ALBUM REVIEW: Static-X – Project Regeneration Vol.1

The road to hell is paved with blood.”

Like many fans, Wayne Static’s tragic passing in 2014 hit me like a ton of bricks. I saw the band rise from the underground to spread their “Evil Disco” sound around the globe, touring with their heroes and influences, and even surpassing a few of the,. Wayne had much more music to give the world but little did we know. As it turns out, a lot more than we expected. Upon repeat listens to the new Static-X album listening to Project Regeneration Vol.1 (Ostego Entertainment Group), the band sounds fresh and raging as ever, and Wayne’s voice is not sad, but a triumphant middle finger from the great ether. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Julien-K – “Stronger Without You” 

 

Industrial Metal leaders Julien-K have shared an apocalyptic new music lyric video today “Stronger Without You”, only at Ghost Cult! Fans of the Julien K predecessor band Orgy will love the buzzing, sexy throb of the track, and the epic rock chorus that will remind you of old-school NIN, Stabbing Westward, and God Lives Underwater. Watch the clip right here! Continue reading

Fear Factory Released The Genre Smashing Album “Demanufacture” 25 Years Ago!

Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading

Antimozdebeast Cooks a Delicious Dinner on the New Episode of Brutally Delicious

Brutally Delicious, from metal chef, filmmaker, and podcaster Bruce Moore, is the long-running cooking show where bands cook their favorite dishes at home. The latest episode features industrial noise artist Antimozdebeast, cooking up a dish of “The Pasta of your Dreams” a.k.a. Chicken Pasta and plays a song for fans! Watch the video below and take some notes on the fill ingredients list. AntiMozdeBeast will release their new full-length album, The Red River this spring on Bandcamp and is for fans of Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, The Body, Author & Punisher, and more! Continue reading

The Metal Hall of Fame Adds New Categories for 2020 Fan Voting

The Metal Hall of Fame (formerly known as The Hall of Heavy Metal History) has announced that it has added new categories for 2020! The additional thirteen new sub-genres of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music have been baked into its voting categories. The fan vote, an extremely crucial part of the band/artist Induction process into the Metal Hall of Fame, is open on a year-round basis. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Pale Criminal – “Soulless”

Ghost Cult is proud to debut the new music video from Pale Criminal, ‘Soulless’! The group is the solo Goth Industrial/Electro project of artist and instrumentalist/vocalist Jon Hammer. Jon pours his life experience of overcoming the odds through a centrifuge of sound and lyrics, rendering music that is both tuneful and showing emotive depth. The clip was directed and edited by Phil Sokoloff (www.instagram.com/Psoko689) with Cinematography from Ling Mai. Watch the mesmerizing clip right now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion – Metal Blade

Igorrr is the brainchild of the French musical genius, Gautier Serre and he made it to destroy the limitations of music. Originally a solo project, Serre dug into a variety of contrasting genres to proclaim palatable pieces of art that shouldn’t work, but do. In 2017, he broke barriers when the project gained more members and they released Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade Records). Now, this bizarre band is back with the full-length album, Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade Records) where Serre and the other players are embellishing on the already oddball invention that is Igorrr. Continue reading

Razor Candy (Marilyn Manson, The Last Vegas) Shares New Video, New EP Out Now

Razor Candy, the brainchild of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Deveraux) and Chad Cherry (The Last Vegas, The Claws) released their debut self-titled EP Razor Candy via Sensory Recordings, which released on February 14th 2020. To celebrate the band released their new music video ‘Parents Beware/Razors In the Candy’! The song tells a tale of kids wreaking havoc on Halloween while the old witch in the neighborhood hands out tainted candy laced with razor blades and cyanide. The video was filmed and directed by Brook Hubbs. Watch the clip here! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: 5RVLN5 – “World of Filth”

Industrial Metal band 5RVLN5 (pronounced “Surveillance”) will release their debut album, The Black Mark on March 13th. Combining the best throwback sounds of the heyday of the genre, with a bleak vision of the future, 5RVLN5 is here to breathe new life into the style you love to groove to. Masterminded by Chuck Clybourne (former guitarist/vocalist from doom metal Faces of the Bog), the project, and features the production work of Adam Stilson at Decade Music Studio. Check out the new single ‘World of Filfth’ now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Delain – Apocalypse and Chill

The fifth full-length release from Delain finds the Dutch symphonic metal act looking towards the future with a combined sense of fear and optimism. Appearing to presage dark, dystopian times, the riffs and beats on the latest album Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) are countered (for the most part) by the uplifting vocal melodies of singer Charlotte Wessels as they suggest a more hopeful future. Continue reading