ALBUM REVIEW: …And Oceans – As In Gardens, So In Tombs


From crediting ventriloquist dummies with vocal performances to a former singer whose stage wear involved blue paint and a dress, it’s safe to say that Finnish act …And Oceans has a rather unique history. Starting life as a symphonic black metal act, guitarist and founder member Timo Kontio moved the band towards a more industrial sound before eventually choosing to alter their name accordingly. After releasing one full-length album as Havoc Unit, Kontio returned to the band’s original name and style in 2017, reuniting with former axe partner Teemu Saari along the way.Continue reading


Cradle Of Filth and Devildriver Book Leg One of “Double Trouble Live” U.S. Co-Headline Tour, with Black Satellite and Oni


Black Metal legends Cradle Of Filth and groove metal pioneers Devildriver are thrilled to announce their highly-anticipated upcoming 2023 U.S. co-headline tour, beginning March 8, 2023 in Tempe, AZ. The first leg of the “Double Trouble Live” tour will visit several popular western and southern U.S. markets, coming to an end in Albuquerque, NM on March 26. Support will come from Black Satellite and Oni.

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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


System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, Turnstile, Chevelle, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf, Mr. Bungle and More are Booked for Sick New World Fest in 2023


 

System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Evanescence and Deftones will headline Sick New World Festival, a new music festival in 2023 featuring some of the biggest names in nu-metal. Among the dozens of bands on the bill, it will mark the reunions of both Flyleaf with lacey Sturm and Coal Chamber. The event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the site of the recent When We Were Young Festival, that was forced to cancel one day of the fest due to high winds.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Defacing God – The Resurrection of Lilith



 

Hailing from the land of Hans Christian Andersen, Vikings and Lego, Danish melodic death metal act Defacing God exist in the world of witchcraft and the occult, their debut album The Resurrection of Lilith (Napalm Records) a monstrous slab of European extremity with a heavily symphonic touch.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pestilence Hex – The Ashen Abhorrence


The Ashen Abhorrence (Debemur Morti Productions) is the debut album from Finnish duo Pestilence Hex, who delivers a full-on blast of heavily old-school Norwegian-influenced black metal. The project brings together vocalist M.Malignant (Corpsessed / Tyranny) and multi-instrumentalist L.Oathe (Desolate Shrine / Convocation) two musicians better known in death/doom circles, but who certainly appear to also know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to the black stuff.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth – Frayle Live at The Machine Shop


Flint, Michigan, might be known for the crime, cars, and crisis. Yet this down-and-out town has more to offer than that. Music fans know it best for being home to The Machine Shop. This nationally acclaimed music venue has been hosting, supporting, and celebrating bands for twenty years. This special concert lounge has gained its reputation because of their genuine love of live music and doting on its patrons. They bring to mid-Michigan audiences an enthusiasm and care most venues don’t bother with anymore. It was a bright, spring evening last weekend when a group of goth kids formed a line outside this beloved hall’s doors. They were exposed to more sunlight than what they were probably used to, but it was worth it because the Symphonic Black Metal Titans, Cradle of filth, were in town. Continue reading


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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