GUEST POST: Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord, and Stomach Earth. You can buy Umbra Vitae’s debut album here.Continue reading


GUEST POST: Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord, and Stomach Earth. You can buy Umbra Vitae’s debut album here.Continue reading


LIVESTREAM REVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder’s – Yule Em All


Ho holy shit, did you catch The Black Dahlia Murder’s holiday livestream? I hope you did because it was a Christmas miracle. Aptly titled “Yule `Em All,” this was definitely not your typical livestream (or Black Dahlia show, for that matter.) Jam-packed with the bands’ trademark sense of humor and brutal riffage, the night was fueled by holiday joy and metal mayhem.

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STAFF PICKS: Torbjorn Solgard’s Top Albums of 2020



2020..What can I say? A year where Poppy releases a metal album and Glenn Danzig does an album of Elvis covers (for real go look it up)! Seriously though I think it was a bad year for everyone. Luckily there was some killer music to help us all get through. So, I’ve compiled a list of what helped me. This list was a lot harder to make than I first thought it was going to be so much good stuff out there. To be clear though, this isn’t a “best of” it’s just a list of my personal fav’s this year. So, enough bullshittin’ I present to you Torbjorn‘s 13.


Watch Allegaeon Cover Christmas Classic “Last Christmas” by Wham! Ft. Travis Ryan and Trevor Strnad


 

Technical Deathmetallers Allegaeon has shared a new cover and hysterical video for the modern Christmas classic – Wham! Holiday anthem of lost love “Last Christmas.” The track features special guests Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation and Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder.

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 3 (20-1)


As we draw down (the moon) on our reveal of the top seventy-five albums of the year, as voted for by the cast, crew, and alumni of this fine rock, metal, punk, hardcore and indie-focused site, we can take a moment to reflect on the power of heavy music, and that every one of the seventy-five albums we are celebrating and acknowledging will have had a positive impact on several of our team and readers.Continue reading


The Black Dahlia Murder Books “Yule ‘Em All” Livestream


Technical Death Metal leaders The Black Dahlia Murder have announced “Yule ‘Em All”: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza” livestream for Friday, December 18th – featuring live performances, special guests, and more! Presented by Night Shift Merch, fans can purchase tickets and merch bundles now at the link below, where the stream itself will take place. ***There will be a 48-hour video on demand restream period for ticket holders (you MUST buy a ticket before the livestream airs to have access to the VOD restream). The Black Dahlia Murder released their latest album, Verminous, earlier this year via Metal Blade Records.Continue reading


Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn and More to Headline Hellfest 2021


Hellfest Open Air recently completed its first-ever online streaming festival. Hopefully, the real thing is coming back next summer! The venerable metal and rock fest announced their lineup for 2021, with most of the bands slated to have played in 2020, but canceled due to COVID-19. Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn, Volbeat, Opeth, Dropkick Murphys, Northlane, Deep Purple, Wardruna, Rival Sons, Devin Townsend, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more will perform. Ten more bands will be added soon. Thirteen bands slated to play in 2020, but cannot attend 2021 include Incubus, Mastodon, Infectious Groove, Thy Art Is Murder, Alter Bridge, Baby Metal, Joyous Wolf, Unleashed, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Body Count and August Burns Red.Continue reading


High Priestess, Cirith Ungol, Fit For An Autopsy, Cloak and Allegaeon Top the Gimme Radio Weekly Charts


Gimme Radio has published its top ten Gimme Metal chart for the week ending May 8th, and it is led by High Priestess, Cirith Ungol, Fit For An Autopsy, Cloak and Allegaeon. Other top ten bands include Havok, Icon of Phobos, Elder Druid, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Code Orange. Each week Gimme Radio publishes its Gimme Metal chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the Gimme Metal chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by Gimme’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 17th New Music Releases


 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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