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

Brainstory Share Double Single “Listen” and “Too Yung” from Upcoming New Album

California trio, Brainstory, have shared their new double single “Listen”/“Too Yung.” The tracks are both taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, Sounds Good. The album was produced by Leon Michels (El Michels Affairs), and is due out April 19th via Big Crown Records. Brainstory also hit the road from February 23rd, with The Budos Band in North California, then a headline U.S. tour in April, and UK/EU dates with Lady Wray in May. Head into the article below for the new tracks, live details, and more.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Darkest Hour – Perpetual I Terminal

Let’s go back to a time before Metalcore became big business, got overcrowded and then rose to prominence again. Back to before it had become a dirty word due to musical abortions like Falling in Reverse or Emmure completely shitting the bed. 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