ALBUM REVIEW: Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning 

GC might have already released it’s End of Year list, but that doesn’t mean the machine stops rolling. There’s always more to review. And Swedish stoner trio Kamchatka have dropped Hoodoo Lightning (Border Music) as a last-minute Christmas present for those who dig the late-60s and 70s. Continue reading

PODCAST – Episode 47: Esben of Monolord Talks “No Comfort” Album

Venerable Swedish Stoner Doom band Monolord releases their epic new album No Comfort, this Friday, September 20th via Relapse Records! Ghost Cult’s Keefy had the pleasure of catching up with drummer Esben Willems to discuss the writing of the new album, signing with Relapse, bringing in an outside producer, and how the band has changed by staying the same. Pre-order the album here and catch them on tour this fall! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Nocturnalia Shares “Come Alive” Lyric Video

Scandinavian dark Stoner Heavy Metal band Nocturnalia are releasing a new single this week, on September 13th, ‘Come Alive’ via The Sign Records. The track is their second single from their forthcoming new album III: Winter, due out on November 11th. It will be released by The Sign Records in November 2019. With members from esteemed underground bands such as Night, Forndom, Oblivious, and Year of The Goat, the band has grown bolder sonically in the course of their four previous releases (two singles and two albums). We’re stoked to bring you the debut of their new lyric video for ‘Come Alive’, an expansive, heavy track, with a myriad of influences galvanizing all their hard work. Check it out! Continue reading

Lamassu Releases Their Debut Album – “Into The Empty” Today!

Australian Heavy Rock band Lamassu has released their debut album today! Into The Empty rocks with modern riff-centric Stoner Doom vibes, but the heaviness and songwriting of great acts of yesterday such as Soundgarden, Kyuss, or Alice In Chains! This collective of musicians features members of Motherslug, Field, Borrachero, and Olmeg, all stalwarts of the Melbourne stoner/doom scene. They recorded Into the Empty in late 2018 with producer/engineer/musician Mike Deslandes (High Tension / YLVA) at The Black Lodge Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne. Their debut is self-released, with 12” vinyl and CD formats to follow. You can stream and purchase the album from the link below! Continue reading

Church of Misery – Atomic Bitchwax – Toke: Live at The Middle East

Walking into The Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I realized I was unintentionally about to bookend a month-ish long tour by attending both the first date (at Maryland Deathfest) and last date of the U.S. run of Japan’s doom masters, Church of Misery. For this, the final show, the supporting bands were The Atomic Bitchwax from New Jersey and Toke, minus their very recently axed drummer, from North Carolina. Continue reading

PODCAST: EPISODE 27 – Sal from A Pale Horse Named Death Talks Life, Death, and Doom

Ghost Cult’s DJ Astrocreep recently caught up with Sal Abruscato of A Pale Horse Named Death while on tour in the UK. APHND’s new album When The World Becomes Undone was released via Long Branch Records/SPV this past January. Sal was in a reflective mood and chatted about a wide range of topics such as the new album, his writing habits, changes in his personal life, touring, how bands make money (or not) in 2019, highlights from his entire career and more! Pick up the bands’ album, catch them on tour soon, or later in the year when they are back in Europe for Damnation Festival. Check it out! Continue reading