ALBUM REVIEW: Marissa Nadler, Amenra, Cave In – Songs of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III


I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt for some time now after a chance hearing some years ago of ‘Pancho & Lefty’ on a movie or film I’ve long since forgotten the name of. This combined with a love of all things Yob eventually led me to Mike Scheidt’s contribution to Vol. II of this wonderful series of tributes released in 2014 also on Neurot Recordings and My Proud Mountain: needless to say, I was hooked. Eight years on, I wasn’t expecting a Vol. III but I’m very glad that it has arrived.

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CONCERT REVIEW: YOB – Hidden Mothers -Live at Academy 3 Manchester


Now, I’ve been looking forward to this gig since I first saw the poster and immediately begged the editor for a photo pass. I’d been meaning to catch Sheffield’s Hidden Mothers for a while, and headliners YOB are a band I would never consciously pass up the chance to experience live.

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FEATURE: Mike Scheidt of YOB – The Ghost Cult Interview


Ghost Cult caught up with Mike Scheidt of YOB recently, while the band was on their mini-headline tour. Mike talked about the return to touring, his approach to playing live, the longevity of the band, the new deluxe re-issue of their classic album Atma (Relapse Records) – what Mike is reading these days, and the progress of the next YOB album! Also, check out this EXCLUSIVE photo set from YOB live in New York by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging! In addition to our recent live review of the current tour from the band, Ghost Cult scribe Michael Miller shared his thoughts upon seeing the band recently sharing the common awe we all feel experiencing the band, as well, which serve as a nice warm up to our chat with Mike.

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Spirit Adrift Shares Their Cover of “Hollow” by Pantera


Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power turns 30 years old on Friday, February 25th, 2022! To pay tribute to the band – Spirit Adrift, hailing from Austin, TX, have covered “Hollow”. Check it out here as well as a video from the band on what the song means to frontman Nate Garrett!

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REVIEWS ROUNDUP: Lucifer, Shi, Crop, and The Lucid Furs


Lucifer Lucifer IV

With Lucifer releasing albums of a consistent style at a workman’s pace, it’s easy to overlook the underlying trajectory that’s been gradually in motion. There’s not much of those Occult Doom roots left on Lucifer IV (Century Media Records) as the band has seemingly completed their transformation from female-fronted Uncle Acid to what sounds like Karen Carpenter singing over KISS riffs. Fortunately, it’s hardly a drastic change as Johanna Sadonis’ sultry croon and the freerolling grooves remain as common denominators.Continue reading


Watch Red Fang Get Eulogized by High On Fire’s Matt Pike, YOB and Others in New “Rabbits In Hives” Music Video


Red Fang have dropped a new music video for the track “Rabbits In Hives” – in which the four band members mark their “demise.” Guests at the service includes members of High on Fire, Yob, Ils, Gaytheist, Lord Dying, and Danger Ehren. Bend, Ore.’s Boneyard Beer provide the magical, re-animating brew that insures Red Fang’s future into the new year. Watch “Rabbit in Hives” now:Continue reading


Fire In The Mountains Festival Adds Final Bands for 2022


 

Curated by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved, has booked its final bands for the 2022 festival! The fully immersive music, art, and wilderness festival will take place July 22-24 at Heart Six Ranch in the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming. Joining the bill are:

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Relapse Records Shares 30th Anniversary Sampler ft. Mastodon, Obituary, Death, Baroness, Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Yob and More


Relapse Records, one of the leaders in releasing some of the best albums in metal history has shared a 30th-anniversary sampler from their entire catalog. It is available now via all streaming platforms. The sampler features over 200 songs and includes bands from across their history such as Mastodon, Baroness, Obituary, Death, Incantation, Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Nasum, Yob, Neurosis, Nothing, Torche, Inter Arma, and more.

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YOB Books USA and European Tour Dates


The Beach, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/16/19

Doom Metal legends YOB have announced 2020 tour dates launching this Spring for the USA in March and Europe in May. US dates kick off on March 19 in Sacramento, CA and ends March 28 in Boise, ID. Beginning May 20, YOB returns to Europe in Dresden, DE and ends May 30 in Karlsruhe, DE at Dudefest. YOB will also appear Fire in the Mountains as part of the ‘On Wings Over Utgard’ showcase, curated by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Tickets are available at the link below.Continue reading