Body Count, Kerry King, Eluveitie, Thy Art Is Murder and More Playing Nummirock Festival Soon



The 38th edition of Finnish metal festival, Nummirock, takes place in Kauhajoki, Finland, 19-22 June 2024. As well as a host of national bands, the organisers have invited a number of acts from abroad; Body Count (US), Kerry King (US), Thy Art Is Murder (AU), Suffocation (US), Eluveitie (CH), Blackbraid (US), The Halo Effect (SWE), Shadow of Intent (US), Rise of the Northstar (FRA), Mister Misery (SWE), Thrown (SWE), and Party Cannon (UK). Keep reading below for more information.
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Mortiferum Replace Sylvaine at Fortress Fest, joining Triptykon, Wolves In The Throne Room, Blackbraid, and more


US atmospheric death metal band, Mortiferum, have been brought in to replace Sylvaine, after they withdrew from North Yorkshire’s Fortress Festival. Also appearing at the event are Triptykon, Wolves In The Throne Room, Panopticon, Blackbraid, Misþyrming, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, and more. Day tickets and day splits have been released for the black metal event, taking place 1-2 June at Scarborough Spa, UK. Keep reading for more information.

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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Tim Ledin’s Top 20 Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Tim Ledin is a helluva writer, devilishly handsome, brews his own beer, and is the mack-daddy of Twitch streamers. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023! Continue reading


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Steve Tovey’s Top Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Check out our Senior Editor Steve Tovey’s picks for his Top Albums of 2023!Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Album Of The Year 2023: Part 4 – And The Number One Album is Blackbraid’s – “Blackbraid II”


And then there was one.

Ghost Cult started out in the Netherlands in 2012 as a digital magazine, and we mainly covered only underground bands with rare mentions of mainstream artists. As we became a global brand, we incorporated more classic metal, modern heavy bands, and some mainstream coverage too, since that’s what all the big websites and magazines do, and we thought that’s what we should do. We’re okay with that. We still cover tons underground bands with reviews, interviews, and concerts. In a throwback, more underground bands made our final voting list from our staff than in many years. We like that too.

And now our #1 album for 2023 is…

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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2023 – Part 3 (20-2)


Thermal count is rising in perpetual writhing, the primordial ooze of albums continues, and the sanity they lose choosing their favorites of the year. Awakened in the morning, to more ear-pollution warnings…

Now I can only laugh, as I read our epitaph – we end 2023 with cheer, in the light of our Albums of the Year.

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Hellsinki Metal Festival Has Booked Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and More for 2024


Hellsinki Metal Festival has announced their first bands for the 2024 event! The fest takes place on August 9th & 10th in Helsinki@! The first announcement includes Avantasia, Hammerfall, Kreator, Satyricon, Insomnium, Doro, Blackbraid and many more! Hellsinki Metal Festival, organized for the first time this year, found its own place on the Finnish festival grounds on the second weekend of August in 2023. More than 11,000 visitors were able to enjoy a bold and versatile lineup of performers, which also included several bands that rarely visit Finland. The official aftermovie of this year’s event can be viewed here.

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Rock and Metal News Livestream 11-3-23


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #interviews #newmusicfriday #metalfestivals #tourdates #metalconcerts #vinylcollector #metalmerch

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INTERVIEW: Blackbraid on “Blackbraid II” – Touring, and Staying DIY


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Sgah’gahsowah of Blackbraid! On the strength of the recently released album “Blackbraid II” – the artist and his brand have taken the world by storm in a few short years. In a candid chat, we discussed working outside the normal channels of the music industry to find success, plans to stay DIY, and more.

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