ALBUM REVIEW: Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville 

Taking its title from the 1965 Jean-Luc Goddard movie of the same name, and reverberating with echoes of Fritz Lang‘s 1927 silent classic, Metropolis, everything about Alphaville (Century Media), the latest album from New York trio Imperial Triumphant, is costumed heavily in film noir science fiction. Its unique atmosphere furthered by impressive cover art from Zbigniew M. Bielak, the Polish artist noted for his work with Swedish act, Ghost. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 113- Imperial Triumphant Discusses “Alphaville”

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Zachary Ilya Ezrin of Imperial Triumphant over Zoom ti discusses their new album Alphaville, which is due out July 31st, 2020 via Century Media. Zachary discussed the surprising global acclaim of Vile Luxury, the creation of the new album, how Zach – drummer Kenny Grohowski and bassist Steven Blanco approach composing, the theme of the new album, working with guests such as Tomas Haake (Meshuggah), Phlegeton (Wormed) on guest vocals, Yoshiko Ohara (ex-Bloody Panda) as part of the choirs, RK Halvorson as part of the Barbershop quartet, Sarai Chrzanowski as part of the choirs, Andromeda Anarchia (Folterkammer, Dark Matters) as part of the choirs, J Walter Hawke on the trombone, and Colin Marston on guitars, choosing the distinctive cover songs that close the album, opinions on other costumed groups such as KISS and Ghost, and what comes next for the band. Pre-order Alphaville here and check out our chat.  Continue reading

Meshuggah’s Obzen Turns Ten Years Old

Ten years ago this week, Meshuggah released their sixth album Obzen, via Nuclear Blast, and simultaneously re-affirmed their status as one of the greatest bands ever, but also released a work of music that has become a modern masterpiece. After the experimentation of their EP catch-thirty three, Obzen was back to basics, if such a thing exists for this band. On every level, this album trumps nearly every prior notion the band created in terms of capability. From the music, the concept, the incredible artwork, it was inventing a new language musically for us to learn. By returning to their roots slightly, while still carving a path forward creatively, Meshuggah broke through to a global audience, leaving the underground behind forever.  Continue reading

Epiphone Revolver Music Awards Black Carpet Photos At Webster Hall

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At Webster Hall, New York, NY

All Photos By Jonathan Arevalo Photography

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Revolver Music Awards Nominees Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

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As previously reported by Ghost Cult last night the Revolver Music Awards, previously known as the Revolver Golden Gods Awards have made a comeback. Taking place December 13th in New York City, at Webster Hall, the event will be co-hosted by Jose Mangin and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.  The full list of nominees is now announced: Continue reading

Exclusive: Watch Tomas Haake Discuss Meshuggah’s Quest For Originality

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In an exclusive video interview with Tomas Haake of Meshuggah, watch him discuss the bands journey towards creating their own unique style. You can watch the video below: Continue reading

Video: Tomas Haake Of Meshuggah Performs Clockworks From The Violent Sleep of Reason

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Meshuggah released The Violent Sleep Of Reason last week, and as I said in my 10/10 review, the record “is as raw as we’ve ever heard Meshuggah, but in my opinion, it’s also as perfect as we’ve ever heard them.” Continue reading

Tomas Haake of Meshuggah Issues Video Update

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Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake has posted a video update from the studio, where they are currently writing material for their new album, due out in 2016.

In related new, Meshuggah have confirmed these upcoming shows:

Apr 12: RockBar Theater – San Jose, CA
Apr 13: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Apr 14: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 29: Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock – Nurburg (DE)
May 31: Rockavaria – Munchen (DE)
Jun 02: Sonicsphere Festival – Milano (IT)
Jun 05: Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg (SW)
Jun 19: Hellfest Open Air – Clisson (FR)
Jul 11: Be Prog My Friend – Barcelona (ES)
Aug 07: Heavy Montreal Festival – Montreal, QC
Aug 20: Bergenhus Fortress – Bergen (NO)
Aug 22: Ullevi – Gothenburg (SW)