Enslaved Releases New Video, Re-signs to Nuclear Blast

Progressive Metal legends Enslaved have announced they have re-signed to Nuclear Blast Records, continuing the relationship they have had for the last decade. The band continues to work towards the follow-up.  The band also released a new music video for the bonus track from their acclaimed last album E. Check out this cool clip for the song,  ‘What Else Is There’, a cover of an electro-pop song by Röyskopp. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digipack CD and digital version on E. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Decibel Metal and Beer Festival 2019

Today is the day! The third annual Decibel Metal and Beer Festival takes place today at the Fillmore in Philadelphia! Fourteen of the best bands and some of the best craft brewers in the world converge in Philly for all the mayhem. Today Saturday and tomorrow Sunday, April 13-14, 2019, will be full of music, beers, and awesometastic vendors and people. The pre-party was last night, but we have your preview below. Doors and pours start at 4 PM and there are a few tickets left at the door! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 9 – Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine Previews Metal and Beerfest III

Ghost Cult had the honor of speaking with Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian for our latest podcast. Albert previewed the upcoming Metal and Beerfest III, taking place this April, 13th, and 14th at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Albert discussed his approach to curating the fest, booking bands like Baroness, Triptykon, Obituary, Enslaved, Rosetta and more, plus the many talented young bands from the Philly area, working with the best and most metal craft breweries (and meaderies) in America, the Decibel Magazine Tour 2020 and more! There are only a few tickets left for this weekend, so get yours here!  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #123: Alan Averill of Primordial on Maintaining a Legacy

Many veteran bands don’t realize they are sitting on treasure troves of content, just waiting to be shared and engaged with, minting new fans craving authenticity.  Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #123 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Alan Averill of Primordial on Maintaining A LegacyDumb and Dumbest hosts Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Emperor’s In The Nightside Eclipse Turns 25

Truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to the entire Norwegian Black Metal scene, its founding epoch, and its legacy. A lot of text has been written about how terrible certain characters in the scene were. Every band at the time seemed to revel in being befouled by the stain of their actions. Emperor is no different and was a vital part of that scene. Having made amends to whatever level they can mea culpa their mistakes as kids, their names no less ruined than their peers. Musically, however, they have few equals in terms of what they put down. Their full-length debut album In The Nightside Eclipse (Candlelight Records) is still one of the gold-standard Black Metal albums ever made, and worthy of deep analysis on the silver- anniversary of its release. Continue reading