ALBUM REVIEW: Silver Talon – Decadence And Decay


Like 2018’s Becoming A Demon EP before it, Silver Talon’s first full-length album feels like the missing link between Sanctuary and Nevermore. The latter is especially felt with the sweeping layers of Jeff Loomis-style shred guitar, modern tones, and densely arranged vocal melodrama ala mid-era Warrel Dane. There is also an underlying Power Metal spirit throughout is perhaps most rooted in something like Refuge Denied or even classic Queensryche. The band has only doubled down on that spirit with Decadence And Decay (M-Theory Audio).

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Let Us Prey – “Virtues of the Vicious” (ft. Metal Mike Chlasciak) Lyric Video


Ghost Cult has teamed up with modern extreme metal band Let Us Prey to debut the lyric video for the title track to their new album, Virtues of the Vicious, releasing tomorrow on July 24th via M-Theory Audio/Salem Rose Music. The blistering track is brutal, progressive, and epic sounding as it poses the eternal question about humanity: “Are we violent by design?” Coming off like a blend of bands like Lamb of God, Death, recent Testament, and classic Nevermore, Let Us Prey is led by vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss) and guitarist Jon Morency, the track also features guitar legend Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford). The philosophical song title was inspired by an episode of the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher, so definitely check out the lyric video to one of the best metal songs of the summer, and pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading


Into Eternity to Reissue Two Classic Albums on Vinyl Next Month


Canadian Progressive Power Metallers Into Eternity has announced their will reissue two of their classic albums on vinyl next month. ‘Into Eternity’ (1999) and ‘The Incurable Tragedy’ (2008) now available for pre-order from the links below. Following the success of the band’s acclaimed 2018 comeback album “The Sirens,” M-Theory Audio is proud to honor Into Eternity’s continued legacy by reissuing two of their most significant albums on August 14. The group’s 1999 self-titled debut, originally self-released, has never been properly released in North America until now. In addition to its first-ever LP release – a limited-edition (300 copies) pressing on gray haze colored vinyl – the album will also be issued on CD. Both formats include newly-written liner notes by Tim Roth and two of his former bandmates, as well as three bonus track demos. Continue reading


Danko Jones Previews New Single, New Album Due This Spring


Canadian power trio Danko Jones, led by their namesake rocker, podcaster, and author, has shared a brand new single, ‘Dance Dance Dance’! The track comes from their forthcoming new album, A Rock Supreme, due out on April 26th via M-Theory Audio (U.S.), Rise Above (UK), Indica (Canada, AU, NZ) and AFM (rest of the world) You can hear the track below. The band is also hitting the road for a short US tour in two weeks with support from Nashville Pussy and Prima Donna. Continue reading


Blade Killer Shares New Single “Midnight Sinner”, New Album Incoming


Los Angeles’ own Traditional Heavy Metallers Blade Killer have streamed a brand new single, ‘Midnight Sinner’! The track comes from their highly anticipated full-length debut, High Risk, due out Nov. 23 via M-Theory Audio. Jam the track, watch the visualizer, throw the horns and hail your new dark lords of old-school metal right now! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Cultural Warfare – “Eyes Of The Land”


Modern Bay Area Thrash band Cultural Warfare recently released their new album, Warmageddon on the M-Theory Audio label this September 14th. Produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios who has worked with countless greats (Machine Head, Testament, Exodus, Heathen, Skinlab) in the genre, in order to get the absolute brutal best from the band. Urteaga previously worked with the band on their last EP, Future Kill. Check out their inspiring new video ‘Eyes Of The Land’, only at Ghost Cult. Continue reading


Santa Cruz – Bad Blood Rising


According to common knowledge, Glam Metal died in 1991, somewhere between the releases of Warrant’s Cherry Pie (CBS) and Poison’s Flesh and Blood (Capitol) to Pearl Jam’s Ten (Epic/Sony) and Nirvana’s Nevermind (Geffen). It appears this memo did not make it to Finland, as since their debut album five years ago Santa Cruz have been churning out Hard Tock straight from the pages of Skid Row and Guns n’ Roses, like their equally glammed up compatriots Reckless Love.Bad Blood Rising (M-Theory Audio) is their third album, and the continuation of their modern Glam Metal influenced rock. Continue reading


Tengger Cavalry Debuts New Song – Ashley


Tengger Cavalry will be releasing Die On My Ride on June 2nd via M-Theory Audio, and as you heard in the title track and the ‘Me Against Me’ single, this record will be a lot different than anything they’ve ever done before. One of the biggest examples of that fact is the introduction of ballads into their sound. They’ve never really tried that before, but as you’ll hear in the new ‘Ashley’ single, they do it pretty damn well.Continue reading