When I first heard Four Stroke Baron, I had no idea they were going to be one of my favorite finds of the year. “What kind of a name is that?” I thought, bracing for the worst. Man, was I floored by what I found. A pummeling barrage of progressive metal with crushing riffs and a blazing 1980’s synth crescendos that just don’t quit, yet really lit my fire was the vocals. Bucking the metal cliche of trying to come off as heavy and bröötal as possible, vocalist Kirk Witt delivers powerful lyrics in a meek and almost anxious style that puts you on edge and adds a sense of forlorn urgency to many of the tracks.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has shared a music video for his solo cover version of the Tom Petty classic “I Won’t Back Down”. Sorum posted the clip to his Instagram account and commented: “I made this video in the desert near Pioneertown when thinking and speaking with my good friends and partners in Brazil. Continue reading
Progressive stoner band Moths (PR) is gearing up to release their debut full-length album after a series of impressive smaller releases. The up and coming band from Puerto Rico is releasing a split EP on August 21st with Philadelphia’s The Stone Eye. For their first taste from the release, Moths has shared their cover of Black Sabbath’s classic “Hand of Doom” here at Ghost Cult.
Palaye Royale just dropped a great cover of early Tears For Fears classic “Mad World”. The band just recently released their brand new album Bastards, via their label Sumerian Records. Check out “Made World” and a visualizer that goes with it.
Intronaut has shared a new digital single, “Run Through the Jungle” – a cover version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival all-time classic! Listen to the track right now! Continue reading
Ghost Cult caught up with Oceans of Slumber’s frontwoman Cammie Gilbert recently to discuss their upcoming new album, Oceans of Slumber, due out September 4th via Century Media. We discussed the current state of affairs with both the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests in their hometown of Houston, their new self-titled album, new sounds and styles the band felt emboldened to incorporate on the records, Cammie’s own background as a singer and her goals for the album, the influence of bands like Katatonia and Opeth, the bands phenomenal cover of Jazz legend Billie Holliday’s “Strange Fruit”, the bands’ Type O Negative cover of “Wolf Moon”, some love for Peter Steele, and much more. You can pre-order the album here! and check out our chat. Continue reading
SEVEN)SUNS has shared a video of the band performing a cover of Cult Leader’s song “Lightless Walk”! The video was recorded during quarantine and shows the band performing, along with some trippy visuals. The cover will be available for streaming next week, and they also announced their next album, Death Meditations, will be available on August 11th. You can pre-save it on Spotify in the post below. Recast under the string quartet’s hands, the track has an entirely different power and vibe to it than the original. The band is signed to Ben Weinman’s Party Smasher Inc. and appeared on The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final album and final shows ever. Watch the clip below! Continue reading
Technical Death Metal kings Abysmal Dawn have shared a new single, a cover of Candlemass classic “Bewitched”! The track is off of a new flexidisc series over at New Noise. Check it out below. The band released their excellent new album Phylogenesis earlier this year via Season of Mist Records. Continue reading
Zimbabwe’s one-man Death Metal exports Nuclear Winter has shared a new cover of the 1980s pop classic “Africa” by Toto. This is the follow up to the bands’ recent cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?” The song is available as a free download on Bandcamp and you can hear it below. Their new album Stormscapes is out now. Continue reading
Behemoth has released a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase) via Metal Blade. For a preview of this 4-track collection, the new single, “Evoe”, can be heard at: