Enslaved Shares “Homebound” Single and Video

Norwegian Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will release their new album Utgard next fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has shared the first new music from the album in the form of a new single “Homebound”, including an amazing video. They are also selling a limited 7-inch single of the track. Continue reading

Enslaved’s “Homebound” Single to Arrive This Week, Shares Video Teaser

Norwegian Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will release their new album Utgard fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will drop the first new music from the album in the form of a new single “Homebound”, this Friday, May 22nd, 2020. Watch the teaser below! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Between the Buried and Me – Between the Buried and Me- Remixed and Remastered

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

PODCAST: Episode 93 – Floor Jansen of Nightwish Talks New Album, Life After Coronavirus

Ghost Cult was honored to chat recently with Nightwish singer Floor Jansen, all about their new album Human :II: Nature (read our review here) out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Floor spoke about releasing a new album during the pandemic, shared her thoughts on what life will be like and when we might get back to shows and tours, the new album, rising to meet the challenge of the new material, the sprawling and unique style of Human :II: Nature, how she stays humble, thoughts on the legacy of Nightwish, other projects she is working on, and much more. Order  Human :II: Nature here, and check out our chat. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Barishi – Old Smoke

You remember the first time you heard Leviathan (Relapse Records) by Mastodon? I do. It was as if my world had shifted on its axis: a relentless display of monumental, complex power that left me unsure how to feel…except that it felt exciting, enlivening. I never thought that Vermont quartet Barishi would recreate those emotions: a great band yes, but its Harsh Stoner grooves had the intricacies without such immediate power. Suddenly, out goes vocalist Sascha Simms, being replaced by guitarist Graham Brooks and reducing the band to a three-piece. Third album Old Smoke (Season of Mist) follows. Fuck… Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 92 – Jesse Zuretti of Binary Code on “Memento Mori” 

Ghost Cult caught up with Binary Code leader and guitarist Jesse Zuretti to chat all about his new album, releasing this week, May 15th. The three-year journey to release the record was an arduous one for Jesse and he had many personal issues to overcome. He did so with the help of making music, which, if you hear this new album, is amazing. Jesse went into depth about the ordeal he went through, his creative process, how each member of this band and team stepped on this album on every level, working with producer Aaron Smith (7Horns7Eyes) the songwriting process, their cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You”, their abandoned (for now) covers EP, how Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy/Nevermore) came to play on the album, making music as a composer for Marvel Entertainment and more. Warning: this podcast contains a frank discussion of suicide and mental illness and may cause some distress to the listener. You can pre-order Memento Mori here and listen to our chat now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 91 – Tommy Rogers of Between The Buried And Me on Their Remastered Debut Album

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.

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Protest The Hero Drops New Single – “The Canary”, New Album “Palimpsest” Coming Soon

Progressive metal act Protest The Hero has announced their new album Palimpsest, coming June 19th, via Spinefarm Records. They dropped a new single, ‘The Canary’, inspired by Amelia Earhart and her bright yellow bi-plane, is inspired by the American aviation pioneer, who was the first female flyer to cross the Atlantic solo. The entire album is a concept album focusing on Earheart, who mysteriously disappeared on her last flight, and her plane or body was never recovered and haunted the world. Palimpsest features 10 new tracks and is the first music from the Canadian outfit since Pacific Myth in 2016. Pre-orders are avaialble now with an Exclusive Vinyl for the UK and more. Check the single out now. Continue reading

The Metal Hall of Fame Adds New Categories for 2020 Fan Voting

The Metal Hall of Fame (formerly known as The Hall of Heavy Metal History) has announced that it has added new categories for 2020! The additional thirteen new sub-genres of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music have been baked into its voting categories. The fan vote, an extremely crucial part of the band/artist Induction process into the Metal Hall of Fame, is open on a year-round basis. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 87 – Ragin’ Rosie Interviews Graham of Barishi About “Old Smoke”

Progressive Sludge band Barishi will release their new album Old Smoke on April 24th via Season of Mist Records and we are hype! The band chatted with Ragin’ Rosie while out on tour with Ether Coven earlier this year. They chatted about the origins of the band, Graham’s transition to featured vocalist, the bands’ new album, the metal scene in Vermont, some sludge and doom bands he enjoys, how Barishi’s love of Dungeons & Dragons invades their lyrics and cannot be stopped – even on tour, and much more. Purchase the album here and check out the podcast now! Continue reading