Eluveitie, Unleash The Archers and D.R.I. Vagos MetalFest

Vagos MetalFest in Portugal has followed up their announcement of headliners in Behemoth, they have now added Eluveitie, Unleash The Archers and D.R.I. to the 2020 event. The fifth edition of the fest takes place between July 30th – August 1st 2020 in Vagos, Portugal. Also, booked for the fest are Testament, Harakiri For The Sky, Asphyx and Trollfest, with many more to be announced in the time ahead! Weekend passes are now available at the link below. Continue reading

REVIEW: Maryland Deathfest 2019

Maryland Deathfest held their annual festival in the venerable city of Baltimore a few weeks back. The four-day is one of the best-run independent underground metal festivals in the world. As usual Ghost Cult was on hand for the festivities, with Hillarie Jason bringing you her spectacular eye on bands through photos.  Continue reading

PODCAST: EPISODE 22: -Felix Griffin of M.O.D. Classics Sets The Record Straight

Felix Griffin is a drumming legend of Hardcore Punk and Crossover Thrash Metal. He has been a drummer with D.R.I. on some classic albums, and played with a host of other bands, recently with BAT and M.O.D. Classics. In a brief chat with Felix, he explains the basis of the new project MOD Classic with founding M.O.D. members, eventual plans for the project, the progress of recruiting a new singer, hopes for touring, how corporate interests ruin music, balancing a family and work in music, as well as Felix’s other projects such as playing on the recent BAT release and his new work with The Krum Bums. We appreciate Felix’s time as well his patience as a parade passed by our office right before we spoke!  Continue reading

BAT Streams Their Entire New Album – “Axestacy”

Crossover Thrash fans rejoice! BAT, featuring current and former members of Municipal Waste and D.R.I. Is streaming their entire new album Axestacy (Hells Headbangers Records)! BAT is a fun, aggro take on modern thrash that deserves your attention to these concise, well-written tracks!  Continue reading

Insanity Alert – 666 Pack

Famed for skiing, Innsbruck, Austria, is a pretty unusual location to have spawned a Crossover Thrash band. That said, the thought of the après-ski hoity-toity being brought down to earth by Insanity Alert and their beer-chugging third album 666 Pack (Season Of Mist) upsetting the tourists is a joy to consider. Continue reading

Municipal Waste – Slime And Punishment

It’s a commonly held belief that when Thrash Metal slipped into a coma sometime during the early Nineties, it was all due to an over-saturation of bands and a paucity of creativity. And while it’s certainly true that around 1989-90, the well was indeed beginning to running dry, a number of bands did try their best to mix things up in an attempt to prolong the Thrash adventure. Coroner tried Jazz and Prog, Mordred took the Funk route, Voivod turned into Pink Floyd, and let’s not forget Celtic Frost and their, er… misguided attempt to reinvent themselves as a Glam act.  Continue reading

The 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival Lineup Has Been Revealed

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The 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival will be taking place from June 16th-18th in Clisson, France next year, and the final lineup has now been confirmed. Continue reading