GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #27


Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with another new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands! In the latest edition of Mini-Metal Mixtape, episode #27, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, killer tracks from SubRosa, Monolord, King Woman, Amenra and Spotlights can be heard. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Monolord – Your Time To Shine


Five albums into a career as one of the top bands in the modern Stoner Doom scene, Monolord offers their mellow, tripped-out effort to date with Your Time To Shine (Relapse Records). While there’s still plenty of dank fuzziness to go around, it feels almost like a backdrop at times as the cleaner guitar textures are given near equal priority and the vocals are at their most prominent. Fortunately, it feels like more of a culmination of a gradual trajectory rather than a radical shift in direction; after all, these elements started gaining traction on 2019’s No Comfort and it’s easy to imagine guitarist/vocalist Thomas V. Jager’s 2020 solo album rubbing off on the process.

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RidingEasy Records Shares Holiday Mixtape and Sale


 

Amazing Stoner Rock record label RidingEasy has shared an awesome holiday gift to fans for their support! They have shared a free download compilation “mixtape” of tracks released in 2020 along with some unreleased singles slated for 2021. The mixtape features brand new, never heard tracks from Warish, Alastor, Deathchant, Brown Acid: The Twelfth Trip, the forthcoming compilation series Scrap Metal, and Coventry (Mondo Drag’s John Gamino’s modular synth project.) Plus, it includes Here Lies Man, Spelljammer, Warish, Brown Acid: The Eleventh Trip, The Goners, The Death Wheelers, R.I.P., Hell Fire, Randy Holden, Ice, and Monolord guitarist/vocalist Thomas Jäger’s solo debut. The RidingEasy Records 2020 Holiday Mixtape is available at Bandcamp. The label is also offering a sitewide 20% off on LPs, CDs, merch, and downloads via the label’s official website below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Thomas V. Jäger – A Solitary Plan – RidingEasy Records


As cool as it’s been to see some of doom’s most iconic figures go acoustic lately, sometimes it’s even more exciting when fresher faces try their hands at the style. Thomas V. Jäger is one such example, stepping beyond his duties as Monolord’s vocalist/guitarist to release a full-length solo album. It’s an especially interesting transition when you consider that band’s heightened melodicism on 2019’s No Comfort, and this album pushes the idea to even more introspective ends.Continue reading


PODCAST – Episode 47: Esben of Monolord Talks “No Comfort” Album


Venerable Swedish Stoner Doom band Monolord releases their epic new album No Comfort, this Friday, September 20th via Relapse Records! Ghost Cult’s Keefy had the pleasure of catching up with drummer Esben Willems to discuss the writing of the new album, signing with Relapse, bringing in an outside producer, and how the band has changed by staying the same. Pre-order the album here and catch them on tour this fall! Continue reading


REVIEW: Desertfest New York


Desert Fest NYC, The Well, Brooklyn NY.

I had to take a moment when Desertfest New York was announced. I only had gotten to experience a real European Festival once in the last few years of my life and it was a game changer. Yet, I had yet to enjoy a Desertfest yet. The excitement I felt getting have this festival come practically to my backyard, and into two clubs I visit with regularity was just icing on the cake. If you love Stoner, Doom, and Psychedelic music, this festival is your true north and now we have a fest of our own like this in the USA. Continue reading


FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Desertfest NYC


Inspired by stoner metal the world over, the Desertfest series of popular metal fests from Western Europe makes it’s way to America this weekend at the very first Desertfest New York in Brooklyn lifts off! Headlined by Elder, Windhand, and Black Cobra, this promised to be a weekend to remember! Three-day passes, which includes the kickoff tonight at Saint Vitus Bar, is sold out. There are limited Saturday and Sunday tickets avaialble at the link below. Get set with our go-to guide to the weekend. Continue reading


Monolord Books A Full US Tour For Next Spring


Swedish Stoner and Doom rockers Monolord have booked a US Tour next spring, to complement their appearance at the upcoming Desertfest New York in April. All dates are listed below and on sale now. The band is still touring in support of their 2017 album Rust (RidingEasy Records). They are currently working on the follow-up for a possible 2019 release.Continue reading


Windhand, Elder, Monolord, The Skull, The Atomic Bitchwax All Booked For Desertfest New York


Desertfest is coming to New York in 2019 and the first batch of bands have been announced. The stoner and doom metal fest features Windhand, Elder, Monolord, The Skull, The Atomic Bitchwax, Danava, Mirror Queen, Worshipper, Dommengang and more to be announced. Saint Vitus and The Well are hosting Desertfest NYC April 26th to 28th. Early bird tickets are on sale at the link below.

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