ALBUM REVIEW: Hatebreed – Weight Of The False Self

 

In a year which has seen a global pandemic, mass protests and rioting, explosions, fires, floods, earthquakes, and even fucking murder hornets, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about what final cruel tricks 2020 might still have left up its sleeve, and just have something nice and dependable to enjoy? 

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Jordan Red – “Way Down” 

Ghost Cult has teamed up with UK Metalcore band Jordan Red to present their new lyric video for their new single “Way Down”! The track follows their recent excellent track and video for “Hands that Built The World”. We continue to monitor this rising band for their aggressive songs, catchy vocals, and timely lyrical content. Check out “Way Down” right now!

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Atreyu Officially Parts Ways with Singer Alex Varkatzas

As we previously reported, Atreyu and their founding vocalist Alex Varkatzas were having beef for a while, and now the “inventors of metalcore” have announced the departure of  Varkatzas from the band after twenty-plus years. The band broke the news via a Facebook post. Alex Varkatzas has also made a statement, you can see below. Continue reading

UPDATED: Alex Varkatzas Out as the Frontman of Atreyu 

UPDATE: Alex took to social media to refute this report, but has since left the band. According to a published report from Lambgoat, Alex Varkatzas and Atreyu have parted ways. Varkatzas helped found the band in 1998 as Retribution when he was just 14, and the band was one of the leading acts of the American metalcore revolution. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Burden of the Sky – “Lights” (Ellie Goulding Cover)

Emerging Rock powerhouse Burden of The Sky just dropped a new single,  an inspired cover of Ellie Goulding’s classic hit single “Lights” and Ghost Cult is premiering the video on our site for you to enjoy! Goulding’s dark pop fantasy dance track is recast here as an Active Rock/emo-ish bliss out jam is amazing! The band doesn’t sacrifice their natural energy or aggression, but the tracks’ epic chorus hooks are still present! Watch the clip here and purchase the song at the link below!  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal

Is it weird to have “should’ve leaned more into brutality” as your first thought upon completing a Metalcore album? Asking for a friend. That’s not to say that there is a total absence of the heavier and grimier stuff on Bury Tomorrow’s Cannibal (Music for Nations/Sony), but I wouldn’t have been heartbroken if they would’ve squeezed some more juice out of the amps.

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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

ALBUM REVIEW: Xibalba – Años en Infierno

Despite the intense hostility of Californian Death / Hardcore bruisers Xibalba, the Hispanic heritage of most of its members, coupled with predominantly Latin lyrics, give a sense of mystique – some may say fatal romanticism – to the music that adds to the magnetism. Fourth album Años en Infierno (Southern Lord Recordings) sees the band delve further into its more brutal side for what is rumoured to be its last album for some time, if not ever. Continue reading

Northlane Release New Single “Enemy Of The Night”, Deluxe Edition of “Alien” Coming Soon

Northlane has released a new single for their track ‘Enemy Of The Night’ from their album Alien, out now via the UNFD label. The band will release Alien Deluxe, a strictly limited edition 2xLP neon pink set, featuring the original version of the album plus Enemy Of The Night as well as the full record as instrumentals,  on July 31st! Check out the track and a visualizer below:  Continue reading