ALBUM REVIEW: Azusa – Loop of Yesterdays

As we are stuck at home wondering what to do with all this unprecedented free time, I believe that we should invest our time to catch up with all the releases that have come out this year. Actually, I have to get into that myself, there are a lot of releases that I have missed so far this year and Azusa’s Loop of Yesterdays (Solid State Records) was one of them. I’m glad I listened to this album though, it has a very interesting balance between really heavy Melodic Death Metal riffs and progressive/experimental segments that present big ambient soundscapes.

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Imagine Dragons Steals Maraton’s Album Artwork For Their New Single

Norwegian prog rockers Maraton are releasing their debut album META, on April 26th via Indie Recordings. When Imagine Dragons released their ‘Bad Liar’ single last month the band noticed a shocking similarity between their album artwork and the ‘Bad Liar’ artwork. Hear the story right from Maraton themselves. Continue reading

Wolcensmen Shares New Video, New Album Out Today

The new album from Wolcensmen, the solo Norse mysticism inspired album by Dan Capp of Winterfylleth, Songs from the Fyrgen is out today via Indie Recordings. Watch the gorgeous animated video for the track ‘Yerninge’, which will have you dreaming of winter on the fjords. Continue reading

Wolcensmen – Songs From The Fyrgen

The brainchild of Winterfylleth guitarist Dan Capp, Wolcensmen actually predates his time in the Mancunian Black Metal outfit by some years, and is a Folk project dedicated to a time when This Sceptred Isle was unperturbed by religion and industry. Originally released in 2016, Songs From The Fyrgen (Indie Recordings) is a reissue of Dan’s first foray into full-length territory and is a stirring and emotive one. Continue reading

Azusa – Heavy Yoke

On Heavy Yoke (Solid State/Indie Recordings) Azusa is a bit all over all the place. Solid State’s own website has them described as “Can you imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer; Death collaborating with Annette Peacock?” And they’re not technically wrong. Heavy Yoke is ripe with flashes of Thrash, Death Metal, Punk, Pop and Prog. It seems contradictory or musically adverse, but these are professionals at work. Continue reading

Einherjer – Norrøne Spor

The first time I crossed swords (!) with Norse warriors Einherjer was shortly after the release of the stellar blackened Viking Metal opus Odin Owns Ye All (Century Media) when they impressed on a bill that included Cradle of Filth and the underrated Old Man’s Child. The next stages of their career, however, were not so kind on the band, as they struggled to establish themselves, or really kick on. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Wolcensmen Streams New Single – “Sunne”

Kvlt Dark Folk artist Wolcensmen is having his album Songs from the Fyrgen re-issued by Indie Recordings on November 30th.  UK guitarist Dan Capp, (Winterfylleth) delved into his fascination with old acoustic ideas he’d written since the late ’90s, inspired largely by Scandinavian bands who had pioneered the inclusion of folk and neo-classical elements. Originally released in 2016, Indie Recordings has recognized this intriguing unique, and challenging artist. The album is completely remixed and remastered and includes a bonus disc of all new songs, including a cover of Bathory’s ‘Man of Iron’. Ghost Cult is proud to share the new single ‘Sunne’ today. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Einherjer – “Kill The Flame”

Viking metal pioneers Einherjer, are releasing their new album, Norrøne Spor, via Indie Recordings this November 9th. The band has recorded their first track in English in 15 years, ‘Kill The Flame’, and Ghost Cult is proud to bring you the exclusive stream to jam out to right now! Continue reading

The Cruel Intentions (ex-Vains Of Jenna) Debut Album Coming This Week

Raw rock n roll band The Cruel Intentions (ex-Vains Of Jenna) will release their debut album, No Sign Of Relief, this Friday, 21st of September via Indie Recordings. The band has been blowing up stages and streaming platforms since forming in 2015, and have their sights set on bigger prey now. Lizzy DeVine lived several years in Los Angeles where he was the singer and songwriter of Vains of Jenna, a band that got their breakthrough with performances in the movies Jackass/Viva La Bam/Kat Von Dee’s LA Ink, and more. Listen to their Spotify playlist and get ready to get rocked! Continue reading