Let Us Prey shares New Video for “Halo Crown” ft. Jonathan Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall)

Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss. The blistering track ‘Halo Crown’ features shredder Jonathan Donais (Anthrax/Shadows Fall). Watch the clip now!  Continue reading

Brian Fair Reflects on 20 Years of Shadows Fall’s Second Album “Of One Blood”

Brian Fair of Shadows Fall took to his Instagram today to reminisce about their second band, Of One Blood (Century Media), released 20 years ago today (4/42000). It was Brian’s first album with the band, after replacing Sober Eyes To the Sky album vocalist Phil Labonte, who went on with All That Remains. Of One Blood helped coalesce the style of the band and featured superior production from the debut from Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Dee Snider, Hatebreed, Overkill), for whom this was the second album he ever produced. There have been rumors that Shadows Fall would make a return in the future, and Brian said in another post there would be new Shads merch soon. Continue reading

Rock and Shock Festival Disbands

Sad news on the Festival and Convention front as the long-running Rock and Shock Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts has disbanded after 15 years. The announcement was made in a post to social media about the festival canceling all further festivals. The fest paired the best Horror convention and concert series in the USA and made use of both the famous Worcester Palladium venue and the convention center at the DCU Center up the block. Ghost Cult covered many Rock N Shock fests which featured incredible conventions, horror celebrities, amazing vendors , indie films,  headliners such as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Disturbed, Danzig (including a pre-reunion Misfits headline set with Doyle), ICP, Ministry, GWAR, King Diamond, Type O Negative, Lordi, Disturbed,  Mushroomhead, Voivod, Amorphis, Twiztid, Dark Tranquility, Hatebreed, Devildriver, Motionless In White, Death Grips, Superjoint, Wednesday 13, Sabaton, Prong, Witch Mountain, Sanctuary, Soilwork, OTEP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Cavalera, Conspiracy, Anthrax, Overkill, Misfits, and more! Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why God Forbid, Candiria and Shadows Fall Didn’t Become Bigger

Music Marketer and YouTuber Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back with another video examining the scene and asking the tough questions to the music fandom. In this episode, he discusses his thoughts on why metalcore bands such as God Forbid, Candiria, Shadows Fall, and I See Stars did get bigger. Check it out! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Toxic Holocaust – Primal Future: 2019

Listen, guys, this opening statement probably isn’t going to be the most logical thing ever said about a Toxic Holocaust album, but Primal Future: 2019‘s biggest issue may just be that it’s stuck in the 1980s. Yeah, I know that love for Reagan era Thrash Metal is the house that Toxic Holocaust has built and resided in since their inception so save your comments. I mean Primal Future: 2019 has more reverence for that decade than Stranger Things, The Goldbergs and Michael J. Fox combined. Continue reading

OverKill – Wings Of War

There aren’t many bands who can lay claim to sounding better now, with nineteen albums under their belts, than they did at their perceived peak. At least not many who can say it while keeping a straight face anyway. But then again, not every band is OverKill. Continue reading

Downpour Release New Track, New Album Due Next Month

Downpour, the metalcore supergroup featuring members of Shadows Fall and Unearth, have dropped a new single, ‘Truth In Suffering’. September 7th will see the release of their self-titled debut album, and the band is offering pre-order packages via Pledge Music. Check out the single now. Continue reading

Act of Defiance Kicks Off Their Summer Tour, Dates With Armored Saint Start Next Week

Act of Defiance kicks off their new North American summer tour tonight. Starting in Denver, CO where the band will play the first of four headlining shows before joining Armored Saint on their previously announced Symbol Of Salvation tour beginning July 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY. Act of Defiance includes in its ranks Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace), and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr). The band is still touring behind their latest studio album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records from 2017. Continue reading

Act Of Defiance – Old Scars, New Wounds

Featuring former Scar The Martyr frontman Henry Derek Bonner on vocals, Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand on bass, plus former Megadeth members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), Los Angeles based super-group Act of Defiance return with the follow-up to their 2015 debut, Birth and the Burial (Metal Blade). Continue reading