TOP DEATH METAL ALBUMS OF 2023 by Through the Cracks of Death


His mind sundered by unimaginable horrors, Richard Benton’s psyche shatters into twenty pieces, each trapped in its own maze of nightmares more surreal than the last…

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 11-10-23roop


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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Vastum Shares a New Single “Indwelling Archon” – New Album Coming Soon


Four years and one pandemic on from Orificial Purge, Vastum, the longest running band on the 20 Buck Spin roster, offers up its fifth bludgeoning document of psychic malaise and lost faith with Inward To Gethsemane. As before, the abject disgust unsparingly captured in Vastum’s unique approach continues to drape the music with an aura of discomfiting unease. Stream Vastum’s “Indwelling Archon” here:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Leila Abdul-Rauf – Phantasiai


No matter how much you write about a record, you can never quite fully encapsulate the feelings invoked by the music. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf’s (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, Fyrhtu) words about her new album, Phantasiai, go some way to explaining why this might be. She writes, by way of explanation of the record’s concept:

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival


 

Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival is here and it promises to be a unique experience. The debut the hotel-based fest is brought to you by the producers of Shadow Woods Productions, LLC and Shadow Woods Metal Fest, and is the winter-time companion to the Shadow Woods Metal Fest, expected back in action this summer. The Shadow Frost fest takes place on February 21st and 22d and will feature Oakland’s Vastum as well as a special set from their guitarist/ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf. Also on the bill are Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more! Check below for daily lineups with set times and all of their amazing vendor options.Continue reading


Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival Announces Set Times and Vendors!


Less than two weeks away, Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival has announced their daily lineups with set times and all of their amazing vendor options. The debut the hotel-based fest is brought to you by the producers of Shadow Woods Productions, LLC and Shadow Woods Metal Fest, and is set to take place on February 21st and 22d and will feature Oakland’s Vastum as well as a special set from their guitarist/ambient industrialist Leila Abdul-Rauf. Also on the bill are Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more! Continue reading


Migration Fest Tickets on Sale Now!


Migration Fest tickets are on sale now! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA.Continue reading


Migration Fest Books False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth and More!


Migration Fest is coming back for its third edition and it looks like a rager! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA.Continue reading


Contest Winner Annoucned for Shadow Frost Music and Arts Festival, Hotel Deal Ends This Weekend


Shadow Frost Music And Arts Festival is a little over a month away and Ghost Cult has wrapped up our contest! Dannielle B. from Brooklyn was won passes for her and a friend to attend Shadow Frost in Fredrick Maryland! Shadow Woods Metal Festivals and is produced by Shadow Woods Productions, LLC. This inaugural, hotel-based gala will feature sets from Vastum, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, Yatra and many more. The early-bird hotel room deal for the fest ends January 20th, so hustle up and book your room now!Continue reading