PODCAST: Episode #129: Andy of Thou on Working with Emma Ruth Rundle, Roadburn and More!

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 RundleMay 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.

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ALBUM REVIEW:  Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou – May Our Chambers Be Full

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

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Lava Suit – “Follow”

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. 

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Anathema Announces Their Indefinite Hiatus

Anathema has announced they are disbanding effective immediately. The band had booked and canceled several tours of what was to be a huge cycle for the band and they cited the difficulties during the global pandemic as the reason. They legendary post-Rock band leaves behind a legacy of incredible albums and unforgettable shows. Perhaps we will see them again someday. The band was working on new music for a 2021 release. You can read the statement from the band below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Deftones –  Ohms

“Deftones 2020” would be quite the fitting campaign slogan this year.  Faced with frightening realities, unexpected downs, and challenging changes, Deftones have swooped in to provide a sonic escape and maybe even a ray of hope in a time that has been plagued by a series of unfortunate events. Though President Chino Moreno may seem like a stretch (for now), Deftones have spun these unforeseen circumstances and unprecedented experiences into something fans can hold onto during this period of struggle: the highly-anticipated LP, Ohms, due out September 25th (Warner Records).  2020 is also a hallmark year in the Sacramento-born band’s career, as they celebrate 25 years since dropping their searing debut Adrenaline, 20 years since releasing their incomparable album White Pony, 10 years since unveiling their emotive and piercing record Diamond Eyes, and one presidential term since gracing fans with their eighth studio album Gore. Now, vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham, programmer Frank Delgado, and bassist Sergio Vega welcome Ohms,  10 tracks of heavy and reflective material that mirror the emotional distress of the pandemic and lockdown, the political power struggle that the world is witnessing, and the internal conflicts many are facing. Continue reading

Anathema to Rerelease “We’re Here Because We’re Here” Album, Rebook Tour Dates

 

Legendary Post-Rock band, Anathema will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their immense We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope) album by re-issuing it digitally on the 24th of July with 4 new “2020 Lockdown Version” tracks. The band has also announced their rescheduled tour dates, on sale now at the link below.  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lesser Glow – “Toba”

Ghost Cult has been long time fans of Boston’s Lesser Glow, a band you need to know in 2020. The band melds a Funeral Doom dirges, with a Death Metal bands’ mastery of their instruments, and the dynamics of post-Rock. They will release their next full-length album later this month, Nullity, via the great Pelagic Records label on May 29th. Ghost Cult is proud to bring you their new single, ‘Toba’, which is harrowing, sorrowful, beautiful, and heroic sounding, all at once. Jam out to this apocalyptic track right now! Continue reading