QAALM is a new band featuring members and former members of Act Of Defiance, Harassor, and Seven Sisters Of Sleep. Described as atmospheric funeral doom, the LA-based group worked on writing and recording throughout 2020 and 2021, and Resilience & Despair (Hypaethral/Trepanation) is their resulting debut album. Continue reading
I’m going to do my best to word this the right way so people can get my point without seeming like I’m insulting the artist here. I’m not looking to have a Jane Campion moment here after all. I’ve listened to Wrack’s Repulsive Gravity, and I did enjoy it, but it seems like money was left on the table. Allow me to explain.
Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till will embark on a headline tour of the USA this summer, finally supporting his acclaimed 2020 album No Wilderness Deep Enough, last year’s ambient A Deep Voiceless Wilderness. Von Till also released his debut book Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics last year. The tour includes a performance at Wyoming’s Fire in the Mountains festival. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 4 at 10AM Local. To get you pumped for the tour, Steve shared the first episode of his first live series ‘A Remote Wilderness,’ which you can watch now.
Post-Metal supergroup Absent In Body, featuring members of Amenra, Neurosis, and Sepultura have announced their debut album, Plague God, out March 25th, 2022 via Relapse Records. Recorded and produced by Tim De Gieter, Much luv studio Belgium, the album was mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden in the US. The band also shared a new single and music video for their debut single “The Acres/The Ache” which you can see below. “The Acres/The Ache” music video was filmed and edited by guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove.
After the four-year gap since their last studio album, Massachusetts hardcore/metalcore act Converge return with something quite different. A collaborative effort, Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph Records) sees the band joining forces with Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm plus Cave In singer/guitarist Stephen Brodsky, the seven individuals all contributing to something a little out of their usual comfort zones.
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, and a few classics baked in there too! In the latest edition of Mini-Metal Mixtape, episode #20, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, she brings an eclectic array of bands Neurosis, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Cave In and Burst. 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!
Long-time and acclaimed East Bay artist and anarchist Pete INC. is dropping a brand new book of his genius works, an illustrated book of limericks about former US President Donald Trump. Tales from Nantucket is an illustrated collection of more than 100 limericks that he composed “out of a visceral reaction to the horrors of America in the age of Trump.” The book releases from Unknown Controller Records and the pore-order link can be found below! In his 35 year career, Pete has become renowned for his inimitable style, his prolific career, best known for his long association with Post-Metal giants Neurosis, including the artwork on the seminal Through Silver In Blood release. Check out an excerpt of the book exclusively here at Ghost Cult!
Relapse Records, one of the leaders in releasing some of the best albums in metal history has shared a 30th-anniversary sampler from their entire catalog. It is available now via all streaming platforms. The sampler features over 200 songs and includes bands from across their history such as Mastodon, Baroness, Obituary, Death, Incantation, Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Nasum, Yob, Neurosis, Nothing, Torche, Inter Arma, and more.
Time for another episode of Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine! It features 5 finely curated metal tracks by Metal & Coffee. In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has dived into the deepest depths to find the bands worth your ears. 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. Mixtape #10 features the new releases from Yashira, Neurosis, Callista, and more! Stream the newest playlist right now!
Mastodon has released a brand new video for their single, “Fallen Torches”. The track is the lead single from their new compilation album Medium Rarities, out now via Reprise Records (review here). Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis.Continue reading