Sepultura, Ozzy, Megadeth, Ghost, Dream Theater, and More to Be Featured in DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Death Metal Series


With the upcoming international launch of DC Comics’, Dark Nights: Death Metal, seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Among them, Sepultura will team with artist Pedro Mauro to create the cover for issue #5. Others featured include Ozzy, Megadeth, Ghost, Dream Theater, Opeth and Lacuna Coil. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band, and an exclusive interview.

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Watch Iggor Cavalera Launch His New Video Series on Drumming with “Territory”


Legendary thrash metal drummer Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, MIXHELL) has launched a new video series on his recently launched YouTube channel – “Beneath The Drums,” where he breaks down his iconic drumbeats and songs. He is going to not only give the backstory on each track, but also perform a playthrough video of each song. In episode 1 he covers his Sepultura all-time great song, “Territory.”Continue reading


GUEST POST: Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR – Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of blogs from bands, industry, PR types, 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. Today we get a list from our trusted PR comrade in arms, Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR with his top album picks for 2020!

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STAFF PICKS: Torbjorn Solgard’s Top Albums of 2020



2020..What can I say? A year where Poppy releases a metal album and Glenn Danzig does an album of Elvis covers (for real go look it up)! Seriously though I think it was a bad year for everyone. Luckily there was some killer music to help us all get through. So, I’ve compiled a list of what helped me. This list was a lot harder to make than I first thought it was going to be so much good stuff out there. To be clear though, this isn’t a “best of” it’s just a list of my personal fav’s this year. So, enough bullshittin’ I present to you Torbjorn‘s 13.


Sepultura to Release SepulQuarta Series into a New Album with Guests


Sepultura launched their “SepulQuarta’ weekly series of covers collaborations with guests from across music at the start of the pandemic. They also featured history lessons about the band and question-and-answer sessions with the fans. Now the band will release a full-length album in 2021, including jams with members of Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax, System Of A Down, Trivium, and Sacred Reich.

 

 

“We started it on April 22nd — [that] was [when we did] the first one — and we did every week for many months, and then we [did] it every 15 days, and then we changed the [day of the week when we uploaded new episodes]. And it was an amazing experience. 28 songs we played. It was more than a three-hour concert. It was amazing. Really.”

According to Kisser, the “SepulQuarta” album will be unlike anything that SEPULTURA has ever released before.

“I think it’s really exciting, because it’s very unique,” he said. “Of course, we’re gonna remix the sound and everything, make it the best that we can, but the versions are there. This is something [made] possible only because of the quarantine situation, of the lockdown. Imagine we’re doing an album like that in normal circumstances; it would be impossible.

“And the great thing about that [is that] everybody was so excited to be a part of it and really happy to play SEPULTURA stuff,” he added. “We [played with] people that influenced SEPULTURA; we had bands that were influenced by SEPULTURA, we had Brazilian artists; pop artists, metal artists. The version of ‘Ratamahatta’ was so unique, so different. And we didn’t see any limitations. We used two drums [on some songs], we used two basses on songs, three guitars and two vocals — not any limitations — and we managed to [make it] work.”


GUEST POST: Sean “ORC Adams” of ORCumentary -Top Albums of the Year 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. Today’s post brings released an “ORChestrated” version of his classic track “Goblin Death March” as a lyric video. The track is from his upcoming album “Fully ORChestrated” which remakes many of his classic tracks.

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Sepultura To Perform with The Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira at Rock In Rio 2021


Sepultura will headline Rock In Rio’s opening date in 2021 and perform a special selection of songs with The Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira is one of the country’s foremost orchestras and plays an important role in the cultural life of Brazil. The band has headlined rock In Rio several times and always tries to create a special experience for the fans with collaborations, such as 2013’s performance with French percussion group Les Tambours De Bronx.

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Sepultura Books 2021 Tour Dates with Sacred Reich and Crowbar


Sepultura has booked a 2021 headline tour of Europe! Support will come from Sacred Reich and Crowbar will provide direct support. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 16 and can be purchased at this link here. Sepultura’s Quadra was released earlier in 2020 Nuclear Blast Records. and is on the list of Ghost Cult’s albums of the year.

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 2 (40-21)


 

Following on from Part 1 of our celebrationof the very best albums of the year, we continue to uncover those albums that made the biggest impression over the course 2020.Continue reading


GUEST POST: Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, ALL) of Don’t Sleep -Top Albums of 2020


Ghost Cult is kicking off our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR types, 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. Today we have Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law) of Don’t Sleep with his top 10 releases of 2020. Don’t Sleep’s Debut Turn The Tide is out now via Mission Two Entertrainment and you can buy it here!Continue reading