EP REVIEW: Escuela Grind – DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL


Yeah, you can score one more for the good guys up here representing extreme metal in New England. Massachusetts more specifically. And that’s not against our friends in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Rhode Island as they are also vital components of the scene, but Massachusetts just hits a little differently.Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Alluvial – Death Is But A Door


Atlanta-based Alluvial hit the scene running in 2017 with their independently released full-length debut The Deep Longing For Annihilation, a wholly instrumental Death Metal record which caught the ears of the mighty Nuclear Blast Records, who subsequently snapped them up for their follow up Sarcoma in 2021. Continue reading


END OF YEAR GUEST POST: Tony Rouse of At The Plates – Top Albums of 2023


We are still wrapping up all the goodness of 2023 with some fun guest posts from bands, friends and fiends. Tony Rouse of At The Plates is dropping their new album for all tastes Omnivore on January 5th, 2024! Pre-rder Omnivore here:
https://attheplates.bandcamp.com/album/omnivore In the meantime, check out his list of his top albums for 2023. Continue reading


END OF YEAR GUEST POST: Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples Of Verity – Top Albums of 2023


We are still wrapping up all the goodness of 2023 with some fun guest posts from bands, friends, and fiends! Our bro – drummer and producer Corey Pierce of God Forbid and Disciples Of Verity has a lot of plates spinning for 2024 with shows, new music, and more! Check his list of top Albums that came out in 2023. Continue reading


END OF YEAR GUEST POST: Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition – Top Albums of 2023


We are still wrapping up all the goodness of 2023 with some fun guest posts from bands, friends, and fiends! Check out this list from Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition, Fore, formerly of Venom Inc., and more. Continue reading


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Matt Cook’s Top 25 Albums of 2023



With our sights set on the end of one year and the start of another, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Ghost Cult scribe (and part of our new, expanded reviews editorial team) Matt Cook has great taste in metal, has the most luxurious beard on staff, and is a great dude. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023!Continue reading


Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Skálmöld, Kataklysm, Insomnium, Suffocation, Halocene, and Suicidal Angels Booked for Basinfire Fest


Basinfirefest has announced the first eight bands of its eighteenth edition. Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Skálmöld, Kataklysm, Insomnium, Suffocation, Halocene, and Suicidal Angels all appear at the festival, June 27th – 29th 2024, near the town of Spálené Poříčí in the Czech Republic. Read more from the event about these additions below.

Continue reading


Hellfest 2024 Books Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Body Count, Biohazard, Mr. Bungle and More


Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!

Continue reading


Graspop Metal Meeting 2024 Books Tool, Machine Head, Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy, Megadeth and More


Graspop Metal Meeting, one of the most acclaimed metal festivals in the world has finalized more names for their 2024 new lineup. Final headliner Alice Cooper has joined the bill with 83 other bands for year 27! Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy and Megadeth as part of 130+ other bands. The fest takes place from Thursday 20 June through Sunday 23 June 2024 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 25th at the link below.

Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases 11-3-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

Continue reading