INTERVIEW: Cody Lee Ford of Soen on “Atlantis” – Covering Slipknot, and More


Ghost Cult caught up with Cody Lee Ford of Soen ahead of their recent new album “Atlantis” – out now on Spinefarm Records. Cody discussed the exciting “Atlantis” album, including its dynamic changes and reimagining of tracks, how the new material highlights the band’s underrated attributes, their Slipknot cover, shifting back to their “heavy” material, and what is coming up for the band in 2023. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Blame Kandinsky – Eclectic Ruiner


Hailing from Athens, Blame Kandinsky style themselves as the Greek lovechild of Botch and The Dillinger Escape Plan, and dropped their debut album Spotting Elegance back in 2017, before hitting some high-profile tours around Europe including a support slot with Cavalera Conspiracy.

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INTERVIEW: Devin Townsend – “Lightwork” Album Breakdown


 

We chatted once again with the great Devin Townsend – all about his new album “Lightwork” now releasing on November 4th, 2022 via InsideOut Music! Devy discussed the last few years and releases in his life, his creative process, and then a track-by-track breakdown of the new album with songwriting and lyrical inspirations, and a hint at the next Devy album.

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INTERVIEW: Weslie Negrón Pagan of Moths PR Discusses “Space Force” and Album Release Strategy


 

Ghost Cult caught up with our pal Weslie Negrón Pagan of Moths PR to discuss their new album “Space Force” – out now! Weslie discussed the release of the album, the expansion of the sound of the band from the previous release, a change in the line-up with Damaris Rodríguez stepping down and Mariel Viruet joining, heading to Argentina to perform at Heresy Festival, working with cool artists, album release strategy, more new music coming soon, and the chances of the New York Yankees to win the 2022 World Series after their post-All-Star Game slump.

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INTERVIEW: Pathos and Logos Discuss Prog Metal, Art, and More!


We caught up with Paul and Kyle of Pathos & Logos! They released a new EP “Cult” complete with an entire art component of Tarot cards called “The Codex!” We discussed the new album, their origins as a band, their different influences, their work as producers with bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid, The Human Abstract, the Denver scene, and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dystopian Future Movies – War of the Ether


 

Metal in its various forms has a reasonably long-standing practice of making concept albums based on historical events, and the latest album from Dystopian Future Movies, War of the Ether (Septaphonic Records) continues that trend with what is almost certainly the most intense musical experience I have ever had.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stake – Love, Death and Decay


 

The concepts and the all too real, bleak experiences of mental hardships and loss of loved ones will be well known to many people and additionally to many people we know. For Stake, these have been the fuel for the band since their inception (previously under the Steak Number Eight moniker), a vehicle for vocalist/guitarist Brent Vanneste’s grief and anxiety.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oceans of Slumber – Starlight and Ash


 

Patience is a virtue. And, no, this isn’t some flippant or patronising reference to Oceans of Slumber “finally fulfilling the potential shown on their first album”, because they fulfilled that already from the off and especially on their third / self-titled release a couple of years ago. I mention it because the benefits and, yes, virtues of Starlight and Ash (Century Media) may not be immediately apparent. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Ever Living – Artificial Devices


The contradictions of crafting an album using the very technologies and processes the band had previously railed against are but one small element of the complicated and interesting layers that make up Artificial Devices, the self-released second full-length composition of London duo Andrei Alan (guitars/bass/programming) and Chris Bevan Lee (keys/vocals/programming) collectively known as The Ever Living (I promised myself no Mumm-ra comments, but here I am in the intro… I can’t help it, every time I see the band name…).

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