Long established as one of the greatest live acts on Earth, Amenra has also always had great, purposeful albums with heady concepts. Following their Mass titled albums I through VI, released over fourteen years, the band has rebirthed itself into a new final form. De Doorn begins their association with the mighty Relapse Records, continuously the arbiter of good taste for extreme music. From epic post-Metal, pastoral Folk motifs, moody post-Rock moments, to wicked eruptions of pain and grief stricken movements; Amenra’s music simultaneously feeds the brain and soul.
Parts Per Million have released a new single and video today, “Find The Light” – here at Ghost Cult. The storyline of the clip finds a man asking himself the eternal unknowable questions about life, death, and a search for meaning. All the while the band performs this transcendent sounding track backed with a lot of atmospheric visuals, and mystique. “Find The Light” comes from the bands’ forthcoming new EP, The Cycle, which you can pre-save at hte link below. Watch the clip now.
Washington DC Proggy Alternative band Fellowcraft will drop their excellent new album “This Is Where You’ll Find Me” this Friday, February 26th. Ghost Cult is stoped to debut the full album stream ahead outfits highly-anticipated release. The band has been building up ahead of steam with previous releases, and recent singles feature guest appearances from Chris Dale (Bruce Dickinson’s band) and Nate Bergman (Lionize). Not only have they been co-signed by this top-tier talent, but the band themselves also incorporates their unique perspective on songwriting. With music fuelled by flavors of Stoner Rock, Prog, Indie, post-Rock/shoegaze, and more- dramatic songs swelling with dynamic choruses, thoughtful vocals, and provocative lyrics, this band is far from expected. They are also hosting a livestream this weekend, which you can check out here. Check out the full album stream here and purchase it from the links below.
Ghost Cult has teamed up with Oakland post-Rock/stoner band Oxide for their new single and video “A Platter for Thieves” featuring Ash Powell. The breathtaking video was created by Gokul Atreya. The track is the first new music from the trio, who released their excellent demo in 2019, and will be on their upcoming 2021 full-length release. The track was recorded by guitarist Kunjan Joshi and audio engineered by Yudhir Gautam. The video perfectly matches the temperament of the pensive and uplifting track, complete with ethereal vocals provided by Ash. “A Platter for Thieves” is an exciting sign of things to come from this band. Watch the clip here. Continue reading
The second full-length album from Denver’s Green Druid promises broader influences compared to its predecessor, 2018’s Ashen Blood. It’s certainly true to an extent as the harsher vocals pop up more frequently and a couple of segments go-between post-Rock and Death Metal, but At The Maw Of Ruin (Earache Records) ultimately keeps to a steady Stoner Doom template. Comparisons could be made to their fellow Coloradans in Khemmis as the album utilizes a similar combination of monolithic riffs, drawn-out structures, and a desolate atmosphere.
2R0I2P0 (Twenty Twenty RIP, Relapse Records) is a collaboration album from two luminaries of the Japanese experimental music scene, Boris and Merzbow. Boris has released a vast number of albums over the past 25 years, and their sound ranges from psychedelic post-rock to crushing metallic doom riffery. Noise artist Merzbow (the brainchild of Masami Akita) has been even more prolific, having released hundreds of records over a 40-year career.
Ghost Cult scratched one off the interview bucket list recently by chatting with Andy Gibbs of Thou! We talked all about Thou’s new collaborative album with Emma Ruth Rundle – May Our Chambers Be Full (read our review here), due out on October 30th via Sacred Bones. Andy candidly chatted about writing with Emma, long in the works and put into fruition via Walter Hoeijmakers of Roadburn, how the band and Emma complemented each other, the concepts delved into the album, working with photographer Craig Mulcahy, their hoped-for joint tour and festival plans for the album getting ruined by covid-19, the bands’ penchant for covers and slowing down on them in the future, and what the next phase of Thou music might look like. Purchase the album here and listen to our chat.
Roadburn Festival, largely due to the impetus of its main organiser and curator Walter Hoeijmakers, has often acted as a hub for all manner of interesting collaborations between artists who sit in the arty or experimental corners of the heavy music world. May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones) the new collaboration album from Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou, is the latest creation which owes a debt to the festival, conceived as it was in the wake of the two artists’ joint set at 2019’s Roadburn.Continue reading
German post-Rock solo artist Gideon Kretschmer releases music under the moniker Lava Suit. The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist writes alone but likes to collaborate with artists across the globe, including Ramon Rabie from Thailand on Lava Suits’ latest two singles, including “Follow” the new single out now via HopePunk Records. Tying together threads of emotions drummed up with laconic beats, synths, amazing layers of guitars, hypnotic melodies and his entrancing vocals, Kretschmer creates a sonic landscape to spirit you away to another dimension, inside your mind. Today we pair with this incredible artist to share the cinematic style video for “Follow” which you can watch right now below.
After a few out-of-genre collaborations with Lume and Catchechism, REZN’s third proper album returns to their signature Electric Wizard meets Elder on Quaaludes style. Chaotic Divine (Off The Record Label) is right in line with its predecessors, for the most part, pairing the sprawling length of 2017’s Let It Burn with the broadened atmospherics and instrumentation of 2018’s Calm Black Water. However, the heightened Ambient and Post Rock influences have resulted in what is easily their most ambitious effort so far.