Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)

Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)

As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading

Mares of Thrace Returns to Release “The Exile” Full-Length Album in March 

Acclaimed Noise/Sludge/Doom band Mares of Thrace have announced via social media and Bandcamp that they are releasing their long-awaited new album, The Exile, on March 25th, 2022 via Sonic Unyon Records. New music, tracklisting, and pre-orders will be available soon according to further posts on Facebook. While the band doesn’t immediately plan to tour during the pandemic, this is amazing news as the group had released a string of essential albums in 2010s The Moulting, and 2012’s The Pilgrimage. Other than a standalong single single in 2014, this will be their first new music in eight years. Stay tuned to ther socials and Bandcamp for more details to follow.  Continue reading