ALBUM REVIEW: Lionheart – Welcome To The West Coast III


LHHC, baby.


Singer Rob Watson is one of the most adept frontmen in hardcore when it comes to being able to both hype up a crowd and tell grim, streetwise lyrical tales over bouncy grooves. Nothing has changed with their latest release, Welcome To The West Coast III (Arising Empire). While the series of ‘Welcome…’ releases started with an EP, it is now halfway to keeping pace with Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter albums. “Welcome” implies an introduction, but ironically the band no longer need one. Think of the title as more akin to an ongoing episodic documentary at this point.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More

Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Spiritworld – Deathwestern

Wide-eyed confusion and general bewilderment are the most common reactions after laying eyes upon Las Vegas act Spiritworld for the first time. Slayer in Stetsons is usually the next. Yes, the unlikely looking Nevadans might look like the founder members of a Billy Ray Cyrus and Garth Brooks cosplay fan club but their music is a very different beast indeed.

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week 11-04-22

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week you seemed to realy enjoy our Devin Townsend content, a new version of a GNR classic, a live review about the upstart band Soap Girls, Metallica stuff, Slipknot’s future plans, the return of The Black Dahlia Murder, our interviews with In Flames – author Andrew Thorp King – and the co-founder of Damnation Festival, Lamb of God saying take a good hard look at the m@!%!% boat, our coverage of Riot Fest, sending love and support to Lingua Ignota, and more!Continue reading

Lamb of God, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and More Booked for Headbangers Boat


Lamb Of God and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the first-ever Headbangers Boat, sailing October 31 – November 4, 2023, from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Join the pre-sale for Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat by November 3 to purchase your cabin before they’re made available to the public on Friday, November 11 at 2p EST. In addition two multiple sets from each band with LoG playing all of Ashes of the Wake in its entirety, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Gwar, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton (Solo Band), and more will perfrom. With special guest hosts Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Invictus – Unstoppable


Some people just aren’t happy unless they’re busy, and with two established bands occupying his time Canadian vocalist Maurizio Iacono is certainly that. Not content with already fronting two well known and established bands, the Ex Deo and Kataklysm singer now spearheads Invictus.

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Hatebreed Announces “20 Years Of Perseverance” Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Bodysnatcher, Dying Wish, Gatecreeper and Bleeding Through

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters Hatebreed will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their “Perseverance” album with a fall 2022 U.S. headlining tour. Support on the trek will come from Bodysnatcher and Dying Wish, with Gatecreeper and Bleeding Through appearing on select dates. The “20 Years Of Perseverance Tour” will kick off October 27 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and runs through November 20 in San Diego, California.

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Jamey Jasta Purchases Rights to Milwaukee Metalfest, Coming Back in 2023

Before OZZfest. Before Mayhem Festival. Before all of them — there was Milwaukee Metalfest. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, The Jasta Show Podcast, former Host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, and more has bought the rights to Milwaukee Metalfest. The iconic, midwestern, multi-day event was the stuff of legends and it will return in prominence in 2023. Continue reading

This Is Hardcore 2022 Announces Full Line-Up Hatebreed, Thursday, Madball, Terror and More!

This Is Hardcore has announced its full lineup for this summer, taking place July 9th at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA. Heading up the stacked bill are headline bands such as Hatebreed, Thursday, Madball, Terror, and More! Tickets are on sale now at the link below:

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Tattoo The Earth Returns with Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, At The Gates, Municipal Waste, Enforced This Summer!

Tattoo The Earth is set to make its return as a one-day fest this summer, according to an announcement from MassConcerts founder Scott Alderman! Featuring Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, At The Gates, Municipal Waste, Enforced and many more to be announced, Tattoo The Earth will take place at The Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 27. Tattoo The Earth will feature two stages of live music, a tattoo village hosted by Zaza Ink — one of the leading tattoo shops in Massachusetts — and a festival village, which will include piercing, body painting, art events, contests, and more. Food trucks and a Bacon & Bourbon tent will also be on site. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at the link below.

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