ALBUM REVIEW: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist: Live at Abbey Road


Last year, UK metalcore masters Architects showed a new side of their souls with their ninth album For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph Records). Now with their performance at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, each song shines in its full potential for a historic mark in the band’s career.

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Rise Against Books a Headline Tour with The Used, Senses Fail, Pennywise, and Rotting Out


Rise Against, still supporting their Nowhere Generation (Epitaph Records) album from 2021, has announced a summer 2022 North American headline tour in two parts, and European dates as well. The first leg will have support from Pennywise and Rotting Out, and leg two with support from The Used and Senses Fail. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 4th.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gregor Barnett – Don’t Go Throwing Roses In My Grave


They say (well, Turisas did, which is probably as unlikely a band to reference in the introduction to a review of a solo album by the vocalist from The Menzingers as you’re going to get) no good story ever starts with drinking tea. But, maybe, just maybe this one does. For the journey of Don’t Go Throwing Roses In My Grave (Epitaph Records), the first solo album from Gregor Barnett begins with the premature closing of one adventure and the unplanned void of returning home to… no plans. Just peace, quiet, solitude, and, well, whatever hot drink of choice our man from Pennsylvania chooses to imbibe the morning.

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Quicksand Shares New Single and Video – “Missle Command” – New Album Incoming


Post-Hardcore originators Quicksand have announced a new album – Distant Populations out digitally on August 13 and on vinyl September 24 via Epitaph Records. Included on the album will be their recent single “Inversion” and they dropped a new single – “Missle Command” along with an an awesome animated video. Watch ‘Missile Command’ now!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist


Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading


Architects Share New Single and Music Video – “Black Lungs”


UK Metalcore leaders Architects have shared a new single and music video from their upcoming new album, For Those Who Wish To Exist will be released on February 26th through Epitaph Records. The post-apocalyptic scenes depicted in the clip for “Black Lungs” “calls for us to examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes, and foreshadowing of extinction.” Check it out now!

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Touché Amoré Shares New Single, New Album “Lament” Coming Soon


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!

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PODCAST: Episode 89: Jacob Bannon (Converge) on Umbra Vitae Band and Debut Album


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.

Buy the album here https://orcd.co/umbravitae

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https://jacobbannon.com/

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