Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Books Candlemass, Tribulation, Royal Republic, Employed To Serve, Witchsorrow, Wytch Hazel, Skin Failure, and More


Bloodstock Open Air 2023 (BOA) has announced a slew of new bands, filling out the Ronnie James Dio Main Stage, and Sophie Lancaster stage. Now on the bill are Candlemass (replacing Whitechapel who have dropped out), Tribulation, Royal Republic, Employed To Serve, Witchsorrow, Wytch Hazel, Skin Failure, Bloodyard, Wolfbastard, Tribe Black Coast, Russkaja, Gaerea, and Striker. Watch the new Bloodstock trailer here. Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Adds Meshuggah and Helloween


Bloodstock Open Air has added two new bands for 2023, including an all-important third headliner! to the already impressive lineup! Meshuggah is now the day two headline band, along with the addition of Power metal kings Helloween. Full details are below. Also, the fest has announced the full Metal To The Masses competition details and their popular Deposit Scheme announcement. Check out our review of the 2022 fest here. Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.

 

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Bloodstock Open Air 2023 Adds Sacred Reich, Heaven Shall Burn, Crowbar, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, Urne, Invisions, and More!


Bloodstock Open Air has added 12 new bands for 2023 to the already impressive lineup! Legends and future heroes like Sacred Reich, Heaven Shall Burn, Crowbar, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, Invisions, and more have joined the bill. Full details are below. Also, the fest has announced the full Metal To The Masses competition details and their popular Deposit Scheme announcement. Check out our review of the 2022 fest here. Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2023.

 

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In Flames, Anthrax, Biohazard, Sepultura, Whitechapel, Nonpoint, and More Booked for Bloodstock 2023


Bloodstock Open Air, (BOA) the largest independent metal festival in the UK has announced nine more bands for 2023’s event! In Flames, Anthrax, Biohazard, Sepultura, Whitechapel, Nonpoint, Ugly Kid Joe, Trollfest, and Church Of The Cosmic Skull have all joined the fest! They will join headliners Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, and many more!

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Arctangent Festival Adds Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, and Ogives Big Band


 

Arctangent Festival is closing in on a sellout for their comeback festival later this month. The fest has now added new acts such as Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, Ogives Big Band, to the weekend. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and TesseracT as headliners, and has now added the updated festival map and clashfinder for fans to make use of!

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Zeal and Ardor Books a North American Tour with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant


Perturbator, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Zeal & Ardor have booked a North America tour for this summer and fall as headliners. The tour kicks off September 11th in Brooklyn and runs through October 7th in Berkeley, California, and includes stops in Canada. The band will also appear at this year’s Aftershock Festival on October 8th. Direct support will come from Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time on Thursday, June 30th at the links below.

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Zeal and Ardor’s “Devil Is Fine” Track Heard in a “Mayans MC” Episode on FX


Zeal and Ardor by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Black Metal/Blues/Gospel artist Zeal & Ardor’s track “Devil Is Fine” was heard in the cold open of the latest episode of Mayans MC, on FX/Hulu. The show, a spin-off of the popular Sons of Anarchy, is in its fourth season and like SOA, uses music to great effect each season. “Devil Is Fine” comes from the debut album of the same name originally released in 2016, and rereleased to wide acclaim in 2017 MVKA. Their self-titled album was released in February of this year.

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Arctangent Festival 2022 Announce TWDY, Godflesh, Devil Sold His Soul, Puppy, Stake, and More


Arctangent Festival already has one of THE line ups for 2022 festivals, and today they announce the very final new band additions for the event, as well as move TesseracT up to main stage headliner status. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and more. For the FULL list of newly added bands and artists being announced for ATG Festival today:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Zeal and Ardor – Zeal and Ardor


Versatility is something that, depending on the bands and or sub-genres I listen to, has become the main characteristic I look at when listening to new bands and/or new records. Zeal & Ardor checks all of the boxes when defining versatility. This is a band that exceptionally fuses heavy music with some more popular sounds. Have you ever thought you were going to listen to a Black Metal album with R&B melodies and more? Zeal & Ardor has it for you in their latest release Zeal & Ardor (MVKA).

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