Watch SEVEN)SUNS Cover Cult Leader’s “Lightless Walk” 

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

Crowhurst – III

 

I’ll let you in on a little secret when it comes to reviewing metal and hardcore. If Converge’s Kurt Ballou produced or recorded an album, chances are that the getting is going to be pretty good. Two songs into Crowhurst’s III (Prophecy Productions) I found myself wondering who manned the boards and – lo and behold – the aforementioned Ballou handled the affair at the now legendary GodCity Studios. Praise the maker. Continue reading

Great Falls- A Sense Of Rest

It is coming to the end of another year, a time with some celebration you may have heard of on the horizon and, more importantly, for end of year lists, where mostly sane people agonise and debate about ranking excellent things they enjoyed in an arbitrary list format which simultaneously means nothing and everything at the same time. It also means that albums released between now and the start of January will normally get overlooked; which, in the case of Great Falls and A Sense Of Rest (Corpse Flower Records), is a criminal injustice. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2017: Live At the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas

Before you sink your teeth into this, let me make a quick disclaimer for those of you looking for a standard review. This ain’t it. If you want to read, ad nauseam, about each band that played, who was good, who wasn’t, what songs they played or how many bands are “female fronted,” have female members or where any of these bands are from I can guarantee you a quick internet search will get you your fix somewhere. If you are looking for someone to tell you what any of the bands sound like, look like or act like then here is a novel idea, buy their music, go to a show and form an opinion for yourself. No offense intended to anyone writing something like that or looking for that kind of thing but you won’t find it here because I don’t feel like writing something everyone else has or will. (Offense intended to anyone still finding some ridiculous need to write or read about bands being “female fronted.” Fuck off.)

Oh, also there will be naughty words. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas Adds Mastodon As A Headliner

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will be taking place from August 18th-20th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The initial lineup seemed to feature every band ever, but now they’ve added Mastodon as the final headliner, and it’s officially one of the sickest bills ever created. Continue reading

Goatsnake, Subrosa, Royal Thunder, Rosetta, etc Confirmed For Crucial Fest 5

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Crucialfest 5 will be held June 18-20, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. The confirmed line will include:

Goatsnake
Dead Meadow
Royal Thunder
Rosetta
Mothership
Kowloon Walled City
Giant Squid
Captured! By Robots
Uzala
Norska
Black Pussy
Ides of Gemini
Demon Lung
Castle
Lesbian
Wild Throne
Ghetto Blaster
Eight Bells
Cold Blue Mountain
Throes

With Locals:
Eagle Twin
SubRosa
Cult Leader
Settle Down
Baby Gurl
Worst Friends
Agape
God’s Revolver
Eons
Dethrone the Soverign
Dark Seas
INVDRS
Cicadas
Disforia
Odium Totus
The Wasatch Fault
Turbo Chugg
The Ditch and the Delta
Oxcross
Filth Lords
Die Off
Top Dead Celebrity
Anthems
Stickfigures
D∅NE
Exes
Hard Men
Magda-Vega

Schedule
Thursday June 18th
Area 51 / 4pm / $10 / 18+ Stage
Baby Gurl
Eons
Throes
Cicadas
The Wasatch Fault
Filth Lords

Area 51 / 4pm / +$5 / 21+ Stage
INVDRS
Eight Bells
Ghetto Blaster
Cold Blue Mountain
Hard Men

Area 51 / 9pm / $10 / 21+
Royal Thunder
Wild Throne
Settle Down
Top Dead Celebrity
Friday June 19th
Area 51 / 4pm / $10 / 18+ Stage
Cult Leader
Rosetta
Ides of Gemini
Norska
Dethrone the Soverign
Disforia

Area 51 / 4pm / +$5 / 21+ Stage
The Ditch and the Delta
Castle
Demon Lung
Oxcross
Odium Totus

Urban Lounge / 9pm / $15 / 21+
Dead Meadow
Black Pussy
Dark Seas
D∅ne
Saturday June 20th
Area 51 / 2pm / $15 / 18+ Stage
SubRosa
Kowloon Walled City
Captured! By Robots
Giant Squid
Mothership
Worst Friends
Anthems
Stickfigures

Area 51 / 2pm / +$5 / 21+ Stage
God’s Revolver
Agape
Lesbian
Die Off
Exes
Danger Hailstorm
Magda-Vega

Urban Lounge / 9pm / $20 / 21+
Goatsnake
Eagle Twin
Uzala
Turbo Chugg
CrucialREST – Sunday June 21st
FREE / ALL AGES / FOOD
Kids & Dogs Welcome! No Alcohol Please
Bands and Venue TBA
*Schedule subject to change.
Accomodations

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Cult Leader Books A New Tour, New Album Due Later This Year

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Cult Leader has booked a new US tour and is preparing to go into the studio to record album #2 this spring. The explosive hardcore metal act was forged from the ashes of the seminal Salt Lake City band Gaza, and they funneled their new found fire to form their new band and release last year’s Nothing For Us Here on Deathwish Inc. They are heading into Godcity Studios in Salem, MA with the legendary Kurt Ballou for a release due later in 2015.

From the Press Release:

Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader is a band that needs little introduction. After the early 2013 dissolution of their prior band, metallic hardcore mainstays Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form a brand new beast: Cult Leader.

Cult Leader released their debut, Nothing For Us Here, last April via Deathwish Inc. Now, the band will head to Salem, MA to record new tracks that will become their yet-to-be-titled sophomore full-length, due later this year once again on Deathwish.

More information coming soon. In the meantime, keep up with Cult Leader on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

CULT LEADER – ON TOUR

March 3 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective

March 4 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios

March 5 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR

March 6 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter Lounge

March 7 Columbus, OH @ The House with No Name*

March 9 Washington, DC @ The Dougout*

March 10 Wilmington, DE @ Claymont VFW*#

March 11 Montclair, NJ @ Uncle Slevs*

March 12 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*

March 24 Burlington, VT @ Monkey House^

March 25 Sherbrooke, ON @ La Murdoch^

March 26 Montreal, QC @ La PBR^

March 27 Ottawa, ON @ Le Bistro^

March 28 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck^

March 30 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City^ %

March 31 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class%

April 1 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary%

April 2 Chicago, IL @ Club Rectum%

April 3 Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply

April 4 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November

* w/ Purge

^ w/ Old Wounds

% w/ Hollow Earth

# Full of Hell