Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, 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. Nathan, Ollie, and Graham from Possessor shared their collective Top Ten Albums List for 2020. the bands’ new album Damn The Light released this past October on APF Records.
In a year of great tragedy and upheaval, where the word ‘unprecedented’ became a mantra spoken around the world, music has been a stabilising force for millions of us. It has been a consistent power for good at a time when many of us have struggled with unemployment, illness, and bereavement. Whether providing companionship during stretches of isolation, rallying us to fight for change when faced with corrupt political machinations, or even just handing us a convenient distraction from the horrors outside our window, never have I felt such a kinship with music and the people who dedicate their lives to the art.
Ghost Cult stalwart, mainstay, and truly valued senior writer Mat Davies blesses us with his top twenty albums of the year, plus some thoughts on the year that has been, and that which is still to come… Continue reading
As we draw down (the moon) on our reveal of the top seventy-five albums of the year, as voted for by the cast, crew, and alumni of this fine rock, metal, punk, hardcore and indie-focused site, we can take a moment to reflect on the power of heavy music, and that every one of the seventy-five albums we are celebrating and acknowledging will have had a positive impact on several of our team and readers.Continue reading
Legendary Progressive Metal band Enslaved has been honored with 12-part documentary series on Norwegian television and on Youtube. The series is named Heimvegen (The Way Home) and all episodes are subtitled into English. The first five episodes are live now and new episodes will run every Saturday. The documentary offers a detailed insight into the history of the band, following Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson as they guide us through the journey of Enslaved’s formative years. Check out some classic and current photos from the band. Their new album Utgard is out now via Nuclear Blast/By Norse Records.
Building off of their wildly successful livestreams to promote their new album Utgard (Nuclear Blast), Enslaved will host a live-streaming concert and Q & A event with the band on December 20th. The Winter Solstice streaming event for Saturday 19th December via the Revolver Magazine Facebook page, which will be followed by a live Q&A with some band members. The digital event will feature all three parts of Enslaved’s recent Cinematic Summer Tour, the revered filmed performances titled; ‘Chronicles of the Northbound’, ‘Below the Lights’ and ‘Utgard the Journey Within’.
Gimme Metal has been killing it this year by not only bringing you round the clock metal music on their FREE app on two simultaneous channels, but they have helped out a lot of bands affected by the pandemic with feature episodes and specials hosted by the bands themselves. Every week they publish their new list of upcoming guests and theory top 40- metal charts based on their listenership. Guest DJ Specials coming soon include Rivers Of Nihil, Armored Saint, Trivium, Enslaved, and Ghost Cult! That’s right! Our own Chief Editor Keefy will host a two hour special on Thursday, November 5th at 11 AM EST with our own curated playlist of awesome metal tracks from across Death Metal, Stoner Doom, Prog, Thrash, Viking, Dark Folk, Black metal, and more! Sign up for FREE and tune in today!Continue reading
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Enslaved’s Cinematic Summer Tour will finally come to a close this evening – the final act will take place at 11am PT / 2pm ET. This special virtual release event is called ‘Utgard – The Journey Within’. Their new album Utgard releases tomorrow via Nuclear Blast worldwide. (review here).Continue reading
Viking Metal started out by combining the epic energy of Black Metal with the mystical grace of Folk music. Enslaved is a band at the pinnacle of this heavy, Nordic sound. Starting out as teenagers, this Norweigian act has successively enhanced the Scandinavian metal scene for nearly thirty years. Their beginnings were more in the realm of the extreme, but over time Enslaved has not been afraid to dip into other genres like Prog Rock and Jazz. It’s encouraging to witness their ability to be undaunted by their explorations while still being true to their Viking roots. Their new fifteenth full-length album, Utgard (Nuclear Blast) verifies their astute ambition of experimentmentation and expression.