ALBUM REVIEW: Apes – Penitence


At this point, anything Extreme Metal that comes from Canada is sure to be a punishing, gruesome affair. It’s as automatic a thing as a Canuck apologizing for merely existing. Continue reading


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Will See The Comeback for Year of The Knife on Stage


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2024 has added the comeback of Year of The Knife, in their first live performance since their horrific and life threatening van accident in June 2023. The band released their amazing album No Love Lost via Pure Noise Records last year. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Matt Cook’s Top 25 Albums of 2023



With our sights set on the end of one year and the start of another, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Ghost Cult scribe (and part of our new, expanded reviews editorial team) Matt Cook has great taste in metal, has the most luxurious beard on staff, and is a great dude. Check out his top picks for his Top Albums of 2023!Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2023: Part 2 (40-21)


After such a fine introduction to the albums that have soundtracked our 2023 (Part 1 – 75-41), we now get into the belly of the beast and plunge on through the never, a testament to the diversity and abundance of alternative and heavy music that availed and impressed us this year.
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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Year of the Knife – No Love Lost


 

We can’t delve quite into Year of the Knife’s No Love Lost (Pure Noise Records) without addressing the unfortunate accident that this Delaware collective endured this Summer. For those not in the know consult the internet and read up on what happened in Salt Lake City this July.

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases Preview 10-27-23


 

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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Ghost Cult’s Weekly Ritual – Rock and Metal News Show Livestream 10-13-23


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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Year of The Knife Share a New Single and Visualizer for “Your Control”


 

Year of The Knife recently announced their new album, No Love Lost, due out October 27th, 2023 from Pure Noise Records. The album finds Year of The Knife at their most sonically honed with nine lean and vicious songs that clock in at a blistering 20 minutes. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Nails, The Armed, Code Orange), No Love Lost sounds truly massive, a crushing amalgam of hardcore and death metal influences that demands your attention and stays with you long after its concise runtime. The band has shared a new single and visualizer for “Your Control!” This follows the first two singles “Wish” and “Last Laugh!” Those tracks features guest vocals from some of heavy music’s greatest, with the former featuring Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg and the latter featuring Dylan Walker of Full of Hell. Stream the new single now and pre-order the new album at the link below. Profits from the album’s sales will be going directly to the members’ ongoing recovery efforts.

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Year Of The Knife’s Madi Watkins Has Been Released from The Hospital Three Months After The Band’s Van Crash


After three months of intensive care, many surgeries, rehab and more, Madi Watkins of hardcore band Year of the Knife has been released from the hospital. You can watch a video of her release below the band shared on social media. Immediately following the crash, Madi was in critical condition, while other members of the Delaware group have sustained broken bones and other injuries, but were in stable condition. Madi has a long-road still before a 100% recovery and the bands GoFundMe is Still in Effect. The band will release their new album No Love Lost on October 27th via Pure Nosie Records, and the label is donating all proceeds from the album to the band.

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