GUEST POST: Mike Orlando (Dead Girls Academy, Vampires Everywhere) -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 Orlando of Dead Girls Academy and Vampires Everywhere. Watch their new video for “Inside Out ft.’ Jinxx.”Continue reading

Vampires Everywhere – Ritual

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Hardcore metallers Vampires Everywhere recent release Ritual (Self-Released) embodies many of the traits that have led to their continued, if modest, success in the scene. They are currently on the road in support of it on the ‘Make America Hate Again’ tour.

The cover of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ is the first single off the album. It features a guest appearance from scene compatriot Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin. The track is a nice surprise since it sounds like an original from the band. Lyrically speaking it fits with the band’s image. They are also able to make their vocal style work for a non-metal song. Unfortunately, it is also the most standout song from the album.

For an album titled Ritual from a band called Vampires Everywhere, one expects more of the classic vampire lore and mythology to be channeled. Previous fans of the band will enjoy the new album, but it is nothing particularly new within the genre. Many of the lyrics feel a little generic for bands embracing the neo-vampire image. On the positive side, the songs do flow in a tight and seamless way. It is clear that the band is confident in their style and that is important to a band’s continued success.

 

5.0/10

MELISSA CAMPBELL

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Album Stream: Set To Stun – Set To Stun and The Desperado Undead

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Set To Stun is streaming their new album Set To Stun and The Desperado Undead below. The album was self produced with Jordan Griffin and was mixed and mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Attila, Miss May I). They will be hitting the road on the BAT2BAT tour with Vampires Everywhere and Consider Me Dead.

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Nov 30: Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Dec 01: The Co-Op – Albuquerque, NM
Dec 02: Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
Dec 03: The Korova – San Antonio, TX
Dec 04: Crossroads – Tyler, TX
Dec 05: The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS
Dec 06: Longbranch Saloon – Knoxville, TN
Dec 07: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Dec 08: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Dec 09: Santos – New York, NY
Dec 10: Firehouse 13: Providence, RI
Dec 11: The OutPost – Kent, OH
Dec 13: The Abbey – Chicago, IL
Dec 14: Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Dec 15: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Dec 16: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Dec 18: The Music Garage – Salt Lake City, UT