Beltfed Weapon has often felt like a fun but sort of long-running vanity (but nonetheless valid) project for Seattle’s talented Frank Hetzel, many years between quite short releases featuring a who’s who of underground metal players guesting in support of a slightly odd discography. It is strange to me that there aren’t a series of full-lengths after so much time spent between releases, but every shorter thing Frank has released still has moments to enjoy for the casual thrash, death, and (at times) power metal fan.
There’s a fine line between “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “there’s always room for improvement”, and more often than not the re-recording of old albums usually falls snugly into the former category. No matter how much more accomplished the revised version might sound from a technical standpoint, the overall results rarely change. Lightning in a bottle cannot be captured twice.
Canadian Progressive Power Metallers Into Eternity has announced their will reissue two of their classic albums on vinyl next month. ‘Into Eternity’ (1999) and ‘The Incurable Tragedy’ (2008) now available for pre-order from the links below. Following the success of the band’s acclaimed 2018 comeback album “The Sirens,” M-Theory Audio is proud to honor Into Eternity’s continued legacy by reissuing two of their most significant albums on August 14. The group’s 1999 self-titled debut, originally self-released, has never been properly released in North America until now. In addition to its first-ever LP release – a limited-edition (300 copies) pressing on gray haze colored vinyl – the album will also be issued on CD. Both formats include newly-written liner notes by Tim Roth and two of his former bandmates, as well as three bonus track demos. Continue reading →
Canadian Power Metallers Into Eternity have released a live performance video of the title track of their recent album Sirens, released in 2018. The clip was filmed at Loud As Hell Festival. Check it out!Continue reading →
Single Bullet Theory is back with a new album, Divine Ways of Chaos, on October 19th, My Magic Mud Records™. SBT is proud to announce that this will be their first full-length album released independently and under their complete control. Divine Ways of Chaos will be available on all major internet streaming sites including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker Radio, iHeartRadio, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and Amazon On-Demand where CDs will also be available. Stream the album now, before you can buy it. Continue reading →
Ghost Cult caught up with Stu Block, the phenomenal singer of Iced Earth at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City recently to discuss his career, his time in Iced Earth, the longevity of the band, all the ways veteran bands can make things easier for their career’s over time, singing and care for one’s voice, and much more. Special thanks to Stu and Iced Earth for their time. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading →
Canadian power metal band Into Eternity shared a brand new song ‘Fringes Of Psychosis’, their first new music in over five years. The track features solos from ex-Megadeth guitarist Glenn Drover and vocal performances by Eyam vocalist Chuck Labossier. The song comes from their forthcoming new album, Sirens, due out on due out on August 3rd.Continue reading →