ALBUM REVIEW: Memoriam – To The End


 

Would you like to know what’s one of my favorite aspects of metal? It’s that it’s too goddam stubborn to ever go away. As long as there is breath in a metalhead’s lungs they’re going to find ways to tune lower or crank in even more blast beats into a song. As To The End (Reaper Entertainment) roared from my car’s stereo is when I realized that Memoriam is Karl Willets’ latest musical endeavor despite already having a hall of fame run with Bolt Thrower. Bless that man.

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GUEST POST: Brooks Harlan of War on Women -Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Brooks Harlan of War on Women. Their new album Wonderful Hell is out now via Bridge Nine Records. Continue reading


GUEST POST: Steve Brodsky (Mutoid Man/Cave In/Old Man Gloom) Top Albums of 2020


Ghost Cult is kicking off our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR types, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In that spirit genius/hero Steve Brodsky (Mutoid Man/Cave In/Droneflower/Old Man Gloom, Two Minutes to Late Night) chips in with his top 10 releases of 2020. Continue reading


Behemoth, Arch Enemy, and Carcass To Team Up for a 2021 Tour


Three legends of metal will unite in 2021 as Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Carcass will tour together. The tour, dubbed “The European Siege” will take place in Europe in the fall of 2021. Direct support will come from Unto Others, formerly know as Idle Hands. Tickets for all European shows will go on sale this Wednesday at 10am CET, with European shows following on Friday at 9am GMT.

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EP REVIEW: Carcass – Despicable – Nuclear Blast Records


Over thirty years ago, England’s own Carcass came to the scene and shared their glorification of grind and gore. The unhinged and manic sound they conjured found an audience and quickly gained popularity, along with their contemporaries Napalm Death and Godflesh. The surge of the extreme had its time in the sun, but after their 10 year hiatus, Carcass came back in a slightly different mood. In 2013, the group took their well-known viciousness and molded it in with more melody on their sixth full-length, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast). They married Grindcore and Melodic Death Metal on that record which got a lot of attention and reminded everyone why these guys are such an original act. After seven years, the band is back again with their EP, Despicable (Nuclear Blast). In just four songs, Carcass takes their significant union of sounds and exemplifies them with new levels of pandemonium. Continue reading


Carcass Shares New Single – “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”


Deathmetal and Grindcore legends Carcass will release a new EP, Despicable, this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. Their first new music in seven years will feature three brand new tracks, including ‘The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’ that was released today, as well as the previously revealed song ‘Under The Scalpel Blade.’ The EP, scheduled for release on October 30th and will be available digitally, on CD and limited edition cassette and vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now at the link below, will be the precursor to their next full-length album, due in 2021.. Watch the visualizer for ‘The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’ now!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous


Taking their name from the brutal unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, appropriately monikered Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder unleash a slightly different kind of visceral hell on Verminous (Metal Blade), their ninth full-length studio album.Continue reading


Dead Letter Circus, Hellions and Orpheus Omega Added to Download Australia


Download Festival Australia is coming up soon and has added three more bands, to the already stacked bill. Dead Letter Circus, Hellions, and Orpheus Omega have joined with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and more. Download Australia takes place Friday, 20th March at Showgrounds, Melbourne, and Saturday, 21st March at Parramatta Park, Sydney. Moshtix is the official partner for tickets for both the Melbourne and the Sydney leg of Download Festival and are on sale now.Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest 2019


Decibel Magazine’s Decibel Metal & Beer Fest was, to put it simply, stacked. Fourteen bands across all variants of Death, Grindcore, Prog, and Doom, descended onto Orange County for a weekend of heart-pounding jubilation. The two-day event was held this year at The Observatory, a large yet paradoxically intimate standing-room-only venue, intelligently designed to put the audience at three different heights across the entire space, offering uninhibited views of the stage beyond the perils of the pit.Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Birmingham 02 Academy 2


Probably due to the bitterly cold December weather, the Academy 2 is already full to bursting by the time opening act Healing Magic hit their stride. Featuring a Cavalera who prefers to spell his name correctly, the Arizona based band are fronted by Max‘s youngest son Igor, and kick off the evening with some Black Sabbath inspired riffery which unsurprisingly goes down well in the home of metal. Continue reading