ALBUM REVIEW: Alcest – Les Chants de L’Aurore

Alcest began as a solo Black Metal project for French musician Neige at the turn of the millennium, and have since forged themselves a fine reputation as one of the pioneering bands of the Blackgaze sound. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cavalera – Schizophrenia

There is something about the Sepultura sound which has rightfully allowed it to stand the test of time. It could be the bombastically frantic stringwork which has the capacity to power some cities. It could also be the cavernous, cacophonous screams and shouts. The drums never disappoint, and the production is mischievous yet meticulously guided.Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) Discusses The New Release from BAT – “Under The Crooked Claw”

In this episode, Keefy chats with Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) all about his other band, BAT and their second full-length album “Under The Crooked Claw” out now via Nuclear Blast Records! Ryan discussed the new album, the growth of the band, his life in music, and a hint of next moves from his main act, MW!Continue reading

Nails Shares a New Single “Imposing Will” – New Album “Every Bridge Burning” Coming Soon

Southern California’s Nails have revealed details today of their long-awaited, 4th full-length album, Every Bridge Burning. Their first record in 8 years will be released on August 30th with Nuclear Blast Records and features 10 tracks of pure, relentless aggression that can only be described as the sound of Nails. Pre-orders are live now at the link below! Nails gives fans a taste of what’s to come with the hostile new single “Imposing Will.”Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Gatecreeper – Dark Superstition

After a five-year gap between albums, Arizonan quintet Gatecreeper are back with Dark Superstition (Nuclear Blast). Their third album sees their heavy, Death Metal roar wed to more melodic and concise metal. A heavy band embracing melody like this might raise some metalheads’ hackles, afraid their band going soft, but fear not. Their heft and aggression is still alive and kicking, but just married to more accessible metal.   Continue reading

Testament and Kreator Book Co-Headlining Klash Of The Titans 2024 Tour Dates with Possessed

Catton Park, United kingdom, 12 Aug 2022, Testament performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine

This Fall, the ‘Klash of the Titans’ makes its triumphant return to North America! Fans will enjoy an epic night of metal with thrash royalty Testament and Kreator co-headlining the run. The 33-date trek will kick off on September 12th in Reno making its way across the US and will include 7 Canadian dates before concluding in San Francisco on October 27th. Joining the night are special guests Bay Area death metal pioneers and labelmates Possessed.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: My Dying Bride – A Mortal Binding

My Dying Bride might be the most important Doom band ever. Their second album Turn Loose The Swans (1993, Peaceville Records) redefined the genre, forsaking Sabbath worship, and creating a romantically depressing river of sonic darkness from which they sailed. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Ministry – Gary Numan – Front Line Assembly Live at Terminal 5

How concerned are you that you missed one of the best tours of 2023?  Ministry, Gary Numan, and Front Line Assembly took their spectacle on the road and blew away audiences everywhere they went.  The three like-minded bands have become fast friends and the mutual respect they have for each other is evident in social media posts and comes out in stellar performances night after night. How do you top that kind of success? Do it again. Continue reading

Gatecreeper Books a Headline Tour with Undeath, Jarhead Fertilizer, and Final Gasp

Arizona’s death-metal forerunners Gatecreeper have announced West Coast / Southwest dates including Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Denver and more. Undeath, Jarhead Fertilizer and Final Gasp will support each night. The run follows their extensive North American support tour with In Flames this Spring. Tickets are on sale Friday, March 29 at 10AM Local Here. Artist Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, March 28 at 10AM Local at the links below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Exhorder – Defectum Omnium

After returning from hiatus with the rather good comeback album Mourn The Southern Skies in 2019, New Orleans Thrash Metal legends Exhorder are at it again with new album Defectum Omnium (Nuclear Blast Records) – thankfully not making us wait another twenty-seven years. Continue reading