ALBUM REVIEW: Sightless Pit – Lockstep Bloodwar


 

Following their 2020 Grave of a Dog debut which happened to feature a certain Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), Sightless Pit (duo Lee Buford of The Body and Dylan Walker from Full of Hell) return (sans Hayter) with sophomore release Lockstep Bloodwar (Thrill Jockey).

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Teramaze Share Their Cover of Phil Collins and Philip Bailey’s “Easy Lover” – ft. Vocalist Nathan Peachey


 

Teramaze has shared a new single and video for their cover of 1980s pop hit duet “Easy Lover’ – written by bassist Nathan East (Fourplay, Eric Clapton) and performed by Phil Collins (Genesis) and Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, and Fire). The band has also announced the return of vocalist Nathan Peachey, who was the vocalist on their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Her Halo. The band will carry on with two vocalists now. Stream the track and watch the video now!

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Earth Releases a New Album – “Even Hell Has Its Heroes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”


 

Doom/Drone Metal innovators Earth have released a new album for New Year’s Day. Even Hell Has Its Heroes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), from the forthcoming movie of the same name, is out now and streaming via Bandcamp. The vinyl edition was successfully crowdfunded by the fans and is sold out, but CD and limited cassette versions are available. The album contains 16 tracks and 63 minutes of new music, with artwork by Richey Beckett. Engineered and mastered by Mell Dettmer. Additional musicians on the album include Steve Moore, Don McGreevy, Bill Herzog, Lori Goldston, and Dettmer. Purchase and stream the album now!

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Watch Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” In The Styles of Pantera, Poppy, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Steelheart, Yes and More!


Anthony Vincent is back with another one of his awesome 10 Second Songs videos from his popular YouTube channel! This time he recreates Rick Astely’s 1980s classic in the styles of Pantera, Prince, Toto, Chris Isak, Foster The People, Beach Boys, Steelheart, The Notorious B.I.G., New Order, Earth, Wind and Fire, Korn, Billy Joel, Deftones, George Michael, Yes, The Verve, and My Chemical Romance! Check it out! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Insect Ark – The Vanishing


For over eight years, Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin created heavy, eerie soundscapes as Brooklyn-based duo Insect Ark. When this fragmented last year, with a new album and US tour in the pipeline, leading force Schechter found herself in a tight corner until a serendipitous union with former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson enabled the renewed probability of both. Tour almost complete, it’s time for the fourth album The Vanishing (Profound Lore Records) to hit the airwaves and Patterson’s influence, together with a more intense writing process, sees the band’s sound throb with added weight.Continue reading


Roadburn 2020 Books Earth, False, Sylvaine, Body Void, Sólveig Matthildur and More!


Roadburn Festival 2020 has booked its final bands for the upcoming fest this April. Kicking things off with the new bands Earth will perform as part of Emma Ruth Rundle’s curated event, celebrating thirty years, as well as a solo performance by Dylan Carlson. Also, part of Emma’s event are GC favorites False and Sylvaine. Additional artists joining the main bill are Body Void, Sólveig Matthildur, Dynfari (second set) and Rubin “Zwoelboy” van Nistelrooy, Erik “El Cahole” van de Beek, and Frankie Fuzz AKA The Ballet Bombs. Taking place April 16-19th in Tilburg, NL, weekend passes are sold out as are Thursday, Friday and Saturday day passes. The fest also announced their 2020 Full Bleed Art series, which includes giants of the mediums such as John Baizley, Richey Beckett,David V. D’Andrea, Douwe Dijkstra, Maarten Donders, Fortifem, Jondix, Marald van Haasteren, and Burlesque of North America. Continue reading


Watch “Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed in the Style of Metallica, Faith No More, Rush, Strapping Young Lad


Anthony Vincent of the YouTube Channel 10 Second Songs is back with another amazing parody video. Here is tackles Disturbed’s original classic hit single ‘Down With The Sickness” in 20 popular styles including Simon and Garfunkel, Metallica, Tears for Fears Faith No More Childish Gambino, Buju Banton, Michael Bolton, The Hu, Bill Withers, Yungblud, Pink Floyd, Barney The Dinosaur, Strapping Young Lad, Beethoven, Earth, Wind & Fire, Genesis and more! Continue reading


GUEST POST: Adrienne Davies of Earth – Favorite Albums of 2019


 

Here is yet another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! 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. Adrienne Davies, drummer and artist non-parallel of Earth has shared her shortlist of faves from 2019 with us. Earth released their immense new classic Full Upon Her Burning Lips in May via Sargent House and we chatted with her and Dylan Carlson in New York to discuss the album and their career. Check out her picks! Continue reading