Metal Hammers 100 Best Albums of 2017

Earlier this week we revealed that Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year was Emperor Of Sand by Mastodon, and we weren’t alone in thinking so highly of the record. In their latest issue, the good people at Metal Hammer revealed their 100 Best Albums Of 2017, and the latest release from Mastodon topped their list as well.

Check out a full breakdown of their choices below!

100. Hey Colossus – “The Guillotine“
99. Rebirth Of Nefast – “Tabernaculum“
98. Bokassa – “Divide & Conquer“
97. Forgotten Tomb – “We Owe You Nothing“
96. Implore – “Subjugate“
95. Betraying The Martyrs – “The Resilient“
94. The Night Flight Orchestra – “Amber Galactic“
93. Hallatar – “No More Stars Upon The Bridge“
92. R.I.P – “In The Wind“
91. Botanist – “Collective: The Shape Of He To Come“
90. Blaze Bayley – “Endure And Survive“
89. Arugs – “From Fields Of Fire“
88. Necromandus – “Necromandus“
87. Pagan Altar – “The Room Of Shadows“
86. Primus – “The Desaturating Seven“
85. Septicflesh – “Codex Omega“
84. Ufomammut – “8“
83. Comeback Kid – “Outsider“
82. Förgjord – “Uhripuu“
81. Circle – “Terminal“
80. Helheim – “Landawarijar“
79. H.E.A.T – “Into The Great Unknown“
78. Integrity – “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume“
77. Ho99o9 – “United States Of Horror“
76. Caligula’s Horse – “In Contact“
75. August Burns Red – “Phantom Anthem“
74. Battle Beast – “Bringer Of Pain“
73. Papa Roach – “Crooked Teeth“
72. Fleurety – “The White Death“
71. Cannibal Corpse – “Red Before Black“
70. The Haunted – “Strength In Numbers“
69. Nicole Sabouné – “Miman“
68. Ghost Bath – “Starmourner“
67. Sons Of Apollo – “Psychotic Symphony“
66. Dragonforce – “Reaching Into Infinity“
65. Oxbow – “Thin Black Duke“
64. Tchornobog – “Tchornobog“
62. Vuur – “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities”
61. Blood Command – “Cult Drugs“
60. Iced Earth – “Incorruptible“
59. Bell Witch – “Mirror Reaper“
58. Deep Purple – “Infinite“
57. Darkest Hour – “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora“
56. Thy Art Is Murder – “Dear Desolation“
55. Akercocke – “Renaissance In Extremis“
54. The Bronx – “V“
53. Disperse – “Foreword“
52. The Great Discord – “The Rabbit Hole“
51. Mutoid Man – “War Moans“
50. Accept – “The Rise Of Chaos“
49. Whoredom Rife – “Dommedagskvad“
48. Alice Cooper – “Paranormal“
47. Here Lies Man – “Here Lies Man“
46. Cradle Of Filth – “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay“
45. Horisont – “About Time“
44. Wear Your Wounds – “WYW“
43. Threshold – “Legends Of The Shire“
42. Elder – “Reflections Of A Floating World“
41. AFI – “AFI (The Blood Album)“
40. Arch Enemy – “Will To Power“
39. Stray From The Path – “Only Death Is Real“
38. The Lurking Fear – “Out Of The Voiceless Grave“
37. Northlane – “Mesmer“
36. At The Drive-In – “In.ter.a.li.a“
35. Body Count – “Bloodlust“
34. Power Trip – “Nightmare Logic“
33. Full Of Hell – “Trumpeting Ecstasy“
32. Spectral Voice – “Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing“
31. Perturbator – “New Model“
30. The Contortionist – “Clairvoyant“
29. The Ruins Of Beverast – “Exuvia“
28. Sikth – “The Future In Whose Eyes?“
27. Prophets Of Rage – “Prophets Of Rage“
26. Trivium – “The Sin And The Sentence“
25. Royal Thunder – “Wick“
24. Amenra – “Mass VI“
23. Employed To Serve – “The Warmth Of A Dying“
22. Satyricon – “Deep Calleth Upon Deep“
21. Sólstafir – “Berdreyminn“
20. The Obsessed – “Sacred“
19. Ulver – “The Assassination Of Julius Caesar“
18. Kreator – “Gods Of Violence“
17. Creeper – “Eternity, In Your Arms“
16. Leprous – “Malina“
15. Anathema – “The Optimist“
14. Marilyn Manson – “Heaven Upside Down“
13. Pallbearer – “Heartless“
12. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Nightbringers“
11. Wolves In The Throne Room – “Thrice Woven“
10. Converge – “The Dusk In Us“
09. Paradise Lost – “Medusa“
08. While She Sleeps – “You Are We“
07. Chelsea Wolfe – “Hiss Spun“
06. Grave Pleasures – “Motherblood“
05. Zeal & Ardor – “Devil Is Fine“
04. Enslaved – “E“
03. Code Orange – “Forever“
02. Myrkur – “Mareridt“
01. Mastodon – “Emperor Of Sand“

Pick up their latest issue here.

Source: Ghost Cult Magazine

King 810 is Streaming Their Queen EP Online

King 810 released their new Queen EP to the world today, and like frontman David Gunn has previously said, it features “five slow songs about five fast women.” Stream it in its entirety below, and if you dig what you’re hearing, pick up your copy today!

Source: Ghost Cult Magazine

American Nightmare Announce New Album Their First In 15 Years

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American Nightmare self-titled album

Lots of news on the American Nightmare front today, starting with confirmation of the band’s long-awaited (15 years!) third LP. Due out February 16th through Rise Records and available for pre-order here, the self-titled effort features a long-held lineup last seen in 2004: singer Wesley Eisold (also of Cold Cave), bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and drummer/engineer Alex Garcia-Rivera. According to a press release, it’s a mix of everything from Negative Approach and The Cro-Mags to Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees… “the first truly collaborative record the band has written with all members contributing to its creation. Adhering to a writing process inspired by the Smiths yet evokes Black Flag, and is dripping with the angst-driven nihilism that has defined the act since their inception, the album is the result Eisold feels represents the true essence of the band.”

“In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now,” explains Eisold. “No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band.”

Check out the record’s savage lead single below, along with tour dates and footage of the group playing a reunion date in Philly a few years back….

American Nightmare tour dates:
2/16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
2/17 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel *
2/18 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
2/21 Montreal, QC – Foufounes #
2/22 Toronto, ON – Velvet #
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater #
2/24 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
2/25 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #
3/2 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage ^
3/3 Richmond, VA – Broadberry ^
3/4 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (w/ Protester, cloak/dagger, Abuse of Power)
3/9 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick &
3/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex &
3/11 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman &

* with Pissed Jeans, Protester, Spiritual Cramp
# with No Warning, Spiritual Cramp
^ with Pissed Jeans, Protester, cloak/dagger
& with TØRSO, Fireburn, Spiritual Cramp

Source: Self-Titled Mag