Oni Drop Their New Single and Video “Control”

Modern metalcore project, Oni, have unveiled their brand new single, “Control,” accompanied by an official music video. Created by Ben Watanabe (555 Comic), the video is the initial episode of an animated series, written by Oni frontman, Jake Oni. Further episodes/music videos will roll out in the coming months. Check out the first one in the article below.
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INTERVIEW: Martin Gonzalez on “Suspiro” – Songcraft, and Anime

Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with progressive metal solo artist Martin Gonzalez all about his new solo album “Suspiro” out now! In addition to composing for games and films (Roosterteeth) and his own metal band Atomic Guava, Martin loves writing songs that uplift the listener. Not content to just shred all the time, “Suspiro” is a journey for the ear and mind. We chatted about songwriting, incorporating guests, attending Berklee College of Music, his favorite Anime, and more! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Marc Hudson – Starbound Stories


Marc Hudson, vocalist for DragonForce, has never done a solo album, until now. Napalm Records brings you the most awesome Starbound Stories. It is Super Saiyan AWESOME! I’m a huge lover of anime and video games. So, if you are a huge lover of power metal, anime, and video games, you will flat-out love this album. The second song ‘Freedom Heart’, sung by Ryoji Shinomoto, is epic. It’s the perfect start to a boss-level anime. It’s happy and uplifting and full of sweeping movement. Frédéric Leclercq (Sinsaenum, Kreator, and also formerly of DragonForce himself) unleashes some amazing guitar work.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stormland – The Human Cost

is a one-man Death Metal project that bills itself as “Gundam Metal.” I’m not as hip to Gundam as I am to Transformers, but I love the approach. What’s more metal than giant fucking fighting robots?

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ALBUM REVIEW: coldrain – Nonnegative


Fifteen years, and now seven albums into a successful career that has seen them move into both chart success status in their native Japan and mainstream culture by providing the opening theme for Netflix original anime series Bastard, Nagoya five-piece metalcore outfit coldrain are back following the longest gap between releases, with new offering Nonnegative (Warner Japan).

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ALBUM REVIEW: Beast In Black – Dark Connection

Replacing axe-wielding lions and scantily clad, big-haired warrior maidens with vivid, futuristic imagery, it only takes a quick glance at the cover art of Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast), the new album by multinational power metal act Beast in Black, to see that science fiction and anime have played an integral role in its, er… inception.

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Worshipper – Light in the Wire

It just was never meant to be. These aren’t just the rantings of a polluted mind, but my sincere consensus after giving Worshipper‘s sophomore effort Light in the Wire (Tee Pee Records) a few spins. ‘Coming Through’ gets things started and feeling like we’re entering a Baroness type soundscape and I with weed pen in hand await with bated breath. Continue reading

Nine Studio Ghibli Soundtrack Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl This Fall

The filmography of Studio Ghibli and the films of Hayao Miyazaki hold a beloved place in the hearts of many fans. The musical genius of longtime Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, including the first scores he ever wrote, for Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind in 1983 are some of the most famed soundtracks ever heard. This includes traditional scores and highly regarded “image albums” musical cues from animated films that breathe life into characters. Now the classic scores to nine Studio Ghibli are seeing a deluxe reissue on vinyl for the first time this November 3rd via the Tokuma label. Pre-order information and links are below. Now listen to the firest teaser of the albums, The Wind Forest’ from My Neighbor Totoro:Continue reading