ALBUM REVIEW: Necrot – Lifeless Birth


 

Despite crust death metallers Necrot forming in 2011, the Oaklanders’ newest slab is only the trio’s third full-length in their brief-yet-inviting discography.

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INTERVIEW: Luca Indrio of Necrot Discusses “Lifeless Birth” – Riffs and Growing a Monster


Ghost Cult Keefy once again chatted with Luca Indrio of Necrot to discuss their new album “Lifeless Birth” – due out on April 12th, 2024 via Tankcrimes! Luca discussed the rise of the Bay Area death metal band, working with Tankcrimes label, details about the new album, and the opportunities the success of the band has brought the band! Continue reading


Necrot Shares a New Single and Visualizer “Drill The Skull” – New Album “Lifeless Birth” Incoming


Necrot continues their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist, and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 with guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joining the following year, the Oakland, California, trio offers Lifeless Birth as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings. Lifeless Birth will see its release via the Tankcrimes label on April 12th 2024! The band just finished up the recent Brainsqueeze Tour with Municipal Waste Ghoul and Dead Heat (review here). Stream the new single single “Drill The Skull” now and pre-order the album below.Continue reading


Ghoul Shares a New Music Video for “Ratlicker” – Brainsqueeze Tour Dates with Municipal Waste, Necrot and Dead Heat Ongoing


Creepsylvania’s treasured masked mutants, Ghoul, have unleashed a live lyric video for “Ratlicker.” The rowdy canticle comes off the band’s Noxious Concoctions EP released last month on Tankcrimes. Watch Ghoul’s “Ratlicker” lyric video here:Continue reading


Morbikon Books Tour Dates with Early Moods, and Appearance at Decibel Metal And Beer Pre-Fest and Milwaukee Metal Fest


Following their maiden live appearances in 2023, including sets at Full Terror Assault Fest and Decibel Metal And Beer Fest, and a run of dates with Flesher, international black metal group Morbikon brings the live mayhem into 2024 with a run of Spring tour dates with Early Moods. Tickets and music on sale at the links below. Continue reading


PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 2-16-24


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INTERVIEW: Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records Talks DIY Record Labels, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, and More


Keefy caught up with Scotty Health of Tankcrimes, a most excellent Metal and Punk record label from Northern California. Scotty detailed his entire origin story, how he got started with D.I.Y. zines, shows, and labels. He has grown Tankcrimes into a monster label with killer acts such as Necrot, Deathgrave, Morbikon, Dystopia, Dead Heat, BAT, Ghoul, and more! More than that, Scotty has been a leader in the Metal and Hardcore scene, also offering incredible merch options, and great customer service too. Tankcrimes is also sponsoring the “The Brainsqueeze Tour” with Municipal Waste, Ghoul, and Necrot too! Continue reading


Necrot Shares a New Single “Cut The Cord” – New Album “Lifeless Birth” Coming Soon via Tankcrimes


Necrot continues their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist, and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 with guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joining the following year, the Oakland, California, trio offers Lifeless Birth as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings. Lifeless Birth will see its release via the Tankcrimes label on April 12th 2024! Stream the debut single “Cut The Cord” now and pre-order the album below.Continue reading


GIFT GUIDE: Black Friday and Holiday Gifts for Rockers and Metalheads 2023


 

We are back for another year of our list of what to get the music lover that already has everything? Find out with our handy 2023 Black Friday and Holiday Gift guide For Rockers and Metalheads. Check out all the links below to support bands, labels, festivals, record stores, and other small and local businesses this year for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. And don’t forget to donate to some worthwhile charities on Giving Tuesday!

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EP REVIEW: Dead Heat – Endless Torment


 

“Drinking beer, smoking marijuana, listening to Judas Priest…” stems from a shoddy news report detailing the Judas Priest lawsuit trial from 1990. But for those in the know, the sample from the said report was the awesome opening touch that Nails went with on the Among the Arches of Intolerance/In Pain single from 2015. If you don’t own the Decibel Magazine flexi, do yourself a favor and give it a listen on your preferred streaming platform. The same beer-swilling, reefer madness slogan would make perfect sense paired with another Oxnard, California standout in Dead Heat.

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