ALBUM REVIEW: Kid Kapichi – Here’s What You Could Have Won


 

Fusing the punch of distorted guitar with funky drums and free-thinking lyrics, Hastings, UK-based quartet Kid Kapichi show off their distinctive ‘beat punk’ style with their new album Here’s What You Could Have Won (Spinefarm Records). The title represents opportunities certain groups miss out on due to poverty, discrimination, or mental health. Continue reading


Ville Valo (HIM) Shares a New Single- “Echolocate Your Love”


Love Metal auteur and HIM founder Ville Valo (VV) has released “Echolocate Your Love,” the second single from his forthcoming debut solo album Neon Noir. The album will arrive in early 2023 via Spinefarm Records. Stream the new single on all DSPs now and watch the video here tomorrow!

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PODCAST: Episode #174: Dorothy – The Ghost Cult Interview


PHOTO BY COURTNEY DELLAFIORA

PHOTO BY COURTNEY DELLAFIORA

Ghost Cult caught up with Dorothy at BottleRock Napa. We chatted about her new album Gifts From the Holy Ghost out now via Spinefarm/Roc Nation. Dorothy discussed the making of her record, her awesome band, working with superstar collaborators, her influence on a new generation of rockers, and more!

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EP REVIEW: Saint Asonia – Introvert


I’ve always been a sucker for a tasty, “unusual” or “unexpected” cover version. Some fans hate them, some bands hate being remembered for them, some say they are cynical clickbait. But I very often like ’em. No strangers to covers (Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’, anyone?), this Toronto-formed outfit include here their already-released reworking of Canadian hot-stuff The Weeknd’s smash banger ‘Blinding Lights’. And I’ll be Goddamned if they haven’t turned it into a Saint Asonia song – glorious, even joyous, expertly conceived, adapted, and delivered. Superb guys! Inspired!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cage Fight – Cage Fight


Cage Fight is the new project from James Monteith, guitar wizard for technical / prog metal outfit TesseracT, and is a very different sound from what he delivers in his day job. Initially featuring Jon Reid on bass and Nick Plews on drums, the three-piece produced a number of instrumental demos before drafting in the extraordinary talents of French vocalist Rachel Aspe, formally of the band Eths, after James had seen a Black Dahlia Murder cover that Rachel had posted online. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Rich Moss of Stone Broken on New Music, Growth, and Gaming!


We caught up with Rich Moss of Stone Broken for a new interview! Their new album “Revelation” just dropped via Spinefarm Records, and we discussed the arc of the bands’ entire career, changes in their music, their excitement about the return of fests and shows, their love of gaming and more! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Dorothy – Gifts From The Holy Ghost


Whether you fully believe the story of the inspiration for the third album from Dorothy, the band fronted by vocal powerhouse Dorothy Martin, that a member of the band’s crew came back to life as she prayed over his lifeless body for his recovery from an overdose, or not, the uplifting country blues soft rocker that serves as the title-track and final song leaves an overriding tone for act’s third album Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Spinefarm Records / Roc Nation) in the mind: “leaving all your fear behind… we’ve been lost, we are gifts from the holy ghost”.

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EP REVIEW: Killing Joke – Lord of Chaos


It’s been roughly forty-three years since Killing Joke released their first single, Almost Red. Their latest release, the four track single Lord of Chaos (Spinefarm) is the first hint at what the band’s follow up to 2015’s Pylon will sound like. With the existential dread of the world falling apart around us, things may get worse before they get better, but as the horizon gets darker it seems the fire of Killing Joke burns ever brighter.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Scorpions – Rock Believer


Ten years and two albums on from their farewell tour the Scorpions are still going, sharing a similar confusion about farewell tours as KISS, Motley Crue and Status Quo. The second of those post retirement albums is Rock Believer (Spinefarm Records), the German rockers 19th offering of big riffed, anthemic Classic Rock.

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Dorothy Shares New Single and Video – “Rest In Peace” – New Album Incoming


PHOTO BY COURTNEY DELLAFIORA

PHOTO BY COURTNEY DELLAFIORA

Rock songstress Dorothy will release a new album Gifts From The Holy Ghost due out this spring via Roc Nation/Spinefarm Records. She dropped a new single and video for “Rest In Peace” directed by Nick Peterson and edited by Linda Strawberry. Watch it now! Continue reading