ALBUM REVIEW: Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul – Capture and Release

Having reemerged from its dank void of horror to release To Be Cruel in 2023, deconstructed-avant-doom entity Khanate continues to be pulled piece-by-piece from the mud, as the band’s third and fourth records — 2005’s Capture & Release and 2009’s Clean Hands Go Foul (Sacred Bones Records) — get shined and buffed for physical reissues. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Darkplace – About the End of the World 


There are a few artists in history whose identity is shrouded in secrecy – The Residents, Buckethead, the majority of Goat and Darkplace. In an age where social media is so prevalent and where privacy is seemingly such a dirty word, it’s refreshing that Darkplace has chosen to keep himself/herself(?) anonymous so as to let the music do the talking. Based in Sweden About the End of the World (Icons Creating Evil Art) marks the mysterious entity’s debut full-length.

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Uniform Shares New Video for “The Shadow of God’s Hand” – Tour Dates Incoming

Sludge-Industrial Metal Band Uniform have released a new video for their track “The Shadow of God’s Hand.” The song comes off of their excellent 2020 album Shame, and just ahead of their full U.S. tour with Portrayal of Guilt. Check out the video now and the tour dates below! 

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Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Share New Single, Announce Collaborative Album

Thou has announced their collaborative album with Emma Ruth Rundle (appearing courtesy of Sargent House), May Our Chambers Be Full which sees its release October 30 via Sacred Bones. The collaboration started out as a project for Roadburn festival 2019 and the combination of all the artists is magical sounding. The lead single, “Ancestral Recall” exemplifies the spirit of the collaboration. Check it out right now!

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GUEST POST: Mem V. Stein Of Exumer/Skull Pit’s Top Ten Albums Of 2018

It’s December at Ghost Cult, so once again it’s time for “End Of Year” Guest posts! 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 all month long. We kick things off with Mem V. Stein of metal legends Exumer! Mem put out a new album with his side project this year, Skull Pit, with Tatsu of Church of Misery. Their self-titled debut is out now from Metal Blade! Here is Mem’s top 10 albums of 2018! Continue reading

Uniform – Wake In Fright

After multiple listens, I’m still attempting to find the right adjective to describe Uniform’s second full-length, Wake in Fright (Sacred Bones). I could use intense, but that probably wouldn’t fit the bill for the more subdued tracks like ‘Habit’ or ‘The Lost.’Continue reading