ALBUM REVIEW: All Them Witches – Nothing As The Ideal

With All Them Witches recently becoming a power trio after five albums as a quartet, it’s easy to imagine that their sixth full-length would reflect a changed dynamic. But for the most part, the Nashvillians’ vision is largely undeterred on Nothing As The Ideal (New West Records). The overall runtime may be the band’s shortest to date at only forty-three minutes long, but their signature mix of Fuzz Blues, Americana, and tripped out ambiance allows for plenty of exploration. Not much has changed on the surface but there are certainly ways to show off the more straightforward approach.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kingnomad – Sagan Om Rymden

Kingnomad’s Prog Rock tendencies have been at the forefront from their inception, but these elements are expressed in their purest form on Sagan Om Rymden (Ripple Music). The group has about completely phased out the Stoner Doom tinges that helped shape their first two albums, allowing their third to expand their dynamics without a single hint of fuzz to be found.  While this does make a less heavy album on the surface, a combination of energy and commitment to atmosphere results in what is easily the band’s boldest effort yet.   Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Chunky Shrapnel

If you clicked the link to read this review is because somehow you have heard about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, or because the name was too odd for you to pass on discovering what the hell Is a band called liked that being covered in a Metal magazine, well let me first tell you that this band with the weird name released the critically acclaimed Thrash Metal album Infest the Rats’ Nest (Flightless Records) in 2019 which added a new genre in their vast catalog of albums that include a wide range of genres that go from psychedelic to garage, to progressive rock, among others. On the other hand, if you have heard King Gizz, you know exactly what I’m talking about and you probably agree with me that this band is one of the most creative musical acts in the world at this moment. Continue reading

Watch Oranssi Pazuzu Perform Their New Album “Mestarin Kynsi” Live from Quarantine

Oranssi Pazuzu performed their entire new album Mestarin Kynsi live yesterday as a livestream with a full stage performance. Mastermind Jun-Hiss went deep into the album lore recently in an interview for our Ghost Cult Podcast and had hoped to perform the entire album live for fans at some point since it is intended to be an entire piece of music, not an album with tracks and singles. Watch it now!

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: The Heavy Eyes – “Love Like Machines”

Bluesy-Psychedelic Stoner band The Heavy Eyes are releasing their trippy new album Love Like Machines tomorrow, 3/27/2020, via the excellent label Kozmik Artifactz. Ghost Cult brings you the full album stream which you can listen to below. The album is like wet-dream for fans of classic fuzzed-out, reverb-soaked riffs and slick songwriting with a sprinkle of early Kyuss and Danzig tossed in for good measure! Spark up, purchase and jam this album now! Continue reading

Pyrior Shares New Video for “X (Space Trip Video)”, New Album Incoming!

Berlin-based Stoner and Psychedelic Rock band Pyrior have shared a brand new video for their new single and video ‘X(Space Trip Video)’! The track comes from their new album Fusion, out via Tonzonen Records on March 20, 2020. Watch the video right now! Continue reading

Swedish Rockers Hällas Have Signed a Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records

Retro Psychedelic rockers from Sweden, Hällas, have long been a hidden treasure known to the European crowds for their work on the fest scene. Now they have signed a new worldwide record deal (excluding Nordics) with Napalm Records. The band begins a new European tour on March 12, 2020 supporting Kadavar! don’t fret! Their new album, Conundrum, comes out in Scandinavia on January 31. The album will also see release internationally via Napalm Records this spring. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Sonic Dawn Shares “Young Love, Old Hate” Single

Danish throwback Psychedelic Rockers The Sonic Dawn will release their new album next spring, via one of our favorite labels, Heavy Psych Sounds. Ghost Cult is jazzed to share their excellent new single ‘Young Love, Old Hate’ today! The track calls back to the swinging 1960s musically but definitely turns up the pathos and depth in terms of songcraft as the band ready their crucial fourth album. Enter The Mirage releases next March 27th, but in the meantime ‘Young Love, Old Hate’ will get you warmed up! Get ready to jam this great track and turn it up right now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 54: Tiger of KADAVAR Talks New Album and Stoner Rock

Ghost Cult chatted with Tiger from KADAVAR about their new album For The Dead Travel Fast, out tomorrow, October 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. The drummer for the pivotal Desertscene Stoner/Doom band discussed how the band creates new music, the process for making the new album, the emergence of stoner/psychedelic music in the mainstream, the bands’ plans for 2020 and beyond and more!

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