The very title of Malevolence’s new record should tell you all you need to know about what to expect.
Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) is the third full-length release from the groove-meets-metalcore five-piece outfit hailing from the UK and follows up 2017’s Self Supremacy. Boasting all original members, Malevolence has returned with a vengeance, though one that is tempered.Continue reading →
By the time Floridian thrashers Trivium released their second album, Ascendancy (Roadrunner Records) in 2005, the band were locked firmly into an upward trajectory which promised nothing short of global domination. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out as planned but the four-piece still remain one of the most successful metal acts around today despite having to constantly push against an unrelenting tide of haters who decided sometime during the mid-late ’00s that Trivium just weren’t metal enough any more or something.
Trivium recently shared their first new single and video from their expected next album, “In The Court Of The Dragon.” The track and video also feature an epic intro composed and orchestrated by Ihsahn (Emperor). Now the band has shared images from their compound, based in an abandoned airplane hangar in Flordia. The band made news at the height of the pandemic in 2020 –buying the hangar to convert it into a recording studio, Metallica-style HQ, and streaming venue/video production stage with their earnings from their very first livestream. The band — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] has been influential in validating livestreamsand streaming economy in general for being a legit way for bands to augment their revenue in the face of the global shutdown. Catch the band soon on theMetal Tour of the Year with Megadeth, Lamb of God, and In Flames soon and European tour dates with Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, and Fit For An Autopsy.
Matthew Kiichi Heafy, of Modern Thrash Metal leaders Trivium, has released a new EP, “Ascendancy.” The acoustic release features new renditions of four songs from the group’s 2005 album of the same name. You can now listen to it in the YouTube clip below.Continue reading →
Glasgow may not be considered a heavy metal hub, but the band Bleed From Within proves that Scotland can produce some pretty extreme musicians. Formed fifteen years ago, this young, charged-up group of guys sought to make a spectacle of aggression and severity. Their early works took on a very vengeful edge that was mainly categorized under the Deathcore genre. Now, these fresh-faced Scots present a more sophisticated take on the ‘Core’ genres while merging it with Modern Metal on their new fifth full-length album, Fracture (Century Media Records).Continue reading →
Ghost Cult Caught up with Cabal vocalist Andreas Bjulver Paarup to discuss their slamming new album Drag Me Down, out now via Long Branch Records. Andres discussed the new album, the bands’ process for writing the new albums, writing for and working with guests such as Matt Heafy (Trivium), Jamie Hails (Polaris) and Kim Song Sternkopf (Møl), thoughts on the deathcore versus death metal genres, elitism in metal fans, future plans for the band, and much more. You can purchase Drag Me Down here. Continue reading →
There was a time when it looked like Trivium were going to be huge. Seriously huge. Arriving on the scene with two critically acclaimed albums, they rose fast, eventually exploding onto the international platform with a career-defining performance at Download Festival in 2005. Continue reading →
Matt Heafy is one of the best artists at using Twitch on Social Media today. The Trivium frontman does all kinds of contests and auctions to engage his fans, often doings dongs by request. He even said recently he makes more money from streaming on social media than he does from touring. Watch Matt cover Machine Head deep cut ‘Descend The Shades of Night’, unplugged, from their 2003 album Through The Ashes of Empires(Roadrunner). Continue reading →
Me And That Man, the Satanic roots music project from Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski has dropped a new video and single for the track ‘Surrender’! The song comes from their upcoming second album New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1, on March 27, 2020. The record release will be celebrated with a special record release show in London on the same day, including special guests from the album. Pre-orders are live at the link below. Watch the clip now!
Matt Heafy of Trivium spends a lot of time playing guitar and posting covers and other jams on his YouTube Channel and his Twitch account. Watch Matt play a bluesy, unplugged version of Megadeth’s 1990s classic ‘Sweating Bullets’. Continue reading →