Symphony X – Savage Messiah: Live at Coventry Empire 4th June

Hot on the heels of the release of their latest album, Demons (Century Media), London based Savage Messiah are wasting no time in getting out on the road and promoting the hell out of it. Of the nine songs the band tears through in front of an excitable Coventry crowd, ‘The Fateful Dark’ is the sole representative of any of their previous releases, the others culled exclusively from the new record.Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses And Avenged Sevenfold Lead Download 2018

One of the biggest heavy music festivals in the world takes place starting today at Download Festival UK 2018 lifts off! With headliners like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold, one might be hard-pressed to find a better top of the bill in 2018. Ghost Cult brings you the day by day can’t miss bands in our preview below! Continue reading

WWE NXT Wrestling, Plus Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, And More Added To Download 2018

Download Festival 2018 has made another major announcement, adding 21 bands and WWE NXT Live! Wrestling to the line-up. Added to the bill are Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, CKY, Nothing More, Black Foxxes, Hell Is For Heroes and many more. WWE will bring an immersive NXT show starring Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Nikki Cross, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, The Undisputed Era and more. Continue reading

Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth And More Added To Download 2018

Volbeat, by Trebmal Photography

Already looking stacked with a huge lineup, Download Festival 2018 added 65 more bands today, including Volbeat, Baroness, The Bronx, Hatebreed, Greta Van Fleet, Cradle of Filth, Black Stone Cherry and many more. Download takes place August 8-10 at Donington Park. Full band list and ticket links below. Continue reading

REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Ghost, Lovebites, Babylon Fire, HammerFall and more…


The beauty to last weeks’ beast, the Ghost Cult album round-up is back for your vulgar delectation, and our final compilation of 2017 captures albums most Metal and most Melodic, shining a light on last-minute stocking fillers that St. Anne, rather than St Nick, would approve of… Continue reading

REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Week 43 (2017) – feat. Savage Messiah, Winds of Plague, Hollywood Undead, Sparzanza and more…

The Ghost Cult album round up is back in town, for your vulgar delectation…Continue reading

Savage Messiah – Album #4 will be “something different”


Speaking exclusively to Ghost Cult Magazine, Savage Messiah drummer Andrea Gorio spilled the beans on a shift in style for the multi-national thrash band.

And now we’re writing the new album, and hopefully we’ll record it by the end of the year to come out next year. Usually you have two years from one album to the next, and then we have some months to write, and then there’s six or seven months from when you record it to when it’s coming out, so you want to write quicker your material and get to the studio as soon as you can so you don’t waste any of that time.

We’re looking to write something different this time. Always, always it’ll be old school, but we’re thinking something more Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden is the favourite band of all four of us. It’s going to be more melodic, something more heavy metal. It’s cool writing thrashy and thrashing stuff, but I think it suits us better to be more heavy metal, more melodic. It’s going to be a bit different.

If you think about it, we are two English guys, I’m Italian and we have one guy who is Czech and we have one main thing in common, and that is Iron Maiden. We grew up with them, and we’re just metal kids who want to write good music. Dave (Silver) is a big fan of Judas Priest as well, and we’ll bring that in, and put that together, and I think it’s going to be our best album.


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