EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Barrens – “Penumbra”

Masterful Swedish post-Rock band Barrens will release their new album Penumbra, tomorrow 4/10/2020 via Pelagic Records. The group features members of long-running Indie Rock band Scraps of Tape. Provocative instrumentals, and possessing a well of emotional depth track after track, the hypnotic journey of Penumbra seeps in through the mind and digs down to your soul. Waves of guitars dance alongside synths to bring additional unique layers to each track. The album was recorded in Uppsala and Gothenburg, produced by the band, and mixed and mastered by Cult Of Luna’s Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm. You can stream the full album here at Ghost Cult, as well a pre-order the release at the link below. Continue reading

The Ocean Announce New Double Album, Due Later in 2018

Post-metal greats The Ocean have announced their new double album, their 8th, later this year from their own imprint Pelagic Records. Phanerozoic will come in two parts, over the next two years, and will be the follow up to 2013’s epic Pelagial. The band has stated that their recently reissued 2007 Precambrian is the reference point for the new music. Continue reading

Stream The Debut Album From Priest (Ex-Ghost Members), Out Tomorow On All Formats

Dark synthwave band Priest, which features former Ghost guitarist and Nameless Ghoul, Alpha, is releasing their full-length début album, New Flesh, this week on Lovely Records. The album also features a performance from ex-Ghost member Air on keyboards. The album has been available on DSP formats, but on December 8th will see a full release on vinyl, CD and more. Stream the full album below. Continue reading

Spook The Horses Streaming Rainmaker

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Spook The Horses is streaming their latest album Rainmaker here, here and here.

Engulfing over forty-six minutes, SPOOK THE HORSES’ undulating post-hardcore and atmospheric metal shifts effortlessly between lacerating and sublime elements through eight dynamic movements on Rainmaker, the album tracked live at Studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by renowned engineer Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh). Independently released by the band, Rainmaker is triumphantly streaming in several locations in addition to the album now being fully available through a variety of digital outlets, in addition to a deluxe vinyl edition on 180-gram wax pressed in two different color schemes -100 on bone with black and oxblood heavy splatter and 139 on red — each one hand numbered and including three random prints from a total set of nine by Max Telfer, who is responsible for all of the band’s art.

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SPOOK THE HORSES Rainmaker Album Release:
Feb 13: San Fran – Wellington, NZ w/ DYSE
Feb 14: Space Monster – Wanganui, NZ w/ DYSE
Mar 13: Churchills – Christchurch, NZ w/ No Broadcast
Mar 14: Re: Fuel – Dunedin, NZ w/ No Broadcast
Mar 28: Kings Arms (front room) – Auckland, NZ

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