ALBUM REVIEW: Fu Manchu – The Return of Tomorrow


Fu Manchu formed in 1985 as Hardcore-Punk outfit Virulence whose sole release 1988’s If This Isn’t A Dream… has been reissued by Southern Lord. After this came a name and musical style change reminiscent of Corrosion of Conformity who undertook a similar evolution themselves. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Baroness – Red Fang – Lybica Live at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center


In September of 2023, Baroness released their sixth studio album Stone (Abraxan Hymns, review here) and with the summer concert season heating up, they are touring to support it. That tour recently came to the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) in Harrisburg, PA.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive


Five albums into their career, the fact Pallbearer was once a Doom Metal band has faded into the haze of the atmosphere that dominates Mind Burns Alive (Nuclear Blast Records). Of all the metal sub-genres, fans of doom metal are the most forgiving when it comes to a band outgrowing the confines of the genre. Perhaps this is just Brett Campbell’s beautiful singing voice distracting you from the lyrics, which are as equally as bleak as those on the previous album. There might be a marginally more optimistic tone to “Where the Light Fades.” These depressive expressions are a thread of continuity tethering this bands’ entire body of work. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical 179 – High On Fire’s “Commeth The Storm” Reviewed and Gimme Metal Vinyl Unboxing


Time for a chaser episode! Let’s review and unbox @High On Fire’s new album “Cometh The Storm” out now via MNRK Heavy! Nik unboxes the vinyl variant from Gimme Metal and we tell the story of Gimme Radio! Nik is also unnecessarily mad at Keefy.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Watchers – Nyctophilia


California. Beaches, blue skies, and blazing sunshine. Unless you’re The Watchers, of course. In which case it’s all about darkness, shadows, and a predilection towards all things of a nocturnal nature. Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-19-24


What are you getting this week!?
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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-19-24


What are you getting this week!?
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INTERVIEW: Chris Evans of Lord Dying Discusses “Clandestine Transcendence” and Going Heavier


In this episode, Ghost Cult Keefy chatted with Chris Evans of Lord Dying to talk about their new album “Clandestine Transcendence” – out now via MNRK Heavy ! Chris caught us up on changes in the bands’ lineup since their last album, trying new stylistic approaches, concept albums, artwork, and his favorite albums he never gets sick of.

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Castle Signs a New Record Deal with Hammerheart Records, New Album Due Later in 2024


Hammerheart Records are proud to announce they have signed Castle for a worldwide release of the new album in September 2024, dubbed Evil Remains. More details to be announced soon. The record release will coincide with a 22 date European tour, their first since 2018.Continue reading