Portland Stoner Rock kings Red Fang have announced an online streaming event for July 30 at 7 pm PST – 10 PM EST, with the performance including songs from their recently released album Arrows as well as tracks from Murder the Mountains. Taking place at the legendary Mississippi Studios, the set will feature two segments in which 10 fans will join Red Fang for a live meet and greet at the venue (meet and greet spots are first come, first serve). The stream costs $5 and you can purchase at the link below!
Fresh off the release of their brilliant new album De Doorn on Relapse Records (review here) Amenra has announced an acoustic tour, the bands’ first ever full-acustic tour. The brief tour of Europe this Autumn will be a special ritual, like all Amenra shows. Their previously scheduled De Doorn headline EU tour with Jo Quail has been rescheduled for April 2022. Tickets are on sale now and you can see the full schedule below.Continue reading →
You want brutal? You got it! The debut album from Yautja (members of Thou, Coliseum, Mutilation Rites), The Lurch (Relapse Records), is that in spades. If you’re into just an all out onslaught of driving grooves mixed with crazy, double stops, and all the above, this is the cut for you! Not to get too into it, but this is right up my alley. I dig it when a band is their own thing, or their own entity, so to speak. They are just themselves.
Long established as one of the greatest live acts on Earth, Amenra has also always had great, purposeful albums with heady concepts. Following their Mass titled albums I through VI, released over fourteen years, the band has rebirthed itself into a new final form. De Doorn begins their association with the mighty Relapse Records, continuously the arbiter of good taste for extreme music. From epic post-Metal, pastoral Folk motifs, moody post-Rock moments, to wicked eruptions of pain and grief stricken movements; Amenra’s music simultaneously feeds the brain and soul.
While Red Fang’s fourth album immediately stands out as their first full-length since 2016’s Only Ghosts, it seems to hearken back to the Sludgy aspects of their earliest ventures. Tracks like ‘Unreal Estate’ and the title track reflect strong Melvins circa (A) Senile Animal vibes with their trudging riff patterns and eccentrically howled vocal lines. ‘Fonzi Scheme’ and ‘Days Collide’ elaborate further the former putting in a particularly potent stomp and the latter benefitting the most from the disorienting atmosphere.
Post-Metal legends Amenra have unleashed a new single and video – “De Evenmens.” The track comes from their new album De Doorn, their first under theory new deal for Relapse Records, due out on June 25th 2021. Watch the new video directed by Dehn Sora, right now and pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading →
Long-running Death Metal Obituary has booked a new two-part Spring livestream series. The band will perform the band’s favorite songs on March 27th and then in a separate performance, play all of their classic album The End Complete in its entirety on April 3rd. You can get tickets and merch at the link below.,
Not content with being hailed as one of the leaders of a New Wave of Death Metal bruisers (NWODMb anyone?) taking inspiration from the founding fathers of three decades past along with Blood Incantation and Tomb Mold – a pack that looks likely to be joined by impressive newcomers Frozen Soul and their glacial Bolt Throwerisms – Arizonian quintet Gatecreeper have taken it upon themselves to mix things up and show some gnarly dexterity in style and idea, and try and shake things up a little in response to the current COVID landscape and restrictions.
Relapse Records are releasing the first three classic albums by The Dillinger Escape Plan from their Relapse Alumni series on limited splatter vinyl configurations. The albums are 1999s Calculating Infinity, 2004’s Miss Machine, and 2007’s Ire Works. You can purchase each at the links below via the labels’ Bandcamp. Relapse Records is one of the greatest metal labels ever and celebrated 30 years in business in 2020.
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, TJ Childers of Inter Arma drops his Top Albums List for 2020 on our readers. Their excellent covers album Garbers Days Revisited is out now via Relapse Records.