ALBUM REVIEW: Tyrant – Hereafter 

Tyrant’s long-awaited fourth album, Hereafter (ShadowKingdom Records),  has come out under some rather interesting circumstances. In addition to serving as the Pasadena veterans’ first full-length since 1996’s King of Kings, Hereafter sees journeyman vocalist Robert Lowe at the helm in place of Glen May. The prospects of this collaboration are certainly intriguing, especially as a fan of Lowe’s work with Solitude Aeturnus and Candlemass. I wouldn’t go so far as to think of it as Tyrant gone doom, but it approaches their established sound from a noticeably different angle.

Continue reading

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Names His Top Ten Metal Albums

Opeth, by Hillarie Jason

Are you ready for another top ten metal albums list? So far we’ve heard from Kerry King, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Lars Ulrich, Corey Taylor and Joe Duplantier, and now Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt has revealed his list to Rolling Stone. Continue reading

Contest Winner: Dead Register Giveaway Annoucement

Dead Register band 2016 ghostcultmag

To celebrate the recent release of their new album Fiber, Atlanta’s Dead Register teamed up with Ghost Cult to give away a prize pack including a CD and a t-shirt. The winner is Jonathan Meyer of Montclair, NJ! Congrats Jonathan and thanks to all who entered. More contests are in the works so follow Ghost Cult for more prizes!

JMeyer Dead Register winning contest entry

dead register fiber album cover ghostcultmag

Formed in 2013, Dead Register plays a mix of goth rock and doom, sometimes described as “post-Goth” “doom-gaze”, that will find fans from bands such as Type O Negative, Soundgarden, Killing Joke, Skinny Puppy, Pinkish Black and more. The band is comprised of front man/bassist M. Chasta, his wife Avril Che, and drummer Chad Williams. Stream Fiber (AVS Records) at this link:

Order Fiber from Dead Register at Bandcamp here:

Dead Register on Facebook

On The Road…with Chevelle

The_Used_-_Chevelle_-_Summer_Tour_2015

Working harder than most new bands, Chevelle still has the hunger they had when they broke out of the suburbs of Chicago nearly 15 years ago. Touring constantly behind last year’s La Gárgola (Epic) album the band has been winning over new fans on their recent tour with The Used and Marmozets. The band does a great job mixing up their sets tour after tour, playing all the hits as well as deep cuts for the die hards too. This tour will lead into a slew of summer dates playing fests such as Pointfest in Maryland, The Loudwire Music Festival in Colorado, and X Fest in Pittsburgh, as well as more headline shows. Seen in this photo set from Melina D Photography at Sherman Theater in Stroudsberg PA, the band is killing it on stage for fans nightly.

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

Chevelle, by Melina D Photography

[slideshow_deploy id=’26301′]