Ghost Cult Album of the Year 2019 Part 2 (40-21)

Continuing our celebration of the releases from 2019 that hit the hardest with our team of metal-loving maniacs, we bring you Part 2 of the official Ghost Cult Albums of the Year and count down from 40 to 21…

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Arrival of Autumn Books Tour With In Flames and Red, New Album Out Now

Canadian metalcore band Arrival of Autumn currently n tour with Soulfly, Unearth, and Prison, will spend the fall back in the USA this fall opening for In Flames and RED on tour. The bands’ new album Harbinger is out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading

In Flames Share New Video, Book Tour Dates with RED

In Flames has released a new video for their track ‘Follow Me’ today, which you can see below. The band also announced new headline dates of the USA, with RED as direct support. Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are available now at the link below but fans can receive an exclusive pre-sale code today starting at 12pm EST by texting “JESTER” to 84-INFLAMES. Ticketed VIP packages will also be available for pre-sale starting at 12pm EST here, with the public onsale this Friday. Continue reading

In Flames Shares New Lyric Video For “Voices”, Hosting Second Annual Borgholm Brinner Fest This Weekend

In Flames have shared the lyric video for the lead track off of their album I, The Mask (Nuclear Blast/Eleven Seven Music Group), ‘Voices’. The band headlines their second annual Borgholm Brinner festival this weekend August 2nd and 3rd, on the isle of Öland in Sweden. In Flames will perform two sets each day, along with an amazing lineup curated by the band. See the bill below. Continue reading

The Meads Of Asphodel – Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing

After the heavy concepts of their previous couple of albums, London trio The Meads of Asphodel have thrown off those shackles and just fucking gone for it on their latest release, Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing (Godreah Records). Continue reading

In Flames – Norma Jean – Light the Torch: Live at O2 Ritz Manchester (UK)

For the past decade or so, melodeath heavyweights In Flames have divided the worldwide metal community. After beginning humbly as a melodic side-project to Jesper Strömblad’s traditional death metal band Ceremonial Oath, the Gothenburg group went on to release a string of innovative albums throughout the mid to late 90s that earned them unanimous acclaim for pioneering a much cleaner, more NWOBHM inspired style of death metal. Alongside the likes of bands such as Dark Tranquility and At the Gates, this fresh approach took the metal world by absolute storm. However, the turn of the decade has seen the Swedes popularity tower to heights not often reached without musical compromise, a notion that most bands of their genre would never dare to entertain. In the case of Anders Fridén and co, they boldly made the decision to incorporate friendly grooves and alternative metal riffs into a core sound that was always considered to be its best when abrasive, off-putting and relentless.

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Sworn Amongst – Reclamation

Sworn Amongst are one of the best-kept secrets in UK Metal – there is something familiar yet different to their approach to modern Metalcore. Indeed new EP Reclamation (Famined Records) is full to the brim with newly added strings to their musical bow. Continue reading