ALBUM REVIEW: Liv Sin – KaliYuga


 

Sweden’s Liv Jagrell has proven she is a fitting heavy metal ambassador for this or any time, honoring both the rich history of the genre, or more modern styles with her raspy, enthusiastic ease. Be it Sister Sin‘s perfectly delivered heavy gutter glam n’ roll or the cruncified blend of styles in the Liv Sin band, she fully commits to the belief that metal is a valid way of life and the really silly ones are those who doubt and thus miss out.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mono Inc – Ravenblack


 

The German Rock scene is legendary for producing exceptional bands like Scorpions and Rammstein. This schnitzel-loving nation is also known for its more niche music acts. Mono Inc. has been at the helm of the Gothic Rock movement since the early 2000s and they show no sign of slowing down.

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PODCAST: Episode #220 – Leather Leone on “We Are The Chosen” – The End of Chastain, and Heavy Metal History


Ghost Cult caught up with singer Leather Leone to discuss her new solo album – “We Are The Chosen” out now via Steamhammer/SPV! Leather has an over 40-year career in music worth investigating, and we went deep on her history, her new album, her time as the voice of Chastain, her past other groups, how she maintains her voice, touring and metal festivals, her love for Ronnie James Dio, and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Crom – The Era Of Darkness


 

In the battle for memorable metal, style or substance often battle for dominance. While Germany’s Crom may seem to lean more towards “style” in their sturdy and reliable brand of Trad/Power hybrid metal, the songs on the new release The Era Of Darkness (From The Vaults) also contain a strong measure of strength in the sword arm and fire in the heart.

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Judicator Drummer Jordy Elcess and Guitarist Balmore Lemus Have Quit The Band


 

In a surprising announcement, Judicator has lost two key members of the band. Drummer Jordy Elcess and Guitarist Balmore Lemus, have exited the band, amicably. You can read statements from each former member and the band below. Replacements will be announced next week. The band just released the acclaimed new album The Majesty of Decay (Prosthetic), and you can read our review here.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Green King – Hidden Beyond Time


 

Helsinki-formed outfit Green King’s debut album, Hidden Beyond Time (The Sign) encourages you to Travel Back In Time, to the NWOBHM – in a good way. It’s all expertly done, all great fun, and, as a long-playing calling card, introduces a quality band that obviously have a grasp of several genres while strongly suggesting there is much more still to come.

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INTERVIEW: Classless Act Talks Touring with Motley Crue and Def Leppard, Their Unplugged EP, and More!


 

Ghost Cult caught up with Classless Act at Aftershock festival! Derek, Franco, and Dane chatted with Keefy all about their experience touring with Motley Crue and Def Leppard all year, their collaborative nature as a group, what they are looking forward to in 2023, and their upcoming unplugged EP!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Legendarium – Death’s Hand In Yours


 

Legendarium is a fairly busy band already with two releases, the At the Gate of the Black Kingdom single and the project’s third full-length album Under the Spell of Destruction this year alone. Their latest, Death’s Hand In Yours (Self-Released), is their strongest release of the year.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Soen – Oceans of Slumber Live at Lincoln Hall


 

Chicago is renowned for being home to some of the country’s most acclaimed concert venues. Lincoln Hall resides just north of downtown and has been voted as one of the best spots for live music in the city by sites like Yelp and Foursquare. The owners of Schubas Tavern opened their second location in 2009 in a hundred-year-old building and have been hosting transcendent live appearances since. Soen picked well to make this their Midwest stop on their one-month-long North American tour.

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INTERVIEW: Airacobra Discusses “Midwestern Steel” and Their Influences


photo credit Kaylee Williamson

photo credit Kaylee Williamson

 

Ghost Caught up with the full band of Airacobra! Earlier this year they released their new album “Midwestern Steel!” We discussed their origins, keeping a band together over many years, discussions of KISS and WASP, non-metal influences, metal credibility, and more!

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