Sepultura, Emperor, Unleash The Archers, and More Booked for 70000Tons Of Metal – Public Sales Start This Week



The organizers of the 70000Tons Of Metal festival have announced the public sales for their 2025 edition will start Thursday, July 11th 2024 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST/17:00 GMT+1).​  The heavy metal cruise, featuring Sepultura, Emperor, Unleash The Archers, Decapitated, Hammerfall, Tankard, and more, sets sail from Miami, FL to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back, taking place from January 30th to February 3rd, 2025. Keep reading below for more information.
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Resurrection Fest 2024 Books Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, Machine Head, Sum 41, Megadeth, Bad Omens, Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, and More


Resurrection Fest has announced its full lineup for 2024! Headliners include Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, and Machine Head! Among the dozens of other bands on the bill are Sum 41, Megadeth, Bad Omens, Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Electric Callboy, Slaughter To Prevail,
Accept, Fear Factory, Ihsahn, Delain, and many more! The festival takes place in Galicia, Spain from June 26th to the 29th! Tickets and accommodation are available now at the line below! 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Delain – Dark Waters


 

Dark Waters (Napalm Records), the seventh record by Dutch group Delain is met with quite a few lineup changes – a new vocalist and bassist in Diana Leah and Ludovico Cioffi, and the return of the long-term guitarist and drummer Ronald Landa and Sander Zoer. People may have come and gone but the symphonic quintet’s sound is still the same – operatic metal with liberal amounts of bombast and pomp. Continue reading


Graspop Metal Meeting Books Pantera, Slipknot, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod, and More


 

Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) – “Tales From Six Feet Under Vol. II” Album Breakdown


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Charlotte Wessels to discuss her new album “Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II” – out now via  Napalm Records! We discussed her career post-Delain, her recent two albums, building her own studio, her forrays away from metal into rock, pop, and other sub-genres of music, the return of live shows, her tight-knit Patreon community, and the relationship and mutual respect she shares with her fans. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Beyond Forgiveness – “Dream Before I Sleep” – (Vocal Sing-Through)


Colorado Springs Symphonic Metal band Beyond Forgiveness has been on our radar for a while! Originally formed as a studio project as well as working through finding the perfect line-up, the band released their first EP, “The Ferryman’s Shore.” Featuring new singer Talia Hoit, the album was well received and the bands’ star is again rising! Reformed in 2014 by original guitarists Richard Marcus and Greg Witwer, the band is known for their creative songcraft featuring classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals with hint of folk, colliding with extreme elements found in death metal and black metal which some have labeled as “Beautality.” In  2019, the band released their second full-length album, Live to Tell the Story (Sliptrick Records). Fans of Epica, Nightwish, Battle Beast, and Delain, but also more extreme styles will love this band. Check out this vocal-sing-through of their track by Talia Hoit, here at Ghost Cult!

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Delain’s Martijn Westerholt Disbands The Current Lineup of The Band, Charlotte Wessels Going Solo


Delain has made a startling announcement that most of the current lineup of the band has been disbanded, with only founder/keyboardist/composer Martijn Westerholt remaining. Martijn plans to “keep Delain alive” by taking it back to a project form, releasing new music with special guests. Apparently, all of the former bandmates will continue with music, with vocalist Charlotte Wessels going full-time with the solo project she launched on Patreon during the start pandemic. 

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PODCAST: Episode 119: Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot 


Ghost Cult caught up with Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot recently to discuss their brand new live album/concert DVD and Blu-ray Kamelot – I Am The Empire – Live From The 013,  out now via Napalm Records (review here). Thomas talked about the new live album, the production and planning that went into the concerts, the specialness of the 013 Poppodium venue in Tilburg, working with guests such as Elize Ryd of Amaranthe, Lauren Hart of Once HumNetheran, German string quartet Eklipse, Charlotte Wessels of Delain and Alissa White Gluz of Arch Enemy, Avantasia guitarist Sascha Paeth, writing materials with guests in mind, performing with a children’s choir, which included his son,  how he has been spending the pandemic, and plans for new Kamelot music. Purchase the live album set at this link and listen to our chat. Continue reading


REVIEW: Kamelot – I Am The Empire – Live From The 013


Ah, gigs. Remember them? Well,  I Am The Empire – Live From The 013 (Napalm Records), the new live release by veteran power metal act Kamelot is a welcome reminder of what live entertainment looked like in a pre-Covid world. 

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