While it’s damn near time to call a moratorium on the “bands affected by the pandemic” introduction to review pieces, it does seem particularly prevalent to do so in reference to Halestorm, for whom life on the road seems such an integral and core part of who and what they are. That isn’t to say that a fifth album wouldn’t have been coming around now, just that the circumstances and unplanned quiet time wouldn’t have dictated the methods of its creation.Continue reading
Hailing from Southern Connecticut, Progressive Metal band He Was A God, recently unleashed their three song EP The Smile & The Scar. A first for this band, however, they are not new to the scene. Chris Densky (Genitorturers, Deadstar Assembly, Adva), Tony Pellino (Transfixed Movement, Adva), Dan Perrone (Adva, Odessa) and Ray Zvovushe (King Sexy, Adva) have been making music together since grade school. The addition of vocalist Ben Curns completed their lineup and He Was A God was formed.
Lucifer – Lucifer IV
With Lucifer releasing albums of a consistent style at a workman’s pace, it’s easy to overlook the underlying trajectory that’s been gradually in motion. There’s not much of those Occult Doom roots left on Lucifer IV (Century Media Records) as the band has seemingly completed their transformation from female-fronted Uncle Acid to what sounds like Karen Carpenter singing over KISS riffs. Fortunately, it’s hardly a drastic change as Johanna Sadonis’ sultry croon and the freerolling grooves remain as common denominators.Continue reading
Father/son Heavy Rock band Heavy Water has shared the new single “Tree In The Wind” which is taken from their debut album, Red Brick City, out now via Silver Lining Music. It also comes with a lyric video you can watch now!
Nearly fifteen years ago, current Killswitch Engage members Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up to birth the collaborative project Times of Grace. This dynamic duo pushed their creative boundaries by conjuring a fresh take on the heavy-yet-melodic sound. They delivered their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man (Roadrunner Records) in 2011. The gloom and aggression let loose on that record was ignited by the brutally honest songwriting. The themes of struggle, heartbreak, and hope were potently delivered with a real and plaintive spirit. These two brought forth a discovery of powerful melancholy and now ten years later, they are offering a sequel to that revelation. Their second full-length Songs of Loss and Separation (Wicked Good Records) is carrying on the melodic mournfulness, yet wonderfully wholesome sound that is Times of Grace.
Black metal connoisseurs rejoice!
The latest Vreid record is an homage to the classic black metal sound the members helped create way back in the days of Windir while simultaneously experimenting with bold new soundscapes and storytelling. Wild North West (Season of Mist) is a pounding cataclysm of power and fury, yet it does so with a style and panache in a way that only these Norwegian black metal stalwarts could deliver. They offer a fresh take on the traditional black metal tropes while cutting the growls and blast beats with a melody that keeps your head banging and your mind racing, like on the hypnotic “Dazed and Reduced” and the ominous tone-setting title track.
Arizona-based heavy rockers A Fall to Break have shared a brand new music video for their track “Violence!” The tracks comes from their latest full-length album, Divided By Tyrants, released in the fall of 2020. The highly stylized music video is one part Mad Max Fury Road and one part Commando! Directed by Caleb Evans, it’s action-packed with guns, stunts, and more, with the band performing, intercut with the storyline. The band also shot a behind-the-scenes clip too! Check out the video now!
Greek/Swedish Heavy Metal disciples Code Noir will release their new EP tomorrow, Jack of all Spades, and it’s full of bangers that take you on a journey to the center of your mind! The album releases on CD and digital formats via Leviaphonic Records and pre-orders are available now at the link below. Ghost Cult is proud to bring you this album today!
Long-running Tucson, Arizona-based heavy rockers A Fall to Break has released their brand new album, Divided By Tyrants, and we are excited to share it with you, here at Ghost Cult! Not only has the band released the album on streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify, but they have created a series of lyric videos for every track, in collaboration with Originate Designs, in order to bring the songs to life. These songs are melodic, heavy, and heady, catching your attention and pulling you in deep. Formerly signed to KBB Records (Benjamin Bruce of Asking Alexandria), the band has made a name for themselves over the years supporting such luminaries as Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, Mushroomhead, In This Moment, HellYeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Lacuna Coil, Soil, Hed PE, and others as they became a fixture on the festival circuit in the Southwestern United States for years. Enjoy the full album stream and lyric videos of Divided By Tyrants right now.
Australian Heavy Rock band Sonic Circus has brought forth their new single and video for the track “Over the Line” and Ghost Cult brings you the first look at the clip below. The track is an ode to the information overload and negativity that comes with using social media, all while the tracks driving funky riffs and soaring melodies hook your ear. Their new album Everything releases on November 20th! Watch the clip right now!
Vocalist Jimmy VanZeno comments:
Over The Line is a song about letting ourselves be consumed by negativity. Everyday on the news at the moment all we see is dark times, fighting, violence and aggression. This translates over to Social Media with people turning on each other just for having different opinions and feelings towards society.
Over The Line is talking about turning off the news, disconnecting from negative Social Media and living our lives as life was intended – to have fun, be positive, dance, headbang, smile and enjoy your life!
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