When thinking of the power metal scene in general, you would be forgiven for not necessarily considering Britain an institution of it. Considering that Germany has offered the worldwide scene the likes of Helloween and Blind Guardian, and Finnish groups such as Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, it is unsurprising that power metal shows in the UK come few and far between, despite the country’s roots in the highly influential NWOBHM genre.Continue reading →
Dark Synthwave/Metal Musicians and visionary artists Patriarchy have dropped their jaw-dropping, genre-hopping new album today, Asking For It via the Dero Arcade label. Made up of duo Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), the pair creates heavy, politically charged, and Gothy tracks that are equal parts KMFDM, Lords of Acid, but also danceable like PVRIS. It’s the perfect album for pre-gaming in your house for a night out with friends, while plotting to overthrow the establishment. Ghost Cult brings you their full album stream right now to enjoy. Continue reading →
Johannesburg based electro-Rock band Swandy (members of Pollinator, Running with Scissors) released their debut EP, The Second Shift on October 5th 2019. The band has some series Alternative, Synthwave and even Punk vibes to it at times. Watch the clip for their new video, ‘Anchor’, right now! Continue reading →
Synthwave artists GosT have announced their new album will be called Valediction, and will be out on October 4th, 2019 via Century Media. The band is currently on tour 3TEETH and Author & Punisher, and have upcoming dates supporting Mayhem and Gaahls Wyrd. More information including formats available and preorders will follow soon. For the recording, mix and mastering of Valediction, GosT worked with Jaime Gomez Arellano who worked with the likes of Paradise Lost, Solstafir, Primordial, Myrkur and many more. Continue reading →
Minimal waffle, maximum music – I’m very aware that there is too much music and not enough time! I’ve had close to 1,000 albums pass through my inbox this year alone (I’ve probably only been able to listen to about a third of them), and what I’m presenting are my favourite albums of 2018, the albums that I’ve connected most with, that matter most to me, one way or another.
Over the years Muse have become the masters of reinvention, seemingly able to transform between albums and constantly keeping their fan base guessing as to what direction they would go next. Even with this fluctuating history, their eighth studio output Simulation Theory (Warner Bros.) was a high-stakes gamble, even for Muse. Continue reading →