Ghost Cult is kicking off our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR types, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. Dungeon Synth / Black Metal artist Gate Master shares his top 10 releases of 2020.
2020 has already been a busy year for San Diego electronic darkheart Shrieking. Debut album Let the Galaxy Burn (Self-Release) was released in January; a single, Truth About Demons (Self-Release) appeared at the beginning of May, and is closely followed by this Split (Self-Release) with St. Louis Dungeon Synth project Puddleglum. It’s a curious and enticing prospect, enhanced by both bands weighing in with a healthy representation of the material.Continue reading
Dungeon Synth innovator Mortiis is set to release a new album Spirit Of Rebellion – a re-interpreted expansion and continuation of the 1994 “Era I” classic Ånden som Gjorde Opprør. Spirit Of Rebellion will be released on CD, vinyl and digital format. Physical pre-orders will be available from Dead Seed Productions. Check out the video for the first single ‘Visions of an Ancient Future’! Continue reading
As the last weekend of March rolled around and people got ready to make piss-poor April Fool’s jokes, the Northeast Dungeon Siege MMXIX music and gaming fest happened at The Raven; a club located in one of the sketchiest parts of Worcester, MA. Centering around the headliner and arguably the artist most commonly associated with the term “Dungeon Synth,” Mortiis, the fest combined three nights of synth artists from around the globe, multiple merchants selling everything from board games to jewelry and fake dreadlocks, and two days of gaming. For those interested in synth music, metal, the occult, gaming, elves, goblins, hobbits, King Richards Faire, cosplay and excessive use of fog machines in small spaces, this is likely where they spent their weekend.Continue reading
Nik Cameron runs one of the most unique and interest review sites on the web. The new Dumb and Dumbest Podcast, number #111 is streaming and it’s an interview with Nik Cameron of Glacially Musical. Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Make sure to check the links below to enter Matt and Curtis’s “Marketing Challenge” and help your band learn to rule! Continue reading
Clayton Michaels is a man wearing many hats, running a cool metal website, his own PR company and, recently he just launched a label. He has a great take on the scene and a lot of information to share. The new Dumb and Dumbest Podcast, number #110 is streaming and it’s an interview with Clayton Michaels of Indy Metal Vault, Oinari Media and Akashic Envoy Records. Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading