ALBUM REVIEW: Bleed From Within – Fracture

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

PODCAST: Episode 87 – Andreas of Cabal on “Drag Me Down”

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

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

Watch Matt Heafy of Trivium Cover Machine Head’s “Descend The Shades of Night”

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

Nergal’s (Behemoth) Me And That Man Shares New Video, Album and Record Release Show Details

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!

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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Leaves Tour To Be With Pregnant Wife, Fill-ins Announced

Trivium shredder and screamer Matt Heafy left his current headline tour to race home to be with his pregnant wife who is carrying twins. In a video shared to social media, Matt said he was gutted to leave the tour, but needed to be with his wife, who might give birth at any time. Rather than cancel the remaining dates, Howard Jones of openers Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) and YouTube vlogger/shredder Jared Dimes will fill in the remaining dates. There is a possibility that Matt will also rejoin the tour at some point. The band is out on the road supporting last year’s album The Sin and The Sentence (Roadrunner). Continue reading

Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence

 

Eight albums into their illustrious career, Trivium have this veteran band stuff down pat. With almost 20 years in as a band, and over 15 with recorded output, long in the rear-view is the time when they were the very young upstarts in the jaded metal world. Trivium are not trying to reinvent the wheel, unveil a jarring new genre influence, or convert fans from the latest fad of the month at Hot Topic. Nope. Trivium keeps on chugging album after album, with their blend of neo-thrash love, metalcore breakdowns, shreddy solos, and their NWOBHM-inspired catchiness. Their new album The Sin And the Sentence (Roadrunner) has all those things in place. Continue reading

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With An Acoustic Cover Of “I Won’t Back Down”

The music world is still reeling from the loss of Tom Petty last week. His music was the soundtrack to many people’s lives, and it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a number of bands pay tribute to the late rock legend since his untimely death. Continue reading