Time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. Tim Crisp of the awesome Better Yet Podcast shares his Top 10 Albums for 2019 with us. Check out his podcast here!
Carcass with Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) in 2013, Behemoth and The Satanist (Metal Blade) in 2014, Ghost in 2015 and 2018 with Meliora and Prequelle (both Loma Vista), Magma (Roadrunner) by Gojira in 2016, and 2017’s Emperor of Sand (Mastodon – Reprise) is our legacy. Those incredible, scene-enhancing, ear-destroying releases are the standard-bearers by which Ghost Cult‘s albums of the year are to be judged. These are the albums of our times; and following another sensation year of great alternative, rock, and metal, the pantheon cries out for more, for another slab of wax, another Album of the Year to join them… the very best of 2019.
With a fully democratic poll of the views and votes of the length and breadth of Team Ghost Cult (including our photographers, reviewers, newshounds, podcast and YouTube contributors) taken, with no editorial steer or amendment, we present to you Part 1 (75-41) of the Official Ghost Cult Albums of the Year for 2019, for your vulgar delectation… Continue reading
Roadburn, now in its 20th year, is a fest I had promised I would start going to many, many years ago but for one reason or another never did. This year I went and although it is like other music fests in some ways, I can say that it is equally unlike other fests in many other ways. Many of my personal experiences will not be akin to a standard festival goer due to the nature of what I do obviously but if you bear with me here I can explain some things that the average person should expect when and if they decide to go is on their list of priorities. If you already know the drill or aren’t interested in this part please feel free to scroll on through. Continue reading
The preeminent underground music festival in the world has come to a close. Roadburn was another smashing success in 2019, and the festival has sent out a missive to fans and press recapping the weekend and looking ahead. Roadburn 2020 will take place April 16-19, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Continue reading
Today is the day! After the pre-fest party last night, the sold-out Roadburn 2019 kicks off today, and for the next four days in Tilburg, Netherlands will smash you a full slate of bands. Major artists like Sleep, At The Gates, Thou, Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Daughters, Myrkur and more will perform in intimate settings you won’t see at any other festival. The fest even added last minute local artists Doodswens (Dutch for Deathwish), a two-piece black metal group that we’ll have our ears peeled for. Some of the the can’t miss groups include two sets by Sleep, three sets from Mono and the Jo Quail Quartet, Pharmakon, Crypt Trip, Emma Ruth Rundle, Twin Temple, Crowhurst, Hexvessel, Craft, Triptykon & Metrolope Orkest (new song performance ‘Requiem’) Drab Majesty, Street Sects, Bosse-De-Nage, Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, Svalbard, Conjurer, Soft Kill, Imperial Triumphant, Cave, Birds In Row, Bossk, Coilguns, Old Man Gloom, Crowhurst & Gnaw Their Tongues, Ulcerate, Marissa Nadler, Wrong, Daughters, and many more. Ghost Cult is here with our preview of essential bands day by day. Just our humble take on whom we would prioritize (so please no comments about whom we chose or omitted). Really with a festival like this, there is something for every type of music fan, and most of these artists represent the best of the best in the world. Still, for those unprepared, check out the following day-by-day breakdown. Continue reading
Roadburn 2019 takes place later this week in Tilburg, NL, and the fest is totally sold out. The legendary music festival looks to mint more memories this year with more can’t miss acts, commissioned works, and major artists like Sleep, At The Gates, Thou, Cave In, Old Man Glood, Daughters, Myrkur and more performing in intimate settings you won’t see at any other festival. The fest kicks off with the pre-party at the renamed Ignition (formerly Green Room) with Temple Fang (ex-Death Alley), Hellripper and Great Grief. The event is free to attend and starts at 8:30 PM. You can get more details from the Facebook event below. Continue reading
Roadburn Festival is sold-out for 2019! The fest has now announced its running order, so get your schedule right and try to avoid the clashes! You can download the handy day schedule from right here and save it to your phone for the fest! Continue reading
Roadburn 2019 is already sold out for the entire four-day weekend, but they have added another and final round of amazing bands. Craft (added by Tomas Lindberg to his curated event), Bosse-De-Nage, Street Sects, Glerakur, MJ Guider (Melissa Guion), L’acéphale, and Grey Aura have been added to the main weekend acts. Newly announced is the annual pre-party at 013, “Ignition” featuring Temple Fang and Hellripper. A third band will be announced soon! Continue reading
On the heels of their day tickets going on sale and one stellar horde of bands announced after another were added to the bill, Roadburn Festival is nearly sold-out for 2019. The fest made an announcement in the Facebook event page that all 3 and 4- day tickets are now gone, as well as Saturday and Sunday day tickets are now completely sold out. Only 50 tickets remain for Thursday and Friday, so if you want to go, now is the time. Get your tickets at the link below. Continue reading
Roadburn continues to add to its bill for next spring! 2019 curator Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) adds more names to The Burning Darkness including Grails, Uran, Fontän and Hexvessel! Hexvesel will perform All Tree in full. Other notables include a Dutch black metal showcase commissioned project Maalstroom (members of Laster, Verwoed, Witte Wieven, Turia, Fluisteraars, Grey Aura, Terzij De Horde, Folteraar, Nefast). Aaron Turner, Will Brooks and Dennis Tyfus come together as Doolhof. Also added are Bismuth, Coilguns, Crowhurst, Crowhurst & Gnaw Their Tongues unite in Harsh Noise, Fauna , Fotocrime , Lucy In Blue, Pharmakon, Thor & Friends, Twin Temple, and Wrong. Single day tickets will go on sale on tonight – Thursday, December 13 at 8pm CET/7pm GMT/ 2pm EST. Four day tickets are sold out and the rest of the weekend will likely sell out soon too. Continue reading