GIVEAWAY: Win a Music and Merch Bundle from Necrofier, Kicking off The Decibel Tour This Week


Ghost Cult has teamed up with Houston’s Black Metal legion Necrofier to give some lucky fans killer music and merch from the band! The band released their killer full-length album Burning Shadows in the Southern Night via Season of Mist in June of 2023 and it’s full of bangers! The band joins The Decibel Tour this week, with Hulder, Worm, and Devil Master! Enter to win at our post on Instagram, with bonus entries on other socials. Make sure when you enter you use the hashtag #necrofierghostcultmag and tag some friends! Winners will be chosen at random on March 1st and notified via DM on Instagram only! Enter to win and buy your tickets to the Decibel Tour before it sells out!Continue reading

Slayer to Reunite for Two Exclusive Festival Sets at Louder Than Life and Riot Fest

“Is it just us, or has the entire 🌏 gone to hell since @slayerbandofficial retired?”

For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its Final World Tour back in November 2019, Slayer – Tom Araya/ bass & vocals, guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt, and Paul Bostaph on drums – announce they will return to the stage this fall, headlining two major festivals, Riot Fest and Louder Than Life.


“Nothing compares to the 90 minutes when we’re on stage playing live, sharing that intense energy with our fans,” said Araya, “and to be honest, we have missed that.” Added King, “Have I missed playing live? Absolutely. Slayer means a lot to our fans; they mean a lot to us. It will be five years since we have seen them.”


Tickets for the dates listed below are on sale now and can be purchased at




22 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL


27 Louder Than Life, Louisville, KY



The Red Chord Books Two Vinyl Record Release Shows with Deadguy, Through The Eyes of The Dead, and More

The Red Chord, by Meg Loyal Photography

The Red Chord will release their first-ever vinyl pressing of its groundbreaking debut album, Fused Together in Revolving Doors, 22 years after its original release.

Available May 17th, the Fused reissue will feature a new reimagining of the original album art, created by artist Mike Wohlberg. Vinyl variants will be available for purchase through IndieMerch, Deathwish Inc, Decibel Magazine, and the band directly. The band will also perform back to back record release shows in June at Widowmaker Brewing in Braintree, Massachusetts! Pre-order the vinyl and see the show details below!

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Guiltless (A Storm Of Light, Intronaut) Stream Full Debut EP “Thorns” Ahead Of Release

With their debut release – the Thorns EP – due out Friday, February 23rd on Neurot Recordings, Guiltless are advance streaming the record in full at Decibel Magazine. The band, formed by members of A Storm Of Light, Intronaut, Generation Of Vipers, Battle Of Mice, also give an in depth dissection of the EP. Head into the article below to find out more.
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Hulder Kicking Off “Decibel Magazine Tour” Headlining Dates

US black metal outfit, Hulder, are just beginning their most extensive tour to date, from February 21st, as headliners of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2024. The nearly month-long venture will run through to March 18th, with support from Devil Master, Necrofier, and 20 Buck Spin labelmates, Worm. Keep reading below for live listings and more from Hulder.
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Primus Book US Summer Tour Dates with Coheed And Cambria

Primus and Coheed And Cambria are teaming up for an extensive Summer Tour, kicking off in Redding, CA on Friday, July 12th. Support comes from Guerilla Toss, Too Many Zooz, and Fishbone. The tour will follow Sessanta, a series of unique performances featuring Primus, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle, celebrating the 60th birthday of Maynard James Keenan. Primus has also announced a limited run of headlining dates for the summer, including stops in Asheville, NC, Memphis, TN, and Austin, TX. Keep reading below for full details.
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INTERVIEW: Rou and Rory of Enter Shikari on Music Festivals and More at Riot Fest

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with the guys from Enter Shikari at Riot Fest! The guys talked about how Riot Fest compares with festivals in Europe, performing live, their new album “A Kiss for the Whole World” – released in 2023! The band went on to an explosive performance that day and are currently sweeping the UK and Europe on a huge tour!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Body and Dis Fig – Orchards Of A Futile Heaven

The Body, who are comprised of Rhode Island duo Lee Buford (drums/programming) and Chip King (guitars/vocals), are a Metal band, but not as we know it (to paraphrase Star Trek). Continue reading

REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Amaranthe – Blackberry Smoke – Bokassa – Shooting Daggers

When Swedish Europop-metalcore (they’re a difficult band to put a tag on considering how distinct their sound is!) sextet Amaranthe announced their arrival with 2011’s self-titled semi-classic album, it was hard to imagine them, as great as their first shot was, still being around thirteen years later. Continue reading

Power Trip Books First Official Comeback Show Since The Death of Riley Gale at No Values Fest 2024

Power Trip has booked its first show since original vocalist Riley Gale’s death. The band will perform at the new Goldenvoice punk festival No Values on June 8 in Pomona, California. Also schedule to appear on the bill are the “Original Misfits,” Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Damned, and Joyce Manor, and many more. Seth Gilmore of Skourge/Fugitive who filled in on vocals for the late Riley Gale, founder and frontman of Power Trip, who died in August 2020, at the age of 34. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. PT. The band made a post to fans explaining why they are returning now!Continue reading