California quartet Silent Planet is known for their unique take on metalcore that continues to lead them to victory, earning them respect and fans from all over the metal spectrum. Their enticing, story-like method of songwriting is what sets them apart from their peers. When vocalist Garrett Russell delivers the lyrics, he does more than just perform a song – he vividly and theatrically illustrates the sinister world that embodies Silent Planet, all while the instrumentals set the stage for every scene, brewing build-up, thunderous climax, and desolate aftermath.
The hope for a band to “return to their roots” is a phrase that has been thrown around so much in modern music, it has begun to lose its meaning. As with the roots of a tree, a band’s roots are always there, securing the foundation of their sound, no matter how many different directions it may branch out into.
(Note to fans: we had some issues with the video quality on this one, so it is our interview with some visuals only. Sorry.)
Luke Fabian and of rising Death Metal band Pupil Slicer just released their new album Blossom via Prosthetic Records! The band has been making a name for themselves for years in the underground, with Blossom being one of 2023’s most-anticipated albums. Luke chatted about the last few years for the band, if they felt pressure to make this new album following their debut Mirrors, the shocking effect of hearing their name out loud, and the high cost of touring. Continue reading →
Thirty-one years after the release of their sophomore Godflesh album Pure, Justin K Broadrick and Ben Green (and Machines) allude to this one aspect of the band’s crushing history with new album Purge, releasing on June 9th on Avalanche Recordings.
Norway’s very own Sandvika and Finnmark-bound newcomers Tjære and Lil Snus have been doing an impeccable job in representing a consistent branding of an anti-authoritarian death cult that is against bogus, ingenuine, mass-produced capitalist systems in the industry. They strongly aspire to show people who understand their values and what they’re aiming for and to advocate what they stand for.
Jaaw is an intriguing collaboration, bringing together a group of musicians that few people may have predicted hitting the studio together. The ‘super-group’ fronted by Therapy?’s veteran singer and guitarist Andy Cairns, joins Wayne Adams (Petbrick/ Big Lad), Jason Stoll (Mugstar / Sex Swing), and Adam Betts (Squarepusher / Goldie) in creating their debut record Supercluster (Svart Records) at Adam’s notorious Bear Bites Horse Studio in London.
This weekend saw fans of Industrial music flocking to a pair of shows in Texas. A three-band bill consisting of Unitcode:Machine, The Hunger, and headliner Stabbing Westward promised an evening not soon forgotten. Friday night was in San Antonio at Paper Tiger and Saturday was the Scout Bar in Houston. Both are one thousand plus capacity (at least according to fire code) and feature powerful sound systems that render earplugs inadequate. Tying all everything together is the fact that lead singer for Stabbing Westward, Christopher Hall, has been working with the other two bands on their music and even producing the latest albums from both of them. The setlists and performances stayed the same at both locations and were well worth seeing twice.
As part of our preview of Roadburn Festival 2023, Ghost Cult Keefy interviewed Rasmus and Ketil a.k.a. John Cxnnor! The duo, who also have the hardcore band LLNN, are curating a special presentation and curated performance at Roadburn this year. In addition, they are releasing their collaborative live album with The Devil’s Trade – “Live At Roadburn” album out April 21 via Pelagic Records. The guys discussed the genesis of the project, how they connected with Roadburn founder and artistic director Walter Hoejimakers, touring, future plans for both projects and their favorite Terminator flick!
Puscifer will always be best known as one of the many creative outlets for Tool / A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and as an avenue for the most obscure depths of his musical creativity. But the band has always been a collaborative affair, with Keenan working alongside many different artists over the years, with their albums subsequently always providing an infusion of many different ideas and experiences. Existential Reckoning : Rewired (Puscifer Entertainment / Alchemy Recordings/ BMG)is the remix accompaniment to their 2020 album, which itself was a typically avant-garde electro-rock melting pot of futuristic and otherworldly sounds.
Ghost Cult caught up with Producer and Industrial Metal legend Rhys Fulber to discuss the Wax Trax! Records 30th-Anniversary reissue of Front Line Assembly’s groundbreaking studio LP Tactical Neural Implant. Discussing the album and remix, Fulber shared a lot of insights into the album and his career. Rhys also went deep on details about his producing career, working with Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, and more!