Mastodon Shares an Acoustic Version of “Teardrinker”


Mastodon has shared an acoustic version of their song “Teardrinker” one of the singles from their #1 Rock album Hushed and Grim (Warner Music). Read our review here. The new digital single is streaming on all DSPs along with another album track – “Peace and Tranquility.” The band recently launched Hushed and Grim, a new interactive website with behind-the-scenes documentary footage, access to all of the new album content, merch, and more! Tickets are also on sale to see the next leg of the bands’ tour with Opeth, with direct support from Khemmis. Listen to “Teardrinker” acoustic now! Continue reading


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


And so attention turns to the Ghost Cult Top 20. The albums of the year, as voted (democratically) for by the writers, crew, contributors, alumni and just cool as fuck people that make up the establishment here at Castle Ghost Cult.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Khemmis – Deceiver – Nuclear Blast


Hailing from Denver, Khemmis is a blossoming band that has been turning heads since they began to jam in 2012. They cultivated their own little corner in the extensive genre of Doom Metal by creating a strong, unique voice among the other hopeful hordes and wannabes. The success from their second full-length, Hunted (20 Buck Spin) released in 2016, gave them a spotlight and they have been thriving in its beam ever since. Now these fellas are trimmed down to three members, have signed a new record deal, and are getting ready to release their fourth full-length album, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast). The raw, artistic depths that this group can reach with their heaviness is tunneling even deeper on this new record. By intensifying their emotional provocation and sound, Khemmis has struck gold. Continue reading


Khemmis Announces New Album “Deceiver” – Streams First Single “Living Pyre”


Doom and Trad Metal leaders Khemmis have shared a new single – “Living Pyre!” The is is the first new music from their upcoming new album Deceiver, due out November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced by Dave Otero, and will be their first without bassist Dan Beiers who departed the band recently. No replacement has been announced as yet. Listen and pre-save the track to your favorite DSP now.

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Psycho Las Vegas Loses Some Bands Due to Visa and Pandemic Issues


In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Various Artists – Dirt Redux


Alice in Chains, when spoken out loud, is understood by all in earshot. Love them or not, every person who says they enjoy rock music in some format knows who they are. One of their finest works was the 1992 classic, Dirt (Columbia Records), which spawned five radio hits, peaked at number six on the Billboard charts, and has sold over five million copies worldwide. Now, twenty-eight years later, the next generation of rock stars have paid tribute to a timeless classic by each taking on a track to cover however they want; thus, was born, Dirt Redux (Magnetic Eye Records).

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Listen to THOU Cover “Them Bones” By Alice In Chains


 

Avant-garde Sludge Metal chameleons THOU have released a cover of the classic Alice In Chains track ‘Them Bones’, which is featured on the forthcoming Magnetic Eye Redux series installment Dirt [Redux] More information about this record can be found below. Check out the track at Revolver!

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Listen to Khemmis Cover “Down In A Hole” By Alice In Chains for “Dirt Redux”


Magnetic Eye Records just dropped the first single from Dirt [Redux]. Colorado doom metal quartet Khemmis chose ‘Down In A Hole’, originally the fourth track on Alice In Chains’ 1992 classic, Dirt (Columbia Records). Listen to the song now!

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Listen to Khemmis’ Doom Metal Cover of Misfits Classic “Skulls”


One of the great releases for the latest “Free Bandcamp Day” on July, 3rd 2020 was Denver Doom Metal band Khemmis and their two-song release More Songs About Death Vol. 1. The EP follows April’s release Doomed Heavy Metal. The release features an epic doom cover of Misfits’ Horror Punk classic ‘Skulls’ and ‘A Conversation with Death (Acoustic)’. Both track were recorded by the band remotely during the quarantine from the coronavirus (COVID-1) pandemic. The Misfits cover is especially a revelation and much like the recent EP from their brethren Spirit Adrift, we kind of want an all unplugged release from Khemmis right now. The band is working on the follow up to the acclaimed album Desolation from 2018. Continue reading