ALBUM REVIEW: Hulder – Verses in Oath

Ah yes, Black Metal, the undisputed industry leader in the one-person-performs-all-of-the-music subgenre.

Not sure why that is, but it seems like you can’t swing a dead cat in a burned down church without hitting seemingly dozens of these acts. One of the latest of these projects to hit my desk is Washington’s Hulder with Verses in Oath (20 Buck Spin).Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: LiveKill Shares a New Music Video for “Scum Of My Life”

South Florida’s brutal Metal upstarts LiveKill have teamed up with Ghost Cult today to share their brand new music video – “Scum Of My Life!” The heavy track and killer video comes from their upcoming new album Evil Ecstacy, due later in 2024. The lineup of the band includes vocalist James Rodin Hawkins, lead guitarist Napalm, Rhythm Guitarist John Snel drummer, Kevin Gallagher, and bassist Erik Lissabet. The band also brought in a secret weapon to to write and record the drum tracks, Death Metal legend Kevin Talley (Daath, Chimaira, Suffocation)! Check out the new video and get introduced to one of the must-know metal bands of early 2024! Continue reading

Video Premiere: Implore – Sentenced, New Album Due Next Week


Ghost Cult Magazine is pleased to present the new video from crusty grindcore/power violence up and comers Implore, for their song ‘Sentenced’. The blistering track with a chaotic and poignant video comes from their début full length album, Depopulation, due out next week from Pelagic Records. You can watch the ‘Sentenced’ video at this link or below:

After releasing their initial EP Black Knell in 2014, the Hamburg based, multi-national band is ready to continue making a mark on the underground scene. The band has a pedigree that includes past performances on record from Heaven Shall Burn drummer Christian Bass (co-founder and drums on Depopulation) and Kevin Talley drumming on Black Knell (Suffocation/Dying Fetus). They have already extensively toured Europe and North America as well. Coming into their own on Depopulation, Implore is brutal enough to make you throw down in the mosh pit, yet uncompromisingly smart and eye-opening.

Implore, photo credit Pelagic Records

Implore, photo credit Pelagic Records

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Implore band (new permanent line-up)

Gabriel Dubko – bass/vocals

Daniel – Guitar/vocals

Michael Pheffer – drums

Implore online at Pelagic Records

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Album Stream: Siriun – In Chaos We Trust


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil death thrashers Siriun are streaming their entire new album In Chaos We Trust here. The album was mixed and mastered by guitarist and vocalist and band founder Alexandre Castellan, and he hired drummer Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under, Daath, Suffocation) and bassist Hugo Machado to record the album. The band is also streaming guitar and bass playthrough videos below.

In Chaos We Trust Tracklising:
01: Mass Control
02: Infected
03: Spread of Hate
04: Cosmogenesis
05: In Chaos We Trust
06: Transmutation
07: Intent
08: Becoming Aware

Alexandre Castellan – Guitar / Vocal
Kevin Talley – Drums
Hugo Machado – Bass

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Six Feet Under Bassist Releasing Solo Album

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Six Feet Under bassist Jeff Hughell has released his new solo album Chaos Labyrinth, available at Guests on this record include Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus, Death), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Sean Martinez (Rings Of Saturn) on the title track, as well as Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth), Ola Englund (Feared, The Haunted) and Kevin Talley (Black Dahlia Murder, Daath).

Feared Releasing New Album Synder on May 25th


Feared, the Swedish death metal outfit led by The Haunted and former Six Feet Under guitarist Ola Englund, will be releasing their fifth album Synder on May 25, 2015. The record will once again feature artwork by Sylvain Lucchina of Razorimages.

The band features Englund, bassist Jocke Skog (ex Clawfinger, Aeckel), drummer Kevin Talley (Suffocation, ex Dying Fetus, ex Black Dahlia Murder) and vocalist Mario Santos Ramos (Demonoid).

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Synder track listing:
01: Synder
02: Your Demise
03: Of Iron And Ashes
04: Caligula
05: My Grief, My Sorrow
06: Dygder
07: By Silent Screaming
08: Wolf At The End Of The World
09: My Own Redemption
10: Dying Day
11: War Feeding War
12: The Narcissist
13: Godless Devotion

Stream the official video for their first single, directed by Englund “My Grief, My Sorrow” below.

Feared Announce New Album DetailsRelease Video For “My Grief, My Sorrow”Feared, the Swedish death-metal foursome led…

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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV @ The Palladium, Worcester MA Day Two

_DSC2347NEMHCFXVcrowdDay two of Metalfest was a lot more sedate and I was prepared for a long grind of a day filled with good bands and great fans and friends! I managed to get into the venue early enough to catch more of the early action. Bands like Fit For An Autopsy, East Beast and Glass Cloud, kept the surprisingly big early afternoon crowd entertained, be it death core, d-beat or proggy djent sounds coming from either the smaller, second stage or the main room.Continue reading