New York post-Hardcore legends Quicksand (Gorilla Biscuits/Deftones members) have shared a new single and inventive animated video for the track “Inversion.” The standalone single follows their 2017 full-length album Interiors. The video features artwork by Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya animated by Los Angeles-based artist Rob Fidel. Quicksand’s current lineup includes frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist/guitarist Sergio Vega and drummer Alan Cage. Watch it now!
Los Angeles Hardcore band Matriarchs have dropped a new single, “Deadman” – a slamming re-recording of their off 2015 debut album Scandalous Jointz with their current lineup. They also released an amazing animated concert video for the track that really brings a unique and new flavor to this rising, impressive group. The band is releasing their current crop of singles, all on streaming DSPS, to stay busy and engage the fans, until touring returns. These singles follow the acclaimed album Year of the Rat, which released last fall on the respected hardcore label Upstate Records. Stay tuned for an interview with the band here soon, and check out the video today at Ghost Cult!
Relentless Metalcore prodigies Of Mice & Men have been through the wringer with their share of lineup changes, so a lockdown surely isn’t enough to break the united strength they have built. Conversely, it has only fed their resolve as they announce their plan for an EP trilogy, the first one titled Timeless. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Timeless (Sharptone Records) places Metalcore’s simpler times in a new context by using its nostalgic facets to tell a story we can all relate to today.
It is bands like Riddlebreak that make it a shame there aren’t more descriptive titles for genres. Architeuthis may be early on the South African six-piece’s discography, but its ingenuity attests to their clear identity. Whether or not you think Metalcore is dead, prepare for a journey where you will witness its reincarnation into something far more elaborate.
Touché Amoré has shared a new single, ‘Limelight (ft. Andy Hull)’, from their forthcoming new album Lament due this fall, on October 9th via Epitaph Records. The post-Hardcore bands’ new album was produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn), you check out the visualizer to the track now!
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.