ArcTanGent 2024 Books Baroness, Scaler, Imperial Triumphant, Blood Command, URNE, MSPAINT, and More


In its 10th year this summer, the brilliant and award-winning Arctangent Festival has once again well and truly delivered for its loyal, amazing audience. Following on from last months HUGE band announcement, today the summer event can reveal its final collection of acts playing in 2024. Heading up this announcement are one of the worlds greatest heavy bands to ever do it, Baroness, who will be playing ARCTANGENT for the very first time. An unmissable set, and surely now one of the most anticipated of the whole weekend. Joining them include stunning Bristol outfit Scaler (formerly Scalping), the mysterious and exciting New York band Imperial Triumphant, the musical collective A-Sun Amissa which is led by musician Richard Knox, and the psychedelic goth duo Gloom Index. the new bands, the full lineup, and the day by bay schedule so far. Continue reading


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Tim Ledin’s Top 20 Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Tim Ledin is a helluva writer, devilishly handsome, brews his own beer, and is the mack-daddy of Twitch streamers. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023! Continue reading


Meshuggah and Animals As Leaders Announced for Tenth ArcTanGent Festival in 2024


ArcTanGent festival has announce its first 2024 main stage headliner, Meshuggah, who will headline on the Friday night as a UK exclusive. Also on the main stage,  just before them, are Animals As Leaders, with an EU exclusive show. They join Red Fang, Bossk, Textures, Conan, and many others at the event next August, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Find out more below. 

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ArcTanGent Festival Announces And So I Watch You From Afar, Red Fang, and More for 10th Anniversary


In 2024, the ArcTanGent Festival will be celebrating its tenth year, and has now revealed its first wave of bands. Taking place near Bristol August 14th – 17th, the event has just started off building the bill, with Plini, Red Fang, And So I Watched You From Afar, Three Trapped Tigers, Bossk, and more. Keep reading below for more information. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Rile – Pessimist


 

Hailing from Salt Lake City and formed by Cult Leader bassist Sam Richards, Rile are a band with fine credentials who have recently landed on the Church Road Records roster and have created a solid debut for the UK label, which unashamedly takes inspiration from Converge, Trap Them and the like. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: KEN Mode – VOID


 

With spoken word poetry recitations comparable to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and strong emphasis on immense existential dread, KEN Mode returns with their newest studio album VOID, released via Artoffact Records, the band’s ninth studio album.

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Loud As Hell Festival Announces Band Submissions for 2024


 

Canadian extreme music festival Loud As Hell announces it will be accepting band submissions for their 2024 lineup being held from August 2nd to 4th at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB. Ghost Cult Magazine is proud to announce we are one of the media partners for the 2024 festival.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 9-22-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases Preview 9-22-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2023


 

Let’s get one thing out of the way, Roadburn is still the premier underground fest that it has always been. I know so many people who went into this year’s fest expecting it to be their last, saying the lineup wasn’t for them, or that they didn’t like this change or that change. But I can tell you, they have all already booked rooms and bought tickets for next year. Change isn’t bad.  

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