PODCAST: Episode 42: Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth Talks New Album and Progressive Music

Ghost Cult had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the one and only Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth recently. In a wide-ranging chat with our Chief Editor Keefy, Mikael discussed the new album, In Cauda Venenum, due out September 27th via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We discussed his creating both English and Swedish language versions of the album, using an orchestra and choir, concept records, progressive rock artists he likes such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, working at Park Studios, philosophical lyrics, and why he treated this album like it was the final Opeth album. Continue reading

Ghost Cult Launches Our Podcast!


Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to announce the official launch of our very own podcast! The podcast is hosted by Omar Cordy and will be a hub of conversation about metal and other heavy and progressive music, beyond what you see daily on the website or on our other channels.

Episode I of the Ghost Cult podcast features a conversation with owner and Chief Editor Keith (Keefy) Chachkes and covers a multitude of topics. We also have an interview with Matt from King Parrot, an Underground Bands Spotlight with Icarus (Iceland) and much more. Thanks for checking it out and feel free to send us a message or a comment with some feedback!