ALBUM REVIEW: Mr. Big – Ten


When bands make the grand announcement that their next album is to be their last this usually means one of two things. It won’t actually be their final record at all, or the end product will probably ending up being some lacklustre, contractual obligation full of second-hand riffs that never made it onto previous records. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Blind Girls – An Exit Exists


Rising from Gold Coast, Australia, Hardcore quintet Blind Girls redefines standards with their own brand of the genre. With their new album, An Exit Exists (Persistent Vision Records), the band proves they know how to keep listeners on their toes.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Story So Far – I Want To Disappear


As one of the highest acclaimed modern Pop Punk bands, The Story So Far has set a high bar for themselves to live up to with every new release. After almost six years since their last album Proper Dose proved their ability to go beyond standard Pop Punk, the band is continuing their legacy with their fifth album I Want To Disappear (Pure Noise Records). Continue reading


FEATURE: Stone Temple Pilots “Purple” Album Turns 30 and Made One Hater a Fan


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ALBUM REVIEW: Rarity – Lower Feeling


While many modern Post-Hardcore bands have been testing the limits of the genre, there is a certain charm to the ones who are still keeping things raw and clear-cut. Canadian quartet Rarity continues to do just that with their third album Lower Feeling (New Damage Records/Dine Alone Records), combining Hardcore rage with Pop Punk catchiness.Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Lionheart Guitarist Steve Mann on Crafting Hard Rock Magic for “The Grace Of A Dragonfly”


In this episode, guitarist Steve Mann of the British hard rock band Lionheart (ft. ex-members of  Iron Maiden, Shy, Grand Slam, The Sweet, MSG, Pat Travers) checks in with Keefy. Steve dives into the creative process behind the album and the band’s journey in crafting their signature hard rock sound. Their new album “The Grace Of A Dragonfly,” is now available on  Metalville Records. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Gatecreeper – Dark Superstition


After a five-year gap between albums, Arizonan quintet Gatecreeper are back with Dark Superstition (Nuclear Blast). Their third album sees their heavy, Death Metal roar wed to more melodic and concise metal. A heavy band embracing melody like this might raise some metalheads’ hackles, afraid their band going soft, but fear not. Their heft and aggression is still alive and kicking, but just married to more accessible metal.   Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive


Five albums into their career, the fact Pallbearer was once a Doom Metal band has faded into the haze of the atmosphere that dominates Mind Burns Alive (Nuclear Blast Records). Of all the metal sub-genres, fans of doom metal are the most forgiving when it comes to a band outgrowing the confines of the genre. Perhaps this is just Brett Campbell’s beautiful singing voice distracting you from the lyrics, which are as equally as bleak as those on the previous album. There might be a marginally more optimistic tone to “Where the Light Fades.” These depressive expressions are a thread of continuity tethering this bands’ entire body of work. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Rated Eye – Rated Eye


Almost 60 years on from the kaleidoscopic cultural explosion, tied to the back of free-loving, flower-powering, mind-warping hippies and the kicked-open-door of artistically experimenting possibilities, Hard Rock-New-Wave-Jazz-Punk ensemble Rated Eye demonstrate on debut Rated Eye (Wax Donut Records) that people are definitely still strange. Continue reading


Corey Glover of Sonic Universe Talks About Their Debut Album “It Is What It Is”


In our latest episode Ghost Cult’s Omar Cordy chatted with Corey Glover (Living Colour, Disciples of Verity, solo) to discuss his new rock supergroup Sonic Universe, ft. shredder Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)! Their debut album It Is What It Is – out soon from earMUSIC! Corey discussed the formation of the band, the new album, and much more!

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