Ghost Cult had the honor of chatting with Willie Adler of Lamb of God recently, to talk all about the brand new self-titled album, due out on June 19th, 2020. Willie was in high spirits as we broke down the new album together, covering topics from the bands’ approach to the new album, his writing partnership with Mark Morton, how many throwback grooves went into this album, D. Randall Blythe breaking new ground asa singer, the bands’ veteran status in the scene, working with guests such as Chuck Billy of Testament and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Willie’s hand in helping create their non-alcoholic “Ghost Walker Beer”, thoughts on 30 years of LoG history, and much more. You can pre-order the album at this link and listen to our chat below. Continue reading
Lamb of God has dropped a new single from their upcoming self-titled album, ‘New Colossal Hate’! Lamb of God will now release on June 19th via Epic Records (USA) and Nuclear Blast Records (Europe). ‘New Colossal Hate’ is a classic Lamb of God song, brutal and uncompromising. Check it out now! Continue reading
International sensation BABYMETAL has shared a new live music video of their song ‘Elevator Girl’. The group is set to kick off a headline tour of the USA in just a few weeks. Tickets are on sale now. ‘Elevator Girl’ is the group’s first full English song to go to Active Rock radio. Check it out! They also revealed the full tracklisting and Pre-order for their new album, Metal Galaxy. Continue reading
Minneapolis rising Deathcore band Mellisium has teamed up with Ghost Cult to bring you their new music video for their single ‘Malignancy’. This is the follow up to the recent new track ‘Purgatory’, and the band has more in store for fans this spring. Check it out!
Riding high on the power of their brand new album Circles (Mascot Label Group), P.O.D. Has shared their new video for ‘Listening Fro The Silence’. The track and accompanying video is a meditation on mental health issues, a common problem today with not enough attention focused on it. Watch the clip below. The band also booked an extensive tour of the UK and Ireland this winter with Alien Ant Farm. Continue reading
Technical death metal band Rivers of Nihil have shared a new music video for their track ‘The Silent Life’. The track comes off of the band’s latest album, Where Owls Know My Name out now via Metal Blade Records. Watch it now!
Stockholm metalcore band Artificial Sky have shared their new video today for their track ‘Evolve’. The track comes from their 2017 self-titled EP. Watch it now. Continue reading
Produced by Kristoffer Rygg (Garm of Ulver), Myrkur’s M also features the talents of Teloch of Mayhem on guitars, Øyvind Myrvoll of Nidingr & Dodheimsgard on drums, and a guest appearance by Chri Amott (Armageddon, ex-Arch Enemy) as well. M will be the follow up to the Danish black metal artists’ solo EP effort from 2014 (also Relapse).
1 – Skøgen Skulle Dø
2 – Hævnen
3 – Onde Børn
4 – Vølvens Spådom
5 – Jeg Er Guden, I Er Tjenerne
6 – Nordlys
7 – Mordet
8 – Byssan Lull
9 – Dybt I Skoven
11 – Norn
Myrkur will perform her first ever live performance at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival alongside Deafheaven and Tombs. Numerous other festival appearances around Europe are planned throughout the year.
Myrkur tour dates:
July 4: Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
August 22: Midgardsblot Metalfestival – Borre, Norway
Swedish shock-rockers Avatar have set free a new visually impressive video for the third single off their acclaimed album Hail The Apocalypse (eOne), ‘Vultures Fly’.
Following the success of previous videos, ‘Vultures Fly’ sees the band once again put the effort in to produce a stylish accompaniment to the track, this time a chilling animated piece. With the title track and ‘Bloody Angels’, the previous videos, serving to raise the profile of the Goth Metal troupe, the release of the video coincides with confirmation that Avatar will support Five Finger Death Punch in the US in the coming months.
UK riff bringers Sylosis have debuted the new music video for their track Mercy and revealed the artwork for their new album Dormant Heart. The video can be viewed below and comes from the bands fourth album which will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on 12th January.
SYLOSIS: NEW MUSIC VIDEO & ALBUM ARTWORK UNVEILED
The official music video for Mercy, a track off the forthcoming fourth studio album Dormant Heart by the U.K.’s modern thrashers SYLOSIS, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/EXPQR22UwO0?list=PLB4brr7vf-P6vyk4F37Vrm-26uWPQx3nI
Mercy’s got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it, but it’s one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time,” reveals SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton. “It’s got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that’s going to rumble some guts live. For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It’s got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustration as well, which came together really well.”
Dormant Heart’s artwork was designed by Bristol-based artist Bonfire (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATATONIA), who previously created artwork for SYLOSIS t-shirts. Speaking to the theme of the artwork,Middleton states: “The cover relates to sacrifice – the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally – but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will.”
Dormant Heart is anything but peaceful; it’s a dark, gloomy, and atmospheric album. “The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd,” Middleton has previously stated. “How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it’s ‘tradition’ as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”
The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.
SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS’ Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.
Josh Middleton – Vocals & Guitars
Alex Bailey – Guitars
Carl Parnell – Bass
Ali Richardson – Drums
Visit SYLOSIS online at SYLOSIS.com.