ALBUM REVIEW: Velnias – Scion of Aether

This is a really interesting release to say the least. Velnias have been crafting what they call, ‘Oppressive Rocky Mountain Dirge’ for well over a decade and have had a continual place on my radar. This upcoming release though, Scion Of Aether (Eisenwald) seems to be something else, something greater. The band has managed to fuse their progressive tendencies with post-black metal in order to craft something transcendent and powerful. This record leaps from peak to peak and seems to continually prove that this band is one of a kind. Continue reading

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Serpents (US) Debut New Music Video – “Lust Of The Lawless”

Epic Black Metal band Serpents (US) have shared a new music video, ‘Lust Of The Lawless’, celebrating the Vernal Equinox (3/19/2020). The track comes off of their awesome recent album, Temet Nosce, which we chatted with their mastermind Andrew Mikhail about for a recent podcast. Watch the clip, shot and edited by Nick Frollo, below! Continue reading

FEATURE: Carach Angren “Frankensteina Strateamontarus” Album Preview

Dutch horror metal band Carach Angren are getting ready to release their new album, Frankensteina Strateamontarus via Season of Mist this year and Ghostcult Magazine was lucky enough to be allowed to listen to it and ask a few questions in a sneak peak listening session, courtesy of their label Season of mist, earlier this year at an undisclosed location.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Concert Tickets and a Prize Bundle from Rotting Christ and Ghost Cult!

Rotting Christ is getting ready to kick off their major North American Tour soon, The Devastation On The Nation Tour featuring Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams and Imperial Triumphant! On the strength of their excellent 2019 album Heretics, the band is going to slay audiences from coast to coast, including two shows at the legendary Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York! Ghost Cult has partnered up with the band and their label Season of Mist to give away a pair of tickets to any show on the tour (travel and lodging not included) and a sick merch bundle below! To enter simply comment on our Facebook or Instagram posts with your favorite song from the “Heretic” album and tag one friend you want to bring with you! Rules and resrtictions apply! The Sweepstakes begins at 5 pm (ET) on March, 2nd, 2020 and ends at 11:59 pm (ET) on March 18th, 2020. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Volcandra – “Into The Azure”

Louisville-based Melodic Black Metal entity Volcandra is releasing their debut full-length album, tomorrow, February 28th, 2020. Apt for the chilling winter, Into The Azure culls the band’s love of both classic and modern sounds with a flair for dramatic tunefulness in their songcraft. Ghost Cult is hyped to bring you the exclusive full-album stream! You can pre-order the album now at their Bandcamp and catch the band on their mini-tour celebrating the release, kicking off tomorrow night at their hometown haunt, Magnolia Bar. Continue reading

UADA Parts Ways with Drummer, Cancels Black Moon Festival Appearances

Quebec Deathfest, Foufounes Eletriques, Montreal, CAN 10/19/18

Rough news for UADA fans, especially in Central America. The band was to take part in two days of gigs at Black Moon Festivals but had to cancel at the 11th hour as their drummer Josiah Babcock was dismissed from the band for apparently opting not to participate in the tour. The band posted a lengthy apology on their Facebook to fans vowing to come back stronger. For his part, Babcock shared on his Facebook page that he had left the band as well, offering his side of the story and alleging bullying from another band member. The Portland, Oregon-based Black Metallers have set the underground on fire since forming in 2014 with tight performances and sick releases. Babcock joined in 2018. UADA has a European tour booked in six weeks or so, pending a fill-in or permanent replacement being announced. Continue reading