ALBUM REVIEW: Persefone – metanoia

Persefone’s metanoia (Napalm Records) opens and it feels as if I’m watching an Andrew Lloyd Weber Broadway musical. Metanoia is atmospheric and grandiose; one would expect nothing less from Persefone. ‘Katabasis’ explodes onto the listener with a bombastic array of seventies progressive rock and psychedelia feel. Marc Martins Pia has shades of Yaz and Freddy Mercury on the opening track juxtaposed with the guttural vocalizations of death metal. The guitar work of Carlos Lozano Quintanilla and Filipe Baldaia are a wild mixture of mathematical genius, LSD, and a plethora of thirty-second note runs. ‘Katabasis’ can be an intense listen.

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Pyrior Shares New Video for “X (Space Trip Video)”, New Album Incoming!

Berlin-based Stoner and Psychedelic Rock band Pyrior have shared a brand new video for their new single and video ‘X(Space Trip Video)’! The track comes from their new album Fusion, out via Tonzonen Records on March 20, 2020. Watch the video right now! Continue reading

Cave – Allways

Hailing from the windy city, Chicago, Cave drops their sixth full length album Allways (Drag City); an instrumental profusion and six songs and forty-one minutes of mind altering fare. Cave have been around since 2007 and have released a plethora of 7” and cassette tapes in addition to albums.Continue reading

Psychostick Vocalist Launches Comic Web Series

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Vocalist Rawrb from Psychostick has issued his own web series called Fusion, which can be viewed here.

As previously announced, the band has been confirmed for the next leg of a tour behind their latest album Revenge of The Vengeance, out now via Rock Ridge Music. Watch a tour promo video here. View the lyric video for “NSFW” here.


Levin Minnemann Rudess – LMR

AP-8PG.indd Super-groups are everywhere in 2013, but nowhere more-so than in progressive music. It seems the milk of creativity is bringing some of the best names in the world together, is producing killer new albums. One such group is Levin Minnemann Rudess, and their stellar, new album LMR (Lazy Bones Recordings).Continue reading

Culture Clash – An Interview With The Aristocrats

Aristocrats 2 Guitarist extraordinaire Guthrie Govan may not be the most prolific musician around, but he’s one of the most respected and in demand players around. He recently toured with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) in support of The Raven Who Refused To Sing album and he is also about to release a new album with The Aristocrats, his other musical project with fellow musical mavericks Bryan Beller (Dethklok, James LaBrie) and Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew Power Trio, Kreator). Ghost Cult caught up with Guthrie as he returns from a clinic tour in Brazil..Continue reading