Forest Nocturne (Southern Lord) is the debut full-length LP from The Lord, a solo project of the ever-prolific Greg Anderson, perhaps best known for his work with Sunn O))). The press release uses words like “pictorial” and “cinematic”, and mentions the influence of film composers such as John Carpenter and Bernard Hermann. Continue reading →
One of the more leftfield collaborations of 2022 so far, see’s French electro maestro Perturbator (aka James Kent) purveyor of heavily eighties-influenced dark-wave join forces with Johannes Persson, vocalist/guitarist and principle songwriter for Swedish post-metal innovators Cult Of Luna. The collaboration first bared fruit early in 2020 as Holland’s Roadburn Festival, the legendary celebration of heavy and experimental music offered Perturbator and Johannes the opportunity to collaborate with a specially commissioned live performance.
If the ’80s were your decade, then you’ve probably heard at least one song by Emmy winning US singer-songwriter Stan Bush, possibly without even realising it. From giving Jean-Claude Van Damme kung fu flicks Bloodsport, and Kickboxer a surge of synth-enhanced adrenaline with ‘Fight to Survive’ and ‘Never Surrender’, to giving criminally overlooked Charlie Sheen sci-fi ghost car movie The Wraith an extra helping of AOR cheese with ‘Hearts vs Heads’, Bush is arguably most famous for his musical contribution to 1986 animated classic Transformers: The Movie – ‘The Touch’.
New York City’s synth-based/grindcore innovators OvertheTop have been steadily dropping new singles and videos for the last year, and their current album Resist released last spring. Today they have shared a new single and lyric video for the track “The Beating”! For the uninitiated, OvertheTop mashes up the awesome sounds of the 1980s dance and post-Punk, cinematic soundtracks, and classic grindcore, unapologetically and unironically so. The band is made up of members of stalwart NYC bands Alekhine’s Gun, Desolate, and Severed, and is a must-listen. Watch the clip for “The Beating” here!
If you’re anything like the crew at Ghost Cult, you’ve made time to binge watch some or all of Marvel’s The Punisher series on Netflix this past weekend. The series has already made a theme of using music in a compelling way, with the use of Metallica in the run-up to the premiere. If you got up to episode 11, you heard an amazing song as the background shot of Frank Castle dealing with some painful memories with the New York City skyline behind him. That song is ‘Fated, Faithful, Fatal’, by Marilyn Manson, a bonus track from 2015s excellent release, The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista Records). The track is essentially an alternate version of another song on that album, ‘The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles’. You can hear the track below.Continue reading →
Just in time for the Season 7 finale of HBO’sGame Of Thrones tonight, Miracle of Sound a.k.a. musician Gavin Dunne, known for his GoT and other sci-fi fantasy inspired tracks has released his tribute song to the character Jon Snow, ‘When The Wolves Cry Out’. The symphonic prog rock jam is a must listen for any fan of the show, especially those down with direwolves, House Stark, and “The King Of The North”. You can hear the track below as you get pumped up for tonight’s episode.Continue reading →