Sail Announces Livestream Concert This Week

UK Progressive Sludge band Sail have just announced a livestream concert this Friday, 24th of September. The stream only costs £5 and the band is planning loads of surprises for fans, including the live debut of their material from their recent “Mannequin” single. We recently interview drummer Tom Coles, which you can see below after you have bought your ticket. 

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Brutus Shares Live Version of “All Along” from their “Live in Ghent” Album, Coming Soon

Rising band Brutus has shared a new live single and video for theory track “All Along” from their upcoming live album Live in Ghent, due out via Sargent House. “All Along” was the track that got everything started, as they rtemarked in a statement along with the track. Pre-orders are live at the link below and you can watch it now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Medium Rarities

We have been blessed with a lot of great Mastodon news of late, from celebrating their 20th anniversary,  their new song on the Bill And Ted Face The Music soundtrack – “Rufus Lives”, to the band hitting the studio to work on full-length number eight. So 2020 seems like a good time for a good old odds and sods release, the cleverly titled Medium Rarities (Reprise). 

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ALBUM REVIEW – The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay – Rise Records

The Acacia Strain is back with a new album, Slow Decay (Rise Records), are as pissed as ever despite their last LP being released (checks notes) just last Winter? If memory serves, It Comes in Waves dropped rather surprisingly at the end of December. Okay then, on to Slow Decay. Hold up, most of these songs have already been released in the form of singles throughout the year.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Age of Woe – “Gospel of Lies”

Ghost Cult is stoked to bring you the new stand-alone single from Age of Woe’s, “Gospel of Lies”. This is the veteran band’s first new music since their 2016’s An Ill WInd Blowing and kicks off the next chapter in the bands’ history. The death – doom – progressive – sludge band has been gaining steam over the last few years. The band has performed at vanguard metal festivals such as Inferno Metal Festival, Incubate Festival, SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Berlin Swamp Fest, Bloodshed Fest, and Scorched Tundra. “Gospel of Lies” is also the first new song with Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound / Morbid Evils / Goatburner). Jam out to the track now!  

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PODCAST 96: Grant of In The Company of Serpents on “Lux”

Ghost Cult caught up with In The Company Of Serpents leader Grant Netzorg to discuss their new album Lux, which is out now. We chatted with Greg about the new album, the history of the band, how the birth of his daughter and raising her has had a direct impact on his music, the other members of his band and how they contribute to the unique blend of Black Metal, Sludge, Doom and American genres, the incredible Denver metal scene, Greg’s hopes to eventually perform the entire album live, and what the concert industry might look like post-coronavirus lockdown. You can purchase and stream Lux here and check out our chat! 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Resent – Crosshairs

Everything in Canada is supposed to be nice, right? That Trudeau bloke’s boyish grin; the clean, crisp air; the way the natives go ‘Eh’ at the end of a sentence in a wonderfully endearing way. Tell that to Resent. The 2018 demo from the Victoria, British Columbia based quartet was one of the most frightening exercises in putrid Sludge I’d ever encountered, and new album Crosshairs (Dry Cough Records / Nerve Altar / Rope Or Guillotine) promises only to extend the suffering…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Barishi – Old Smoke

You remember the first time you heard Leviathan (Relapse Records) by Mastodon? I do. It was as if my world had shifted on its axis: a relentless display of monumental, complex power that left me unsure how to feel…except that it felt exciting, enlivening. I never thought that Vermont quartet Barishi would recreate those emotions: a great band yes, but its Harsh Stoner grooves had the intricacies without such immediate power. Suddenly, out goes vocalist Sascha Simms, being replaced by guitarist Graham Brooks and reducing the band to a three-piece. Third album Old Smoke (Season of Mist) follows. Fuck… Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: Witchkiss – “Transformation”

Ghost Cult is proud to bring you the full stream from New York’s sludge doom leaders Witchkiss, for their brand new EP Transformation, out tomorrow. This special release features two lengthy, rough-hewn tracks, plus an unreleased bonus track, exclusive to purchasers on Bandcamp. Purchase the release Bandcamp right now, and all other major digital music outlets, including Apple Music and iTunes, Spotify, Amazon tomorrow. Jam it out right now!

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PODCAST: Episode 87 – Ragin’ Rosie Interviews Graham of Barishi About “Old Smoke”

Progressive Sludge band Barishi will release their new album Old Smoke on April 24th via Season of Mist Records and we are hype! The band chatted with Ragin’ Rosie while out on tour with Ether Coven earlier this year. They chatted about the origins of the band, Graham’s transition to featured vocalist, the bands’ new album, the metal scene in Vermont, some sludge and doom bands he enjoys, how Barishi’s love of Dungeons & Dragons invades their lyrics and cannot be stopped – even on tour, and much more. Purchase the album here and check out the podcast now! Continue reading