ALBUM REVIEW: The Monolith Deathcult – The Demon Who Makes Trophies Of Men

Avant-Garde Death Metal mentallers with serious swagger and a slew of crazed ideas, Netherlands-based wild bunch The Monolith Deathcult are back.

The Demon Who Makes Trophies Of Men (Human Detonator Records) is an imaginative, irreverent slice of noise that screams “Attack! Attack! Attack!” for much of its grim, punishing but seriously rewarding running time.Continue reading

GUEST POST: Brooks Harlan of War on Women -Top Albums of the Year 2020

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Brooks Harlan of War on Women. Their new album Wonderful Hell is out now via Bridge Nine Records. Continue reading


A three-day music festival in the woods with rock, punk, metal, copious amount of drinking, and an undying sense of community… throw that all in a blender with some camping and yard games and you get RPM Fest. The “Heaviest Party of the Summer” and the unofficial end to the summer in the New England metal scene. This was my 2nd year at RPM Fest so I knew what to expect, but at the same time, I didn’t know what to expect. As it is never a repeat of the year prior at this loud and dirty circus.Continue reading

Sisters Of Suffocation – Humans Are Broken

The Dutch Death Metal act, Sisters Of Suffocation stirred the scene when they released their EP, Brutal Queen (Hammerheart Records) back in 2014. Young and female, SoS was determined to defy stereotypes by making their sound ruthless and unique. Their sophomore album, Humans Are Broken (Napalm Records) continues to carry this conviction and delivers something rather riveting.Continue reading

Candiria To Headline Rising Pulse Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

Rising Pulse Records, the label owned by John LaMacchia of Candiria, is hosting a 10-year anniversary party this week at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn. The show will be headlined by Candiria, along with Recon, Netherlands, NYHC veterans Locked In A Vacancy, and SevenSuns. Rising Pulse has been a foil for John to release incredible, challenging music from his own Spylacopa, and also Julie Christmas, Meek Is Murder, Kevin Hufnagel, A Family Plot, Morn and more. In addition to great music from bands, the label creates amazing custom products such as limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and other merch. Tickets are $20 and the link to buy them can be found below.Continue reading

Mastodon Cancels Tour With Dinosaur Jr.

Mastodon has announced that they are forced to cancel their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. Direct support was to come from Netherlands. The dates were canceled “due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family,” according to a statement released by the band. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. The tour was scheduled to begin this weekend in Edmonton, ON. No word yet if this affects their appearance at the upcoming Adult Swim Festival. Continue reading

August 24th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world! Continue reading

Mastodon Announces North American Tour With Dinosaur Junior

Mastodon is doing their first tour of Canada in some time and knocking off a notch on their touring bucket list by teaming up with alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. Direct support will come from rising underground metallers Netherlands. The tour will also take them to some markets in the US they have missed of late. Pre-sale tickets are on sale this morning at 10 AM local time with the full public sale going live this Friday, May 4th. Continue reading

My Favorite Concert Memory: Timo Ellis Of Netherlands


The pivotal one that stands out for me was seeing Elton John on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Sept 13th, 1980. This was actually my first rock concert, my mom took me – I was ten years old.”Continue reading