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

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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


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Life Cycles Drop New Single “Haunting Spirit” from Upcoming Debut EP “Portal To The Unknown”



Texan crossover band, Life Cycles, have just released their latest single, “Haunting Spirit.” The song comes from their debut EP, Portal To The Unknown. The new EP is out February 22nd via 1126 Records, on CD, cassette, and digital formats. To celebrate the release, Life Cycles will trek across Texas for a run of headlining shows. Head into the article below for the new track, live dates, and more.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Silent Planet – Thornhill – Aviana – Johnny Booth Live at Worcester Palladium


Riffs and breakdowns were on the menu this past Tuesday night at the Worcester Palladium, courtesy of your international team of chefs on the Superbloom Tour. Welcome to the stage this evening, Long Island NY’s own Johnny Booth, from the west coast of Sweden we have the masked collective of Aviana, all the way from Melbourne Australia we have Thornhill, and capping off the night… the star cooks of the evening, from Azusa, CA… Silent Planet. Let’s jump right into course one, shall we?!Continue reading


Apocalyptica to Release New Album “Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol 2.” ft. Robert Trujillo, More Guests To Be Announced


Apocalyptica are thrilled to announce a stunning follow-up to their legendary debut record. Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2, releasing on June 7th, 2024 via Throwdown Entertainment / BMG Music, will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki’s world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to the biggest of the big four–heavy metal titans Metallica. For their ninth record the classically-minded dynamos are returning to their roots to bring a legendary story full circle. This will be the final album for drummer Mikko Sirén, who is stepping down from the band. It also features a host of surprises beginning with a unique collaboration. Lead single “The Four Horsemen,” taken from Metallica’s 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All will feature Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, setting the scene for a compendium of deep cuts and brilliant highlights spanning Metallica’s staggering 40-year career, and there are more surprises to come. Watch the music video to ‘The Four Horsemen’ here.Continue reading


Alcest Shares a New Single and Video for “L’Envol” – New Album “Les Chants De L’Aurore” Coming Soon


This summer will see the release of a long-awaited gem, French shoegaze/indie act Alcest announce the release of their seventh album Les Chants De L’Aurore for June 21st. The pre-order will start soon. To celebrate the announcement, the band shares a new song, “L’Envol,” together with an outstanding music video that you can watch here. The music video for “L’Envol” as well as the artwork for Les Chants De L’Aurore was created by Yoann Losel. Watch the clip here:Continue reading


Fleshgod Apocalypse Co-Founder Bassist and Vocalist Paolo Rossi Exits The Band After 17 Years


Fleshgod Apocalypse has announced bassist and vocalist Paolo Rossi has departed from the lineup permanently. A founding member of the band, Rossi has been in the band since 2007, but has been on hiatus since 2023. Rossi has decided to pursue a career job outside of music, after it sounds like he exhausted every possibility to try to stay in the music business full time. The spilt is amicable and doesn’t sound like a surprise to the band, according to their statement on social media. Fleshgod Apocalypse will move forward as a five-piece, with vocalist Francesco Paoli moving to playing bass alongside his vocal duties, and Veronica Bordacchini covering all clean vocals. The band is currently on tour in Europe. Read the statement below. Continue reading


Panopticon Re-issue Special Edition of “Roads To The North” for Its 10 Year Anniversary



Panopticon are re-issuing their Roads to the North this April 12th, to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The sixth album from the band, it is the second part of a trilogy, long out of print on vinyl. The re-release will come as a special edition via the Bindrune and Nordvis record labels, featuring new and expanded artwork with liner notes and lyrics for the first time. This edition is limited to 1500 copies, pressed from recut plates for a heavier sound. Keep reading below for more details.
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Extortionist Drop Single and Video for “Devoid of Love & Light” and Announce New Album



Extortionist have announced that they will release their new album, Devoid of Love & Light, on Friday, May 17th, via Unique Leader Records. They band have also shared the title track as a single and video. It follows their Devoid EP (the precursor to the forthcoming full-length) which included the tracks “Out of Touch”, “A Grim Disconnect” and most recently released, “Drained of Life”. Extortionist will also be hitting the stage across North America from April, alongside Born of Osiris, Attila, Traitors, and Not Enough Space on The Angels & Villains Tour 2024. Keep reading below for the new video, live listings, and more.
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Cantervice Share Their New Single “Into The Dark”



US electro-rock project, Cantervice, have unveiled their single “Into The Dark,” coming with a visualizer video. Released through the independent, multi-genre record label FiXT, it follows the band’s previous standalone single, “The Masquerade.” Head into the article below to watch the visualizer and find out more about Cantervice.
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Myrath Share Single and Video for “Candles Cry” – New Album Out Soon



Tunisian prog metal band, Myrath, have just revealed their brand new single “Candles Cry,” along with a video, directed by Raf Reyntjens, and shot in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the last track to go public from their upcoming album, Karma, before it is released on March 08th, via the earMUSIC record label. Check out the “Candles Cry” video below and find out more.
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