Armored Saint Shares New Music Video, Announces Livestream Concert

Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint have dropped a new music single and video “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” (directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu // https://twilight13media.com/). The additional drone footage was shot by Miluta Flueras, with band performance footage by Vince Edwards. Special thanks to Dan Marinescu. The song comes from their eighth full-length album, Punching The Sky, October 23rd, via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders and bundles are on sale now. The band also On Saturday, October 10th at 1PM PST//4PM EST//10PM CET, Armored Saint will host a live record release show online for Punching The Sky. Set to take place at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA, Armored Saint will be performing a full set, including 4 new songs from Punching the Sky. Additionally, the band will be answering select questions from fans who submit them via a post on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Psychosomatic – “The Invisible Prison”

Long-running California Thrash metallers Psychosomatic will release their new album, their seventh The Invisible Prison, through Nefarious Industries, this Friday August 28th. The band has always funneled their old-school thrash influences through a centrifuge of other genre nods, without losing their unique sound.  After the band premiered their last single “Fortune Dealer” features guest vocals by David Sanchez of Havok at Revolver, the band has partnered with us for the full album stream! Jam it out right now! 

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Behind The Horror  – “Burn Up This Truth”

Modern Metal band Behind The Horror will drop their new album tomorrow – Burn Up This Truth! You can stream the full album here at Ghost Cult right now! The band brings a blend of current and throwback flavors into their metal, with sounds from everyone from Lamb of God, Testament, Warbringer, Bonded By Blood, Megadeth, Holy Grail, Dream Theater, Nevermore, Sepultura, Shadows Fall, and more! Born in Brazil but based in New Jersey, led by brothers Gabriel and Lucas Alves on guitar and drums, you definitely want to hear their over the top style. Check out the stream here! 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Disciples of Verity – Pragmatic Sanction

Music fans love a good supergroup. However, a lot of times the results may vary and the resultant music that felt like it would rule on paper doesn’t translate in the end. Well, that sure isn’t the case with Disciples of Verity. Not only does the band boast a who’s who of dynamic talents from across Rock and Metal (Living Colour, God Forbid, Negative Sky, Sekond Skyn), their debut release Pragmatic Sanction (The Label Group/InGrooves) has a ton of memorable songs; heavy enough for the real headbangers, but catchy enough for the masses. Continue reading

REVIEW: Carnivora – Witch City

The evolution of Salem, Massachusetts metallers Carnivora continues on their latest single, “Witch City”. The band eschews some of their classic Modern Metal, Brutal Tech Death, Thrash, and groove-heavy tendencies to bring forth a mature, straight-forward melodic powerhouse of a track. 

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Carnivora Shares New Single and Video – “Witch City” 

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Salem, Massachusetts is home to the infamous Salem Witch Trials and the hysteria that followed is a serious blot on our history and the freedoms America holds dear. Now that city’s foremost Metal band, Carnivora, has released a new single and video calling attention to the sordid history and reclaiming the name and the roots of witchcraft’s true nature with a crushing new song “Witch City”! The track definitely incorporates some new sounds for the typically technical thrash band. Watch the video over at Revolver Magazine. 

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Let Us Prey – “Virtues of the Vicious” (ft. Metal Mike Chlasciak) Lyric Video

Ghost Cult has teamed up with modern extreme metal band Let Us Prey to debut the lyric video for the title track to their new album, Virtues of the Vicious, releasing tomorrow on July 24th via M-Theory Audio/Salem Rose Music. The blistering track is brutal, progressive, and epic sounding as it poses the eternal question about humanity: “Are we violent by design?” Coming off like a blend of bands like Lamb of God, Death, recent Testament, and classic Nevermore, Let Us Prey is led by vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss) and guitarist Jon Morency, the track also features guitar legend Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford). The philosophical song title was inspired by an episode of the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher, so definitely check out the lyric video to one of the best metal songs of the summer, and pre-order the album at the link below.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode #106 – Christopher Bowes of Alestorm

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Christopher Bowes of Alestorm, who dropped their new album Curse Of The Crystal Coconut via Napalm Records. The Captain of the “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” was in high spirits when we spoke, delving deep into the new album, his entire career, Alestorm’s place in the powermetal scene, their die-hard fans, the Alestorm “rowing moshpit”, his love of the keytar, and much more. Purchase Alestorm’s music here and check out our chat with Chris!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Hydraform – “Chained”

Badass Denver Thrash Metal band Hydraform has emerged victorious from the quarantine by dropping a fire new, self-titled EP today. The EP was produced by music legend Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down), and captures a more polished version of the raw essence of their sound, as they get ready to embark on their next chapter as a band. The band hunkered down during the start of the pandemic having just finished their shortened by a successful tour opening for legends like Overkill and Exhorder. Ghost Cult is pumped to share the debut of their new music video for the track ‘Chained’ right now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins  – Whore of Babylon

Looking past the rather gaudy artwork, the third album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins sees the group continuing to thrive on an over the top presentation. As with previous albums, Lepond’s bass playing leads the charge with intense flurries accompanied by surging power metal rhythms and Alan Tecchio’s flamboyant wails detailing history and legend. However, Whore of Babylon sets itself as the group’s most eclectic effort so far.

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