Hellfest 2024 Books Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Body Count, Biohazard, Mr. Bungle and More

Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Demonstealer – The Propaganda Machine


One of the most influential figures in the constantly evolving Indian metal scene, vocalist and guitarist Demonstealer (aka Sahil Makhija) is probably best known for fronting progressive technical death metal act Demonic Resurrection. Since 2000, Makhija has been integral to the growth and development of a metal scene in a country not exactly renowned for its metallic input. Not just via his music and the establishment of India’s first designated metal recording studio, a record label (Demonstealer Records), and metal-centric festival (Resurrection Festival), but by creating Headbanger’s Kitchen, the world’s first heavy metal cookery show. Because why not.

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New Music Friday 3-24-23 Albums Preview

Check out our list of New Rock and Metal albums coming out this week. What are you looking forward to spinning?Continue reading

Ne Obliviscaris Announce New Album “Exul” – First Tour Dates Booked for 2023

Ne Obliviscaris has announced their new album, Exul, due for release on March 24th, 2023 via Season of Mist. They are proud to announce a new European tour, together with Persefone! The trek will kick off their ‘Exul’ EU/UK tour at the Tavastia venue in Helsinki (FI) on May 5 and sees the band traveling throughout 15 countries in the weeks to follow! A full list of confirmed dates and support acts can be found below.

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Ne Obliviscaris, Scattered Due to COVID-19, Unsure When They Will Complete Next Album

Multi-national extreme progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris has informed fans of the uncertain status of completing their next album due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tentatively due later this year or early in 2021, the band was underway recording the follow-up to the globally acclaimed album Urn (Season of Mist) in 2017. The band which has members spanning the world has already cut their drum tracks for the new album but nothing else. Apparently, until they can reconvene in person, little to no further progress will be made. We’ll keep tracking this story as we get more information. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Omega Infinity – Solar Spectre

If a band consists of members from Ne Obliviscaris and Todtgelichter, it’s a fair bet that the results will be 1) bloody dark, 2) as mad as a sheep in a tree. Sure enough, Omega Infinity provides all of this, with the frosted vocal of the Aussies’ mystical Xenoyr tangling with the musical machinations of ‘lichter drummer and keyboardist Tentakel P for debut album Solar Spectre (Season of Mist).Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft and Cradle of Filth Have Parted Ways

Sad news as Lindsay Schoolcraft, the longest-tenured keyboardist and backing vocalist in Cradle of Filth has departed the band. The separation was mutual and respectful as Lindsay is focusing on her growing solo career under her own moniker with a JUNO Awards nominated solo-album Martyr, from 2019, and her black metal band Antiqua with Xen of Ne Obliviscaris. The band has replacement selected, but not yet announced. Cradle is working on a new album, which Lindsay has been working on with them. It will be the follow up to Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay, out now via their long-time label Nuclear Blast. Continue reading

Dead Letter Circus, Hellions and Orpheus Omega Added to Download Australia

Download Festival Australia is coming up soon and has added three more bands, to the already stacked bill. Dead Letter Circus, Hellions, and Orpheus Omega have joined with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and more. Download Australia takes place Friday, 20th March at Showgrounds, Melbourne, and Saturday, 21st March at Parramatta Park, Sydney. Moshtix is the official partner for tickets for both the Melbourne and the Sydney leg of Download Festival and are on sale now.Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode #52 – Lindsay Schoolcraft Discusses Debut Solo Album

Ghost Cult caught up with the incredible artist Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth) to discuss her upcoming debut solo album, Martyr (Self-Released) releasing this Friday, October 7th. We chatted with her about the path to her creating the album, working with one of her heroes Rocky Gray (Evanescence), choosing guest artists, hiring her touring band, working with her team for a truly DIY release, and much more.Continue reading

Lindsay Schoolcraft Shares Lyric Video to New Single “See The Light”, ft. Xenoyr of Ne Obliviscaris

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth) has now shared a stunning lyric video for the second single from her debut solo album. Co-written by Rocky Gray (Evanescence), ‘See The Light’, features vocals from Xenoyr of Ne Obliviscaris. Her album, Martyr, releases in October, but you can purchase and stream the tracks now! Continue reading