INTERVIEW: Sundrifter Talks About Their “An Earlier Time” Album, and The Spirit of Collaboration


In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with the guys from Sundrifter! Their new album “An Earlier Time” is out now via Small Stone Records! The band discussed the genesis of the new album, the concepts behind the album, cool psychedelic artwork, the current Boston music scene, and more!Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Fracture Type – Pickaxe


On the right night, if you walk out from North Quincy Station, past the “brutalist McDonalds,” following the funk towards Wollaston Beach, you might come across a house that seems to be pulsing. On a night like that, if you fight your way through the mass of burly beards, skateboarders, and pitbulls and take a sonic blast to the face, you’ll find yourself in Ugly Robot Studios, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be treated to a front-row performance of Fracture Type. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lesser Glow – “Toba”


Ghost Cult has been long time fans of Boston’s Lesser Glow, a band you need to know in 2020. The band melds a Funeral Doom dirges, with a Death Metal bands’ mastery of their instruments, and the dynamics of post-Rock. They will release their next full-length album later this month, Nullity, via the great Pelagic Records label on May 29th. Ghost Cult is proud to bring you their new single, ‘Toba’, which is harrowing, sorrowful, beautiful, and heroic sounding, all at once. Jam out to this apocalyptic track right now! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Vivisepulture – Omen


New England’s symphonic death metal band Vivisepulture are about to drop their new full-length album, Omen this weekend. The band has partnered with Ghost Cult to bring you the full-album stream, gratis. The band has grown their profile the last few years opening for national acts, headlining locally, and recently just completed a short east coast tour with Ice Giant. If you dig extreme bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Shade Empire, and at times early Children Of Bodom, this is your band! Jam out Omen below and catch the band at their record release show in Boston, at The Middle East on March 18th. Continue reading


Ehnahre – The Marrow


Let’s be honest – for all its talk of “extremes”, Metal is largely a pretty conservative genre. Few bands experiment beyond the controlled combination of rigorously defined subgenres, and even those who do truly push the boundaries are normally content to do so only once. Ehnahre – formed with the stated intention of creating the most horrible and perverse music imaginable – have been a dedicated exception to this rule from the beginning, to the extent that they frequently don’t sound like a Metal band at all.Continue reading


GOZU Signs To Metal Blade, New Album Due In 2017


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Boston stoner rock gods GOZU have signed a world-wide deal to Metal Blade Records and their sub-label Black Light Media led by celebrity chef Chris Santos. They are currently writing a new album for release in 2017. Continue reading


Ice Nine Kills Books European Tour Dates For November


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Boston metalcore vets Ice Nine Kills have booked their very first European tour, beginning in Manchester on November 3rd. Direct support will come from Affiance and Shields. Tickets are on sales now and all tour dates are below: Continue reading


Hepatagua – Worms


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While the world of extreme music continues to flourish, many people seem to forget the local bands that are putting out amazing work right underneath our noses. Boston’s very own, Hepatagua, has recently put out their Worms EP (Self-Released) to hype up an upcoming full length release. The two piece, Aaron Gray on guitar/vocals and Nate Linehan on drums, put together a sound that sounds like four people are required to create. Five tracks just under a half hour is a perfect sample for new and old fans of the sludge/doom metal locals.Continue reading