PODCAST: Episode 460 – The Power Hour with Keefy and Tom Osman – April 2024 Metal Album Releases Forecast

The Power Hour is back with another episode recapping all the essential Rock and Metal releases we had in March ’24, and the new albums due out in April! Ghost Cult’s Reviews Editor and scribe Tom Osman joins Chief Editor Keefy, they chat about all the new music we have been digging, Black Metal more, Butt Rock, and our Album of the Month for March 2024! – It’s Mastiff, and it’s massive!Continue reading

PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 3-22-24

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 3.22.24


What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 3.22.24


What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mastiff – Deprecipice

The multilayered masterpiece that is Deprecipice (MNRK Heavy) is lightyears away from anything else that has graced the brutal metallic sludge/Hardcore/Death Metal scene for quite some time. Leave it up to Mastiff to be the ones leading the charge. Continue reading

Mastiff Share “Serrated” Video and Announce New Album

UK extreme metal, hardcore, sludge five-piece, Mastiff, have shared a video for their track, “Serrated,” which featured guest appearances from Harry Nott (Burner), and Dan James (XIII). It comes from their approaching new album, Deprecipice, due for release on March 22nd, via MNRK Heavy records. Keep reading below to check out the video and more.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Damnation Festival 2022 Live at BEC Arena Manchester

Crowd at Damnation – Credit: Rich Price Photography

Following the highly successful 2021 post-lockdown return of Damnation Festival to Leeds University, 2022 sees the event move back to its original home city of Manchester, now expanded to take place in the 6000-capacity BEC Arena.


The move, whilst probably inevitable, was always going to be something of a gamble. Some of the smaller rooms at the Leeds, Damnation were getting dangerously crammed, and the festival’s repute, ticket-buying demand, and band-booking clout had outgrown its former venue. But, on the other hand, many had come to regard the Leeds University Union, for all its quirks and eccentricities, as Damnation’s home.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2022 Part 2

Catton Park, United kingdom, 14 Aug 2022, Lamb of God performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine



Considering most people are already feeling like overcooked baked potatoes wrapped in tin foil, the fact that today is meant to be the hottest day of the festival really isn’t the best news. Still, that certainly doesn’t deter a healthy crowd from shaking off the hangovers and getting on with the business at hand, Baest and Lost Society both grabbing the main stage by the scruff of the neck while Sister Shotgun and Mastiff do the same on the Sophie stage.Continue reading

Mastiff to Host Gimme Metal Special Today; New Album Incoming via eOne Records

UK blackened HC band Mastiff will host their first ever Gimme Metal guest DJ special today, Wednesday, July 7th at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT. You can listen for free on the website or app and hang with the band in the chat. Their special drops in advance of their forthcoming and highly anticipated new music video for Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth full-length via Entertainment One, due out September 10th, 2021. Created in five days at No Studio with producer Joe Clayton (Pijn, Wren, Leeched), the band’s third full-length promises to be full of ragers.

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AFP Records Launches Charity Compilation and Merch Benefitting the South Liverpool Food Bank

AFP Records, the excellent UK based label with such current and future greats as BEGGAR, Video Nasties, PIST, Bong Cauldron Desert Storm, Mastiff, Possessor and more has launched a fundraiser. Celebrating their third anniversary, the label is releasing a t-shirt, double CD and digital download under the title APF Records: The Sound of Heavy 2020 all benefitting South Liverpool Food Bank here in the UK. The download is a “pay what you want”. The bundle is due out on the 15th of May.

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