ALBUM REVIEW: Destrage – SO MUCH. too much.


The years have been certainly eventful globally since the last Destrage full-length, 2019’s The Chosen One (Metal Blade). Somewhat eventful.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oceans of Slumber – Starlight and Ash


 

Patience is a virtue. And, no, this isn’t some flippant or patronising reference to Oceans of Slumber “finally fulfilling the potential shown on their first album”, because they fulfilled that already from the off and especially on their third / self-titled release a couple of years ago. I mention it because the benefits and, yes, virtues of Starlight and Ash (Century Media) may not be immediately apparent. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Ann Wilson Live at Sony Hall


 

In a time where people tend to throw around the word “legend”, I had the great fortune to experience an incredibly intimate evening with a true legend at Sony Hall last week. Ann Wilson, the undeniable and unmistakable voice of Heart, delivered the goods on the New York City stop of her tour. She’s supporting her new release Fierce Bliss. The album, like so many others to come out this year, was a product of the abundance of time off courtesy of Covid. Ann used her time very wisely and enlisted the help of a wide variety of heavy hitters including Vince Gill, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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INTERVIEW: Nik Nocturnal – The Ghost Cult Interview


YouTuber and Metal influencer Nik Nocturnal joined Ghost Cult Keefy for a discussion about his budding music career with Termina, social media, reaction videos, how he got his start in music, shred guitar, cover songs, working with superstars on music on collabs such as Will Ramos and Matthew Kiichi Heafy, listening to your audience, the “Heaviest Riffs” series, and much more! Continue reading


Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Was Covered in HBO’s Westworld Season Four


Metallica’s Heavy Metal hit “Enter Sandman” got the Westworld treatment tonight as an orchestral instrumental cover of the track was heard in the latest episode. In the HBO shows’s season four, episode three Annees Folles, you can hear a cover by award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) as he covered the tune. Also, heard in the episode a few seconds of a Ragtime piano cover of “Enter Sandman,” a Ragtime cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” and Blondie’s Pop Rock hit “Call Me!” Westworld’s use of the music has been amazing throughout the series and featured past covers of Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails among others. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #84: Fireball Ministry Où Est La Rock? and FMEP


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they begin a new series on Fireball Minstry and their debut album and covers EP!

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Watch Voice of Baceprot Cover “Enter Sandman” by Metallica Live in France


Groundbreaking Indonesian metal trio Voice Of Baceprot have released the video of their cover of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’, filmed live at Les Transmusicales Festival, France. You can watch the clip below. The band will soon make it’s UK live debut with shows at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and London’s Boston Music Room, as well as a highly-anticipated appearance at Wacken Open Air. Watch the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grey Daze – The Phoenix


 

For those not in the know, Grey Daze is not a new band. It was Chester Bennington’s band before Linkin Park.The Phoenix (Loma Vista Recordings) is a re-imaging of songs of unreleased material Chester and Grey Daze intended to released, including his bandmates and friends such as Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers, and Cristian Davis with help from Dave Navarro, Richard Patrick, and Bennington’s children. Bennington himself wanted to release the music before he died, bringing it to a wider audience. The band did just that using Bennington’s original vocals.

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