corpse, Alestorm, Ensiferum, Exodus, Sodom, Equilibrium, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Finntroll, Battle Beast, Amaranthe, Bannkreis, Gloryhammer and many more. You can see the final poster below. Continue reading