EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Goddess of Fate – “The Orchid Gardener”

Ghost Cult has teamed up with the Indonesian Progressive Metal band Goddess of Fate to debut their new single today, ‘The Orchid Gardener’. The track is their first new music since 2018’s full-length LP Spiral Orchard Pt. 1. The track combines progressive music, with death metal with a fresh, modern take on the genres. Catch the band on tour soon in Maylasia and Japan. The official release of the single is this week, on major digital music services (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) and also on Bandcamp on October 26th, 2019 . Purchase and stream the track (and the instrumental bonus track) and other music from this up and coming band below! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Babymetal – Metal Galaxy

The new Babymetal album starts off with a funky blend of techno video game and chunky 90s metal power chords. It then whiplashes into some futuristic techno power metal thing. The effect is a dizzying display of aural assault. If you aren’t into mind-bending disparate genre mixing, then you probably won’t like Metal Galaxy (earMusic/BMD Fox Records). Continue reading

Opeth Books North American Tour For Next Winter

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

Progressive Metal legends Opeth have finally booked a US tour in support of their acclaimed new album In Cauda Venenum, out now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. Fellow Swedish band Graveyard will open! The dates include two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets will sell fast, beginning 10:00AM Local Time Friday, October 4th at the link below. Opeth mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke to Ghost Cult about the album. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

If you still haven’t reconciled the fact that Opeth moved away from death metal years ago – that these days they owe more to the likes of Camel and Gentle Giant than to Morbid Angel then you might as well stop reading now. Uncross your fingers and stay your optimism for an unlikely return to roaring brutality because the Opeth prog train just keeps on rolling and shows no signs of slowing down. However, for those of you happy with the Swedish progsters’ change of direction almost a decade ago, climb back on board, take a window seat and relax. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 42: Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth Talks New Album and Progressive Music

Ghost Cult had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the one and only Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth recently. In a wide-ranging chat with our Chief Editor Keefy, Mikael discussed the new album, In Cauda Venenum, due out September 27th via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We discussed his creating both English and Swedish language versions of the album, using an orchestra and choir, concept records, progressive rock artists he likes such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, working at Park Studios, philosophical lyrics, and why he treated this album like it was the final Opeth album. Continue reading

The New Tool Album “Fear Inoculum is finally released!

Happy New Tool album Day! Fear Inoculum (RCA REcords/Volcano)is out now! This may very well have surpassed the Slipknot and Rammstein albums in terms of hype! You can read our 9 / 10 review or flip back to all our recent coverage here! Apparently there is a big tour announcement coming tomorrow from the band as well. Stay tuned to Ghost Cult for details! Go ahead and purchase and stream the album now! Continue reading