Soilwork Shares New Video Teaser

Soilwork has shared a new teaser for a new, as yet untitled, music video. The drop date is October 23rd, 2020. The band has stayed busy throughout the pandemic, has been in the studio over the summer recording new music, released “The Feverish Trilogy”, the new single “Death Diviner”, and started booking tour dates for 2021, all on the heels of their last album, 2019’s acclaimed album Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast Records).

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Soilwork Announces Swedish Shows and Festival Dates 

Melodic Death Metal Legends Soilwork have announced a new run of concert and festival dates in their home country, Sweden. These six dates are spread across 2021. Direct support where noted will come from Symphonic Metal artist Eleine. See the announcement from the band at the link below for tickets. The band has been spending their time during lockdown recording new music and we’re looking forward to new Soilwork jams. 

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Fear Factory Released The Genre Smashing Album “Demanufacture” 25 Years Ago!

Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

There was a time when it looked like Trivium were going to be huge. Seriously huge. Arriving on the scene with two critically acclaimed albums, they rose fast, eventually exploding onto the international platform with a career-defining performance at Download Festival in 2005. Continue reading

Listen to a Brand New Soilwork Song and Watch the Video for “Desperado”!

Soilwork has released a brand new single, “Desperado”, the second installment in Soilwork’s “Feverish” trilogy, which might also eventually end up becoming a so far unknown entity. It follows the band’s globally acclaimed new album, Verkligheten which was released in January 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song was written and composed by David Andersson. The song was recorded at SolnaSound Recordings, Stockholm with Simon Johansson and The Panic Room, Skövde with Thomas Plec Johansson. Violin recorded by Rachel Hall. ‘Desperado’ was produced by SoilworkK and Thomas Plec Johansson and also mixed and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson. René U Valdes produced and directed the music video. Watch the official music video for ‘Desperado’ here: Continue reading

The Night Flight Orchestra Shares Third Behind The Scenes Video for “Aeromantic”

The Night Flight Orchestra, a side-project form Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid, has shared a new teaser for their new album Aeromantic, due out later this week via Nuclear Blast Records! The new trailer features guitarist David Andersson the new album and even the next NFO album after this one! 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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR STAFF POST: Weslie Negron Top 20 Albums of 2019

2019, the year that closes the decade and with it a lot of interesting releases in the Heavy Metal world. In this article, you’ll get to see my top 20 favorite albums of the year. It was no easy task to choose just 20, a lot of talented bands released quality stuff this year, but I believe these are the ones that close the decade on a high note and gives us hope for more in the future.

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GHOST CULT’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Steve Tovey: Top 20 of 2019

2019 seems an odd year for me to be writing a post about my albums of year, and to have so many albums I want to name-check or mention. See, early in the year I stepped down from my role within Ghost Cult – nothing the Cult did wrong, just a question of life and balance. Stepping back from direct exposure to every rock, metal or alternative release should have meant I had fewer albums to care about, but, actually, it’s afforded me more time with each of the albums that I have connected with. Continue reading