STAFF PICKS: Torbjorn Solgard’s Top Albums of 2020



2020..What can I say? A year where Poppy releases a metal album and Glenn Danzig does an album of Elvis covers (for real go look it up)! Seriously though I think it was a bad year for everyone. Luckily there was some killer music to help us all get through. So, I’ve compiled a list of what helped me. This list was a lot harder to make than I first thought it was going to be so much good stuff out there. To be clear though, this isn’t a “best of” it’s just a list of my personal fav’s this year. So, enough bullshittin’ I present to you Torbjorn‘s 13.


GUEST POST: Sean “ORC Adams” of ORCumentary -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. Today’s post brings released an “ORChestrated” version of his classic track “Goblin Death March” as a lyric video. The track is from his upcoming album “Fully ORChestrated” which remakes many of his classic tracks.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 25th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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PODCAST: Episode 123: Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm Talks “Unconquered”


 

Ghost Cult’s Keefy recently caught up with Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm about their new album Unconquered, out September 25 th via their longtime label Nuclear Blast Records. We chatted about the new record, the longevity of the band, how the band prepared for this new album, making the video for “The Killshot”, working once again with visionary artist Blake Armstrong on the return of the “heart beast” artwork, how the band is dealing without touring, his other projects with new music on the way such as Ex Deo, his growing hot sauce business, and a discussion of Keefy’s favorite live Kataklysm performance, at the Trois Rivieres Metalfest. Purchase Unconquered here and check out our conversation! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Kataklysm – Unconquered



Kataklysm has proudly been waving the banners of Melodic Death and Death Metal for nearly thirty years. Originally hailing from Canada, this now multinational act has consistently delivered strikingly aggressive music for decades and it has solidified their spot at the Heavy Metal table. It’s only been two years since they released their last record, Meditations (Nuclear Blast). Yet this new full-length, Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) demonstrates how this quartet has a wealth of heaviness still to share.

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REVIEW: Kataklysm – Exhorder – Krisiun – Hatchet: Live at The Market Hotel


The Market Hotel in Bushwick has been a D.I.Y. Rock staple for many years. It is also one of the few D.I.Y. venues to survive foreclosure and resurface in the scene. With the continuous loss of venues in New York City that cater to Extreme Music, the Market Hotel, is making its mark on becoming the new home of Metal in Brooklyn.Continue reading


Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival Announces Daily Band Lineups, Special Sale and Chicago Pre-Party


Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival is Americas’ best hope for a European-style heavy metal festival. Headlined by Soulfly, Kataklysm, Grave, Jungle Rot, Vio-lence, Exhorder, Unearth, Ringworm and dozens of more bands, the fest is less than a month away. Taking place September 4-7, 2019 at Cave In Rock, IL the event has just made a slew of new announcements including daily band lineups, special ticket pricing and news of the pre-party shows in Chicago.Continue reading


Unearth, Incite, and Prison Added To Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival Next Fall


America’s first European-style Open Air metal festival, Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival continues to grow and add dope bands to the lineup in its fifth year. Unearth, Incite and Prison have joined the bill and the fest already features Soulfly,Vio-lence, Unearth, Kataklysm, Grave, M.O.D., Exhorder, Crisix (first USA performance!), Skeletal Remains, Incite, Jungle Rot, Cliteater, Ringworm, Krisiun, Genocide Pact, Dehumanized, Morbid Saint, Wrath, Indestructible Noise Command, Cast The Stone, Hatchet, Waco Jesus, Pains, Byzantine, Wrvm, Prison, Elbow Deep, Rhythm of Fear, Poolside at the Flamingo, Sexual Atrocities, Toxic Ruin , A Hill to Die Upon, Ground, Drag them Down, Confused, Invidiosus, Embludgeonment, Smash Potater, Bleed the Victim, Woundvac, Meet the Mailman, Summoner’s Circle, Minimum Wage Assassins, Cheese Grater Masturbation, Crater, Hammerhedd, Buzzzar, Viken, Eulogy in Blood and more. Taking place September 4-7, 2019 in Cave In Rock, IL at Hogrock Campground, the fest offers two days of music Scenic Camping, A Morbid Metal Market, Food Vendors, Parties & More! Tickets, Payment Plans, VIP Upgrades and tickets at the link below. Continue reading