ALBUM REVIEW: Dukatalon – Involuntary Action

Ridiculously it’s a decade since Israeli juggernaut Dukatalon released debut album Saved By Fear (Relapse Records): a bruising yet incredibly inventive slice of Sludge that at times called to mind Led Zeppelin as much as it did the likes of Iron Monkey. Aside from a brief tour of the UK three years ago, little has been heard of the band outside of their native Tel Aviv, so what a beginning to 2020 with long-awaited new album Involuntary Action (Self-Release) hitting the hard drive. if only the band’s mouthpiece in the UK – Manchester’s ‘King of Nasty’, Eytan Wineapple – could’ve stuck around long enough to hear it. Continue reading

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YOB Books USA and European Tour Dates

The Beach, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/16/19

Doom Metal legends YOB have announced 2020 tour dates launching this Spring for the USA in March and Europe in May. US dates kick off on March 19 in Sacramento, CA and ends March 28 in Boise, ID. Beginning May 20, YOB returns to Europe in Dresden, DE and ends May 30 in Karlsruhe, DE at Dudefest. YOB will also appear Fire in the Mountains as part of the ‘On Wings Over Utgard’ showcase, curated by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Tickets are available at the link below. Continue reading

Myrkur Officially Announces New Album, Debuts New Video for “Ella”

As expected Myrkur (Amalie Bruun), has announced her new album, Folkesange, due out March 20th via Relapse Records. Folksange pivots from Myrkur’s Black Metal and Gothic Folk-based meditations for a more traditional Scandinavian folk sound she has been perfecting in parallel with her other music. She performed a full Folksange set last year at Roadburn Festival. Pre-orders are live right now at the link below. You can watch the video for the new single ‘Ella’ right now! Continue reading

Relapse Records Releases 15th Anniversary Reissue of Necrophagist’s “Epitaph”

 

Relapse Records has released a fifteenth anniversary of the technical Death Metal legends Necrophagist’s album Epitaph. The band toured the world, played festivals and tour the US on The Summer Slaughter tour. Sadly, this was the bands’ final record as of now and the group has achieved mythical status in the underground. You can order new bundles from Relapse at the link below. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Inter Arma’s Andrew LaCour: Top Ten Albums of 2019

It’s December at Ghost Cult, so once again it’s time for “End Of Year” Guest posts! 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 all month long. We kick things off with Andrew LaCour of Inter Arma, whose brilliant Sulphur English album released in April via Relapse Records and landed on the #16 spot on Ghost Cult’s 2019’s Album of the Year List. Andrew shares his personal top 10 albums of 2019 with us and we’re looking forward to catching Inter Arma on tour everywhere in 2020. Continue reading

Full of Hell’s GoFundMe Goal for Stolen Van Reach, Remaining Funds Go to Charity

In a good twist on a terrible story, Full of Hell’s GoFundMe for their stolen van with all of their gear, merch and most of their clothing has met its goal of $20,000 USD in just a few hours yesterday. But not only that, they surpassed the goal quickly and raised $37,092 dollars at the time they turned off the crowdfunding page, and are figuring out what charity to give the excess monies to. The band had been on tour for only a week opening for Cattle Decapitation, and they now are forced to drop off the tour. Below is a link to the list of their stolen gear. The list of musical instruments stolen includes 3 orange amps, 4 fender basses, and guitars, a custom-built aluminum neck guitar, 23 effects pedals, a full drum set and more. The band has been supporting their exceptional album from earlier this year, Weeping Choir, out now on Relapse Records. Please give what you can to support these guys. Please keep buying their albums, merch and supporting this band as much as you can. 

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Full of Hell’s Van Robbed, GoFundMe Launched

House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19

Bad news for the good folks in Full of Hell had their van was robbed last night with all of their gear, merch and most of their clothing. The band has been on tour for only a week opening for Cattle Decapitation, and they now are forced to drop off the tour. Below is a link to their gofundme and a list of their stolen gear. The list of musical instruments stolen includes 3 orange amps, 4 fender basses, and guitars, a custom-built aluminum neck guitar, 23 effects pedals, a full drum set and more. On a good note, as of press time, the band has raised $21,000 in the first few hours of the fundraiser. The band has been supporting their exceptional album from earlier this year, Weeping Choir, out now on Relapse Records. Please give what you can to support these guys. Thanks!

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