Ghost Cult is stoked to partner with Bay Area post-Hardcore band Down Again for their explosive new single, “Burning The Candle At Both Ends Pt. II’.” The track comes from the bands’ forthcoming new album The Devil Is A Gentleman, releasing June 12th and will be available on Spotify and Apple Music. The track positively fire, and a throwback to genre classic bands such as The Used, Thursday and Brand New. The album was produced and mixed by Nick Loiacono (Kingdom Of Giants, Wolf & Bear, Secret Band, Demon In Me). Jam out to the song right here! Continue reading
Vancouver, British Columbia’s Dyatlove has debuted their killer new video, ‘Empty Lungs’, right here at Ghost Cult Magazine. The track comes from their upcoming debut self-titled EP due out May 29th. The track was the first song vocalist/guitarist Sam Caviglia and guitarist Rikki Jennings-Buford wrote together and was the jump-off point for the sound of the group. The EP was recorded at Rain City Recorders with Matt Roach. The track is amazing and the band will quickly make you a fan if you like groups like Converge, Deafheaven, or Spotlights. Check it out now! Continue reading
The first time I saw Between the Buried and Me live was at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, during a tour for their then-newly released Colors (Victory Records) album; it was a pivotal period for the group who had, at that time, seen a series of lineup changes in short order. Five drummers, four guitarists, and three bassists later, the band was shaping their sound to dull the edges from the ever-aggressive Silent Circus (Victory Records) and Alaska (Victory Records) albums to an arguably more technically complex, albeit at times mellower, Jazzy era that would set the tone for the rest of their musical trajectory as we know it today. Continue reading
Following the monumental impact of their 2017 self-titled, Asking Alexandria’s sixth album Like a House On Fire (Sumerian Records) had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, if anyone’s truly mastered the ability to evolve without betraying themselves or their fans, it’s AA. They’ve stood as a pillar in metalcore and metal for over a decade now, and they’ve made it damn clear they aren’t looking to give up their throne anytime soon.
Ghost Cult’s chief editor Keefy caught up with Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me recently to discuss their upcoming remastered and remixed version of their debut album, due out on May 15th via Craft Recordings. We chatted with Tommy about the formation of the band, the post-hardcore, metalcore, and Death Metal scene the band came from in Raleigh North Carolina in their previous band Prayer for Cleansing and peers such as Code 7, Undying, Day of Suffering, recording with Jamie King on his first significant release and Jamie’s impact on the band, how the debut telegraphs elements of music the band would incorporate later, the process of remixing and remastering, what shaped Tommy as a singer and lyricist on the first album, taking “creative risks” as an artist, how the lineup change for the Alaska release shaped the future, how the band looked like nerds in their first photos, being a “keyboard” act in heavy music, his favorite song now from back then, and much more. You can order the album in several different bundles here https://found.ee/btbam-st-r and listen to our chat now.
Post-Hardcore is a sub-genre that gets tossed around today as commonplace, but in the early 1990s, it was a new little brother that the older sibling was not ready to cede attention to. As Hardcore Punk mutated into other offshoots, post-Hardcore started to gain ground. In New York City alone, the epicenter for many new waves of hardcore music, a lot of bands crossed over (see what we did there) and bands started to absorb elements of both with Prong, White Zombie, and Biohazard were all leaning more on metal vibes, Quicksand formed by members of ex-hardcore legend status bands we’re pushing towards a new sound. Heavy, but not in a tough guy way, vulnerable, but smart. By the time the members of essential musical outfits Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Beyond, Bold, Burn, and Collapse formed an anti-supergroup, released demos and the amazing Slip (Polydor) album, and toured tirelessly, fans in the scene could feel they were building to something huge. They walked in both worlds of Punk and Metal but were also world-building themselves at the same time. Continue reading
Following 2018’s seven-track mini-album Barely Alive (SharpTone Records), Maryland post-hardcore mob Savage Hands are set to release their full-length debut The Truth in Your Eyes (SharpTone Records).
Japanese post-Hardcore greats Envy is dropping their new album, The Fallen Crimson, on February 7th via Pelagic Records! It will be their first new album in five years! The band has just dropped a new video and single for the track ‘A Faint New World’! Pre-orders for the album are live at the links below, Check it out now! Continue reading
The advent of Sundowning (Spinefarm Records), the debut album from London-based shoegazer Sleep Token, goes back over a year: so its release, ahead of a major US tour, has seen a level of furore largely unknown in Metal circles. Hiding identity under a cloak a la Ghost, there’s an added mystique here from an embracing of spiritual and somnolent values (the album’s title is the term given to the daily crash of dementia, for example), while melody is to the fore of the core sound. Continue reading
One of the most compelling albums deserving your attention coming out on tomorrow’s massive New Music Friday is Wolves Like Us and their new opus Brittle Bones, releasing on Pelagic Records. The Norwegian born post-Hardcore band caught our eyes and ears some years ago, the new record is the culmination of their hard work and songcraft, living at the intersection of a ton of choice genre influences, a punkers rage, and modern nuance. The album includes a guest vocal appearance by longtime comrade Gared O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken For Stars, whom the band is about to support on a European tour. Brittle Bones will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. See pre-ordering links below and jam out to this badassery now! Continue reading