GHOST CULT PRESENTS: Mini-Metal Mixtape #24


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 #24, curated by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, she brings jams out to Spiritbox, Leprous, Domkraft, Amenra, and Portrayal of Guilt. 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: Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone


Who decided to file Portrayal of Guilt under Screamo? Where should we file them? I don’t know, that’s for folks who spend their time and energy in the endless heavy music genre debates and on websites like Encyclopaedia Metallum to decide. You know, the type of people that will insist that Annihilator isn’t a Thrash band as they really fall under Speed Metal. They are truly doing the Lord’s work. But to slap the screamo tag on Portrayal of Guilt, particularly on We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) seems a bit simplistic.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: January 29th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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Portrayal of Guilt Shares New Video – “A Tempting Pain” – New Album Coming Soon


Austin Texas Hardcore band Portrayal of Guilt haveshared a new single and video for the song “A Tempting Pain”. The track comes off of their upcoming new album We Are Always Alone, due for release on January 29, 2021 through Closed Casket Activities. Watch it now!

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Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill Release a Split 7 inch Record


Two of the greatest bands in the underground in 2019 are Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill. The two groups just released a split 7 ”, via Closed Casket Activities. Portrayal of Guilt just released their new album Suffering is a Gift just last week! Purchase and stream the release right now via Bandcamp! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Suffering is a Gift


Yes, this is a review for Portrayal of Guilt’s Suffering is a Gift (Closed Casket Activities) and believe me we’ll get to it in a bit, but who the fuck tried to sell this to me as Screamo? Honestly, screamo? These Austinite’s aren’t looking to settle for some re-warmed Metalcore riffs and lofty choruses so we can leave that outdated subgenre in the circular file. The riffs and blast beats on Suffering is a Gift are eager for dust and blood. Continue reading


Harm’s Way To Kickoff Summer Tour with Jesus Piece


Harm’s Way kicks off their North American headline tour this week with support from provided by Jesus Piece, Portrayal Of Guilt, and Fuming Mouth. The near-two-week trek will begin August 7th on their home turf of Chicago, Illinois and runs through August 18th in Washington, DC. Tickets on sale now. The band continues to support their album Posthuman, and a remix EP of Posthuman titled PSTHMN out now on Metal Blade Records. Continue reading


Fuming Mouth Streams Their New Album “The Grand Descent” in Full


Fuming Mouth has been one of the best, unheralded bands in the underground for years and years it seems. That may change on the strength of their new album, The Grand Descent, out this Friday, June 7th 2019 via Triple B Records. The band is currently streaming their entire new album over on Bandcamp, and you can pre-order it there as well. Catch them on tour with Creeping Death and then with Harms Way, Jesus Piece, and Portrayal of Guilt. Continue reading


We Never Learned To Live – The Sleepwalk Transmissions


Much like Roadrunner Records in the 1990s, a mark of contemporary quality is any band on the Holy Roar Records roster. You are guaranteed an absolute slobber knocker with pretty much everything they have put out over the last decade, whether it’s the all-out Hardcore of Employed to Serve or Secret Cutter, the Screamo of Portrayal of Guilt or the psychedelic Stoner Prog of Boss Keloid. Now turning to Post Hardcore, we as listeners should welcome the arrival of We Never Learned To Live‘s latest offering; The Sleepwalk Transmissions (Holy Roar Records).Continue reading