FESTIVAL REVIEW: Badgerfest 2019 Live at The Breadshed, Manchester

2019 see’s the third installment of what’s becoming an important event in the calendar for the discerning Heavy Metal connoisseur, BadgerFest. The brainchild of the undeniably hardest working man in the Manchester metal scene John Badger, If any qualification of that were needed, aside from it being reiterated by every band of the weekend, as well as their gratitude as to the smooth running, he’s also running the Drumming up Change in November whereby he’ll be playing the drums for the full sets of all ten bands. There’s hard-working and then there’s John Badger. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Opium Lord – “Vore”

UK Sludge/Doom band Opium Lord is dropping their brand new album tomorrow, October 11th, via the mighty Sludgelord Records. The album is great, with magnificent riffs and a guest appeance by the legend himself, Mike Scheidt of YOB! Check out the full album stream, only at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Pyramido – “Fem”

Ghost Cult is stoked to share the full album stream from Malmö Sweden’s sludge and psychedelic band Pyramido, Fem, due out later this week via The Sign Records. Fem is the veteran bands’ fifth release, and has all the elements that the band has relied on for years in the underground, DIY music scene: songs that are equal parts heavy, intellectual, and fun. Stream Fem right now! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: DÖ – “Astral Death Cult”

Finland is one of the capitals for Metal in the entire world. No surprise that larger than life doomstershave created an epic of cosmic proportions with their new album with Astral Death Cult! The new album releases this Friday, September 20th, on vinyl via Lay Bare Recordings, all digitals platforms, and eventually on cassette, via Mercyful Tapes (great name!)! Blending a mix of stoner, doom, sludge, and psychedelic elements with hints of death and black metal, Astral Death Cult an instant earpeeler. Stream it now here at Ghost Cult! As the band likes to say, Hail Cosmos! We’re all döömed! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lifetime Shitlist – “Proud Boys”

Ghost Cult is stoked to partner with Grimoire Records artists Lifetime Shitlist today to bring you the première of their new single, ‘Proud Boys’! The track is the first taste of new music from their upcoming new album Bad Blood, out on August 16th and is the follow-up to their heavy as hell 2017 album Slow March. The Baltimore-bred sludge/hardcore band brings the musical and lyric fist to your face with ‘Proud Boys’, a scathing, yet intellectual strike back at racists infiltrating our society at every turn, and the means to defeat them. This is going to be your new favorite go-to song for punching Nazis out cold! Pre-order the album and stream the track below.

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