One of the things we try to do with our corner of the music world here at Ghost Cult is trying to shine a light on emerging artists. One of the must-listen-to releases of this fall, Louisana’s Ambassador with their upcoming Care Vale album. An intoxicating blend of post-Rock, Post-Punk, and more complete with swirling guitars, hypnotic beats, and one of the best voices we have heard in a long while. Check out their brand new jam, their album closer “Spasma” today! Continue reading →
Boston sludge and doom band Morne are playing two special shows this week, opening for Tribulation and Black Anvil in Brooklyn and their hometown of Boston. The band is supporting their recently released new album To The Night Unknown, released via Armageddon Records. Future tour dates are being lined up and will be announced soon. You can stream the full album below.Continue reading →
Boston sludge/doom band Morne are swiftly approaching the release of their new album, To The Night Unknown on September 7th via the Armageddon Label. The band has shared a new single today, ‘Scorn’ which you can jam out to on the link below.Continue reading →
As we previously reported, Massachusetts hardcore punks Los Bungalitos, featuring members of Hivesmasher, are bringing a new album to bear this fall. Nueva Inglaterra releases this September 7th via Constant Disappointment Records and newly founded GrindEthos Records. Now you can stream their new single, ‘When Amelioration is Futile’, only at Ghost Cult!Continue reading →
DC metal extremists Magrudergrind have returned after a six year hiatus with II, out February 12, 2016 via Relapse Records. The record was recorded with engineer Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails). Stream “Sacrificial Hire” below.
They have announced an upcoming European tour with Primitive Man below, with North American dates expected shortly.
Feb 26: Netherlands Deathfest – – Tilburg (NL) Feb 27: Gasweck – Winterthur (SI) Feb 28: Le Romanadie – Lausanne (SI) Feb 29: Cafe Charbon – Nevers (FR) Mar 01: Pavillion Sauvages – Toulouse (FR) Mar 02: Rocksound – Barcelona (ES) Mar 03: Baracudas – Madrid (ES) Mar 04: Mogamos – Donsoti (ES) Mar 05: Secret Place – Montpellier (FR) Mar 06: Lo Fi – Milano (IT) Mar 07: Freakout Club – Bologna (IT) Mar 08: Gromka – Ljubljana (SL) Mar 12: Durer Kert – Budapest (HU) Mar 14: Feierwerk – Munchen (DE) Mar 15: Cairo – Wurzburg (DE) Mar 17: 1000 Fryd – Aalborg (DK) Mar 18: Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg (SE) Mar 19: Bergsunds Strand 43 – Stockholm (SE) Mar 20: Pumpehuset – Copenhagen (DK) Mar 21: Hafenklang – Hamburg (DE) Mar 22: Westwerk – Leipzig (DE) Mar 23: Modra Vopice – Prague (CZ) Mar 24: Casiopeia – Berlin (DE) Mar 25: DB’s – Utrecht (NL) Mar 26: Garage – Saarbrucken (DE) Mar 27: Het Bos – Antwerpen (BE)
Tokyo death doom metallers Coffins have confirmed a string of upcoming US dates with Noothgrush. They will be releasing an upcoming, yet to be titled split with Ilsa, coming out in 2016 via Relapse Records. The split is currently being mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush) and features artwork by Joshy of Ilsa.
COFFINS 2016 U.S. Tour Dates:
Feb 15: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (No Noothgrush) Feb 16: Complex – Los Angeles, CA Feb 17: Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA Feb 18: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA Feb 19: Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA Feb 20: Famine Fest – Portland, OR Feb 21: Highline – Seattle, WA
Planes Mistaken For Stars will be reuniting for a summer tour behind the upcoming reissue of their Mercy album which was remastered by Brad Boatright, out via Deathwish Inc on July 14, 2015. Reports of new music has also been circulating but no further information is available at this time.
Jul 15: The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI Jul 16: Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA Jul 17: Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA Jul 18: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ Jul 19: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY Jul 21: Middle East upstairs – Cambridge, MA Jul 22: DC9 – Washington DC Jul 23: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA Jul 24: TBA – TBA Jul 25: TBA – TBA Jul 26: The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL Jul 27: Nobbys – St. Augustine, FL Jul 28: The Earl – Atlanta, GA Jul 30: North Side Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH Jul 31: Fizz – Chicago, IL
Skinless is streaming “Serpenticide,” off of their forthcoming album Only the Ruthless Remain out June 2, 2015 via Relapse Records below. Featuring their classic late ’90s lineup of founding guitarist Noah Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac, with the recent addition of second guitar gun, Dave Matthews, and the record was recorded by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO, and the entire monster mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, OR.
Watch the making of the new record video below.
The band has booked a couple of upcoming festival appearances.
May 21: Soundstage (Maryland Deathfest) – Baltimore, MD Jun 20: Hellfest Open Air – Clisson (FR)
Los Angeles extremists Obliterationshave booked an upcoming East Coast run in June with White Lung. They are supporting their debut release Poison Everything, out now via Southern Lord and was recorded by producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege. Watch their Rick Rodney (Strife) directed music video for “Mind Ain’t Right” below.
Jun 05: TBA – Brooklyn, NY (w/ White Lung) Jun 06: The Studio At Webster Hall – New York, NY Jun 08: DC9 – Washington DC (w/ White Lung) Jun 09: Rumba Café – Columbus, OH (w/ White Lung) Jun 10: The Demo – St. Louis, MO (w/ White Lung) Jun 11: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN (w/ White Lung) Jun 13: PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI (w/ White Lung) Jun 14: Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH (w/ White Lung) Jun 15: Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY (w/ White Lung) Jun 16: Great Scott – Allston, MA (w/ White Lung) Jun 17: Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC (w/ White Lung) Jun 18: Ottawa Explosion Weekend – Ottawa, ON Jun 20: NXNE – Toronto, ON