Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Peaceville Records Founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw who is Terminally Ill


According to reports from Decibel and Metal Sucks, Peaceville Records founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw is terminally ill with a heart condition and needs help to cope with his condition from fans, and peers. There is a crowdfunding campaign launched via JustGiving. Peaceville has given the world albums by such legendary musical acts as Katatonia, Autopsy, Darkthrone, Paradise Lost, and My Dying Bride. Hammy, who is now 56 years old, was recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a hereditary, terminal condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged. “As a result, the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body,” according to MedlinePlug.gov.

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GUEST POST: Brian Platter of The Last Reign – 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. In this edition, Brian Platter of melodic Death Metal band The Last Reign shares his Top Albums List for 2020. The Last Regin just shared their new holiday-themed video for their song “Terminal Threshold” from their current album Evolution.


STAFF PICKS: Weslie Negrón’s Top 20 Albums of 2020


Instead of reminding everyone of the horrible year we’ve had by sharing this list of my top 20 albums of 2020 with all of you, I want to think that I am sharing new music that can keep being an outlet to rely on when times are tough. We’re in a moment in time where we’re all vulnerable and music keeps being one of the best tools to help our mental health. The following albums are the ones that helped me go through the year and I hope you find something that you can add to your playlist and enjoy it as much as I do. Within each album, there is the country, genre, and their Bandcamp links (for those that have Bandcamp) in case you want to directly support them in these troubled times.

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GUEST POST: Tom Begley of BOSSK -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. In this edition, Tom Begley of post-Rock band BOSSK shares his Top Albums List for 2020 on our readers. The band has completed a new album for 2021 and has booked

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GUEST POST: Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR – Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of blogs from bands, industry, PR types, 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 we get a list from our trusted PR comrade in arms, Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR with his top album picks for 2020!

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GUEST POST: Ebony Jeanette PR: 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 types, 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. Our comrade from the PR world, Ebony Jeanette of Ebony Jeanette PR checks in with her top album picks for 2020!

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 3 (20-1)


As we draw down (the moon) on our reveal of the top seventy-five albums of the year, as voted for by the cast, crew, and alumni of this fine rock, metal, punk, hardcore and indie-focused site, we can take a moment to reflect on the power of heavy music, and that every one of the seventy-five albums we are celebrating and acknowledging will have had a positive impact on several of our team and readers.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Martin Rubashov “Lights of July” ft. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia


Dark folk artist Martin Rubashov has released a breath-taking new video for his new single, “Lights of July” featuring Jonas Renkse From Katatonia. The track is out now from Rubashov’s label, Despotz Records. The track is beautifully composed, with philosophical lyrics and stunning vocals to cap it off. Watch the clip for “Lights of July” now!Continue reading


Katatonia Announces New Live Album


Metal legends Katatonia have announced a new live album, Dead Air, due for release of their new live album on 13th November via Peaceville. The album captures their live set which was filmed during their May 2020 lockdown session. A live album featuring Katatonia performing av set of fan favourites plus the live premiere of three songs from City Burials, captured during their May 2020 lockdown sessionContinue reading


Psycho Las Vegas Announces 2021 Fest with Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Katatonia, Ulver, Emperor, WITTR, and More


Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return in the summer of 2021. If you had tickets for this year, you are in luck! Most of the lineup will return next year, except Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, and Crowbar. This still looks like one of the best festivals in the world next year, in a year overpacked with re-scheduled events and tours. See the full lineup below.Continue reading