Today is the day! Legendary Classic Rock artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skill, best known as a co-founding member of The Romantics for the past four decades, has released his debut solo album. Skill…Mike Skill, today – Friday, October 8, 2021st, and you can stream it here at Ghost Cult! Skill’s new album consists of 11 original songs penned by Skill as well as the rocker’s recent remake of “What I Like About You,” which Skill co-wrote with Romantics bandmate Jimmy Marinos in 1979. The album features Skill on lead and backup vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and bass along with Brad Elvis (current member of The Romantics) and Kevin Rankin (A Flock of Seagulls) on drums. Also featured are Mc5’s Wayne Kramer on “‘67 Riot,” Ricky Rat on guitar, Chloe F. Orwell on guest vocals and Patrick Harwood on harmonica. Jam out to “Skill…Mike Skill” right now!
Modern Thrash powerhouse Crawling Manifest will release their new full-length album this Friday, May 14th, 2021. You can stream all of Radical Absolution today at Ghost Cult Magazine! The band has cut their teeth playing live with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Soulfly, Soilwork, Carach Angren, and Kataklysm, with founding members remaining members Andrew Gladu and Trevor Layton still driving the band since 2014. Fans from bands like Havok, Warbringer, Lamb of God, and Power Trip will love Crawling Manifest! Jam out to Radical Absolution now!
London Extreme Metallers Cult Burial is streaming their new self-titled album in full over at Decibel Magazine before you can buy it tonight. The doom/death band has been racking up props for their nonsense approach to heaviness. Stream the album now.
Incredible Icelandic Heavy Rockers Sólstafir will release their new album, Endless Twilight of Codependent Love this week, on November 6th, from Season of Mist. The band has just streamed the full album now on their YouTube channel and you should check out this album early, easily one of the Album of the Year candidates we have been digging on.
Ghost Cult is proud to share the full album stream from Italian Noise rock band ELM! The Wait releases this Friday, June 12 via Bronson Recordings. Crunching riffs, fuzzed-out bass, and beats smash each other and then recede, while have sung half snarled vocals act as a warning to the listener. Tread lightly, and you’ll still get your proverbial teeth knocked back in your throat. The angular, aggro music the band puts out will find a common ground with fans of Helmet, classic Melvins, the weirder moments of Clutch and Jesus Lizard for starters.
Quote: “We wrote The Wait one year ago. It’s kind of a statement and kind of a warning: something’s coming, better prepare yourself. Now that the storm has come, you could take it as some sort of prophecy but you’d be wrong: prophecies are crap. Nothing has changed. The Wait finds ELM in a shinier, heat-fueled and darker landscape, adding tension to aggression and stripping it down to the basics.”
Purchase The Wait: https://elmcult.bandcamp.com/album/the-wait
Whole Year Inn
Violence Is Golden
Believe Or Burn
A Storm Is Coming
Shell Of A Man 03:45
The eleven-track analog recording was captured by Paride Lanciani (Kash, Instrumental Quarter, Maniac Du Jour) and assisted by Alberto Costa, at Oxygen Recording Studios in Verzuolo, Cuneo, Italy in a week of retreat during the hottest summer to date. The state-of-the-art analog environment on the hills overlooking the flat land surroundings of Cuneo served as the ideal place for ELM to channel the mood of the songs into the tracks.
The eleven track analog recording was captured by Paride Lanciani (Kash, Instrumental Quarter, Maniac Du Jour) and assisted by Alberto Costa, at Oxygen Recording Studios in Verzuolo, Cuneo, Italy in a week of retreat during the hottest summer to date. The state-of-the-art analog environment on the hills overlooking the flat land surroundings of Cuneo served as the ideal place for ELM to channel the mood of the songs into the tracks.
Matteo Torterolo – vocals
Alessandro Martines – guitars
Andrea Meinero – bass
Giorgio Rita – drums
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New Zealand’s Blackened Crust Punks Tuscoma will release their new album, Discourse, tomorrow, April 24th, 2020. The album is the follow-up to their well-regarded 2018 release Arkhitecturenominus. The two-piece band creates bruising, bleak musical tomes of a punished existence, and Discourse is the next chapter in their story. Recorded at Studio 11b Mount Maunganui, NZ and Engineered and Produced by Chris Johnson, who also performed bass guitar on the album. The record was Mixed and Mastered by the great Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Oakland California, USA. Stream the full album now at their Bandcamp page.
Joe Wright – Drums
Kurt Williams – Vox-Guitar
Chris Johnson plays Bass on Discourse
Rising Gothic Metal band Her Despair is back with a new album, Exorcisms of Eroticism, out this Friday, November 22nd. Following their excellent EP Mournography, the band has returned with more of their signature gloomy, synth-driven sound, combing the tortured dark depths of their souls for your listening pleasure. Ghost Cult is psyched to bring you the full new album stream from this band, so purchase and listen to one of the best late 2019 releases right now! Continue reading
Dark Synthwave/Metal Musicians and visionary artists Patriarchy have dropped their jaw-dropping, genre-hopping new album today, Asking For It via the Dero Arcade label. Made up of duo Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), the pair creates heavy, politically charged, and Gothy tracks that are equal parts KMFDM, Lords of Acid, but also danceable like PVRIS. It’s the perfect album for pre-gaming in your house for a night out with friends, while plotting to overthrow the establishment. Ghost Cult brings you their full album stream right now to enjoy. Continue reading
Underground music legend Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Ephel Duath) will drop her sophomore release by her Gospel of the Witches, Covenant, this Friday, October 25th via Aural Music. Stream the album now before you can buy it at the links below. aContinue reading
Blackened Death Metal kings 1349 are releasing their new album, The Infernal Pathway tomorrow, October 18 via Season of Mist! The band is streaming the entire album now at the link below, so pre-order and jam it out! Continue reading