Strigoi Share “Bathed in A Black Sun” Single and Video – New EP Coming Soon

With new EP, Bathed in A Black Sun, due for release on November 03rd, via Season of Mist records, Strigoi have just dropped the title track as a single and video. This is the first music to be heard off the next record from Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost, Vallenfyre) and co. Head into the article below to catch the video and find out more.

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INTERVIEW: Hamish Glencross of Godthyrmm (ex-Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride) “Distortions” Album Breakdown


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Hamish Glencross of Godthyrmm (ex-Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Solstice) to discuss the just-released second album from the band – “Distortions!” It’s out now via Profound Lore! We chatted about the new album, his adjustment to being a frontman, their trilogy of albums, how their friendship with Pallbearer influenced the band, guest appearances, the influence of Metallica and classic metal, and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Godthrymm – Distortions


And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Blank canvas. Blank page. No words. Then came … Poetry. Psalms. Hymns. The power and the glory. OMG – Oh My Godthrymm! This is the one, my good brothers – one for the ages, one for the rampages, the spillages, the courageous.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Strigoi – Viscera


In 2010 following the death of his father, Paradise Lost’s founding guitar player and principle songwriter Gregor Mackintosh formed Vallenfyre with Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride). The aim was to provide an outlet for his grief by recording the heavier black / death metal-influenced music he had been writing, with Gregor also on vocal duties, a role he had never performed in Paradise Lost. In 2018 after three albums Gregor announced the project had come to a close, but from the ashes rose Strigoi, formed with Vallenfyre bassist Chris Casket (Devilment, ex Extreme Noise Terror), which would continue in a similar vein with 2019’s debut album Abandon All Faith.

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Vallenfyre Announces Final Show, New Project To Follow

As the band predicted when they released their excellent 2017 album For Those Who Fear Him (Century Media), the end of Vallenfyre was coming in 2018. Now they have announced their final show this September in the UK, and tickets are on sale at the link below. The band will play out their string of planned tour dates and festivals this summer as well. A new band is being planned from the ashes of this one, dubbed Strigoi. Strigoi features leader Greg Macintosh and live bassist Chris Casket. Continue reading

Metal Mark’s Top Twenty Metal Albums Of 2017

2017 was a huge year for metal releases. Continue reading

Damnation Festival 2017 – Live At Leeds University Union

Dragged Into Sunlight, by Rich Price Photography

Over the course of its 12 incarnations, Leeds based Damnation Festival has grown into surely the most important yearly event for underground music lovers the UK has to offer. Far from merely an Extreme Metal festival, Damnation is the closest the UK has to the all-encompassing nature of Roadburn in its celebration of a wide spectrum of sub-genres. This year’s edition seemed to be especially diverse with a rich amount of Extreme Metal sitting alongside expansive entities and experimental Prog outfits. With four stages within the single complex of the Leeds University Union, and a sell-out capacity crowd (admittedly reduced to counter crowding issues from previous editions), the layout does appear labyrinthian at first, but is pretty intuitive and easy to follow pretty quickly; which with a stacked lineup from top to bottom, makes the continuous rushing from stage to stage a little more bearable at least.Continue reading

Damnation Brings The Heaviest And Grimmest One-Dayer To Leeds Today

Dragged Into Sunlight, by Rich Price Photography

The time is nigh! Damnation Festival, the UK’s top one-day underground metal festival is back today at Leeds University Union. The fest is totally sold out again and headlined by Bloodbath, Sodom, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Paradise Lost, Dying Fetus, Dragged Into Sunlight, Nails and many more. Continue reading

Vallenfyre – Implore – Wolfbastard: Rebellion Bar, Manchester

Fun and Black metal aren’t a combination of words you’re likely to hear too often, but Oldham’s Wolfbastard evidently doesn’t hold much stock in the more serious nature of the genre. They did a great job of setting the scene for the night with a rare mix of crust infused black metal and a cracking sense of humour. Comprising mainly of members of other local favourites Burial, their clever song titles and banter between songs, certainly got more than a few laughs from the audience, and managed to instil a real sense of fun in the audience from the start of the gig. Continue reading

Vallenfyre, Grave Pleasures, And Leng Tch’e All Added to Damnation 2017

Three more top-notch bands added to the ranks of Damnation Festival 2017 as Vallenfyre, Grave Pleasures, And Leng Tch’e are added to the bill. Tickets are running out for the UK’s top festival event of the late year.Continue reading