Torche To Kick Off New Tour Dates This Weekend

Torche,, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Torche kicks off a headline tour tonight in the USA. Their typical heavy slate of tour dates will take them across the US, this winter and spring in Europe culminating at Roadburn Festival. The bands’ acclaimed new album Admission is out now via Relapse Records. They had a busy year since the release, constant touring, and even making late-night television debut, performing the title track on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the dates below and watch some recent video content from the band now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Exhumed – Horror

In an old interview, the Godfather of Death Metal, Chuck Schuldiner, laid out the blueprint of what the genre is, what its themes are, and what listeners should expect from it. He described the genre as “fantasy, tongue-and-cheek, Horror movie level type of scary stuff…” Many bands within the genre have followed this blueprint and carried on the tradition of writing gore lyrics, but none better than the legendary, Exhumed, who have always leaned more towards the gore aspect of Death Metal and later coined the term Gore Metal. Their new album, Horror (Relapse Records) follows this blueprint very well.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gatecreeper – Deserted

The fresh-faced group, GatekrGatecreepereeper has been making waves in the scene for the last couple of years. Their undaunted aggression and sinister viciousness made a mark when they released their first full-length album, Sonoran Depravation (Relapse Records) in 2016. They have a thought-provoking take on the classic Death Metal sound which sets them apart from a lot of other young, hungry acts. Now, this budding band is back with their sophomore record, Deserted (Relapse Records) and their magnetic extremes have reached a new level of exceptional. Continue reading

PODCAST – Episode 47: Esben of Monolord Talks “No Comfort” Album

Venerable Swedish Stoner Doom band Monolord releases their epic new album No Comfort, this Friday, September 20th via Relapse Records! Ghost Cult’s Keefy had the pleasure of catching up with drummer Esben Willems to discuss the writing of the new album, signing with Relapse, bringing in an outside producer, and how the band has changed by staying the same. Pre-order the album here and catch them on tour this fall! Continue reading

Gatecreeper Streams Brutal New Single “Everlasting”

Arizona Death Metallers Gatecreeper have shared another new single from their upcoming new album Deserted, due out October 4th via Relapse Records. The track is streaming at Revolver or below. Gatecreeper recently announced a Fall co-headlining tour with labelmates Exhumed. The tour begins on October 31 in Austin, TX and ends December 4 in Las Vegas, NV. Additional support by Necrot & Judiciary on the bill. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Suffering is a Gift

Yes, this is a review for Portrayal of Guilt’s Suffering is a Gift (Closed Casket Activities) and believe me we’ll get to it in a bit, but who the fuck tried to sell this to me as Screamo? Honestly, screamo? These Austinite’s aren’t looking to settle for some re-warmed Metalcore riffs and lofty choruses so we can leave that outdated subgenre in the circular file. The riffs and blast beats on Suffering is a Gift are eager for dust and blood. Continue reading