ALBUM REVIEW: Knocked Loose – You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To

Kentucky Hardcore stalwarts Knocked Loose continue to march forward in their vision of beatdown in the form of their third full-length, You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To (Pure Noise). Twenty-seven minutes of cathartic aggression laced with panic riffs of nu-metal fame and climaxing at soul-crushing breakdowns is all the band needs to prove their rightful spot in the upper echelon of modern Hardcore. With three absolute banger singles put out before release of the album, the rest of the tracks need to stand out on their own as well, which they do.Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Alkaline Trio – Drug Church – The Worriers Live at The Masonic

Don’t ever go to an Emo Punk show with a broken heart. This is not based on any empirical evidence, just advice from my own experience with this show. Maybe I went to my first long-term romantic post-break-up show 15 years ago, but it was Slapshot and Sam Black Church, so different vibes that night. But take my word for it, it’ll wreck you if you do. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Spaced – This Is All We Ever Get

As we close in on the end of the first quarter of 2024, our ear holes are blessed with some new spacey Hardcore in the form of Spaced and their debut, This Is All We Ever Get (Revelation Records). This album is a quick/ one with only eight tracks and the longest track being around two and a half minutes, but it gets its point across without going stale.Continue reading

EP REVIEW: The Hope Conspiracy – Confusion – Chaos – Misery

One of the best parts of writing for Ghost Cult Magazine is getting so many new bands’ (to me) albums to review that absolutely blow me away. Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical 163: D.R.I. – “Thrash Zone” and Early Discography Tier List

In our 5th episode on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., our journey comes to an end with “Thrash Zone!” Nik and his co-host Keefy of GhostCultMag reflect on the series, D.R.I.’s importance to Hardcore and Thrash Metal, and Keefy sings the “Give A Hoot – Don’t Pollute” commercial from the 1980s.”


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PODCAST: Glacially Musical 162: D.R.I. – “4 of A Kind” Reviewed and We Love the Late 1980s

In our 4th episode on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., Nik of Glacially Musical and Keefy of GhostCultMag discuss “4 of A Kind!” We talked about old Ronnie Reagan, the politics of wealth disparity, and recapped Nik’s birthday shenanigans in Las Vegas. Keefy sings Ozzy too!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Fuming Mouth – Last Day of Sun


Nothing makes me feel more proud than when a local band from the Boston scene makes it. I’ve been a big fan of Fuming Mouth over the years of their growth and was pleased to find their sophomore full-length, Last Day of Sun (Nuclear Blast Records), in my bin.

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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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INTERVIEW: Crow Lotus and Tyler Harper of Capra Share a Track-By-Track Break Down of Their New Album – “Errors”


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up once again with upstart Hardcore Metal band Capra! Their new album “Errors” is out now via Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records! We chatted with Crow and Tyler to learn all about the new album, a breakdown of every song, challenges the band has had to overcome, and the band’s upcoming appearance at Dios De Los Deftones!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Capra – Errors


When Capra burst onto the Hardcore scene back in 2021 with their debut album, In Transmission, they displayed whole-heartedly, what the best things are about the subgenre today. Riffs that make you want to start chaos wherever you go, and the emotive vocals from Crow Lotus, made Capra one of the stand-out newcomers in 2021.

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