EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Almost Dead – “Destruction Is All We Know”

Bay Area Extreme Thrash and Groove metal band Almost Dead are releasing their new album – Destruction Is All We Know this week on January, 26th, 2024 via Innerstrength Records. They have teamed up with us at Ghost Cult to premiere their entire full-album stream! Destruction Is All We Know is next level Thrash for 2024! Stream it here!

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Darkness Everywhere (Light This City, Crepuscle, and More) Shares New Single “Reign of Chaos

New Melodic Death Metal band Darkness Everywhere unites vocalist – guitarist -drummer Ben Murray (Light This City), guitarist Cameron Stucky (Crepuscle), and renowned muscian, producer, and engineer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Pathology) on bass. The band was formed in late 2020 with the goal of writing songs heavily influenced by the classic mid-1990s Swedish Melo-Death sound. The Bay Area-based band will release their new full-length album, The Seventh Circle, will see a digital release on February 25th through Creator-Destructor – the label owned and operated by Murray. There will be a vinyl version to follow shortly after. The digital preorders are live at their Bandcamp. Listen to the first single “Reign of Chaos” right now!

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Machine Head Shares Behind The Scenes Video for their New Song “Circle The Drain”


Machine Head has shared a behind the scenes video for their presumed next single, “Circle the Drain”. The video goes through the genesis of the track started in 2018, from Robb Flynn singing demos into his phone’s voice records, to tracking the song at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland with Zack Ohren, to the moment when former members Phil Demmel and Dave McClain quit the band and more. Also revealed in the video, Naveen Koperweis (Entheos, ex Animosity, ex Animals As Leaders) recorded drums on the track, which Robb originally intended to be a duet with a female singer, such as Floor Jansen of Nightwish, and has a very melodic chorus. Continue reading

Watch Machine Head’s “Burn My Eyes 25” Lineup Perform “A Thousand Lies”

Machine Head has been rolling out new content weekly since announcing their “Burn My Eyes 25” reunion tour with original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos. Current members also include founder Robb Flynn and bassist/vocalist Jared MacEachern. The band has recruited two new as yet to be named additions for the band for the “modern” MH music half of the evening with tour format. Watch the band perform ‘A Thousand Lies” from Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner) live at Sharkbite Studios. Continue reading

Machine Heads Jared MacEachern Weighs in on “Burn My Eyes 25”

As Machine Head prepared for the “Burn My Eyes 25” reunion tour, dates are selling out fast worldwide. Bringing back in original members Logan Mader and Chris Kontos has been exciting news for fans. The band is also recruiting two new members for the band for the “modern” half of the evening with format. Watch bassist Jared MacEachern chat with veteran Metal Journalist Dom Lawson discuss his feelings on the BME 25 tour and much more. Continue reading

Exmortus Have Completed Recording Their New Album, Announce New Tour Dates

Exmortus recently entered Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren, and after ten days of non-stop shreddage, they’ve announced that they’ve completed recording their new album. Not only that, but they’ve also confirmed that they will be supporting Sabaton & Kreator on the first few shows of their upcoming U.S. tour! Continue reading

Exmortus Enter The Studio To Being Next Album, Joined By Warbringer Members

Shredtastic thrash metallers Exmortus have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. Taking place at Oakland’s famed Sharkbite Studios and produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Fallujah), the band have also added Warbringer members drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist Chase Becker for the recording.Continue reading

Machine Head Gives An Update On New Album, Teases New Song

Machine Head, by Meg Loyal Photography

Veteran modern metallers Machine Head have shared an update from the studio, where they are working on what will become their ninth studio album in their career, expected in 2018. They also played a snippet or a new song. You can watch it below.Continue reading

Inanimate Existance Supporting Cannabis Corpse on Upcoming US Tour


California technical death metallers Inanimate Existence will be supporting Cannibis Corpse and Mammoth Grinder on their US Tour. They will be touring behind their A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length, released this past Summer via Unique Leader Records.

The album was tracked by Max Zigman (Son Of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder:
Nov 28: Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
Nov 29: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Nov 30: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Dec 02: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Dec 03: Red 7 – Austin, TX
Dec 04: Limelight – San Antonio, TX
Dec 06: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Dec 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Dec 08: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 09: Strummers – Fresno, CA
Dec 10: The Metro – Oakland, CA
Dec 11: The Garage – Ventura, CA
Dec 12: The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 13: The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 14: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Dec 17: Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Dec 18: Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
Dec 19: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 20: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

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