US Sludge experimentalists The Body make such a habit of collaborative projects that one would think the duo aren’t overly happy in each other’s company. Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones Records) is the second such outing with US Industrial noiseniks Uniform and it contains every dystopian soundscape you’d expect. Continue reading
Enigmatic extreme metallers Dragged Into Sunlight have shared a new song, their first since 2015! ‘Terminal Aggressor II’ is streaming now via their Bandcamp page. Their original 2008 demo attainted respect at a level of folklore in the metal underground in the UK, and was dubbed Terminal Aggressor. The band has actually not released a full-length album since 2012’s incredible Widowmaker (Prosthetic Records), but the band has been teasing new music for 2020. They have a show booked for February at Patronet in Haarlem, Netherlands so hopefully, this is just the beginning of new activity for the usually secretive band. Continue reading
Edmonton modern metallers Sleepwraith are releasing their debut full-length album, Day Terrors next month! Ghost Cult has teamed up with the up and coming band to debut their new single ‘A Demon’s Pawn and The Abyss’. The track is brutal, with sick aggro riffs and fierce vocal performance. Day Terrors drops on January 17, 2020 and you can pre-order it from the link below. Jam this track out now!
It used to be easy, doing the devil’s good work. A pentagram here or there, maybe an inverted cross on the forehead, and audiences would cower at your brimstone-summoning bravura. But the competition for our evil-seeking dollar and download has grown to unspeakable proportions. Just ask Sam Astaroth, vocalist for Toronto-based death metal gurus Astaroth Incarnate about the demands of wickedness in 2019. A Mephisto-summoning moniker doesn’t go far enough, even housed in a thorny, nigh-unreadable font. Add a few bullet-belted warlocks crawling from the backwoods with pointy guitars, not to mention Sam’s own demon warpaint. Yet, these hellacious Canadians are still restless and wild. Continue reading
Ghost Cult is proud to present the world-wide exclusive of South African brutal metal band Thread of Omen and their new EP Confined Reality. Formed in 2013, and hailing from the thriving Cape Town metal scene, the band has been building up a head of steam on the strength of two previous EP’s and the new release centrifuges all of their hard work into a well-tempered steel attack of riffs, fierce beats, bold grooves, bleak vocals, and progressive song structures. Confined Reality is definitely one of the most impressive late-year death metal releases we have heard. Jam the full EP stream below, or wherever you enjoy streaming your music! Continue reading
Ghost Cult has teamed up with Grand Rapids Michigan extreme metal band Vestigial to debut their full album stream for Crown of Serpents, out this Saturday, November 2nd. Brutal, bleak and straddling the line between classic and modern sounds, this band is definitely one you need to add to your end of year playlists. Purchase and stream the album at the link below!
The band commented:
“With Crown Of Serpents we aimed to dig deeper and paint a darker picture than we’ve done previously. After taking on our new drummer Mike Miller we doubled down on technicality and sought to blend the aggressive and evil elements of death metal with the melodic and groovy aspects of metalcore to find a sound all our own. Lyrically, I think this album speaks volumes about the frailty of our health as a species with both internal and external battles. A lot of people have difficulty making it out alive, and I think it’s important those people connect with that message and understand it happens to the best of us. If you take away anything from this album, it should be that you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out if you’re losing those battles.” – Michael Stellema, vocals/guitar
Imagine yourself about to jump into an oblivion of feelings, you do not know what to expect, but you feel thrilled because you know that you’re going to enjoy it and that you’re ready for the trip. That is what the new Alcest album, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast Records) brings to the table from the first track up to the last. I have to admit that I have never really paid any attention to the French masters of post-Black Metal, even a lot of people of my close circle loves them. For some reason, I didn’t want to pay attention and, by God, how wrong I was!