ALBUM REVIEW: Lorna Shore – Pain Remains


It takes quite a lot in the subgenre of deathcore to really excite me nowadays. Lorna Shore is such an example that never excited me, but I also never gave them a real listen before. Plagued by lineup changes, it is difficult to decide where to begin in their discography. Fortunately, a new full-length is out now entitled Pain Remains (Century Media) and this may be a great spot for any new listener to start their journey. This record provides nine tracks (the last three telling one story on their own) at just over the hour mark.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Defacing God – The Resurrection of Lilith



 

Hailing from the land of Hans Christian Andersen, Vikings and Lego, Danish melodic death metal act Defacing God exist in the world of witchcraft and the occult, their debut album The Resurrection of Lilith (Napalm Records) a monstrous slab of European extremity with a heavily symphonic touch.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Septicflesh – Modern Primitive


It’s hard to believe that influential Greek symphonic death metal outfit Septicflesh are now into their fourth decade. Even when people of a certain age [Happy big birthday yourself, Gaz! – Reviews Ed] try to improve matters by subtracting the four years of inactivity during the mid-2000s, the reality still sits unavoidably close to that same disconcerting landmark.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers – Abyss


Continuing with the concept of Apex (Napalm Records), Canadian power metal quartet Unleash The Archers return with their fifth full-length album, Abyss (Napalm), a direct sequel to its 2017 predecessor.Continue reading


Fleshgod Apocalypse Books North American Tour with The Agonist


Fleshgod Apocalypse, by Julia Sariy Photography

Symphonic Death Metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse has booked a full US tour for 2020, with direct support from The Agonist. Unique to this tour, Fleshgod will be joined by a classical string quartet to bring their album sound into the live setting even more than ever! The band released their new album Venelo this year via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the dates below. The tour begins in Dallas, TX on March 16th and culminates in Los Angeles on April 6th. Ticket sales are listed below. You can see a video interview we did with the band earlier this year when Francesco alludes to touring with the string quartet.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Atavistia -“Through the Hollow Raven’s Eyes” Lyric Video


Canadian Symphonic Death Metal band Atavistia released their excellent new single ‘Through the Hollow Raven’s Eyes’ today on all platforms. The band also shared a stunning lyric video for the track, which you can see here only at Ghost Cult! Watch it now and purchase and stream the track as well! The band is preparing their new, sophomore release, a full-length album for 2020. Catch Atavistia live on a brief Canadian tour later this month, all dates are below.Continue reading


Reviews Round-Up: ft. Uriah Heep, MaYaN, Once Human, DragonLord, And More


Mid-September officially sees the start of Crazy Season for album releases… But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here at Ghost Cult with our round-up of some of this weeks and last weeks albums that may just have escaped your attention, for better or for worse…

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Vivisepulture – Omen


New England’s symphonic death metal band Vivisepulture are about to drop their new full-length album, Omen this weekend. The band has partnered with Ghost Cult to bring you the full-album stream, gratis. The band has grown their profile the last few years opening for national acts, headlining locally, and recently just completed a short east coast tour with Ice Giant. If you dig extreme bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Shade Empire, and at times early Children Of Bodom, this is your band! Jam out Omen below and catch the band at their record release show in Boston, at The Middle East on March 18th. Continue reading


Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon


There is something to Death Metal that focuses on ancient gods and wars (especially when symphonic elements are mixed in) that really clicks in my head. This trend continues with the sophomore release from Netherlands own Bleeding Gods, entitled Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast). Each song on the album does a good job of having its own memorable moments, even if the same sort of formula was being followed for the most part. Overall I really enjoyed the riffs that make up the tracks but when the solo kicks in with the symphony flying over, that is when Bleeding Gods really get the magic flowing.Continue reading


Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon


There is something to Death Metal that focuses on ancient gods and wars (especially when symphonic elements are mixed in) that really clicks in my head. This trend continues with the sophomore release from Netherlands own Bleeding Gods, entitled Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast). Each song on the album does a good job of having its own memorable moments, even if the same sort of formula was being followed for the most part. Overall I really enjoyed the riffs that make up the tracks but when the solo kicks in with the symphony flying over, that is when Bleeding Gods really get the magic flowing.Continue reading