Enslaved Shares “Homebound” Single and Video

Norwegian Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will release their new album Utgard next fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has shared the first new music from the album in the form of a new single “Homebound”, including an amazing video. They are also selling a limited 7-inch single of the track. Continue reading

Enslaved’s “Homebound” Single to Arrive This Week, Shares Video Teaser

Norwegian Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will release their new album Utgard fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will drop the first new music from the album in the form of a new single “Homebound”, this Friday, May 22nd, 2020. Watch the teaser below! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Paradise Lost – Obsidian

Many consider the British band, Paradise Lost to be the fathers of the Gothic Metal genre. Formed in 1988, four out of the five members have been there since the beginning. This tight-knit group of guys is a prime example of a hard-working band who knows how to stay creative and original. The exploration and determination of this act has led them down some unique roads over the years. After experimenting on albums like One Second (Music for Nations)  and Believe In Nothing (EMI), Paradise Lost got back to their roots in 2015. They embraced their Death Metal background with the release of The Plague Within (Century Media Records) and 2017’s Medusa (Nuclear Blast). Now with the release of their sixteenth record,  Obsidian (Nuclear Blast), their heaviness is being fleshed out with even more distinct devastation.   Continue reading

Ministry Shares a New Video and Single – “Alert Level”

Ministry has shared a new video and single ‘Alert Level’! This is the first new music from the band since the critically acclaimed 2018 album AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast). Ministry is working on their new album, their 15th, with more info coming soon. The song is actually a call to arms of fans, asking them to check on their peers in this perilous time. The track also has a new lyric video, created by Agent Ogden, which you can watch right now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 82: Jun-Hiss of Oranssi Pazuzu on “Mestarin Kynsi”

Ghost Cult caught up with Jun-Hiss of Finland’s incredible Psychedelic Black Metal group Oranssi Pazuzu recently to discuss their new album Mestarin Kynsi, due out this Friday, April 17th, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. He spoke about the concept of the album, lyrical influences, the writing process that created the album, their new music video for ‘Uusi Teknokratia’, the ways that their other band Waste of Space Orchestra and their main group differ and affect each other, thoughts on the impact Roadburn Festival and its organizers has had on the avant-garde black metal world, and much more. Listen to our interview below and pre-order the album here Continue reading

Vader Shares New Single and Music Video For “Into Oblivion”

Long-running death metal band Vader will release their new album, their 16th, Solitude in Madness out on May 1st via Nuclear Blast. They just dropped a new single and music video for the track ‘Into Oblivion’! This follows the previous single ‘Shock and Awe’! Check out the video now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: White Stones – Kuarahy


If you know, have interacted with me through social media, or have seen my list of top albums of 2019, you would already know that I’m an Opeth fanboy. I love, basically, everything that the band has released. You would also probably know that I’m a bass player and (yes, you guessed it!) Martin Méndez is my favorite bass player and one of my top inspirations to play the four-stringed instrument. So, when I heard that he was releasing a new Death Metal project, called White Stones, I was equally excited and confused. When talking about the release of the infamous Heritage (Roadrunner Records), Mikael Åkerfeldt, singer, songwriter, and guitar player from Opeth, stated that they wrote a Death Metal record as a follow up for Watershed (Roadrunner Records), which is their last heavy record, but Méndez talked him out of it stating that was not the music that he should be writing for Opeth. Can you understand my confusion now?
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Enslaved Readies New Album “Utgard”, Reveals Artwork

Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will release their new album, Utgard, in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The disc was tracked in Bergen in Duper Studio and next door at drummer Iver Sandøy’s Solslottet Studio before it was mixed at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren. The band made a post to Instagram with the artwork. The filmed a new music video at the South Coast of Iceland and Reykjanes. For the new clip, frontman Grutle Kjellson spent five days in Iceland with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic, his production assistant Marita Joensen and the actors Striga and Kolbeinn. Their last album, E, came out in 2017, also via Nuclear Blast.  Continue reading