FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Damnation Festival 2018

Damnation Festival, the long-running extreme underground one-dayer in the UK, takes place once again at Leeds University for the 13th edition. Headlined by Napalm Death, Ihsahn (exclusive UK appearance), Entombed A.D., Vader, Annal Nathrakh and also featuring Batoushka, The Ocean, Ne Obliviscaris, Celeste, Rosetta and more. Taking place on four stages with over 30 bands, this is a can’t miss show. If you don’t already have tickets, bad news, it is totally sold out! Most of the bands don’t clash too badly, save for Vader and The Ocean (tough call if you love both bands). Check out our stage by stage breakdown, clash minder, and other info below. Continue reading

October 12th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world you need to know about, from your friends at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

Danish quartet VOLA are an impossible band to pigeonhole as their 2016 debut Inmazes gleefully hopped genres encompassing Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Industrial and Electro elements amongst others. Their new album Applause of a Distant Crowd (both Mascot) continues this broad outlook, but this time the keys of Martin Werner play a more prominent role. Continue reading

Monuments Release Lyric Video for “Mirror Image”

 

Modern Progressive Metal greats Monuments have released another lyric video for a new single from their forthcoming new album Phronesis, due out on October 5th via Century Media Records. Watch ‘Mirror Image’ now! The band will also be hitting the road to support the new album with a European tour, with openers Vola, Kadinja, and Atlas. All dates on sale now. Continue reading

Damnation Festival Adds Cancer, Bong, Monuments, Vola And More

Damnation Festival has closed the loop on the band lineup announcements for 2018, with the addition of Cancer, Monuments, Bong, Vola, Hundred Year Old Man, and Lik. Lik is a supergroup featuring members of Bloodbath and Katatonia. 2018 marks the 14th installment of the festival, hosted by Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air Sets Thursday Night Lineup

Bloodstock Open Air, Europe’s most staunchly independent, best quality heavy music festival has set their pre-opening night lineup for 2018. Taking the stage on Thursday night in Catton Park to entertain the early arrivers includes Arkona, Bloodshot Dawn, Skiltron, Fire Red Empress, and Hundred Year Old Man. If for some reason you plan to go but haven’t booked tickets yet, fear not. We’ve got you covered for all the details. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air Adds Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Lovebites And More!

Bloodstock 2018 continues to grow in depth and quality as the festival has added six more bands to the bill. Joining the already killer lineup are Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Lovebites, DeProfundus, Reprisal and Uncured to the lineup. These bands bring the classic, underground, avant-garde and extreme metal quotient up even more. Get pumped up for the festival by watching this new teaser trailer! Continue reading

Carnifex, The Faceless, Oceano, Sikth, John Frum And More Lead This Weekend’s Complexity Fest

Taking over The Netherlands this weekend, Complexity Fest brings together the best in deathcore, death metal, progressive and other kinds of extreme music under one roof kicks off tonight. Running at the venerable Patronaat hall in Haarlem, NL, Complexity Fest features Carnifex, The Faceless, Oceano, Sikth, John Frum, Aversions Crown, Dodecahedrone, Blanck Mass, Dodheimsgard, Vola, Three Trapped Tigers, and many more. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading