A lot of bands sound like they are writing their albums with a view to the live setting these days, with business perhaps more focused on big riffs or breakdowns and how they’ll go over in a club than fitting in to the overall theme of an album, or a band’s catalog. Washington’s current finest punk band Filth Is Eternal sound like a killer live band who also took the extra time at every element of their craft. From message to delivery, this is the full package.
A mere two years removed from the fifty-minute colossus that is Primordial Arcana, Wolves In The Throne Room have undertaken a full 180 with Crypt Of Ancestral Knowledge (Relapse Records). The four-track extended play is spearheaded by “Beholden To Clan”, and is supplemented by three instrumental-dominant tracks.
Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Hamish Glencross of Godthyrmm (ex-Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Solstice) to discuss the just-released second album from the band – “Distortions!” It’s out now via Profound Lore! We chatted about the new album, his adjustment to being a frontman, their trilogy of albums, how their friendship with Pallbearer influenced the band, guest appearances, the influence of Metallica and classic metal, and much more!
Nytt Land rip the balls off a Siberian tiger (no wild animals were injured for the purposes of this review) with the adventurously ambient, spirited and spiritual Torem(Napalm Records).Elemental, wild and ancient.Throat singing, Finno-Ugric languages. The kind of old-world wisdom the new world craves.
David Eugene Edwards (Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower) has shared the official video for “The Cuckoo”. The video was directed by Loic Zimmermann, and comes from his first ever solo album, titled Hyacinth, out now on Sargent House records. Edwards is also currently on tour in the EU & UK. Check out the new video, and find live dates and more from Edwards below.
I’ve been looking forward to wrapping my ears around Svalbard’s new material after catching snippets of what was to come when I caught them live supporting Russian Circles and Cult Of Luna over in Berlin earlier in 2023. And landing that European tour signified a fine start to a year which has also seen the Bristol based band sign for Nuclear Blast Records, with The Weight Of The Mask their first album for the prestigious new label and their first collection of new songs since the excellent When I Die, Will I Get Better? which was released on Church Road Records backin 2020.
Sleater-Kinney has announced their eleventh studio album, Little Rope, with the music video for lead single “Hell”, directed by Ashley Connor and starring Miranda July. Recorded at Flora Recording and Playback in Oregon, with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton, the album is due out January 19, 2024 via Loma Vista Recordings. Check out the video below.
South African electronic rock and post-hardcore duo, On Display, have unveiled their new single “Stuck”. Comprising of vocalist and guitarist Ryan Kopman and drummer Greg Groothedde, the band has harnessed a fusion of melodic rock and metalcore, accentuated with a touch of screamo. Check out the lyric video for “Stuck” below.
Bad Wolves have released the title track from their upcoming album, Die About It, as a single and video. Better Noise Music release due November 3. The single calls out “trolls” to find the help they need to change their harmful negative perspectives. The video was directed by Wombatfire (Asking Alexandria, Dream Theater). The band also head out on tour later this year supporting Bush in North America. Watch the video and find live listings below.
Los Angeles grunge trio, Return to Dust, have just released their latest single, “No Love”, today via Jim Kaufman Productions. The track, and its Matt Akana directed video, are the first new material from the band since their last EP, The Black Road. Check out the video below, and read more about Return to Dust.