Metalcore innovators Unearth have shared a brand new single – “The Wretched, The Ruinous” to streaming services. The track comes from their upcoming new album. In addition to ending the year with a mini-tour of dates with Killswitch Engage (reviewhere), the band previously announced a headline tour of Europe, the “Hell On Earth Tour 2023” – next spring. Direct support on every date will come from Misery Index, Year of The Knife, Leach, and now Turbid North (also featuring Chris O’Toole from Unearth) has been added to the bill. All dates are on sale now at the links below.
Metalcore innovators Unearth has booked a headline tour of Europe, the “Hell On Earth Tour 2023” – next spring. Direct support on every date will come from Misery Index and Year of The Knife. All dates are on sale now at the links below.
Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…
As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading →
After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading →
Four years after regaling us with stories of Carthaginian General HannibalonThe Immortal Wars (Napalm Records) Canadian/Italian death metal act Ex Deoreturn with more tales of ancient Rome on fourth full length release The Thirteen Years of Nero (also Napalm). As its title suggests, the central theme this time is the reign of Imperator Nero Cladius Divi Claudius filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (or plain old Emperor Nero to his friends) and the matricide, uxoricide, blood, fire and death which followed him.
Full Terror Assault Festival, the only European-style open-air metal fest in America has announced its final lineup for September 8-11th at Cave In Rock, IL. You can see the full poster and buy tickets now for this year’s fest at the link below. Appearing this year are Exodus, Misery Index, MOD, Internal Bleeding, War Curse, Malignancy, BAT, and many more!
Last Friday (1/29/21) I got to check out the live stream from Housecore bands Scour and Shock Narcotic. Both of these groups are “supergroups” but I’m not going to get into that right now. I will say though that the list of bands that make up the background for each band are some of my favorites so I was kinda excited for this show.