ALBUM REVIEW: Human Impact – Human Impact

Comprising members of Unsane, Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, New York quartet Human Impact embrace all of those bands’ qualities and add a rebellious Noise element which belies the middle age quickly enveloping the protagonists. Debut album Human Impact (Ipecac Recordings) sees that collective maturity provides a focused, prowling edge. Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Psalm Zero – Sparta

The more disparate aspects influence a band, the more it’s able to grow. Psalm Zero‘s music prior to the new album Sparta (Last Things Records) was all aggravated Indie, the tunes given an edge by guitarist Andrew Hock. With his departure and the subsequent recruitment of Kayo Dot pairing Keith Abrams and Ron Vodun, remaining founder member Charlie Looker has added a warmer, heavier feel to the Grungey lightness and this, together with a tantalising contribution from Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter, makes the album an enticing prospect. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Lucifer Star Machine – “Baby, When You Cry”

It’s time to it’s time to get Lucified again! A few months back we brought you news of the badasses in Lucifer Star Machine, their last video and single for ‘The Void’, and their upcoming new album The Devil’s Breath due out on April 3rd, 2020 via The Sign Records. Now they are bringing forth their new video, for the track ‘Baby, When You Cry’. Much more stylized with the bands’ performance interspersed with a suspenseful story with a surprise ending, this video rips! Check it out now at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Rosy Finch – “Scarlet”

Spanish Sludge band Rosy Finch will release their brand new album Scarlet tomorrow, and Ghost Cult is bringing you the full album stream. For those unfamiliar with the band, they will immediately remind you of similar uncompromising, eclectic and heavy bands like Kylesa, Acid King, Baroness (old-school), early Mastodon and Le Butcherettes too. Scarlet was recorded and mixed at Red Records Studio and Surnia Records with mastering handled by producing legend Billy Anderson (Neurosis). Jam out the album right now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Royal – Firebride

 

After five years honing their craft with live shows and a trail of EPs, Finnish Stoner/Sludge quartet Black Royal garnered decent praise for 2018’s debut album Lightbringer (Suicide Records). Follow-up Firebride (also Suicide Records) delivers more of the same but with a certain refinement and increased maturity to that Death-flavoured, filthy anger. Continue reading

Spider Ball 2020 at SXSW Books The Well, Life, Rainbows Are Free, Geezer, Void Vater, Shark Muffin!

One of the most anticipated events of SXSW is announced as Gravitoyd Presents and The Bird Barn Austin present Spider Ball 2020 showcase by Ripple Music and Small Stone Records with a killer lineup of Stoner, Doom, and Psychedelic Rock bands! The full list of bands includes The Well, Life, Rainbows Are Free, Geezer, Void Vater, Shark Muffin, The Glasspack, Lowcaster, Pale Grey Lore, The Boleys, Dayeater, Holy Death Trio, Jason Kane & The Jive, Temptress, SecondHand Shag, Warlung, Marco And The Human, Smokey Mirror, WoodenEarth, The Bobby Lees, Bridge Farmers, Monte Luna, Yatra, Grave Next Door and many more listed below. We also have the running order too! Taking place at Spiderhouse on March 20th all day and night from 1PM to 2 AM. Continue reading

Josh Pappe, Early Bassist for D.R.I. Has Died, Age 53

Josh Pappe, Punk rock bassist who played on two crucial albums of Crossover Thrash for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.) has died. He was 53. As of press time, no cause of death has been revealed. Pappe who was in D.R.I. from different periods from 1983 -1984, and 1985 -1998 and played on both Crossover and 4 of A Kind contributed to both legendary albums for the genre. Josh had performed most of his life in bands in and out of D.R.I. We send our condolences out to Josh’s family and friends at this time. Continue reading