Church of the Dead are ready to release more crushing old-school Death Metal with their second album Beyond Death (Redefining Darkness). The band does a terrific job of infusing several different styles into their classic death metal assault, black metal, some light synths, and even some punk rock are all thrown into the mix. The results leave a riff-heavy album that relies more on sheer power and brutality than any over-the-top theatrics.
On Troll (By Norse Music) Drott draws from Scandinavian folklore to create a soundtrack for the listener to inhabit a dank, murky forest, with the eponymous troll close enough that you can smell it, delivered via dark, slightly campy electronic rock soundscapes that would feel totally in place in a (not too scary) fantasy/ horror movie. Continue reading →
Ghost Cult caught up with Jake Lurhs of August Burns Red to discuss his foundation Heartsupport, Heartsupport Festival 2023, why helping people overcome mental health struggles matters, and the upcoming new ABR album.
Doom Metal greats Candlemass have announced their first US dates of 2023! The band will embark on a west coast run supporting their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, released November 18 via Napalm Records. The upcoming week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, WA, and concludes on March 17 in San Diego, CA. See below for all dates!Continue reading →
Black metal pioneers Borknagar have just released their 25th anniversary re-issue of their self-titled debut album worldwide today via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band have released a new visualizer clip for their track “Dauden (Remaster 2021)”, which was created by Wanderley Perna / W Designer. The band will be on tour all of 2022 including supporting Rotting Christ, with Wolfheart & Abigail Williams and one more band TBD for the“Devastation Of The Nation” – North American Tour next spring! Check out the visualizer clip now! Continue reading →
Way back in 2012, Ghost Cult started as a magazine in The Netherlands, specializing in avant-garde and extreme metal, stoner rock, and doom. We ran 19 issues as a digital magazine, which was fairly successful with wide-spread and acclaimed features on Behemoth, Neurosis, Ghost, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Dragged Into Sunlight, Dream Theater, Korn, Bill Ward, Anathema, Ihsahn, GWAR, Anthrax, COC, Down, Intronaut, High on Fire, The Atlas Moth, and many more. We’ve improved and grown every year with your help. We’d like to think that we provide news, reviews, interviews and concert, and festival coverage with integrity, and without the drama and BS you see from most other websites out there. We will always do what we do and curate and cover all kinds of rock, metal, punk, hardcore, and indie artists. Now in our seventh year, we move boldly into the future! Thanks for being here and supporting us! As a bonus, we have a gift for one lucky fan! Enter to win below!Continue reading →
As previously teased Slayer has announced their final tour dates ever in America. Dubbed “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. Direct support will come from Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing “A Vulgar Display of Pantera”. Tickets on sale Friday, July 12 at the link below, with pre0sale and VIP options as well.Continue reading →
With their Chicago arena show coming up soon, Misfits have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Featuring the lineup of original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only the band will be joined by Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags as special guests. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time at the link below. Misfits played two historic comeback concerts in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals. More recently, Misfits played two shows in December 2017 in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas, and in May 2018 in New Jersey.Continue reading →