Touché Amoré has shared a new single, ‘Limelight (ft. Andy Hull)’, from their forthcoming new album Lament due this fall, on October 9th via Epitaph Records. The post-Hardcore bands’ new album was produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn), you check out the visualizer to the track now!
Ghost Cult was honored to chat with musician and artist Jacob Bannon of Converge, Wear Your Wounds, and his new band Umbra Vitae. That group just released their debut album, Shadow of Life, (read our review here), a brutal, OSDM flavored album created by Jacob and a group of master musicians and friends such as Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, WYW) and Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex Hatebreed, WYW) Greg Weeks (The Red Chord, Labor Hex) and Jon Rice (Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Job For A Cowboy). In a frank discussion with our editor Keefy, Jacob discussed the impact coronavirus has had on the music world and more specifically his bands and his label Deathwish Inc., what are the Death Metal inspirations of the group, how Umbra Vitae came together, how this is a full band and not side-project, the poem that inspired the band name and the entire album, an update on new Converge and WYW music, and much more. Jacob is working to stay focused and creative during the pandemic to keep his bands and Deathwish Inc. alive in all of this and if you can, please support his music, art activities at these links.
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Converge is one of the lucky Hardcore/Punk bands that has seen notable success over the years. Though they have flirted with the metal genre on some of their albums like The Poacher Diaries (Relapse Records) and You Fail Me (Epitaph Records), frontman Jason Bannon has been itching to make something heavier. This veteran vocalist loves his celebrated children Converge and Wear Your Wounds, but is now really exposing his heart for ferocity with his new Death Metal project, Umbra Vitae. Along with some other experienced and eager members, Bannon has just released the band’s debut LP, Shadows of Life on his own label, Deathwish Inc.
letlive. has shared the demos of their acclaimed Fake History album in celebration of album’s tenth anniversary as a “pay what you want” release, out now via 333 Wreckords Crew Bandcamp page. The label is owned by letlive. frontman and current Fever333 leader and vocalist Jason Aalon Butler. Fake History was reissued by legendary indie punk label Epitaph in 2011 and the album received high praise from media and fans alike, ranking highly in end of year lists by esteemed publications.letlive. went on to become one of the greatest bands of the decade. Continue reading
Parkway Drive hosted an exclusive streaming event last weekend of their new documentary, the amazing Viva The Underdogs. Now they have announced the film will be available to rent or buy digitally from Friday, 24th April through Amazon, iTunes, Google, and Vimeo. Viva the Underdogs initially had a very limited cinema release in January, which coincided with the release of a live soundtrack album with the same name. We will be releasing our review soon if you missed it or can’t buy or rent right now. To get you sufficiently hype, they have dropped a new extended trailer, which you can see right now! Continue reading
Parkway Drive will unveil their epic new Viva The Underdogs documentary via YouTube for free today! The soundtrack to Viva The Underdogs came out last week. Their epic new documentary – “which gives an incredibly honest and candid look at Parkway Drive’s 15-year underdog journey” – one time only – on April 4 from the following times: 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST / 11pm CEST / Sunday, April 5 7am AEST / 6am JST. Watch at the link below!
Converge has shared a brand new track to help us get through this dark time! ‘Endless Arrow’ is a a new, over 30-minute version of their song ‘Aimless Arrow’, from their 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph Records). The song was shared as a “pay what you want” option on Bandcamp, so feel free to help this band, who have indicated they are working on new music for a future release.
The band commented:
To keep people entertained in these challenging times, Converge present “Endless Arrow”; A over 30 minute ambient/experimental version of our song “Aimless Arrow” created by Kurt Ballou. This ambient/experimental track is offered as a “Pay What You Want” download.
You know what’s the best thing about Bad Religion’s latest studio LP Age of Unreason (Epitaph Records)? How it’s such an honest and pristinely produced slab of melodic punk from a band that’s been rabble rousing since 1980. I mean, it’s futile to expect any different from this legendary Los Angeles outfit, but judging by the verbal ammunition in Age of Unreason’s chamber, it’s clear that today’s urine-soaked politics has clearly irked Bad Religion. Continue reading
Falling In Reverse have released another new single and video Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor on the track ‘Drugs’. The clip has two special cameos in the clip, so be on the look out for them. The song is the third and final track in the band’s recent trilogy of standalone songs, which also includes ‘Losing My Life’ and ‘Losing My Mind’. Falling In Reverse is about to head out on a headlining North American tour in April and May. The tour kicks off on April 20 in the band’s native Las Vegas and wraps up May 24 in Los Angeles. Joining Falling In Reverse for this cross-country trek are Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, and New Years Day. Continue reading
Riding high on the strength of their acclaimed album Holy Hell (Epitaph Records), Architects have released a new live performance video. Shot on tour in Germany by director Carlo Oppermann, “Royal Beggars” is a live version filmed and recorded on tour to capture the incredible feeling of this essential band in their natural setting. Watch the clip right now! Continue reading