ALBUM REVIEW: Amiensus – Reclamation


The geography of Minnesota is described as being a largely woodland abundant area and, famously, waters, often referred to as “The land of 10,000 lakes”. Such scenery has become synonymous with Black Metal; in particular some of the genre’s more melodic bands as well as acts such as Amorphis (albeit the latter has only A Thousand Lakes). It is no surprise then that visuals of Minnesota would also create such Black Metal, with Amiensus’ roots being in the state. Also, much like some of their similar sounding peers, the likes of Reclamation (M-Theory Audio) are also a somewhat immersive experience which feels ready for the outdoors.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 424 – The Steev and Keefy Power Hour, Rock and Metal Releases Forecast March 2024


The Steev and Keefy Power Hour is back with another episode recapping all the essential Rock and Metal releases we had in February ’24, and the new albums due out in March! Ghost Cult’s Senior Editor Steve Tovey joins Chief Editor Keefy, they chat about the return of Slayer, Power Trip, and more, our Ghost Cult Album of the Month for February (cheers to you, Job For A Cowboy), and much more!Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – Rock and Metal Releases 2-23-24


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Inferno Metal Festival Announces Official Art Exhibition



Inferno Festival Norway has officially announced the Inferno Art Exhibition, a journey through different mediums, exploring the minds of artists across their personal worlds of creativity, inspiration and imagination. The exhibit will take place from March 27-31 at Clarion The Hub Hotel, and will be open for public access on the opening day and weekend. Keep reading below for more information.
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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – Rock and Metal Releases 2-23-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Borknagar – Fall


Borknagar is one of Norway’s acclaimed heavy metal acts known for their striking Scandinavian sound and resolute resilience. Their beginnings sprouted thirty years ago and over that time they have proven their merit by cultivating complex concoctions full of genre-bending wonders. They are well seasoned in their affluent brewing of black, progressive, and folk elements making their work notable.

Their capabilities continue to shine bright on their next full-length record where they push boundaries and explore new depths of their skill sets on Fall (Century Media Records).

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Gorgoroth Replace At The Gates at Inferno Metal Festival


Inferno Metal Festival has announced that Gorgoroth has been added to the lineup, headlining the Friday, after At The Gates cancelled all of their upcoming live appearances. Taking place from March 28-31, 2024 across several venues in Oslo (NO), the event has opened refund requests for the Friday. Keep reading below for more information.
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Borknagar Shares a New Single and a Video for “Summits” – New Album Incoming


Norway’s pioneers of avant-garde and progressive Black Metal Borknagar are proud to announce their upcoming monumental twelfth studio album entitled Fall, which will be released worldwide on February 23 via longtime record label partners Century Media Records. Pre-order it below. Today, the album’s first single and opening track “Summits” is being launched. Listen and check out the visualizer clip, created by Wanderley Perna/W Designer, below! Fall includes eight majestic tracks across 54 epic minutes of playing time, once again brilliantly mixed by Jens Bogren/ Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator) and featuring stunning album cover artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, My Dying Bride, Sodom). Watch it now!

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2024 Books Tool, Machine Head, Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy, Megadeth and More


Graspop Metal Meeting, one of the most acclaimed metal festivals in the world has finalized more names for their 2024 new lineup. Final headliner Alice Cooper has joined the bill with 83 other bands for year 27! Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy and Megadeth as part of 130+ other bands. The fest takes place from Thursday 20 June through Sunday 23 June 2024 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 25th at the link below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Earthside – Let The Truth Speak


Over the past decade the genre known as “djent” strayed further from paying tribute to Meshuggah into a more slickly produced vein of pop music that just happens to have distorted guitars. Continue reading