New Death Metal supergroup Umbra Vitae brings together guitarists Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, Ex-Hatebreed) and Mike Mckenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth), bassist Greg Weeks (The Red Chord) and drummer Jon Rice (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Ex-Job For A Cowboy). The name comes from a poem by Georg Heym, first published in 1912. Umbra Vitae’s debut album, Shadow Of Life, will be released on May 1 via Bannon’s own Deathwish Inc. label. Check out the first single, ‘Return To Zero’!
As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading
Being As An Ocean just released their slamming new album Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story! and are currently getting ready for a month of dates for their new European tour kicking off on November 1st. Joel Quartuccio has checked in with not one, but two of his favorite concert memories ever in a guest post for Ghost Cult! Continue reading
Imagine someone stuffing your body into a laundry dryer and then turning on.
You’re trapped, surrounded by noise, your mind and body is spinning at the speed of light. A thrilling experience, however maybe your last surge of adrenaline ever. This was the experience I got from the debut Serpent of Gnosis album As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation (1126 Records).
We normally don’t go in for rumors like our peers in this business, but this one is too good to not share. We have been hearing for a while from sources close to the band that Job For A Cowboy are plotting a legit comeback with new music (an EP) and possibly some shows. Members of the band have been sharing music from their side project Serpent of Gnosis lately and that has renewed interest in the missed but of the missed but most loved bands of the last generation. The band has suddenly been active on their Facebook for the first time in three years, which isn’t enough evidence, but we’d like to see the band come back in a big way. We last heard from the band with 2014’s underrated but excellent Sun Eater album on Metal Blade. Continue reading
Bringing together members of Job For A Cowboy and Black Dahlia Murder, Serpent of Gnosis is here! The band announced their existence and their very first track today over at Decibel! There debut release As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation is coming June 14th at 1126 Records. Listen to ‘The Colorless Capsules’ and prepare to lose your mind to the heavy! Continue reading
Carnifex’s latest LP, Slow Death, is nothing if not about getting down to brass tacks. Quick off the blocks, the San Diego natives jump into the two strongest bangers of the batch, ‘Dark Heart Ceremony’ and ‘Slow Death.’ While doing so, they also set the template of what else to come in the remaining 29 minutes; Carnifex gonna be Carnifex. Continue reading