EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Malphas Stream New Track – “Red Constellations”

Philadelphia’s blackened death metallers Malphas are returning with a new EP, The 39th Spirit, due out on October 26 on the Via Nocturna label. The band has a built a career on brutal, diverse and uncompromising music. Ghost Cult is proud to partner with the band for the debut of their new track, ‘Red Constellations’. Watch it now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Shadow Woods Metal Fest IV

Today is the day! America’s best underground brutal, blackened underground music festival, Shadow Woods Metal Fest begins today. Although a few bands have been last minute cancellations due to Hurrican Florence and Ghost Bath canceled their entire tour due to van troubles, the festival is 100%taking place with only rain expected at Camp Hidden Valley, in Whitehall Maryland. The lineup includes Abigail Williams, Xasthur, Aether Realm, Rozamov, Heavy Temple, A Sound of Thunder, Barishi, Destroyer of Light, Husbandry, God Root, Hepatagua, Cloak, Wolvhammer, Imperial Triumphant, Black Mass, and many more. Tickets are still available at the gate for you late deciders. Continue reading

UADA, Tombs, Xasthur, Heavy Temple And More Booked For Shadow Woods Metal Fest IV


Shadow Woods Metal Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2018 edition, their fourth year in a row. Returning for the fourth year in a row. Taking place from September 20th to 22nd, at Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center in Purcell, VA against the backdrop against the epic Blue Ridge Mountains, Shadow Woods IV features UADA, Tombs, Xasthur, Heavy Temple, All Hell, Bound By The Grave, Barishi, Destroyer Of Light, God Root, Husbandry, Imperial Triumphant, Rozamov, Wayfaerer, and many more listed below. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Exclusive Song Premiere: Malphas – Visions of the Burning Darkness

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Ghost Cult is proud to partner up with blackened death metallers Malphas to première their new song stream for the track ‘Visions of the Burning Darkness’. Coming off their new EP The Conjuring due out on February 24th, the track is equal parts classic Scandinavian darkness, and symphonic metal influences, played with the proficiency and production of the best progressive tech death bands.




Hailing from the grim and grimey streets of Philadelphia, Malphas’ concept and lyrics are a concept story revolving around Malphas, the 39th goetic spirit in demonology. Malphas serves as the grand president and general of hell; commanding forty legions of demons and appearing before conjurers in the form of a crow.


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