PODCAST 96: Grant of In The Company of Serpents on “Lux”

Ghost Cult caught up with In The Company Of Serpents leader Grant Netzorg to discuss their new album Lux, which is out now. We chatted with Greg about the new album, the history of the band, how the birth of his daughter and raising her has had a direct impact on his music, the other members of his band and how they contribute to the unique blend of Black Metal, Sludge, Doom and American genres, the incredible Denver metal scene, Greg’s hopes to eventually perform the entire album live, and what the concert industry might look like post-coronavirus lockdown. You can purchase and stream Lux here and check out our chat!

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Cattle Decapitation Shares New Album Teaser and Details

Confirming the news of last week, Cattle Decapitation has announced their new album, Death Atlas will release via Metal Blade Records on November 29th. Produced at Denver’s Flatline Audio with their frequent collaborator producer Dave Otero, he commented “I am completely exhausted but incredibly proud of the album we put together. I can assure you that no corners were cut, no details were overlooked, and that hard work was poured into every second of the record from start to finish. I can’t wait to share it with the world.” Watch the album teaser trailer below. The band will perform new songs on the 2019 Summer Slaughter tour, kicking off next week. Ghost Cult will bring you further details for the album as soon as we have them. Continue reading

Immortal Bird – Thrive on Neglect

Thirty-seven minutes of dark passion. That’s what we get with the second album, Thrive on Neglect from Chicago troop, Immortal Bird. The production was handled by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Immaculately produced, the album sounds great in headphones or full on with speakers.

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Cattle Decapitation Completes New Album

In a post to Instagram by frontman Travis Ryan, Cattle Decapitation has concluded the production of their new album. The record is due later in 2019 or early in 2020 via Metal Blade Records and was recorded by their frequent collaborator, David Otero at Westminster Studios in Denver, Colorado. It will be their first new full-length album since 2015’s incredible Anthropocene Extinction. The album is also their first with new bassist Oliver Pinnard, also of Cryptopsy. We’re looking forward to the new album since the band is one of the leading lights of Death Metal genre today. Catch the band all summer as one fo the three headliners of Summer Slaughter Tour. Continue reading

Khemmis Release Debut Album, Announce Tour Dates


Khemmis, photo by Travis Heacock

Khemmis, photo by Travis Heacock


Denver, Colorado Melodic Doom dealers Khemmis released their debut album, Absolution, today via 20 Buck Spin. The quartet recorded the album with famed producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Nightbringer) at Flatline Audio in Denver.

Absolution features six tracks of moving and meticulously crafted music, calling up sonic similarities to Pallbearer, Graves at Sea, and the hypnotic hum of Sleep.

The album is available for digital download through the Khemmis BandCamp.com page; it can also be picked up via the 20 Buck Spin Website at www.20BuckSpin.com.

Khemmis will also head out on a West Coast tour supporting the new album, taking on cities from Denver to Seattle, along with special guests.

Khemmis’ Absolution was released July 7, 2015 via 20 Buck Spin

Khemmis’ Absolution was released July 7, 2015 via 20 Buck Spin

Khemmis Tour Dates

Aug 01: Denver, CO: HiDive w/ Call of the Void, Of Feather and Bone

Aug 06: Seattle, WA: Highline w/ Satanarchist, Brainscraper

Aug 07: Olympia, WA: McCoy’s w/ Infinite Flux

Aug 08: Portland, OR: High Water Mark w/ Druden, Satanarchist

Aug 09: Eugene, OR: The Wandering Goat

Aug10: Sacramento, CA: Café Colonial w/Decade of Statues

Aug11: Oakland, CA: Golden Bull Bar w/ Bog Oak

Aug12: San Jose, CA: San Jose Rock Shop

Aug13: Los Osos, CA – TBA

Aug14: Los Angeles, CA: Complex w/Atlas Moth, Vattnet Viskar, Atriarch

Aug15: Tempe, AZ– Yucca Tap Room w/ Atlas Moth, Vattnet Viskar, Atriarch





Audio:Cattle Decapitation Stream New Song Mammals In Babylon

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Cattle Decapitation has released a new song today, ‘Mammals In Babylon’, from their forthcoming new album The Anthropocene Extinction due for release from Metal Blade on August 7th. You can stream the track at this link.



The Anthropocene Extinction is the followup to the critically acclaimed and beloved by death metal fans Monolith of Inhumanity. The Anthropocene Extinction was produced by frequent collaborator Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.

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Cattle Decapitations’s artwork for cattle decapitation ‘The Anthropocene Extinction’

Cattle Decapitation will appear on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Obscura and more.


In conjunction with the Summer Slaughter Tour, the band has announce a special Halfway To Slaughter contest! To enter go to the Summer Slaughter Tour’s FaceBook page and share the streaming single post to enter: https://www.facebook.com/SummerSlaughterTour. One random fan on FaceBook will be selected on July 6thto win prizes courtesy of Indie Merch and Metal Blade Records. The mega prize pack will include:


The Anthropocene Extinction T-shirt
– 30″ x 60″ full-color custom album art beach towel
– Aluminum water bottle with gold band logo print
– 4′ x 2′ full-color album art tapestry
– 4-count button pack with custom hangcard
– 5″ square full-color album art sticker
– 5″ embroidered patch with gold band logo
– Cassette copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– CD copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– Double LP copy of The Anthropocene Extinction


Prize package is expected to ship around August 3rd, 2015. Prize pack details and image are available at http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/item/33188.