RAISE YOUR HORNS! Heavy Metal Album Reviews Round-up

There is more life in the old dog of Traditional Heavy Metal now than at any time since the glory days of the early eighties, as a whole new generation of Classic Metal loving reprobates are making their mark in the world, while the original protagonists continue to release new material. Ghost Cult runs the rule of the best of the latest releases, including a new EP from Gatekeeper and full-lengths from Traveler, Rhapsody Of FireLast In Line and Matt Harvey‘s Pounder while also taking in Vision Of Atlantis’ new live album, and it is the hot new puppies that are taking the plaudits… Continue reading

On The Road… with Whitechapel

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Fresh off their stint on the Victory Records Stage of Mayhem Festival, Whitechapel played a one off headline show in Alabama, on their drive home to Tennessee. Whitechapel is always razor sharp live, with many years honing their deathcore meets death metal style in countless bars and clubs. Bringing with them their own full production, including strobe lights and vanity platforms, they brought a little “Mayhem” with them to the Zydeco club. Joined on this night by some fine local metal acts such as  Gatekeeper, Tempter, and OMAAF (not pictured) it was a fun night for an area does not get many headliners that play this heavy all that often. Captured here by Brent B Photos, for Ghost Cult, you can see why Whitechapel remains one of the best live bands and most in demand acts in the American music scene right now.

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Whitechapel, by Brent B Photos

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Whitechapel, by Brent B Photos

Whitechapel, by Brent B Photos

Whitechapel, by Brent B Photos

Gatekeeper, by Brent B Photos

Gatekeeper, by Brent B Photos

Gatekeeper, by Brent B Photos

Gatekeeper, by Brent B Photos

Tempter, by Brent B Photos

Tempter, by Brent B Photos

Tempter, by Brent B Photos

Tempter, by Brent B Photos

Farmageddon 2015 Releases Schedule and Lineup

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The third edition of Western Canada’s loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon has released their schedule and lineup, which is held in Ryley, AB (80 KM east of Edmonton) from June 11-14, 2015.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11 2015 – KICK OFF SHOWS
CALGARY KICK OFF @ DICKENS PUB
The Difficult Brown – 9:00 PM -9:45 PM
Sub Atomic Chaos– 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Statue Of Demur– 11:00 PM -11:45 PM
Citizen Rage – 12:00 AM-1:00 AM

EDMONTON KICK OFF @ THE STARLITE ROOM
The Dead Cold – 9:00 PM -9:45 PM
Korperlose Stemme 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Ironstorm – 11:00 PM -11:45 PM
Bleed (CD RELEASE) – 12:00 AM-1:00 AM

RED DEER KICK OFF @ THE VAT
Wive’s Tail – 8:00 – 8:45 PM
Wraith Risen – 9:00 PM -9:45 PM
Cryptopsis 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Awaken The Abstract – 11:00 PM -11:45 PM
This Monster Won’t Die – 12:00 AM-1:00

NOTE: All holders of HELLRIDER passes are able to attend any of the 3 kick off shows for FREE, by presenting their ticket at the venue!

FARMAGEDDON OPEN AIR 2015 @ FOA Festival Grounds
FRIDAY, JUNE 12 2015
Sleeping in Traffic – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Kyoktys – 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Altars Of Grief– 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Idolatry – 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Villanizer – 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Into Eternity – 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

SATURDAY, JUNE 13 2015
Cellardor – 11:00 AM -11:45 AM
Tyrant– – 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
With Malice – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Leave The Living – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Farmageddon Burlesque Performances – 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Cryptic Enslavement – 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Edmonton “Battle Of The Bands” Winner – 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Calgary “Battle Of The Bands” Winner – 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
My Own Chaos – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Viathyn – 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Samandriel – 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Noire – 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
Archspire – 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Incantation – 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

SUNDAY, JUNE 14 2015
Naraka– 11:00 AM -11:45 AM
Valyria – 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Ides Of Winter – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Odinfist – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
False Flag – 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Gatekeeper – 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
The Order Of Chaos – 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Xul – 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Aggression – 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Pallbearer 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Grim Reaper– 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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Grim Reaper, Pallbearer, Incantation, Into Eternity, etc Confirmed For Farmageddon Open Air 2015

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Western Canada’s loudest open air festival Farmageddon has locked in veteran British metal act Grim Reaper, Pallbearer, Incantation, Into Eternity and Archspire as featured acts to perform on the 2015 edition, its third year in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11-14, 2015.

Watch a video teaser for the event here.

FARMAGEDDON OPEN AIR – Full Line Up: June 11-14, 2015
Headliners:
Grim Reaper
Pallbearer
Incantation
Into Eternity
Archspire
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Idolatry
Villanizer
The Order Of Chaos
Samandriel
Xul
Aggression
Ides Of Winter
Noire
Odinfist
Tyrant
Ironstorm
Kyoktys
This Monster Won’t Die
Statue Of Demur
Sub Atomic Chaos
Cryptic Enslavement
Wraith Risen
The Dead Cold
My Own Chaos
Altars Of Grief
Sleeping In Traffic
Bleed
Awaken The Abstract
Leave The Living
Naraka
Cryptopsis
Pinky Eats Brain
Gatekeeper
Wive’s Tail
Citizen Rage
Viathyn
The Difficult Brown
False Flag
With Malice
Korperlose Stemme
Valyria
Lylia Chorosive
Chalie Vegas
Alice Asphyxia
Ivy Voltage

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