EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Spiritual Deception Shares Their New Music Video for “Beyond Perception and Matter”

Italian Death Metal band Spiritual Deception has teamed up with Ghost Cult to share their new music video for the track “Beyond Perception and Matter!” The band will release their first-ever full-length release, Semitae Mentis. The album features guest contributions by Karl Sanders (Nile) and Luc Lemay (Gorguts). Semitae Mentis will be out on February 9, 2024, via Amputated Vein Records will release the album on physical formats, with Earache Records handling digital distribution. Watch the video here!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Suffocation – Hymns From The Apocrypha


Brutal Technical Death Metal begins and ends with Suffocation.

Full stop.

The titans of industry have had a stranglehold on the masses for decades now. Hymns From The Apocrypha (Nuclear Blast Records) is simply a six-years-in-the-waiting culmination of a desire to continue to reign supreme. Even with the half-decade wait between records, any amount of time between Suffocation releases feels like an eternity.

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All the signs are there: this is not going to be the easiest listening experience. From the likely purposefully awkward moniker, the cacophony of guest musicians (mostly drummers) and the self-processed palette of influences that range from Technical Death Metal to Classical; it does seem that Extreme Metaller’s OWDWYR purpose is to intrigue and to baffle in equal measure. The result of this; debut release Receptor (Self-Released) is, as expected, manic and as such, warrants hearing.

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Xoth Shares a Drop New Single “Sporecraft Zero” – New Album Coming Soon

Seattle technical death/black metal maestros Xoth are proud to announce that its first single “Sporecraft Zero” has ascended to the stars and premiered here at Ghost Cult! Taken from its upcoming third album Exogalatic, due out Nov. 3 via Dawnbreed Records, the single is also available on all major digital streaming providers. Listen to the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tomb Mold – The Enduring Spirit


Technical progressive Death Metal trailblazers Tomb Mold must have known they had something remarkably special on their hands when label 20 Buck Spin announced out of nowhere on social media that The Enduring Spirit would be released.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Cryptopsy – Abysmal Dawn – Visceral Disgorge – Reaping Asmodeia – Warforged Live at El Corazon


30 years ago, I hadn’t heard of Cryptopsy. When a friend played them for me 20 years ago, I did not like what I had heard. I knew it was good, but there was no way I was going to listen to it, or ever see that band live. 20 years later, I was thrilled to see Cryptopsy perform at last.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cryptopsy – As Gomorrah Burns


It was while spinning my wheels at the mercy of a delayed flight from London to Berlin, on about the fifth listen to As Gomorrah Burns, the forthcoming record by Montreal, Canada’s Cryptopsy on Nuclear Blast Records that the album finally opened up, like a poisoned flower, and revealed its full merit.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Till the Dirt – Outside the Spiral

In 1991 Alice in Chains landed themselves a place on the Clash of the Titans tour, opening for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Unsurprisingly, a band now synonymous with Grunge wasn’t fully embraced by the largely Thrash-devoted audiences. The irony of time is not just that Alice in Chains went on to commercially outshine the other bands that shared the stage with them on that tour, the years have seen their tentacles creep their way into many a metal band and sub-genre.

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INTERVIEW: Brendon Small Part 2: Metalocalypse – Dethklok – Dethalbum IV and Dealing with a Burglary

In the second part of this two-part feature, Omar Cordy and Brendon Small of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse – Dethklok discuss the making of Dethklok’s “Dethalbum IV”, the difference between the album and movie score, and Brendon’s guitar robbery.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dethklok – Dethalbum IV


It’s going to be a big year for Dethklok with their new album, movie, and co-headling tour with Babymetal. It’s been over 10 years since we’ve heard anything from Nathan Explosion and the gang and the fact they are back deserves celebration.

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