Day: February 23, 2016

Glory Be To Ghost

Written by Ken Bowden on February 23, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Put up your horns ladies and gents, the metal world has caught Hollywood with their pants down yet again. Snagging the Grammy for Best Metal Performance this year was Ghost. Ghost is doing more of what we need (and let’s be honest want) to see at the glitzy and glamorous awards shows like the Grammy’s, the not so safe choice winning, and not simply to pacify naysers. If we are honest with ourselves, that’s historically what the Best Metal Performance category has been for the Grammy’s and similar shows, with the occasional nod to a winner who ISN’T already embraced by the mainstream.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not shitting in anyone’s cereal here, I don’t have one Grammy, let alone multiple, so what the fuck do I know? But I am extremely hard pressed to name an album as universally despised by fans as the audial terrorist attack that was Metallica’s “St. Anger”. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, GOOGLE IT, right now, don’t be shy. Seriously, pull out your phone, tablet, or boot up your computer and see for yourself what fans had to say across the expansive interwebz about the album. Not just “St. Anger” but other winners or even nominees, many of whom it was pretty much assumed upon announcement, would...

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The Maledict – Dread

The Maledict – Dread Written by Kelsie Lunsford on February 23, 2016 for Bloodrock Media Australian death/doom band, The Maledict, is set to release their self-produced debut studio album, Dread on March 4th. The four piece band consists of Ian McLean’s screaming vocals, Stuart Henry’s sick guitar riffs, Stuart McCarthy rockin’ the bass guitar, and Karl Freitag beating away on drums. If you’re not familiar with The Maledict, you’re honestly missing out on some vantablack, exquisitely morose, death metal. Dread will quite literally rock death metal fan’s Chucks off. One of the first things one will notice while listening...

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