Adam and Brody of Rivers of Nihil Share Their Five Most Influential Records

Rivers of Nihil are plotting their next moves following their recent touring cycle supporting their amazing 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade). We even had an interview with them recently! In the meantime, while we wait for more tour dates and to hear new music from here are Adam and Brody discussing their most influential albums. Continue reading

Bassist Joe Lester to Miss The Intronaut Tour After Surgery

Intronaut just released their amazing new album Fluid Existential Inversions via their new label Metal Blade, and started their tour with Cult of Luna and Emma Ruth Rundle. Sadly, on the eve of the touring bassist Joe Lester ruptured his Achilles tendon and will likely sit out the tour, or most of it. In the meant time the band has been performing as a three-piece with Lester’s bass lines played through the PA. The band addressed the situation online at the start of the tour and on stage in New York. They also hilariously had a blow-up balloon in Joe’s likeness. The band is also performing with touring drummer Matt Lynch (Cytnic, Trioscapes). We wish Joe a speedy recovery! Continue reading

DragonForce Books Headline Tour of the USA, Taps Alicia Vigil for Bass

Progressive Powermetal band DragonForce has booked a new headline tour of the USA, with direct support coming from Unleash the Archers and Visions of Atlantis. They have recruited bassist and backup vocalist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) to join the tour as well. The band is supporting their 2019 album Extreme Power Metal (Metal Blade Records). Continue reading

Sacred Reich Joins Sepultura on North American Tour

Blazing into 2020 on the strength of an amazing year with their comeback album Awakening, Metal Blade artists and thrash legends Sacred Reich will start the new year on the road a lot! They will join Sepultura on their North American “Quadra Tour”. Other bands on the bill include Crowbar and Art of Shock! The trek begins March 18th in San Diego, California and makes its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion April 22nd in Ventura, California. Tickets are on sale now! The trek will follow the band’s impending performances in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand next month with Vio-lence. See all confirmed dates below. Continue reading

Whitechapel Books Spring Tour Dates

Whitechapel coming off a banner year in 2019 with their album The Valley (Metal Blade)< have booked a return to the UK for nine headline shows in April and May 2020. Pre-sales for tickets begin at 9am on Monday 16th December via O2, and 9am on Tuesday 17th December at Live Nation/TicketWeb/Gigs In Scotland. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 18th December from all good box offices and via various ticketing links below. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Los Angeles II

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19

Tonight is the night! Decibel Metal and Beer Festival Los Angeles’s second edition starts tonight! Ghost Cult’s crew will be on hand as the best metal bands in the world match with the greatest Beers in the USA thanks to the greatest metal magazine ever, our pals at Decibel Magazine! Among the weekend’s top bands will be Possessed, Carcass, Vio-Lence, Nails, Gruesome, Schammasch who are making their US debut, Intronaut Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Evoken Gatecreeper and more! Taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019. Weekend passes are sold out but you can still get single-day tickets for the fest at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. Here is the lineup! Continue reading

Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red Book 2020 North American Tour

Two awesome bands will team up when Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red tour the USA in the spring of 2020. KsE continues to tour behind Atonement, out now via Metal Blade. Direct support bands will be announced at a later date. All tour dates are below and tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10 am local time at the link below. Continue reading

Allegeaon Set To Kick off Headline Tour with Inferi And Paladin

Allegaeon is set to embark on a new headline tour, Apoptosis Pt. II US Headlining Tour with Inferi And Paladin this week. The band is supporting their amazing album Apoptosis (Metal Blade). The tour will make its way through seventeen cities, concluding November 5th in Kansas City, Missouri. Support will be provided by Inferi and Paladin. Tickets on sale now for all confirmed dates below. Continue reading