Avatar Drop a New “Christmas” Single and Lyric Video – “Construction of Souls”


Theatrical metallers Avatar rolling into the holiday season with a new single and lyric video with a Christmas metal flair – “Construction of Souls!” The track is to be released together with a children’s book portraying the ‘not-very child-friendly everyday life’ in Santa’s workshop in the parallel universe of Avatar. Avatar also previously announced they signed to Thirty Tigers and have launched their own Black Waltz Records imprint. This is their third recent single from their upcoming new album, due in 2022! Watch the lyric video right now!Continue reading


GIFT GUIDE: 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift Guide For Rockers and Metalheads


What to get the music fan that has everything? Find out with our handy 2021 Black Friday and Holiday Gift guide For Rockers and Metalheads. Check out all the links below to support bands, labels, festivals, record stores, and other small businesses this year.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Massie and his Daughter Aila Share – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”


From the frosty Northern woods of Whitehorse, Yukon comes Progressive Metal artist Rick Massie. Rick and his daughter Aila Massie are here to spread some holiday cheer with the Christmas classic song “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” The song is a prog-metal Christmas re-imagining of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. Officially be released tomorrow, Friday, December 11th via Bandcamp, but you can hear it here at Ghost Cult first!!

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Get In The Holiday Spirit With Ghost Cult’s Spotify Playlist


We know the holiday can be a sucky time for a lot of people and some heavy music fans don’t love classic Christmas music on infinite repeat. Ghost Cult has just the thing to help you get through the holidays, our new Spotify playlist! Featuring a plethora of Rock, Thrash, Punk, Indie, Pop and even some Extreme Metal bands, hearing these fresh takes on this old music makes your Aunt’s umpteenth terrible fruitcake or your touchy drunk uncle more manageable. Enjoy! Continue reading


Listen To Steve Perry Cover “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”


Steve Perry, the iconic former lead singer of Journey returned with force in 2018, with new music via a new album, his first in more than two decades. Traces was released on October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG). Now as a thank you to fans, Perry has released a cover of the Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane penned Christmas Classic, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. The song was made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis.Continue reading


Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reads “Stick Man” On BBC


Following in the footsteps of last year’s reading of “The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas“, Lars Ulrich was invited back to the BBC to spread more holiday cheer by telling the children’s classic “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson earlier this week. Continue reading


Tarja – From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)


The Venn diagram of people who like symphonic metal and people who like Christmas music is most certainly not a circle, but it is statistically probable that there is some kind of overlapping area in there. Is From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (earMUSIC) the perfect album for this niche crowd? NO.Continue reading


Trans-Siberian Orchestra To Perform In Honor Of Paul O’Neill


Co-founder and driving force of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O’Neill, passed away back in April (details), but the band has vowed to carry on and perform in his honor. Continue reading