Roadburn 2023 Books Deafheaven, Julie Christmas, Wolves In The Throne Room, Bruts, Giles Corey, Chat Pile, Burst, KEN Mode, and More!


The first bands have been announced for Roadburn 2023! Among the first bands announced are Deafheaven, Julie Christmas, Wolves In The Throne Room, Brutus, Giles Corey, Chat Pile, Burst, KEN Mode, Big ‡ Brave, and more! The first commissioned project for 2023 is JOHN CXNNOR performing All My Future’s Past. Tickets go on sale on November 15th, at the link below.

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Burst Reunites For Live Shows and Reissue Boxed Set “A Labyrinth of Layers” Due Later This

Swedish Progressive Metal icons Burst have reunited after a 12-year abscence. They disbanded indefinitely after a string of acclaimed albums and a final live show in December 2009. Aside from a one-off appearance at Spain’s Be Prog festival in 2018, the band has been silent. This fall, Pelagic Records will release A Labyrinth of Layers – an exclusive vinyl box set of the classic triptych Prey On Life (2003), Origo (2005) and Lazarus Bird (2008). Originally released on CD through Relapse Records, the box set will include the band’s three masterworks, remastered and graphically refurbished, with all new artwork and special collector’s items. To celebrate the upcoming box set, the band announce their new partnership with Netherlands-based booking agency, Doomstar Bookings and a short string of live performances in the Nordic this coming November, with more European plans for 2023. Check out a message from the band:

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GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #20

Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands, and a few classics baked in there too! In the latest edition of Mini-Metal Mixtape, episode #20, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, she brings an eclectic array of bands Neurosis, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Cave In and Burst. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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GUEST POST: Danny Tatom of Rabirtup Shares His Favorite Music Of 2017

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. In this post, Danny Tatom of Rabirtup shares his Top 10 Albums Of 2017.Continue reading

Exclusive: Kindler – Cosmic Revelations, Full Album Stream

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Ghost Cult is proud to bring you the full-album stream of Cosmic Revelations (Self-Released), the new full-length album from prog rock’s bright new hope, Kindler. The album drop tomorrow, March 11th. You can hear the stream at this link or below:


Hailing from Ashboro NC, Kindler pulls inspiration from such classic genre giants as Rush, Yes, ISIS, Mastodon, Tool, Opeth and Burst. Frontman Cameron Fitzpatrick commented on the occasion of the release:


“While we self-engineered both Cosmic Revelations and our EP “Afterglow”, and recorded them both at the same studio, Cosmic Revelations comes from a slightly different place than the EP. When we recorded “Afterglow”, we had a lot of concrete ideas about our music and our identity as a band, and the material reflected that certainty. The music on the album (Cosmic Revelations), however, is punctuated by what we call an “ominous question mark”. Things change, life is unpredictable, and very little remains certain, and these themes are present in nearly every song on the album.”


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Production Credits:

Cosmic Revelations:

Recorded at The Fidelitorium

Mixed at The Forest Moon of Endor

Engineered and mixed by Cameron Fitzpatrick

Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain

Artwork by Edwin Galmon


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