In This Moment – Ritual

Six albums and ten years deep sees In This Moment achieve a notable career milestone with Ritual (Roadrunner/Atlantic), celebrated with a prominent change in focus. Toned down is the throwaway innuendo and sexually tinged frippery of previous albums, gone is the overt silliness, and ramped up is the stomping “industrial-tinged” Hard Rock side of the band that has always, in reality, been their calling card. Continue reading

In This Moment Release Their Cover Of “In The Air Tonight” By Phil Collins

In This Moment will finally be releasing their new album, Ritual, on Friday(July 21st) via Roadrunner Records/Atlantic Records. So far they’ve released the ‘Oh Lord’ and ‘Roots’ singles online, and now they’ve shared their official cover of ‘In The Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins with the world. Continue reading

Blackest Of The Black Festival – Silverado, California

As the earth shook and the ground parted, so did the gates to another world open, spewing forth demons of the Blackest of the Black. Bands, fans, vendors and the occasional celebrity descended upon Oak Canyon Park—a quaint little camping spot nestled in the hills of Silverado, California—for the Blackest of the Black Festival. This gathering of the depraved and debauched was the brainchild of none other than Jersey native and trailblazer of horror punk and doom-goth-metal, Glenn Danzig. Opening day of the festival coincided with the release of Danzig’s new album, Black Laden Crown (Nuclear Blast Records), his follow-up to 2015’s Skeletons Continue reading

In This Moment Debut New Song – “Roots”

In This Moment recently confirmed that they will be releasing Ritual on July 21st via Roadrunner Records/Atlantic Records. The band has already shared the impressive ‘Oh Lord’ video online, and now ‘Roots’ is here for your listening pleasure. Continue reading

In This Moment Release Oh Lord Music Video, And Ritual Details

In This Moment recently confirmed that they will be releasing Ritual on July 21st via Roadrunner Records/Atlantic Records. We’ve already seen the band perform the new ‘River of Fire’ single live, and now the first video has finally been unveiled. Continue reading

Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival To Feature Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory And More

2017 is going to be a busy year for Danzig. The legendary front man has already confirmed that his new album, ‘Black Laden Crown’, will be coming in May (details), plus he announced the return of his “Blackest of the Black Festival” as well. Last night Danzig appeared on Full Metal Jackie’s KLOS radio program to talk about the upcoming festival, and he revealed a ton of bands who are already booked for the huge event. Continue reading

Vampires Everywhere – Ritual

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Hardcore metallers Vampires Everywhere recent release Ritual (Self-Released) embodies many of the traits that have led to their continued, if modest, success in the scene. They are currently on the road in support of it on the ‘Make America Hate Again’ tour.

The cover of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ is the first single off the album. It features a guest appearance from scene compatriot Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin. The track is a nice surprise since it sounds like an original from the band. Lyrically speaking it fits with the band’s image. They are also able to make their vocal style work for a non-metal song. Unfortunately, it is also the most standout song from the album.

For an album titled Ritual from a band called Vampires Everywhere, one expects more of the classic vampire lore and mythology to be channeled. Previous fans of the band will enjoy the new album, but it is nothing particularly new within the genre. Many of the lyrics feel a little generic for bands embracing the neo-vampire image. On the positive side, the songs do flow in a tight and seamless way. It is clear that the band is confident in their style and that is important to a band’s continued success.

 

5.0/10

MELISSA CAMPBELL

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Keeping The Dream Alive – An Interview With The Black Dahlia Murder

TBDM_classic_1_300Melodic death metal outfit The Black Dahlia Murder are best known for their uncompromising attitude towards their music, their intense live shows and relentless touring. Ghost Cult caught up with frontman Trevor Strnad who’s more than anxious to tell about Everblack, the band’s latest album, and what it takes to be a member of The Black Dahlia Murder… Continue reading