I was a bit concerned when I got the press materials from Grove Street’s The Path to Righteousness (UNFD) as it stated that these English lads were looking to deliver something that blended elements from Hardcore, Metal, Hip Hop and other nineties buzzwords. Hell, I believe the copy read something like “the Beastie Boys with breakdowns, Pantera with prose,” and suddenly a giant exclamation point jolted out of my head like it was a Hideo Kojima production.
Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Otep Shamaya of OTEP to discuss the new album – “The God Slayer” – out now via Cleopatra Records! OTEP discusses the journey to the new release, overcoming tragedy in the last few years, choosing which artists to cover, the one cover song that didn’t make the album, looking back at Nu Metal and its current popularity, her return to touring, the new vinyl version of “Hydra” and more! Continue reading →
It’s tempting to compare a band from New Zealand to Alien Weaponry, but the tribal folk of Shepherds Reign‘s homeland is woven into the fabric of their songs in a manner more like what Sepultura did on the Roots album.
CMFT2 (Decibel Cooper / BMG) is the second solo album from one of the largest mouths in Metal, a musician who you might have thought had all bases covered for his creative output by virtue of being the frontman in two wildly successful bands.
Corey Taylor(Slipknot, Stone Sour) has released a ferocious new song, “Talk Sick”, taken from his forthcoming solo studio album, CMF2. The album is set to arrive on 15th September via Decibel Cooper/BMG. Watch the lyric video and stream the song on all DSPs now!
In case you forgot or were not alive, the late 1990s was a time when every Metal record label was jumping on the bandwagon of trend-hopping and hunting for the next “big thing” mostly Nu Metal or Nirvana’s take on pre-Grunge revival of Punk vibes. With almost no websites yet, pundits at music magazines, radio, and MTV, had declared metal dead (many bands would say otherwise, all the while the underground excelled like never before with stellar releases.
Slipknot will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their All Hope Is Gone album from 2008, released on Roadrunner Records. They will drop a live album – Live at MSG, honoring the band’s first concert at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” – Madison Square Garden in New York City. The album featured new artwork by Clown, and vinyl variants have been made available now at the links below-featuring band members’ selected custom-colored limited editions themselves. The band has now shared a new HD version of their classic “Dead Memories” music video on YouTube! Pre-order the album now and watch the clip below!
Saturday, and as will be of no surprise to anyone, it was pretty damn hot today too, people were noticeably moving much slower through the arena, and people were checking their phones for the forecast of tomorrow’s storm with excitement.
Setting what surely must be some sort of record, Texan metalcore merchants Lockjaw finally release their full-length studio debut twenty-five years after coming into existence. Formed in 1998, the band garnered a decent live reputation but disappeared shortly into the 2000s. Reactivated with a little tweaking in the personnel department, the independently released ‘Deadlights’ single appeared in 2018 followed by four more songs released over 2021 and 2022. Always moving towards a full-length album, Lockjaw 2.0 now deliver on that promise with Relentless (AISAUS/The Orchard), a record sure to please many a groove metal enthusiast.
After hearing horror stories about the queues I was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the hollow turn of Donington for Download Festival 2023, and was parked up within 10 minutes. Not to dismiss the stories is it close the rather excellent download festival app a tool which I would find invaluable during my visit constantly advising incoming travellers of reach to avoid owing to congestion.Continue reading →