GHOST CULT PODCAST: Episode 159: The Steve and Keefy Power Hour – New Music April-May 2022


In a new monthly series of pods, Senior Editor Steve Tovey joins Chief Editor Keefy to discuss a recap of April releases, a forecast of new music in May, and trends in heavy music in 2022. Shoutout to our amazing team of reviewers worldwide!

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PODCAST: Episode #151 – Robert Vigna of Immolation on “Acts of God”


As our podcast continues its grand return on a new platform – Anchor.fm, we are resuming interviews with an EXCLUSIVE chat with Death Metal legend Robert Vigna of Immolation! Their new album “Acts of God’ is releasing on 2/18/2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Robert discussed the history of the band, the new album, dealing with the current environment for putting out new music, some death metal history, working with Eliran Kantor on the artwork, lessons on how to treat other bands on tour with you, and the only regret of his career.

CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Blonde Redhead: Live at The Chase Center


By my own admission, I have been to some weird Tool shows in my nearly thirty years as a fan. Some of them have been weird thanks to the band, and some have been weird, because well I’m (not a creep), a weirdo. One of my last shows before the world shut down was Tool at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, complete with an army of relentless rent-a-guards practically assaulting fans due to the notorious Tool cell phone policy. I’ve no issue with the policy, just the way it is implemented. Tonight was by far the weirdest Tool show ever for many reasons.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Turner – FTHC


There are a lot of great storytellers in the world. For over fifteen years as a solo artist, Hardcore kid and childhood Heavy Metal devotee Frank Turner has mined the considerable depths of his life experience to bring his raw delivery, and his unique take on the human condition. His transparent honesty as a person and artist has earned him a lot of love from fans, and respect in general from his peers. At the end of the day, he’s just a regular guy, sharing his story. Much like the rest of us, but sorting it out one verse, one song, one album at a time.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Rolo Tomassi – Where Myth Becomes Memory


They say no band is really an “overnight success” in the music industry. Like most cliches, that one has been ridden into the ground by lazy people. Rolo Tomassi has been a band for over fifteen years at this point, and if their ascent to the top of the underground metal genre has taken you by surprise, you just weren’t paying attention. The band has been DIY (with some proper distro mixed in) the entire way, making music on their own terms, gathering forces of fans and waves of respect. Wearing many musical masks and expertly jumping from Grindcore, to Thrash, Hardcore, Pop Rock and even Blackened extremism, the band has always sported loads of talent and great songs. For their debut album for MNRK Music, Where Myth Becomes Memory, the band is determined to change your perception of the band, even if you are a longtime fan.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Comeback Kid – Heavy Steps


Twenty-plus years into a career doing anything in the world might make you take your foot off the gas pedal, especially an industry as brutal as the music industry. However, Manitoba’s Comeback Kid continue to challenge themselves to keep refining their sound, and sharpening their focus over a series of releases. The bands’ new album Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast/New Damage) shows the veteran band of the scene lifting up the rest of us up with defiant music set on highlighting what makes life worth fighting for. uniting us.

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PODCAST: Episode 149: Ghost Cult’s 2021 Album of The Year Countdown Part 4 (10-1) – with Ragin Rosie


Ghost Cult completes our 2021 Album of the Year Countdown podcast series! Chief editor Keefy is joined by Ragin Rosie Walker! In the final chapter we run down the albums from 10-1 on our list! Be on the lookout for the corresponding video on YouTube and our in-depth write up at www.ghostcultmag.com later today! All in all, 253 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more.

PODCAST: Episode 148: Ghost Cult’s 2021 Album of The Year Countdown – Part 3 (20-11) with Gary Alcock


Ghost Cult continues with our 2021 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief Editor Keefy is joined by our esteemed scribe Gary Alcock from the United Kingdom! We run down the albums from 20-11 on our list! Be on the lookout for the corresponding blog posts at www.ghostcultmag.com. All in all, 253 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon! Part 4 of the AOTY podcast series is coming tomorrow with the final reveal, before you can see it anywhere else!

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PODCAST: Episode 147: Ghost Cult’s 2021 Album of The Year Countdown Part 2 (30-21) – with Senior Editor Steve Tovey


Ghost Cult continues our 2021 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by Senior Editor Steve Tovey! In part two of a series of four episodes, we run down the albums from 30-21 on our list! Be on the lookout for the corresponding blog post at www.ghostcultmag.com. All in all, 253 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon! Part 3 of the AOTY podcast series is coming tomorrow!

PODCAST: Episode 146: Ghost Cult’s 2021 Album of The Year Countdown Part 1 (40-31) – with Ebonie Butler (Metal and Coffee)


Ghost Cult kicks off our 2021 Album of the Year Countdown! Chief editor Keefy is joined by Ebonie Butler (Mini Metal Mixtapes, Metal and Coffee, Gimme Metal, WKDU)! We run down the albums from 40-31 on our list! Be on the lookout for the corresponding blog post at www.ghostcultmag.com. All in all, 253 albums were considered and voted on by our staff of worldwide contributors: writers, correspondents, photographers, and more. Check back here for the full list soon! Part 2 of the AOTY podcast series is coming tomorrow!