Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn and More to Headline Hellfest 2021

Hellfest Open Air recently completed its first-ever online streaming festival. Hopefully, the real thing is coming back next summer! The venerable metal and rock fest announced their lineup for 2021, with most of the bands slated to have played in 2020, but canceled due to COVID-19. Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn, Volbeat, Opeth, Dropkick Murphys, Northlane, Deep Purple, Wardruna, Rival Sons, Devin Townsend, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more will perform. Ten more bands will be added soon. Thirteen bands slated to play in 2020, but cannot attend 2021 include Incubus, Mastodon, Infectious Groove, Thy Art Is Murder, Alter Bridge, Baby Metal, Joyous Wolf, Unleashed, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Body Count and August Burns Red.Continue reading

Clutch – Killswitch Engage – – Cro-Mags JM Live at The Capitol Theatre

In one of the killer tours of late summer, Killswitch Engage armed with their new album and Clutch riding high on a series of new covers/singles totally lit up the night at The Capitol Theatre. The quaint and historic theater in sleepy Port Chester, New York has been around forever. It’s known as “The Original Rock Palace” for a reason. When a co-headline tour like this comes around the place fills up and the pit jumps off! Opening the show on this tour was Cro-Mags JM (as in John Joseph and Mackie Jason). The band played their hits, and considering they were both early influences on both bill toppers, this pairing is a great fit! Clutch has been on fire the last few years and are a must-see band live! Few frontmen can command a crowd as Neal Fallon can. Lastly, KsE came armed to the teeth with new music to play. The crushing ‘Unleashed’, and the soulful Punk energy of ‘I Am Broken Too’ are straight-up face-melters from their new album Atonement (Metal Blade) which was not quite out at the time of this show. Check out Rosa Miller’s photos from the night and do not miss these bands when they hit your town for a show!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Killswitch Engage Performing “Unleashed”

Killswitch Engage recently released their new album Atonement, their first for Metal Blade Records. The lead track ‘Unleashed’ is one of the best songs of the year, and you can watch pro-shot footage of the band performing it live recently, at The Space in Las Vegas, Nevada.Continue reading

Watch Killswitch Engage Perform Their New Single “Unleashed” for the First Time

Killswitch Engage dropped their bomb new single ‘Unleashed’ from their upcoming Metal Blade Records debut Atonement, due out this August 16th. The performed the track live for the very first time at Rock The Park in Harris Park, Quebec. Check out the fan-filmed video (Editor’s Note: apologies for so-so audio).Continue reading

Killswitch Engage Streams New Single – “Unleashed”

Killswitch Engage has finally shared new music, their new song ‘Unleashed’ is now avaialble to purchase and stream. The song is an absolute beast and one of the heaviest KsE songs ever. Hopefully, we’ll get new details about the album soon! The track is the first new music for the band from their new album Atonement, due out later in 2019 via Metal Blade Records. You can catch the band on tour this summer with Clutch and Cro-Mags JM. Listen to unleashed right now!Continue reading

Killswitch Engage’s “Unleashed” Hits Satellite Radio, Due on DSPs Tomorrow

As we get hype for new Killswitch Engage music, their new single ‘Unleashed’ hit satellite radio on Saturday, June 22nd, two days before it is available to purchase and stream. We heard the track on Sirius XM/Octane, hosted by Jose Mangin, and the track did not disappoint whatsoever! Our hot take is that this track is extremely brutal, with the great choruses you come to expect from the band. We’ll do a full review after the track drops tomorrow, which we will also share. The track will be the first new music for the band from their as yet untitled album for their new label, Metal Blade Records. You can catch the band on tour this summer with Clutch and Cro-Mags JM. Continue reading

REVIEW: Maryland Deathfest 2019

Maryland Deathfest held their annual festival in the venerable city of Baltimore a few weeks back. The four-day is one of the best-run independent underground metal festivals in the world. As usual Ghost Cult was on hand for the festivities, with Hillarie Jason bringing you her spectacular eye on bands through photos. Continue reading

October 26th 2018 New Music Releases

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Unleashed – The Hunt For White Christ

Whenever the subject of Vikings and Swedish Death Metal arises, Stockholm’s Unleashed invariably find themselves at the forefront of any debate or conversation along with hairy growlers Amon Amarth. Lazy and unnecessary musical comparisons have constantly plagued both sides over the years, but the two remain quite different beasts. Whereas the beardy bunch from Tumba dove straight into Viking folklore, long-ships and battleaxes right from their inception, the more Black Metal influenced Unleashed took their time, remaining just as comfortable tackling different subjects such as war, evil, politics, the media, murder and social injustice, sometimes even evoking the spirit of Manowar by writing songs simply for the glory of METAL. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2019 Announces Daily Lineups, All Tickets On Sale

Maryland Deathfest has announced their daily lineups for the 2019 festival. Last week they made their “round two” announcement, but “a handful of bands will be announced this week to wrap up the billing”. All ticket options are now on sale at the link below. Continue reading