Love was not in the air on this Valentine’s Day. Nope. Instead, it was psychotic screams, blastbeats, shred guitar and a lot of headbanging, beer, and B.O. We assembled on a bitterly cold night in February to a fitting place. The Warsaw is the Home for Polish American’s in Brooklyn, set to welcome the 30-year and counting extreme metal legends, also from Poland, Vader. Vader is preparing a brand new album and recently released a new single, the brutal ‘Shock and Awe’ so lots of good fun was on tap. The Warsaw has actually become one of the better venues in Brooklyn with great beer, awesome bartenders, great event staff, Polish food (pierogies and more) and great sound and lights. We love coming here! The freezing cold night was no match for the sold-out show and a bunch of Brooklyn rowdy metal heshers and hesherettes. Continue reading
Edmonton’s Extreme Metallers Omniarch will release their self-titled debut album on May 8th! The band is streaming their new single, complete with lyrics, ‘Ohn Cairn’, today at Ghost Cult! The track is brutal, death metal with shredding solos, and some cool melodic moments! Subscribe to their new YouTube channel and check out the track! Continue reading
If you know, have interacted with me through social media, or have seen my list of top albums of 2019, you would already know that I’m an Opeth fanboy. I love, basically, everything that the band has released. You would also probably know that I’m a bass player and (yes, you guessed it!) Martin Méndez is my favorite bass player and one of my top inspirations to play the four-stringed instrument. So, when I heard that he was releasing a new Death Metal project, called White Stones, I was equally excited and confused. When talking about the release of the infamous Heritage (Roadrunner Records), Mikael Åkerfeldt, singer, songwriter, and guitar player from Opeth, stated that they wrote a Death Metal record as a follow up for Watershed (Roadrunner Records), which is their last heavy record, but Méndez talked him out of it stating that was not the music that he should be writing for Opeth. Can you understand my confusion now? Continue reading
Old-School Death Metal disciples Angerot are releasing their new album, The Divine Apostate, via Redefining Darkness Records on March 27rth, 2020. And speaking of greats, the album features legends such as Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Memento Mori, Notre Dame), Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation), and Ben Ash (Carcass, Satyricon – live) as guests. Jam out to the track now and pre-order the The Divine Apostate at the link below.
Ghost Cult is pleased to bring you the crushing new single ‘Vestiments of Cancer’! Continue reading
Long-running death metallers Vader will release their new album Solitude In Madness May 1st via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are live now in an array of bundles. The band has also announced a big tour of Europe, on top of their current tour dates, The band will also team up with Hotel Radio for live stream of their London show on Monday! Continue reading
Ah, the long-vaunted return to Deathcore form for Suicide Silence. Or is it? I’m sure the cynics and naysayers have already written off Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast) as a simple effort to save face after the experimental and pseudo-Nu-metal stylings of 2017’s Suicide Silence. But let’s really get down to brass tacks here: Suicide Silence isn’t the first or last band to hit the soft reboot button on their careers. Continue reading
Detroit’s brutal Death metallers Asylence are releasing their new EP tomorrow, February 20th 2020. Eulogy of Man features top musicianship and is a heavy, melodic, groove-laden group of songs sure to excite old-school heads as well as forward-thinking fans of modern bands. Purchase and stream the EP now before its official drop, only at Ghost Cult! Continue reading