ALBUM REVIEW: Gaupa – Myriad


 

Gaupa burst onto their native Sweden scene with their self-titled EP in 2018, and quickly built up a fine reputation and steady following in their home country. They released their full-length debut album Feberdrom in 2020 which caught the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, who added them to their roster of Swedish bands. But Gaupa certainly doesn’t fall into the typical “Metal” category that you might expect when looking at their label mates. In fact their roots sit firmly in the stoner rock genre, but on Myriad, their second LP and debut for their new label, they far exceed being pigeonholed into just one sound and have created a record befitting of its title, with a plethora of intriguing styles to be found within.

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Graveyard and Kadavar Book a Co-Headline Tour of The UK and Europe for 2023


 

Graveyard have announced a run of co-headline dates for the UK and Europe with Kadavar for 2023. The tour will see the two bands take in seven different countries across the continent and includes appearances at the UK’s Desertfest London! Tickets go on sale on Halloween!

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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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Desertfest London 2023 Books Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, and More!


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

 

Desertfest has announced its dates and first bands for 2023 for its Desertfest London event. Taking place Friday 5th May – Sunday 7th May 2023, weekend tickets are on sale now at the link below. Initial headliners include Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, along with Graveyard, Kadavar, Church of Misery, Somali Yacht Club, Blood Ceremony, Inter Arma, Grave Lines, Valley of The Sun, Spaceslug, Mars Red Sky, Gaupa, Ecstatic Vision, Celestial Sanctuary, High Desert Queen, Plainride, Everest Queen, Venomwolf and Margarita Witch Cult. Buy tickets and see the first poster here:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Clutch – Sunrise On Slaughter Beach


Clutch, the irrepressible quartet from Maryland, America have just graced our ears with a new record Sunrise On Slaughter Beach (Weathermarker) – their thirteenth record, coming four years after Book Of Bad Decisions. It is unmistakably a Clutch album, full of hearty riffs and deft turns of phrase, but it is a shorter and more varied one than its predecessor.

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INTERVIEW: Chloé Trujillo on Her New EP “Heavy Peace”


 

We caught up with Chloé Trujillo , one half of her musical project with Mark Dalbeth (a.k.a. RAV MEDIC) – to discuss their new EP “Heavy Peace” – out now via Golden Robot Records. Chloé discussed her entire career, how she got her start in music, her various disciplines in the art such as painting, theater, and more, songwriting, a typical creative day in her life, the growing vast book collection taking over her house, and making music with her famous family, including her husband Robert Trujillo of Metallica, son Ty Trujillo ( Suicidal Tendencies, OTTTO), and daughter Lula!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Moths – Space Force


Moths, the five-piece stoner/prog outfit from San Juan, Puerto Rico, take a voyage into space on their debut LP. As cosmic and inter-galactic as the results are, this mission perhaps required more focus, more direction and a tad more discipline. The myriad metal genres, frequently-changing time signatures and disparate musical sections idiosyncratically grafted together into songs can make it hard to grasp or nail down any plan behind it all.

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ALBUM REVIEW: My Sleeping Karma – Atma


 

My Sleeping Karma proffers a heady instrumental in Atma (Napalm Records). The six tracks on Atma are ripe for playing over and over and over again and, at times, are mesmerizing to the point of feeling insensate. As this is a fully instrumental album, it’s up to the listener to provide sense and meaning to the aural sensations. Continue reading