Swedish Thrash and Rock leaders Leach are back with a brand new full-length album, Lovely Light of Life, due out on May 21st on Brutal Records. The band checks in today with a new single and lyric video for “Serenade (For The Broken Brave).” Produced by Christian Silver at Studiomega (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Soilwork, Dragonforce), the album, like the single, is an adrenaline shot to the slow beating heart of the scene, giving it a needed jab of energy and freshness. The video is unique and does a good job illustrating the lyrics which have a hardcore delivery and sense to them. Check it out here at Ghost Cult and pre-order the album today!
Modern Thrash Metal band War Curse has shared a new single and video for a cover of Anthrax’s 1990s metal classic “Only.” the trach comes from “The Big 4 of Thrash Metal” founders’ platinum-selling album The Sound of White Noise. The trach is a stand-alone single for War Curse, unrelated to their upcoming new full-length album, due out for Blacklight Media, a sub-label of Metal Blade Records later in 2021. Check out the clip here:
I love the amount of metal to choose from nowadays. I don’t really know if I have a favorite. That would be much too hard of a task for my brain to try to manage. I got to check out some killer thrash from down south. I do love me some thrash so, needless to say, I was more than eager to dig into it. So, without any more BS, blazing a trail outta South Carolina comes Demiser with their latest cut Through The Gate Eternal (Boris Records). Demiser comes out guns blazing on this record-keeping the groove while crazy amounts of lightspeed riffs are being thrown at you almost non-stop. Even the songs that kinda start off with run-of-the-mill thrash riffs soon get the heat turned up, rolling into solid grooves. They even throw in sort of a ballad for good measure making for a decent balance. Continue reading
Danish Tech-Thrash band Terminalist will release their debut full-length album, The Great Acceleration, May 7th on LP (limited to 300 black and 100 red copies), cassette, and digital formats on the Indisciplinarian Records label. Pre-orders are now available through the Indisciplinarian webshop at the link below. The self-described HyperThrash band is at times progressive, brutal, and unrelentingly fast. You can check out the bands’ new single and video for “Relentless Alteration” below only at Ghost Cult:
Puerto Rico-based Death-Thrash Out of Hand has dropped a killer new video for their crushing single – “Weak Willed” debuting today at Ghost Cult! The brutal song is the first taste of new music from their upcoming album Exility, due out on May 7, 2021. We are super stoked to hear more from this talented band, but in the meantime, check out this video!
Working With God (Ipecac Records/Liberator Music) is the 24th release by the Melvins and features their 1983 lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover on bass, and original drummer Mike Dillard (although they have been doing a ton of regular Melvins lineup activities with Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross). The record encapsulates the Hardcore and Sludge style Melvins have delivered since their genesis. The result is a fresh album that is thrilling and cathartic.
Directed by Mike Holderbeast (Exhorder/High on Fire) what you see (and hear) from “Crowbar from New Orleeeaanns!” third slab of live streamage is what you’d expect to get… Crowbar playing a bunch of songs in an empty bar. Continue reading
As we reported last month, UK Thash Metal leaders Evile have returned! The band will release Hell Unleashed, due out April 30, 2021 via Napalm Records. The new album will be their first album since 2013 and features the new line-up formation of the talented Ol Drake on vocals/guitars and new member Adam Smith of RipTide as rhythm guitarist. You can check out the new single and video for the title track below! The new album is also available for pre-order now!
Hallows Eve was quite an anomaly back in the halcyon days of Eighties Heavy Metal. Even going by the standards of a time when subgenres were still nebulous and ill-defined, the Atlantans’ approach was difficult to pin down. Utilizing familiar tropes in unfamiliar ways, their Alice Cooper-inspired horror theatrics set them apart from their Speed Metal peers while their Punk attitude was a far cry from King Diamond. Their 1985 debut album, Tales Of Terror (Metal Blade Records), is easily the rawest and arguably the most endearing iteration of their Horror Metal formula.
Returning Thrash Metallers Evile will release a new album in 2021 via their new label Napalm Records, which was announced last fall. The band dropped a teaser of a new single and video on their socials and the label as well, hopefully releasing soon. For a little snippet, it sounds tasty!