ALBUM REVIEW: Apes – Penitence

At this point, anything Extreme Metal that comes from Canada is sure to be a punishing, gruesome affair. It’s as automatic a thing as a Canuck apologizing for merely existing. Continue reading

Body Count Share Their New Single and Video “Psychopath” Featuring Joe Bad (Fit For An Autopsy)

Legendary L.A.-based metal band, Body Count, recently released “Psychopath” – their first new single since 2020’s GRAMMY ® Award winning “Bum-Rush.” The new track features Fit for An Autopsy vocalist Joe Bad, and comes with a lyric video created by Tamara Llenas (Aimed and Framed). The track was produced by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, The Ghost Inside), and is taken from their upcoming album, Merciless, to be released via Century Media Records. From June 05th, Body Count are also on tour in the EU and UK, kicking off with Poland’s Mystic Festival. Check out the new song and more below.
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CONCERT REVIEW: Better Lovers – seeyouspacecowboy – Foreign Hands – Greyhaven Live at El Corazon

Greg Puciato, somewhere in the middle of the madness, stated that, “Out of the 20 or so shows I’ve played here (Seattle), this is my favorite one.”  

And what a night it was.

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PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 5-3-24

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! 

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CONCERT REVIEW: Exodus – Exploding Zombies – Jesus Wept Live at The Machine Shop

The nights are getting colder in Michigan, but that did not deter devoted metal heads from trekking out to Flint’s revered venue, The Machine Shop last week. Thrash legends Exodus came to town gifting us with a headlining show. The band just wrapped up a month-long run with deathcore outfit Fit For An Autopsy and they seemed more than thrilled to play a much longer set. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: END – The Sin of Human Frailty


Sometimes a good ol’ dose of angry music is what the doctor ordered. This year certainly had some bangers of this category, but one of the best so far is END’s latest effort, The Sin of Human Frailty (Closed Casket Activities). Thirty minutes of sonic aggression comes jam-packed in the form of this metalcore supergroup’s sophomore full-length. 

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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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KK’s Priest Replaces Helloween for Bloodstock Open Air, Festival Kicks Off Today 


Final preparations are ready for this weekend’s Bloodstock Open Air, kicking off today, the 10th of August through the 14th at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Sad news as Helloween has been forced out of the fest due to a last-minute illness. They are being replaced by KK’s Priest, led by former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing. BOA ‘s2023 Ronnie James Dio Main Stage Headliners are Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, and Megadeth. with the full band list below. 

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Bloodstock Open Air Sells Out Day Tickets For Sunday, Announces Ten More Metal To The Masses Winners

As this year’s event gets ever nearer, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce that Sunday day tickets for 2023 are now SOLD OUT!! Standard weekend tickets remain available but are going quickly, plus a limited day allocation for Friday and Saturday.  Read on for more band news, plus all the details on the RAM Gallery exhibitors, the return of the T-Shirt/CD Amnesty and Planet Rock Signing Tent, plus how to do a one-stop-shop for all your festival essentials. 

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Better Lovers Surprise Drop Their Debut EP – “God Made Me An Animal”



Rock Supergroup Better Lovers featuring Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, Greg Puciato, and Will Putney, have released God Made Me An Animal, a four-song EP, via SharpTone Records. Stream the EP now! You can also purchase limited physical formats at the link below. 

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