PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #83: Metal Massacre Chaser

The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik as they discuss Metal Blade Records‘ 40th anniversary reissue of the iconic Metal Massacre #1 compilation on limited edition vinyl.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kardashev – Liminal Rite

Kardashev are a progressive death metal band out of the blazing desert land of Tempe, Arizona. Their sophomore full length, Liminal Rite (Metal Blade), is an epic journey overflowing with atmosphere, beauty and bone crunching, head rattling metal. One moment you find yourself in a tranquil trance, the next your ears are pulverized with viciously biting brutality. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – Live At The Palladium

An interesting release from Killswitch Engage, metalcore royalty who at the beginning of 2020 had just commenced touring their latest album Atonement. But found themselves heading home as the pandemic struck, licking their wounds and unable to take one of their strongest records out on the road, for shows that included support from former vocalist Howard Jones’s band Light The Torch; Atonement featuring the crushing track (‘The Signal Fire’) which saw Jones trading vocals with current (and original) singer Jesse Leach, and the tour providing the perfect opportunity for both frontmen to hit the stage together. Continue reading

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder (1981-2022)

I’m not going to start this write-up and pretend like I have a solution for grief or that I’ve made peace with the fact that Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder is no longer with us. As of this writing, it’s been nearly a week since his passing and frankly, I’m still trying to process that. Telling myself that it can’t be true since I’ve seen Strnad and his bandmates have seemingly all the fun onstage at least seven times.

In time I’ll accept what has occurred. But let’s take a look back.

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PODCAST: Episode 153: Riley McShane of Allegaeon Talks “Damnum”

Ghost Cult caught up with Riley McShane to discuss Allegaeon’s new album “Damnum” – due out on February 25th via Metal Blade Records. Riley discussed the deeper meaning of the album, lyrical themes, the bands’ conscious decision to create music in a new way after 15 years as a band, goals for the album, his evolving vocal crayon box, Riley’s favorite peers among Death Metal Vocalists such as Travis of Cattle Decapitation, touring hijinx, and much more! Interview by Ghost Cult Keefy (https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultkeefy). Video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (https://www.instagram.com/ojcpics​​​​). Theme music by Salted Wounds (https://www.instagram.com/saltedwoundsnyc).

ALBUM REVIEW: Allegaeon – Damnum

Simply put: Allegaeon manifested 10 dizzying tracks of utter brilliance; gave (further) proof the band is profusely proficient as a whole and individually; and created a Technical Melodic Death Metal album packed with so much aggression and speed, it sounds like Monster fornicated with Red Bull.

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Vio-Lence Shares The Music Video for “Let The World Burn”

Bay Area thrashers Vio-Lence have released the new video for their current single – “Let The World Burn”, their second new song in 29 years. It is the title track of their upcoming EP, Let The World Burn, their first original release since 1993’s Nothing To Gain. The five-song collection will be available worldwide on March 4th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. “Let The World Burn” marks the third video in the bands catalog, following “World In A World” (off 1990’s Oppressing The Masses) and the 2020 single “California Uber Alles.” The video was directed by Robert Graves/Defiant Digital Productions.

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Vio-Lence Shares Their First New Song in 29 Years – “Flesh From Bone”

Bay Area Thrash legends Vio-Lence have released their first new material in over 29 years! The band dropped a new single and lyric “Flesh From Bone” lyric video is from the forthcoming EP Let the World Burn. This is their first original release since 1993′s Nothing to Gain. The five-song collection will be available worldwide on March 4th via Metal Blade Records. This is their second release since they re-activated in 2018 when guitarist Phil Demmel left Machine Head. In August 2020 they released a cover version of “Californa Uber Alles” – the classic Dead Kennedys song. The lyric video for “Flesh from Bone” can be viewed here.

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Cult of Luna Shares New Single and Video – “Cold Burn” – New Album Incoming

Cult of Luna has shared a new single and music video for the track “Cold Burn!” Coming from their just announced new album The Long Road North, due out on February 11t, 2022 via Metal Blade Records/Red Creek Records, the album features guest appearances from composer Colin Stetson, Phoenix’s Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz plus more. Watch “Cold Burn’ now and pre-order the album.

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