ALBUM REVIEW: Epica – Omega


It should come as a surprise to no-one that Omega (Nuclear Blast), the eighth full-length studio release from Dutch symphonic metal act Epica, is another concept-driven album. Formed in 2002, the band are widely known for their ambitious ideas and themes, covering everything from the Mayan civilization to religion, nature, quantum physics and the possibility that the universe is actually digitally created hologram. You know, simple stuff.

Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: January 22nd New Music Releases


 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

Continue reading


Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian and More Added To Brutal Assault Fest 2019


Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival! New bands added include Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian, Violent Magic Orchestra, Caspian, Déluge, Frog Leap, and Hexis. the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.

Continue reading


Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Walls Of Jericho Added to Brutal Assault Fest


10/27/18, LPR X, NYC. www.ghostcultmag.com


Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Wall Of Jericho, The Arson Project, The Contortionist, Vampilla, and Skeletal Remains to join the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.
Continue reading


Sodom, Sick Of It All, Therion, EyeHateGod, Gost and More Added to Brutal Assault 2019


Brutal Assault 2019 has added another badass batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. Joining an incredible bill that already features greats such as Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh, Anthrax, Meshuggah, Carcass, Sacred Reich, and Carpenter Brut, new additions to the fest include Sodom, Sick Of It All, Therion, EyeHateGod, Gost, Wormed, and Vulvodynia. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.Continue reading


Therion – Beloved Antichrist


Therion has released their biggest project to date in the form of a three-hour long metal opera. While Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast) has been in the works in various forms for years, it has finally come to completion as a triple album with forty-six songs, and the band hoping to bring it to actual opera houses. The story was initially based on Vladímir Soloviov A Short Tale Of The Antichrist, but has since been adapted and had characters changed and added, ending up with twenty-seven characters performed by fifteen vocalists, along with a full choir. Continue reading


Therion Stream New Single “Bring Her Home” Online


On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will release Christofer Johnsson‘s monumental brainchild, Beloved Antichrist, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist”. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life in three acts through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band has already shared the ‘Temple Of New Jerusalem’, ‘Night Reborn’ and ‘Theme Of Antichrist’ singles online, and today they are streaming another song off the upcoming record. Continue reading


Therion – “Theme Of Antichrist” Music Video Released


On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson‘s monumental brainchild, Beloved Antichrist, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist”. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life in three acts through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band has already shared the ‘Temple Of New Jerusalem’ and ‘Night Reborn’ singles with the world, and today we have the first official video off the upcoming record. Continue reading


Therion Debut New Song – “Night Reborn”


On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson‘s monumental brainchild, Beloved Antichrist, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist”. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life in three acts through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band has already shared the ‘Temple Of New Jerusalem’ single with the world, and today a second song has made its way online. Continue reading


Metsatoll Added to 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, More Bands To Be Announced


70000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2015, by MasterPhelps Photography

Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have been added to the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, setting sail in less than a months time. As of now 46 of the 60 bands have been announced for the cruise, which is sold out but has a wait list that makes it possible to get a last-minute ticket. Continue reading