INTERVIEW: Jason Evans of Ingested Discusses “The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams” and UK Death Metal

In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Jason Evans of Ingested! Their new album “The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams” is out now via Metal Blade Records! Jason reconnected with us after some years to catch us up on the band, the new album, the many talented bands in the UK right now, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Necrot – Lifeless Birth


Despite crust death metallers Necrot forming in 2011, the Oaklanders’ newest slab is only the trio’s third full-length in their brief-yet-inviting discography.

Essentially, the band doesn’t rush to put out a record, nor do they seem to want to release something before every “i” is dotted and “t” crossed.Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Luca Indrio of Necrot Discusses “Lifeless Birth” – Riffs and Growing a Monster

Ghost Cult Keefy once again chatted with Luca Indrio of Necrot to discuss their new album “Lifeless Birth” – due out on April 12th, 2024 via Tankcrimes! Luca discussed the rise of the Bay Area death metal band, working with Tankcrimes label, details about the new album, and the opportunities the success of the band has brought the band! Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Rat King – Abhoria – Whythre Live at Southgate Roller Rink

One of the most beautiful things about music is that there is always more to explore. Having lived near Seattle for more than 10 years, I’ve had a lot of chances to catch some local talent. But occasionally, you miss a band for a while. However, having finally caught local Death Metal/Grindcore trio Rat King, I can say that sometimes you must follow the hype. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Coffins – Sinister Oath

Sinister Oath (Relapse Relapse), the sixth full-length from Tokyo-based Coffins, is a measuring stick for the Death/Doom scene, providing an undeniable starting point for anyone looking to dip their toes into the genre, performers and fans alike. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Absence – The Absence

Every so often, I get a message from the captain here at Ghost Cult to potentially squeeze in a review. Let’s just say, this was an easy “sure thing” when I saw it was the new, self-titled album by The Absence (Listenable Insanity Records). While it has been a while since I last listened to these Floridian thrash-meets-melodic-death-metalers, the lineup has seen some big changes outside of vocalist Jamie Stewart and returning drummer Jeramie Kling. The good news: we all get another thirty-seven minutes worth of killer, groovy, riff-tastic, death metal!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Defect Designer – Chitin

If the striking artwork courtesy of Ian Miller of Ulthar was not a giveaway, Chitin (Transcending Obscurity Records) is far from a conventional affair. As previous output from Defect Designer proved, this Russian (by way of Norway) vehicle is one totally unafraid of formulas and usual genre structures even amongst a seemingly increasing amount of more esoteric death metal acts. Even previous experience however will not fully prepare listeners for proceedings here however with some equal parts innovation and outright absurdity- for better or worse.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Skeletal Remains – Fragments of the Ageless

On paper, Skeletal Remains should be on top of the mountain for many a Death Metal connoisseur. All the parts are here, really: plenty of double-kick drums, blast beats and screaming lead guitars to go around.

They’re even from California, and we all know how much of a gold mine the West Coast has been for extreme metal in the last four decades.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Pestilength – Solar Clorex

Art is a reflection of life. Thus the upswing in Death Metal – a renaissance that is not just a matter of marketing hitting just right. There is a wide breadth of different stylistic turns being taken, rather than just a worldwide tribute to the Tampa of the eighties. As someone who lives in Tampa at present, this might be the one city without an abundance of the deathly goodness that the rest of the world is nailing right now. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE SINGLE PREMIERE: Opium Death Shares Their New Single “Genocidal Nemesis I: Fear”

Chicago’s Brutal Death Metallers Opium Death are soon to release their debut album Genocidal Nemesis on April 19, 2024, carrying forth the tradition of Mid-Western Old-School Death Metal bands! Today they drop their new single here at Ghost Cult Magazine – “Genocidal Nemesis I: Fear” which you an stream now, and watch a visualizer too! Pre-orders are live at the link below. Continue reading