ALBUM REVIEW: Christian Death – Evil Becomes Rule


When it comes to acrimonious splits within bands, some music fans have long memories. Tending to side with one party over the other, many loyal devotees can either be unwilling or simply unable to let go of the past no matter how much water has passed under the bridge in the meantime. The faint hope of some future reconciliation usually remains among the embittered faithful but when death becomes part of the story a grudge often turns into something unforgivable and can last a lifetime.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Torn Between Two Worlds – “Transparent” (Official Lyric Video)


Symphonic Metal Super-duo Torn Between Two Worlds (members of Cradle of Filth, Hecate Enthroned, The Kovenant, Therion, Mortiis, Dreamstate, Takida, Abyssos, Angtoria, Evergrey) will release their debut EP, As If We Never Existed June 3rd, 2022. The five-song EP brings the best of Sarah Jezebel Deva’s timeless enchanting vocal performances with Chris Rehn mind-blowing orchestrations to create some of the most memorable music in this genre in ages. Today, the band has shared a fantastic lyric video for the track “Transparent” – which you can watch now at Ghost Cult!

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Cradle Of Filth Books European Tour Dates with Alcest


British extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth have booked an extensive European tour for next fall. Alcest will be accompanying them on the road as support for 22 dates across the continent. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday 29th April @ 10am BST11am CEST, via the links below. The band will also kick off a tour supporting Danzig in the USA next week.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dark Funeral – We Are The Apocalypse


Not exactly the most prolific of bands, Swedish black metal act Dark Funeral have been around for virtually three decades but their latest album We Are the Apocalypse (Century Media) is only their seventh full-length studio release in that time. With more former members than overall releases, it’s easy to see why there has been so much inconsistency over the years. The only remaining original member is guitarist Jan Michael Svanberg (aka Lord Ahriman).

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Danzig Books “Danzig II: Lucifuge” Tour Dates with Cradle of Filth and Crobot


Danzig has announced a headline tour of the USA this spring in which he and his bandmates will perform the entire 1990 album Danzig II: Lucifuge (American Recordings). The two week tour will feature Cradle Of Filth and Crobot, will launch May 5 in Reno, Nevada and end on May 19 in Austin, Texas. The May 7 concert in Ontario, California will include the aforementioned “Danzig II: Lucifuge” performance, as well as a support set by Tiger Army.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Prison – Erebos


If there’s a silver lining thus far into 2022 it’s that at least we don’t have to wait too long for some good old-fashioned spine-busting metal. We’re barely out of January and we already have fresh releases from the likes of Enterprise Earth, Shadow of Intent and Fit for an Autopsy. Yes, I am aware that Omicron is all the rage back home and some folks are still under lockdown but believe me new riffs and blast beats go a long way in lifting one’s spirits.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Sarah Jezebel Deva – “A Sign of the Sublime (Redux)”


Legendary Symphonic Metal vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva (Torn Between Two Worlds, Mortiis) has released a brand new single, a reimagining of the her song “A Sign of the Sublime (Redux)” from her debut solo album of the same name in 2010. Although the album is loved by fans, Sarah and her peers soured on the finished product, much to their dismay. She has gathered some amazing comrades (including members of Angtoria, ex-Cradle of Filth, Mayhem) to recreate the track such as Ken Newman – guitars, Dan Abela – guitars, drums, mixing and mastering, Lindsay Schoolcraft – Keys and orchestration, Dave Pybus – Bass and Charles E A Hedger/Ghul – chipping in a guitar solo! Stream and pre-order the track right now at the link below. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth: Live at Irving Plaza


Cradle of Filth is known for their melodic tales of gothic horror, striking fear into the hearts of their gleefully morose fan base. However, when faced with truly unfortunate circumstances, the band showed their ability to power through the darkness and give the fans the performance they so desperately craved.

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