ALBUM REVIEW: Cirith Ungol – Dark Parade


Life comes at you fast. Since releasing the details of latest album The Dark Parade (Metal Blade Records) to the world just a few weeks ago, Californian legends Cirith Ungol have already had to make two other major announcements regarding their future. First came the news at the end of September that long serving guitarist Jimmy Barraza was having to leave due to ongoing health issues, and then just a few days ago, the band shared the sad news that they were to be retiring from performing live shows as of next year.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Outergods – A Kingdom Built Upon the Wreckage of Heaven


Many bands over the years have incorporated H.P. Lovecraft’s work into their projects. Newcomers from Nottingham, England, Outergods, not only named themselves after the big baddies from the Cthulhu mythos, but even their overall sound instills fear and madness. A little over a half hour in length, A Kingdom Built Upon the Wreckage of Heaven (Prosthetic Records), debuts the haunting blend of black metal and grindcore this UK outfit has unleashed into the void for gods and mortals alike.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mork – Dypet


At this point, I’m really not sure if Norwegians are resilient, tough, or just plain masochistic. Three months into a year that has already seen record-low temperatures set across the globe and they seem quite happy to let it stay that way. Forget thoughts of spring or summer, Thomas Eriksen, the mastermind behind black metal act Mork, seemingly wants the world to remain in perpetual winter, grimmer and more frostbitten than your average Immortal video.

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM – Ominous Conclusions – “The Outsider” Full EP Stream

Get ready to plumb the horrific depths of the universes unknown with Lovecraftian-inspired Progressive Metal act Ominous Conclusions! Releasing the new EP The Outsider on August 20th, 2021. An epic aural journey from start to finish, punch your ticket and strap in with French guitarist and composer Louis Nas, the mastermind behind the project as your ears unpack a mystery, from out of the recesses of your very soul with inventive composing, grand motifs, incredible guitar mastery, and zero cliches often found in the genre. Purposeful, and thoughtfully created, Ominous Conclusions reaches beyond mere instrumental music, and into a headspace usually reserved for a handful of artists. Stream the full EP now, only at Ghost Cult!

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The Great Old Ones Share Video For “Of Dementia”, New Album Due Next Month

French Lovecraftian post-Black Metallers The Great Old Ones have shared an epic music video for their track ‘Of Dementia’. The track comes from their upcoming new album Cosmicism, due out on October 25th via Season of Mist. Watch the video directed by Zev Deans (Portal, Behemoth, Ghost) it now! Continue reading

Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos

At the tail end of each year, just at that point when you’re finally confident enough to share your carefully considered Albums of the Year list with other like-minded folks, there always seems to be one band who decide to release something just in time to completely mess up your painstakingly structured running order, forcing you to throw everything up in the air and start all over again. This year, that band is Sulphur Aeon, and you’re very welcome.Continue reading

Order Of The Nameless Ones – Utter To Me The Word Of Wrath

By today’s standard, hearing of any Extreme Metal band being in some way influenced by the works of H. P. Lovecraft is about as surprising the influence of Satan, or of hearing a Black Metal band might be a bit racist. Roll up the enigmatic, worshippers of the darkened literature, Order Of The Nameless Ones who finally rise once again after a four-year wait since their debut EP release, with their full length debut Utter To Me The Word Of Wrath (Iron Bonehead).Continue reading

Dave Davidson Of Revocation Talks New Album, Shred And Lovecraft

David Davidson of Revocation is one of our favorite people in all of metal. We have followed his entire career, and you will be hard pressed to find a person this talented that is also humble and cool. We caught up with Dave at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York to chat with him about the brand new album The Outer Ones, releasing from Metal Blade Records on September 28th. We talked about the decidedly brutal death metal sound of the new album, working with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris, H.P. Lovecraft and Tom Strom‘s insane artwork, Dave’s guitar practice regimen, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, and more. Interview by Keefy with videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.Continue reading

Listen To A Brand New Revocation Song, New Album Due Out Next Month

As we previously reported, death metal wizards Revocation are dropping their new album The Outer Ones, next month on September 28 via Metal Blade Records. We got to hear the new album recently at the bands’ listening party at Saint Vitus Bar in New York, and it is absolutely brutal. Jam the title track right now! Continue reading