Sacred Reich to Release Classic Albums on Vinyl via Metal Blade

Sacred Reich will release CD and LP re-issues of their classic albums Ignorance, Surf Nicaragua, and The American Way via their label Metal Blade Records. These albums are three of the most important albums in Thrash Metal history, and a must-own for collectors. Pre-order your copies now at the link below. The band released their comeback album in 2019, Awakening, and are already working on the follow-up.

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Metallica and Puck HCKY Team Up on An Apparel Line

Metal legends Metallica and Detroit-based apparel company Puck HCKY have joined forces for a hockey-inspired clothing line. The series is on sale from the brands’ website and Metallica’s site as well. Puck HCKY has made apparel lines for tons of bands such as Slayer, Opeth, Anthrax, Gojira, Exodus, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Havok – V

Judging by its title, the latest release by US thrashers Havok is either a bold, singular statement about this being their fifth full-length studio release, or, rather less plausibly, that it’s actually a concept album based on the 1980s sci-fi series about alien lizard people who wear big red jumpsuits. Sadly, it is, in fact, the rather more mundane first option, but that doesn’t stop V (Century Media) from being bigger and almost as frightening than the hairstyles on that show.Continue reading

Reed Mullin, Hardcore Punk and Metal Legend of Corrosion of Conformity, Has Died

We have sad news to report at this hour as Corrosion of Conformity co-founder and legend Reed Mullin has died after an illness. He was just 53 years old. News starting hitting social media earlier today as tributes from his friends and peers, followed by his band started to trend. We are saddened by this loss to the music world and will bring you more news as it develops. We’re sending our sympathies at this hour to Reed, family, band, friends, and fans.Continue reading

REVIEW: Municipal Waste – Napalm Death – Sick Of It All: Live at Worcester Palladium

We were back at the Worcester Palladium for the massive fall tour co-headline tour of Municipal Waste and Napalm Death, with Sick Of It All and Take Offense as support! The venue had been home to the annual Rock and Shock all weekend, “3 days of Metal and Horror”. The weekend had already seen the likes of Korpiklanni, Eluveitie, Revocation, with locals like Vivisepulture, and Ice Giant (Day 1) and Day 2 was dominated by the folks over at Psychopathic Records with the Insane Clown Posse and all their friends as well, with a few local bands opening on the second stage upstairs.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

Call me a Democrat candidate because I’m about to shamelessly pander to the youth; Creeping Death‘s Wretched Illusions (eOne) fucks. I think I typed that out correctly. That’s the saying, right, fellow kids? All that nonsense aside, know that Creeping Death is here and much like their Texan brethren in Power Trip, they’ve packed all the riffs and mosh parts that a growing boy needs from their metal. Continue reading

Power Trip To Release New Stand Alone Single – “Hornet’s Nest”

Dallas, Texas Crossover kings Power Trip just blew out minds again. We reported last week thatw Power Trio the band was in the studio recording their new album for an early 2020 release. In the meantime, they plan to give fans a chance to feast on new music to tide us over. They will release the stand-alone track ‘Hornet’s Nest’ on October 8th! The pre-order is already up via their Bandcamp page at the link below!Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 35 – Phil Rind of Sacred Reich Talks New Album and Keeping the Faith

Thrash metal legends Sacred Reich are releasing their comeback album, Awakening, their first in 23 years, on August 23rdvia Metal Blade Records. Ghost Cult’s Keefy had the honor of chatting with frontman Phil Rind about making the new album, getting new (guitarist Joey Radzwill) and old members (Dave McClain – ex-Machine Head) back in the band, touring, working with producer Arthur Rizk, some thrash history, the outlook for President Trump, and much more! Continue reading

Enforced – At the Walls

 

At The Walls (WAR Records) is a low risk, no-frills release by Thrash newcomers Enforced. The album is rich with twists and turns but leaves many of its best ideas underdeveloped. The result is that Enforced is a bit like a Deli, and At The Walls a collection of ham sandwiches. Continue reading