Whitechapel to Perform “The Valley” Full-Length in Its Entirety on Their Upcoming Tour



Whitechapel will embark on a US headlining tour this Spring where the band will perform their 2019 full-length, The Valley (Metal Blade) in its entirety! Read our review here. The special month-long trek begins on April 14th in Atlanta, Georgia, and runs through May 13th in Nashville, Tennessee. Support will be provided by Archspire, Signs Of The Swarm, and labelmates, Entheos. Get tickets at the link below.

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Allegaeon Announces Extraterrestrial Takeover Tour Featuring Special Guests The Zenith Passage


Allegaeon is pleased to announce the Extraterrestrial Takeover Tour featuring special guests The Zenith Passage on select dates. The journey kicks off on May 13th in Denver, Colorado, and runs through May 25th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This brief North American run of shows is punctuated by the band’s appearance at this year’s Modified Ghost Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band continues to tour behind their 2022 album Damnum, out now via Metal Blade.

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Metal Blade Records Shares a Video Highlighting 40 Years of Deep Cuts and Unsung Bands featuring Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, Allegaeon, Cirith Ungol, Whitechapel, and Goatwhore


Metal Blade Records has just released a new segment on YouTube, Deep Cuts, in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This segment features current artists on the label discussing their favorite unsung bands on the label reminiscing about all the great bands past and presnt. Check out some memories and killer bands name-checked by memebrs of Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, Allegaeon, Cirith Ungol, Whitechapel, and Goatwhore.Continue reading

GUEST POST: Greg Burgess of Allegaeon Shares His Top Albums of 2022

As one of of the axe-slinger supremes of the band Allegaeon, Greg Burgess is an expert at metal, not just riffs. His own band put out an album worthy of Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year list, Damnum (Metal Blade), which you should get. We are super-stoked that Greg shared his list of Top Metal Albums of 2022 with Ghost Cult!

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Metal Blade Records Shares a Video Retrospective of Armored Saint’s “Symbol of Salvation” Era, On Tour Now with W.A.S.P.


Metal Blade Records has just released a new Rewind segment on YouTube in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This Rewind features John Bush and Joey Vera reminiscing about the “Symbol of Salvation” era of the band! Check it out here and if you’re in CA be sure to catch the band live as they wrap up their US tour with W.A.S.P., including LA’s SOLD OUT show at The Wiltern!Continue reading

Goatwhore Books Additional Headline Tour Dates for 2023


Goatwhore has booked a short run of US headlining shows through the Gulf States to kickoff a long-expected year of 2023. The trek begins January 5th in Pensacola, Florida and runs through January 14th in Long Beach, Mississippi. Support will be provided by Caveman Cult, Herakleion, and others on select dates. The band’s latest live run serves as a precursor to their month-long European tour with Revocation, Alluvial, and Creeping Death. Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.

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Cannibal Corpse Books a 2023 Tour with Dark Funeral, Ingested, and Stormruler


Cannibal Corpse continues to tour behind their acclaimed 2021 album Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade). Read our review here. The band has now booked a 2023 headline tour of Europe and the UK. Direct support from Dark Funeral, Ingested and Stormruler. The tour kicks off in Hengelo, Netherlands on March 10, 2023, including 5 UK dates and ending at Nottingham Rock City, UK on April 23, 2023

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PODCAST: Episode #199: Gary Alcock Interviews Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence About Their New EP and Phil-ing in with Lamb of God

Ghost Cult scribe Gary Alcock interviewed the swiss-army knife of metal guitarists, Phil Demmel of Vio-Lence, just after the band’s first-ever UK show at Bloodstock Open Air 2022. Phil discusses his past success in the UK with Machine Head, how hot it was at BOA, his current status with Vio-Lence, filling in with Lamb of God, gigs trying to navigate the landscape of being a working musician, the new EP Let The World Burn (Metal Blade), and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Revocation – Netherheaven


To say that Revocation has another banger on deck seems a bit obvious, right?

Speaking only from this author’s perspective this Boston unit has never fumbled the ball on a studio album. Dispute that amongst yourselves in the comment section, just don’t tag me along in your spirited debates. Last thing I need are more notifications via my phone. So, the point is Netherheaven (Metal Blade) may as well be subtitled “Revocation continues to be awesome and David Davidson is more talented than you, will never run out of riffs and can make out with your special lady friend whenever they like”.Continue reading