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

Battlecross Shares Photo from The Studio, Working on New Material

Detroit metallers Battlecross has teased a new photo from the studio where the band is working on mateiral for a future release. The band has been teasing the idea of new music for some time, and their last release was 2015’s Rise To Power via Metal Blade Records. The band performed last fall as opening support for Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals, in their hometown (video below). Hopefully, this activity means we will get some new tunes from this awesome, essential heavy band soon! Continue reading

Nefariant (ex-IKILLYA) Releases Debut EP

From the ashes of IKILLYA, New York City Metal band Nefariant is here with a surprise drop of their debut EP, which was released on January 24th, 2020. The band debuted the material at a listening party at New York’s metal homebase, Duff’s Alchohol Abuse Center in Brooklyn. Nefariant features former IKILLYA members Jason Lekberg (vocals), Rob Broderick (bass) and Drew Maciejewsk (drums) along with (keyboards) Paul Cibrano and (guitarist) Dustin Tooker. The band seems to have forged a sound that mixes the extremity of their former projects with a melodic Gothic vibe. You can purchase and stream the EP at the links below. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Lonescar – “Images from Mauthausen”

Ghost Cult is proud to partner with Texan neo-Thrashers Lonescar for their new single ‘Images from Mauthausen’. The song comes from their new album Lust for The End, coming next month! Jam out to the track now! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Sleepwraith Share’s Their New Single “A Demon’s Pawn and The Abyss”

Edmonton modern metallers Sleepwraith are releasing their debut full-length album, Day Terrors next month! Ghost Cult has teamed up with the up and coming band to debut their new single ‘A Demon’s Pawn and The Abyss’. The track is brutal, with sick aggro riffs and fierce vocal performance. Day Terrors drops on January 17, 2020 and you can pre-order it from the link below. Jam this track out now!

Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Toothgrinder – I Am

It seems like the journey to Toothgrinder‘s I Am (Spinefarm Records) has been one full of trepidation and behind the scenes issues. Vocalist Justin Matthews has certainly been open about his demons in the promotional materials stating: “My alcohol and drug use were pretty prominent on the last two albums and on tour.” And nothing but the utmost respect to him for being able to put those demons behind him in the lead up to their third proper full length. Continue reading

REVIEW: Carnivora – Bogdweller

Salem, Massachusetts modern metallers Carnivora is a band Ghost Cult has been following for many years and through several incarnations. The band has continued to grow and improve while keeping what makes them, them for a lack of better verbiage. They have always placed an importance on monster riffs, deep grooves and generally short blasts of fun metal tracks that don’t overstay their welcome. On their new single ‘Bogdweller’, the band has hit a new level with the addition of vocalist Haydee Irrizary (Aversed, Zahra Lux). Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft Streams Her Debut Solo Album, Out Tomorrow

Entrancing Metal artist Lindsay Schoolcraft, best known for her work with Cradle of Filth and Antiqva, will release her début solo album Martyr tomorrow. The full album is streaming over at Metal Injection before you can buy it tomorrow. Co-written by Rocky Gray (Evanescence), featuring vocals from Xenoyr of Ne Obliviscaris, the album is a great blend of all of Lindsay’s influences and puts her many talents to the fore as a dynamic singer and composer. Jam it out now and be on the lookout for our review soon! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Ovtlier – “Spineless”

Rising Metal force Ovtlier stormed the world with their powerful music, bringing an all-out assault on all the senses. Ghost Cult brings you the single premiere of their insense song ‘Spineless’, whose video also just dropped over at Dread Central. The band recently signed with InGrooves Music Group & The Label Group. The raging track was inspired by vocalist/primary songwriter, Joey Arena’s experience with watching his grandmother pass on and his “personal views on medical and governmental studies: that we are nothing but lab rats and test subjects.” The band brings a myriad of Modern Metal influences, Hardcore,  and are not afraid to rep their love of OG Nu-Metal as well. Check out the single and video for ‘Spineless’ now! Continue reading

Power Trip To Release New Stand Alone Single – “Hornet’s Nest”

Dallas, Texas Crossover kings Power Trip just blew out minds again. We reported last week thatw Power Trio the band was in the studio recording their new album for an early 2020 release. In the meantime, they plan to give fans a chance to feast on new music to tide us over. They will release the stand-alone track ‘Hornet’s Nest’ on October 8th! The pre-order is already up via their Bandcamp page at the link below! Continue reading