As hinted by the title, Doom II (Self-Released) isn’t Witnesses’ second overall album but rather their second to expand on the Doom Metal style that was established on 2019’s To Disappear And To Be Nothing. Its predecessor’s combination of glacial riffing, distraught vocals and bleak mood is well-preserved here and the overarching narrative of a ship lost at sea allows them to be conveyed even more powerfully than before. Convoluted naming conventions aside, it’s a bold leap forward by every metric.
Mental Illness and mental health issues are a global epidemic right now, and we are certainly feeling it in the world of rock and metal. The upcoming documentary Metal Health: Out of the Pit looks to explore these topics and get feedback from the music community about mental health issues affect them and those around them. Directed by Bruce Moore of Brutally Delicious Productions, Moore celebrated Metal Chef and filmmaker, he is also known for his movie Metal Missionaries, the Brutally Delicious web series, and the Metal Munchkins videos here at Ghost Cult. Bands as diverse as Toy Called God, Venom Prison, Wolfheart, Mindscar/Nader Sadek, While Heaven Wept, Fall And Resist, Spiral Grave, Machine on Blast and more give their take at the issues at the heart of the film in this exclusive clip. The film is coming later this spring, so stay tuned to us for more info on this important film soon. Continue reading
All the way back in 2010, former members of Wolvhammer, The Gates Of Slumber, and Amiensus formed Chrome Waves, but a focus on other projects meant that the band sat firmly on the backburner for many years with just one EP and a few singles to their name. Nearly ten years later, after founding member and guitarist Jeff Wilson left Wolvhammer and Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves has been given new life and the mid-Western post-Black metal trio present us with A Grief Observed (Disorder)Continue reading