GUEST POST: Jonathan of Moths 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 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, Jonathan of Moths (PR) chips in his Top 10 list. The band shared their recent split EP with The Stone Eye, which you can buy and stream now!

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GUEST POST: Brooks Harlan of War on Women -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, we have a list from Brooks Harlan of War on Women. Their new album Wonderful Hell is out now via Bridge Nine Records.Continue reading

STAFF PICKS: Mat Davies – Top 20 Albums of the Year 2020

Ghost Cult stalwart, mainstay, and truly valued senior writer Mat Davies blesses us with his top twenty albums of the year, plus some thoughts on the year that has been, and that which is still to come… Continue reading

Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 2 (40-21)

 

Following on from Part 1 of our celebrationof the very best albums of the year, we continue to uncover those albums that made the biggest impression over the course 2020. Continue reading

Former Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik Launches New Band Hjelvik, Signs with Nuclear Blast

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Ex-Kvelertak frontman, Erlend Hjelvik, has started a solo metal band Hjelvik and has signed with Nuclear Blast Records! Erlend Hjelvik describes his music as “blackened Viking heavy metal” with lyrics based on Norse mythology and history. A debut album, Welcome to Hel, is in the works and will release later in 2020.

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Kvelertak to Host a Live Stream This Weekend, “Splid” Out Now

Following the success of their initial live stream show in April, acclaimed Norwegian band Kvelertak have revealed fresh plans for new date, “Live From Amper Tone Studio”, on Saturday, June 20th! The set will once again be broadcast via Vierlive at 9pm CET (8pm BST / 2pm CST). The band dropped a message to fans, which you can see below. The bands recent album Splid is out now, via Rise Records.Continue reading

Great Scott, Legendary Boston Music Venue, to Shut Down Permanently Due to COVID-19 Closure

Sad news out of Boston as one of the legendary music venues of all time, Great Scott, has announced they will not return when the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic subsides. The club’s manager posted a Facebook message to fans, thanking them for a lifetime of memories. Great Scott, in the Allston neighborhood, was home to all kinds of music, but definitely supported all kinds of rock, metal, punk, and hardcore over the years. Ghost Cult covered countless shows at the venue including Intronaut, Nails, Royal Thunder, Corrections House, Toxic Holocaust, Revocation, Kylesa, The Krum Bums, The Atlas Moth, Kvelertak and many more. Sadly this seems to be one of a wave of clubs, bars, and small businesses crushed by the economic downturn following this pandemic. Continue reading

Kvelertak Shares New Video for “Crack of Doom” Featuring Troy Sanders of Mastodon

Kvelertak has shared their second single and music video from their upcoming new album, Splid, due February 14th via Rise Records. The track ‘Crack of Doom’ is a rager and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Premiering on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night, the track is one of the first songs ever by the band, performed entirely in English. The clip was Directed by Stian Andersen, Produced by Lars Thomas Skare also first AD, and the cinematography was handled by Kristian Jaran Engelsen. Watch it now!

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Kvelertak Shares New Single, New Album and Signing to Rise Records Announced

Legendary rockers Kvelertak have signed to Rise Records (Of Mice & Men, Sevendust) for their new album Splid, due out on February 14th worldwide. The album features new singer Ivar Nikolaisen and a handful of songs in English for the first time, and includes an appearance from plus special guest and prog-Metal legend Troy Sanders of Mastodon. Jam out to a brand new song right now, ‘Bråtebrann’. Continue reading

Brutal Assault 2020 Adds Cattle Decapitation, Fever333, Katatonia, Life of Agony and More!

Brutal Assault has added a plethora of new bands for 2020! Among the new bands playing the festival include Cattle Decapitation, Fever333, Katatonia, Life of Agony, Shadow of Intent, Fueled By Fire, Katatonia, Psykup, Mysticum, and Imperial Triumphant. The twenty-fifth edition of Brutal Assault Festival takes place August 5 – 8th at historic Fortress Josefov, in Czech Republic and will feature 130+ bands on five stages over four days. Watch a new trailer for the fest right now!Continue reading