Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)


As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading


Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


Watch Clutch Perform Their Entire New Album “Sunrise On Slaughter Beach” Live


Clutch just released their new album Sunrise On Slaughter Beach via Weathermaker Music. Read our review here. The band played a record release show/livestream in their hometown of Baltimore where they please nearly the entire new album live. You can watch it now and check out the phenomenal setlist below. The band is currently on tour with Helmet and Quicksand.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Clutch – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach


Clutch, the irrepressible quartet from Maryland, America have just graced our ears with a new record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Weathermarker) – their thirteenth record, coming four years after Book Of Bad Decisions. It is unmistakably a Clutch album, full of hearty riffs and deft turns of phrase, but it is a shorter and more varied one than its predecessor.

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Eyehategod Books Spring North American Headline Tour Dates


Eyehategod has booked a run of North American headline dates this spring. Following their current tour supporting Clutch, the band will be hitting the road with support from IV and the Strange Band starting April 11th in Milwaukee and wrapping on April 17th in Tulsa. Then Eyehategod will ramp touring back up with direct support from Bat starting on April 27th in Atlanta and wrapping on May 7th in Portland, with appearances from Come To Grief, Escuela Grind, and Snafu on select dates .Buy tickets from Eyehategod’s website here:

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Louder Than Life 2022 Festival Books Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and More!


 

Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading


Valley Of The Sun Signs with Ripple Music


Photo by Hillarie Jason. The Middle East Nightclub, Cambeidge, MA 2/16/2020

Stoner Rock band Valley Of The Sun have signed a new record deal with Ripple Music, in conjunction with Fuzzorama Records. The four-piece from Cincinnati will release their next studio album in 2022. Catch them New Year’s Eve opening for Clutch!

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Clutch To Host “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4” Live Stream


Heavy Rock band Clutch have announced the fourth instalment of their live stream series, “Live From The Doom Saloon.”. Taking place on Friday 26th November at 5pm PST/8pm EST (that’s 1am GMT, Saturday 27th November, for UK fans) live from the band’s rehearsal space, “Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4” will feature a special set list of old songs, deep cuts, some classics, and something brand new. Ticket holders will be able to re-watch the show on demand until 11:59pm on Sunday 28th November. Tickets and merch bundles are on sale now from www.clutchmerch.com with proceeds benefitting the Lustgarten Foundation pancreatic Cancer Research.

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