GUEST POST: Confess – Top Albums of 2021


Ghost Cult continues our “2021 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, Nikan Khosravi of the band Confess shares his Top Albums of 2021! Their new album Revenge At All Costs releases next month via Swedish label Rexius Records. Support the band via this link: https://linktr.ee/confessband.official

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ALBUM REVIEW: Whitechapel – Kin


Turns out those dudes in Whitechapel are going to be alright. About a decade removed from the great Deathcore rush, this Knoxville unit is still putting up strong numbers and successfully exploring beyond the confines of the genre. And if you enjoyed the genre line blurring on 2019s The Valley, well it turns out Kin (Metal Blade) is willing to venture further out into the woods.

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Cannibal Corpse Books a Headline Tour with Whitechapel, Revocation, and Shadow of Intent


Cannibal Corpse has booked a headline tour of the USA for this Winter with support from labelmates Whitechapel and Revocation! Additional support will be provided by Shadow Of Intent. A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records, the trek begins February 19th in Atlanta, Georgia and makes its way through over two dozen cities, closing on March 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 15th at 10:00am local time. Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of their recent album, Violence Unimagined,out now on Metal Blade. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Vulvodynia – Praenuntius Infiniti


There is a powerful being that has arrived with one goal in mind: wreak havoc over everyone and everything until existence itself is all but wiped out. But it’s not a pandemic, it’s Praenuntius. The South-African six-piece Vulvodynia is responsible for this entity, and they’ve told its story via Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader Records) in the form of crushing Deathcore and downright nightmarish lyrics.

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Whitechapel Shares New Single and Video, New Album Incoming


Long-running Deathcore leaders Whitechapel have announced their new album Kin, due out on October 29th,2021 via Metal Blade Records. The band has shared the full album details as well as a new single for the track “Lost Boy”, along with a music video directed by Miles Skarin. Watch the clip now and pre-order and pre-save the album now!

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EP REVIEW: Lorna Shore – …And I Return to Nothingness


Say what you will about Deathcore, it is nothing if not persistent. Not that the idea of mixing Death Metal and Hardcore is a new one (i.e., Suffocation) but when the term deathcore is applied today it recalls the halcyon years between 2007 and 2012 when a young man’s worth was determined by his throat tattoo, the size of his gauges and his MySpace networking skills. If you had a pig squeal, a breakdown and a dream it seemed like you too could be handed an Earache Records deal. But when did that dream end? Well, according to Lorna Shore’s …And I Return to Nothingness (Century Media) it didn’t.Continue reading


COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater


The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts, and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below. Continue reading


Whitechapel Books Spring Tour Dates


Whitechapel coming off a banner year in 2019 with their album The Valley (Metal Blade)< have booked a return to the UK for nine headline shows in April and May 2020. Pre-sales for tickets begin at 9am on Monday 16th December via O2, and 9am on Tuesday 17th December at Live Nation/TicketWeb/Gigs In Scotland. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 18th December from all good box offices and via various ticketing links below.Continue reading