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. In this edition, Otrebor of Botanist shares his Top Albums List for 2020 ((in alphabetical order). Their album Photosynthesis is out now.
Prophecy Fest USA is getting closer, and going down this weekend in Brooklyn, NY on November 2nd and 3rd at the Knitting Factory! Celebrating the Prophecy Productions label and featuring Alcest ( playing Kodama in its entirety – possibly for the last time) Novembers Doom, Eye Of Nix, Crowhurst, Xasthur, So Hideous, Year of The Cobra, new signees Kayo Dot and more! To win a pair of tickets for the weekend head over to Ghost Cult’s Instagram account and shareour post to win. You can also see the full lineup, set times, a preview trailer, and a link to buy tickets. Continue reading →
Experimental metallers Eye of Nix are kicking off a run of new tour dates this week, behind the reissue of their Black Somnia album reissue, out now via Prophecy Productions. In addition to new headline tour dates, the band will perform at this weekends’ Prophecy Fest in New York City. Continue reading →
One of the events of the fall is going to be the first Prophecy Fest in Brooklyn, NY on November 2nd and 3rd. Celebrating the Prophecy Productions label featuring the best the label has to offer with both legend status bands and future greats. Among the bands appearing are Alcest ( playing Kodama in its entirety – possibly for the last time), Novembers Doom, Eye Of Nix, Crowhurst, Xasthur, So Hideous, Year of The Cobra, new signees Kayo Dot and more! To win a pair of tickets for the weekend head over to Ghost Cult’s Instagram account and share our post to win with the hashtags #ProphecyFest & #GhostCultMag. Entries are open until 10/29 at 5 PM EST, and the winner will be announced on 10/30. You can also see the full lineup, set times, a preview trailer, and a link to buy tickets below.
*Disclaimer: Winners are chosen completely at random, and selected at the discretion of the editors of Ghost Cult Magazine. Entry for the contest is free of charge via Ghost Cult’s Instagram account (www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag) The grand prize available is one pair (2 tickets), of tickets given to one winner to attend Prophecy Fest in Brooklyn 11/2 and 11/3 in Brooklyn, NY at The Knitting Factory. There are no other prizes and this prize is non-transferable. This prize does not include transportation or other costs or local taxes associated with attending the show. Entries are open until 10/29 at 5 PM EST, and the winner will be announced on 10/30. The winner must be 21 years old and give their full legal name (with ID) to collect the prize, in the form of will call tickets the day of the show. No other claims may be made against Ghost Cult, Prophecy Productions, or The Knitting Factory after entering this contest.
The Ghost Cult album round-up is back in town for your vulgar delectation, with our penultimate selection of 2017 taking you down amongst the silt, with a selection of Sludge, Doom and post-Metal antidotes to any festive cheeriness that may be unsettling your disgusted souls…Continue reading →
Portland, OR sludge/doom rockers Usnea has been confirmed as the sole support act for Ufomammut’s first ever North American tour this Spring. They are touring in support of their Relapse Records debut Random Cosmic Violence, out now.
Recorded and mixed by Jared “Fester” See at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Stoneburner, Rabbits) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), through their overwhelming black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, Usnea has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence.
USNEA Tour Dates: Mar 07: Obsidian – Olympia, WA (w/ Eusapia, A God Or An Other, Eye of Nix) Mar 26: Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR (w/ Deathgrave, Augurs, Shroud of the Heretic) May 08: High Water Mark – Portland, OR (* tour kick-off w/ Eye of Nix, Hiding, Shine of the Serpent) May 09: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID May 10: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Odium Totus) May 11: Lost Lake – Denver, CO (w/ Inter Arma, Yautja, Prison Death) May 12: TBA – Lawrence, KS USNEA North America Spring 2015 w/ Ufomammut: May 13: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL May 14: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH May 15: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY May 16: Mod Club – Toronto, ON May 17: Le Ritz – Montreal, QC May 18/2015 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA [no Ufomammut] May 19: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY May 20: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA May 21: Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD [no Usnea] May 22: King’s – Raleigh, NC May 23: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA May 24: HiTone Café – Memphis, TN [no Ufomammut] May 25: Siberia – New Orleans, LA May 26: Walter’s – Houston, TX May 27: Red 7 – Austin, TX May 29: Sister – Albuquerque, NM May 30: Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ May 31: Complex – Los Angeles, CA Jun 01: TBA – Los Osos, CA [no Ufomammut] Jun 02: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA Jun 03: Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA Jun 04: Press Club – Sacramento, CA Jun 05: WOW Hall – Eugene, OR [no Usnea] Jun 06: Rotture – Portland, OR Jun 07: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA Jun 08: Neurolux – Boise, ID Jun 09: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT Jun 10: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO Jun 11: TBA – Lincoln, NE [no Ufomammut] Jun 12: Turf Club – St Paul, MN Jun 13: Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI