CONCERT REVIEW: Periphery – Plini – Archspire – Astronoid – Mike Dawes Live at The Worcester Palladium


Flying waffles, Backstreet Boys covers, local post-metal idols, games of Twister during a wall of death, rants about cereal and coffee, transcendent guitar wizardry that took me to space, and some of the most passionate and crowd involved djent/metalcore ever written. Are you still with me? Good. Because god damn, was the final night of the Wildfire Tour with Periphery, Plini, Archspire, Astronoid, and Mike Dawes a wild night at the Worcester Palladium. There’s a lot going on here so let’s get down to brass tacks…Continue reading


Loud As Hell Festival Announces Band Submissions for 2024


 

Canadian extreme music festival Loud As Hell announces it will be accepting band submissions for their 2024 lineup being held from August 2nd to 4th at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB. Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to announce we are one of the media partners for the 2024 festival.

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Whitechapel to Perform “The Valley” Full-Length in Its Entirety on Their Upcoming Tour


 

 

Whitechapel will embark on a US headlining tour this Spring where the band will perform their 2019 full-length, The Valley (Metal Blade) in its entirety! Read our review here. The special month-long trek begins on April 14th in Atlanta, Georgia, and runs through May 13th in Nashville, Tennessee. Support will be provided by Archspire, Signs Of The Swarm, and labelmates, Entheos. Get tickets at the link below.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Rivers of Nihil – Fallujah – Allegeaon Live at The Asylum, Birmingham


 

Originally set to feature a very different line-up, the Faces of Death Tour was forced to undergo an almost complete overhaul a few months ago when, for a variety of reasons, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and To The Grave were all forced to withdraw. With their replacements announced in August, the show was back on with the three new supports eager to prove their worth.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Tech Trek V Tour with Archspire – Entheos – Inferi – Vulvodynia – Live at Brooklyn Monarch


Although initially scheduled to play The Kingsland, popular demand upgraded this stacked metal lineup to the fabulous new and much larger Brooklyn Monarch.

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Archspire Won The “Heavy Music Album of The Year” at The Junos


The Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards, were held this past weekend, with the ‘Opening Night Awards’ ceremony, which was held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on Saturday (May 14th, 2022), and the main ceremony for broadcast on May 15th, 2022. In an upset, Archspire won “Heavy Music Album of The Year” for their stellar album Bleed The Future which released via Season of Mist in 2021. The Technical Death Metal band won against a crowded field of great nominees, including Spiritbox, Danko Jones, The Agonist, and Brand of Sacrifice. The broadcast was hosted by Simu Liu, star of the box-office smash Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This was the first in-person Juno ceremony in three years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Congrats Archspire! Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Top Death Metal Albums of 2021


It had been coming for a while… the underground has been festering and bubbling under for the last few years. A new breed of leaders, including Blood Incantation (who have definitely already influenced many of their peers), Tomb Mold, Gatecreeper, Necrot and Undeath, among others, have taken on the mantle from the old titans; the lava has been flowing molten and in 2021 the subterranean erupted. Barely a week went by without at least one brain-melting addition to the pile of bodies…Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 38: Virvum on Being a Multi-National Band and Musical Tastes


Ghost Cult’s Ragin Rosie caught up with Technical Death Metal Band Virvum recently while they were on tour with Archspire. The band calls Zürich, Switzerland home, but its members hail from several locales. She chatted with the band about how they make the distance work, their recent release Illuminum (Season of Mist), and their choice of music when they need a break from metal! Check it out! Continue reading


PODCAST: EPISODE 25 – Brody of Rivers of Nihil Talks Concept Albums, and New Music


Ghost Cult recently caught up with Brody Uttley of Rivers of Nihil at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn New York. The band was on hand to perform their 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records) in full. We chatted with Brody about the sold-out two-night stand, good advice he got from his friends in Archspire, his favorite concept albums ever, a possible live album and DVD from the band, the progress of new Rivers of Nihil music and more! Check it out! Continue reading