CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth: Live at Irving Plaza


Cradle of Filth is known for their melodic tales of gothic horror, striking fear into the hearts of their gleefully morose fan base. However, when faced with truly unfortunate circumstances, the band showed their ability to power through the darkness and give the fans the performance they so desperately craved.

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Cradle Of Filth Performs Alone in New York After Members of Opening Bands Test Positive for COVID-19


Cradle Of Filth was forced to perform alone tonight (October 12th, 2021) at the newly remodeled Irving Plaza, after members of the two opening bands 3Teeth and Once Human allegedly tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Apparently the bands found out the news around the time of doors. According to fans, no announcement was made in the venue that the other bands would not perform. Once Human’s stage gear and scrims were removed and then Cradle’s gear and stage set was put up. Cradle went and put on a great show by all accounts. We don’t have information at this point which members of the bands have tested positive and we will update this story as it develops. Cradle just kicked off their North American “Lustmord and Tourgasm” Tour, featuring Cruelty and the Beast performed in full nightly, and their latest release, Existence Is Futile, is scheduled for release on October 22nd via Nuclear Blast. The tour has two days off before it resumes this week in Cleveland on October 14th at The Agora Theater.

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PODCAST: Episode 119: Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot


Ghost Cult caught up with Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot recently to discuss their brand new live album/concert DVD and Blu-ray Kamelot – I Am The Empire – Live From The 013, out now via Napalm Records (review here). Thomas talked about the new live album, the production and planning that went into the concerts, the specialness of the 013 Poppodium venue in Tilburg, working with guests such as Elize Ryd of Amaranthe, Lauren Hart of Once HumNetheran, German string quartet Eklipse, Charlotte Wessels of Delain and Alissa White Gluz of Arch Enemy, Avantasia guitarist Sascha Paeth, writing materials with guests in mind, performing with a children’s choir, which included his son, how he has been spending the pandemic, and plans for new Kamelot music. Purchase the live album set at this link and listen to our chat. Continue reading


REVIEW: Kamelot – I Am The Empire – Live From The 013


Ah, gigs. Remember them? Well, I Am The Empire – Live From The 013 (Napalm Records), the new live release by veteran power metal act Kamelot is a welcome reminder of what live entertainment looked like in a pre-Covid world.

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Once Human Shares New Single and Video for “Sledgehammer”, New Album Incoming


Metal band Once Human has shared a new single and video today, ‘Sledgehammer’. The track is the first from their next album, arriving in 2020. Produced by Defiant Digital, directed by Robert Graves, with additional footage by Jeremy Saffer, you can watch the video below! Continue reading


Kamelot – Evergrey – Visions of Atlantis: Live at Manchester Club Academy


Here in the UK, a power metal tour of any capacity is a cause for mass celebration due to their relative infrequency. Generally speaking, a power metal act will make a sporadic appearance in London alone, and possibly a major summer festival here and there, meaning that unlucky Richards like yours truly in the north or the Midlands will miss out on the action. However, if you happen to live in Mainland Europe, the possibilities and combinations of acts are endless.Continue reading


September 28th 2018 New Music Releases


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Reviews Round-Up: ft. Uriah Heep, MaYaN, Once Human, DragonLord, And More


Mid-September officially sees the start of Crazy Season for album releases… But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here at Ghost Cult with our round-up of some of this weeks and last weeks albums that may just have escaped your attention, for better or for worse…

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Kamelot – The Shadow Theory


With previous vocalist Roy Khan firmly in their rearview mirror (the band’s former singer himself recently announcing a return to the music scene in a solo capacity after a break of seven years), Floridian Power Metal act Kamelot keep to their tried and trusted formula for latest release The Shadow Theory (Napalm). As well as being the band’s twelfth full-length studio album, their third with Swedish frontman Tommy Karevik, this release also marks the end of the line for long-serving drummer Casey Grillo, who left in February.Continue reading