Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

REVIEW: Rivers of Nihil – Black Crown Initiate, MØL, Orbit Culture Live at Mama Roux’s

With a lengthy and excitable queue having already formed well before the 7 pm opening time, you can already tell heading to Birmingham on a typically drizzly September evening is going to be well worth the effort. After disappearing for a few words with Rivers of Nihil drummer Jared Klein, I arrive back into the previously empty venue to find it heaving with activity. The bar area is already packed, beer flows freely and merchandise is being handed over at an impressive rate. Continue reading

Watch A New Video From MØL – “Sundrowned”, New Tour Dates Incoming

Danish Blackgaze experimentalists MØL have shared their new video for their track ‘Sundrowned’, taken from the recent re-release of their first two EPs I / II that dropped on 7th June 2019 via Holy Roar Records. The clip is a short montage of footage of MØL shot over the last three years. Continue reading

Doom Video Game Composer Assembles Metal Vocalists For “Doom Eternal” Soundtrack

Acclaimed composer Mick Gordon shared today that he has assembled a who’s who of metal bands to contribute vocals to the newest and fifth edition in the Doom video game franchise, Doom Eternal. The game is coming soon from id software and Bethesda Software. Bands began to post today on social media sharing the news. Among the vocalists from bands included are Aborted, Frontierer, Immortal Bird, Vault Dweller Tengger Calvary, Wildspeaker, Black Crown Initiate, Sectioned, The Anchor, and many more we are still finding out about. We’ll bring you more updates on the game and the score as we get them.  Continue reading

Progressive Group Bionatops Releases Album Trailer, Debut Due Next Month

Bionatops, the new project from Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero), has dropped a teaser trailer ahead of their début album Voices due out from Nefarious Industries on September 22nd. You can see the trailer below. Continue reading

My Favorite Concert Memory: Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

Black Crown Initiate, photo by Danielle Fedorshik

Black Crown Initiate, photo by Danielle Fedorshik

 

“Tool and Meshuggah on the Lateralus tour. For me, this was a perfect lineup. No filler; just two bands that I love.”

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“Meshuggah and Strapping Young Lad. Strapping Young Lad was opening for Meshuggah and touring for the SYL album. A great crowd crush with lots of booze.”

“Steven Wilson on the Raven that Refused to Sing tour. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more dynamic band. Marco Minnemann expanded and contracted the entire band at will. Guthrie Govan is probably the best modern electric guitarist. It ruled.”

 

Steven Wilson, by Melina D Photography

Steven Wilson, by Melina D Photography

 

Black Crown Initiate just wrapped up touring with Deicide and is still supporting their release from earlier in 2015, Wreckage of the Stars (eOne).