Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown 2023: Part 1 (75-41)


2013 saw Ghost Cult crown Surgical Steel (Carcass) as our inaugural Album of the Year in a democratic aggregated vote process, untouched by editorial hands (other than the sliding of the abacus balls from one side to the other – or rather the logging of votes and the use of a rather rudimentary spreadsheet), a format we continue to utilise as the years pass, and the seasons grey. Our dedicated team of writers, editors, photographers make their submissions on demand following a month of much wringing-of-hands and profanities being aimed into the editorial mailbox.Continue reading

Lamb Of God Books Dethklok, Chimaira, Poison The Well, At The Gates, Soulfly, COC and More for Headbangers Boat’ 2024


Modern metal legends just concluded their debut voyage of their Headbangers Ball Cruise, and now have announced the first bands booked for the 2024 edition. Sailing on the Norwegian Gem ship and cruising to the Dominican Republic, the 2024 cruise will feature Lamb Of God, along with Dethklok, Chimaira, Poison The Well, At The Gates, Soulfly, Corrosion of Conformity and many more. The full lineup so far is below but the exact dates of the cruise are not yet announced. The cruise is organized by Sixthman (Chris Jericho, Coheed and Cambria cruises), which is in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line. There will also be an appearance by Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s solo band, as well as stand-up comedy by Shayne Smith and Mike Abrusci. Watch the announcement now by D. Randall Blythe on the cruise. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Unearth – Revocation – Entheos – High Command at Saint Vitus Bar


Unearth and Revocation kicked off their co-headlining tour at Saint Vitus on Friday. The fate of the night appeared uncertain as earlier that day severe flooding shut down subway lines and landed parts of the city knee-deep in water. Although the show was technically sold out, Vitus was, dare I say, comfortable. It felt like a more exclusive and intimate experience than the usual ATM vestibule loitering.

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Unearth Kicking Off Co-headline Tour with Revocation This Week

Celebrating 25 years as a band, Unearth are setting off on their co-headling North American tour Revocation starting this Friday, September 29th. Featuring support from Entheos and High Command, the live run sees Unearth promoting their latest full-length, The Wretched; The Ruinous. Check out this article for dates and more.

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual LIVE Rock and Metal News Show 7-14-23

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #interviews #newmusicfriday #metalfestivals #tourdates #metalconcerts #vinylcollector #metalmerch

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INTERVIEW: Trevor Phipps of Unearth Breaks Down “The Wretched; The Ruinous” And 25 Years of Music

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Trevor Phipps of Metalcore legends Unearth! The band just released their awesome The Wretched, The Ruinious (read our review here) via Century Media! Trevor did a track-by-track breakdown of the entire new album, discussed changes in the band over the years, and reflected on 25 years as a band.

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CONCERT REVIEW: The Halo Effect – Unearth – High Command Live at The Worcester Palladium


Upstairs at the Worcester Palladium, a venue that most closely resembles a bougie studio apartment, was the host of one of the most anticipated tours of the early summer. Let’s take a journey through the March to Milwaukee Tour, featuring supergroup The Halo Effect, Unearth, and High Command. First up for the night on this world premiere tour was Worcester Massachusetts’ own High Command. Bringing old-school heavy metal, a chain-link microphone stand, a guitarist wearing an executioner’s mask, and an 8-foot-long, broadsword on the stage… these folks sure as hell know how to open up a show. Pummeling riffs, teeth-grinding vocals, and grooves are so infectious. you may want to call a doctor afterward. If you close your eyes you would think that UFO and Goatwhore made a band together. Brandishing a long sword out on stage, I straight up thought they were going to break a pipe in the ceiling… remember, we’re upstairs at the Palladium. You got 8.5-foot ceilings, MAX. Awesome band, I had no idea that they were a local band until after the show. But that only makes the next band of the show even more hype moment for the crowd.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Unearth – The Wretched; The Ruinous


Everything is cyclical, isn’t it? These days I read numerous think pieces telling me how Nu-Metal is experiencing a revival. There are even young bands like Tetrarch and Tallah that openly identify themselves as being nu-metal acts. Would’ve never thought that possible ten years ago. No way. But yet here we are, and it seems like we all plan to attend the Coal Chamber show.

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