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Ghoul

From: Oakland, CA, United States
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Below is our complete Ghoul news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, Black Anvil Slay Austin, TX

Red 7 held the concert in their outside stage, which due to the previous days storms, we were wondering if we would be rained out. As if the gods were fans of this tour, there was no raining on September 20. However, the rain did leave a muggy residue that was heated even further by packed crowd. Being on a Saturday certainly helped nudge area metal heads to get downtown, as did the lineup itself. Ghoul probably brought in the most fans, as evidenced by all the Municipal Waste and other crossover shirts and hats. Skeletonwitch shirts were also in abundance. Black Anvil was a nice complement to Ghoul and Skeletonwitch.

Locals, Sore put the night in motion. Their sludgy sounds added another distinct flavor to the three tour bands who possessed unique styles in their own rights. Fronted by ex-The Roller vocalist Mike Morowitz, Sore’s sound was akin to tearing away a sore from one’s flesh. It was abrasive and loud and divergent in tempo. Stomping doomy grooves saw bodies beginning to warm up. Faster grind seemed too caustic and it was too early in the evening to start a pit. But people took notice. More...

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Ghoul Checks In From The Road

America's favorite Creepsylvanians in Ghoul have been terrorizing stages across the U.S. with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil.

Ghoul's Digestor and Baron Samedi recently stopped for a bite to eat in a New Orleans cemetery and issued a video update, which can be seen below.

The masked miscreants will continue to pillage U.S. graveyards through Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In the words of Digestor: "Live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!"

w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil [remaining dates]:
9/20/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA More...

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Ghoul To Kick Off New Live Invasion

The masked mutants in Ghoul are preparing to terrorize the U.S. next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil.

The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco. Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:

"Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again Ghoul is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!" More...

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Ghoul Announces Vinyl Re-Issue

While the public is still reeling from the barrage of transmissions from ghastly Creepsylvanian outfit Ghoul over recent months, the band has now announced a vinyl manifestation of debut album, "We Came For The Dead!!!"

Initially released in 2002, "We Came For The Dead!!!" delivers a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania and features the album-closing rendition of Megadeth's "Skull Beneath The Skin."

Tankcrimes is currently embalming the cadaver of "We Came For The Dead!!!" for its public service on September 9th, where the wax edition of the more than thirty-three minute release will be reissued on three disgusting colors of vinyl.

This version will be available in the "More Blood" red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited "Torch" pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a "Blood Spill" red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard and bonus track "We Are Creepsylvanians" by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. Pre-orders are available right here. More...

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Ghoul To Tour With Skeletonwitch

Hide your children... and your dog. The masked miscreants in Ghoul are coming back to seize your soul and all your worldly possessions on another run of live assaults this Fall.

Slated to commence on September 5th in Chicago, the band will reduce seventeen municipalities to rubble and snicker at the aftermath. Ghoul will be supporting blackened thrash headliners Skeletonwitch and black metal tyrants Black Anvil.

Comments the band from its lair: "Ghoul is very excited to come back to your inbred, bullet-riddled country, and engage in the wholesale slaughter of some of your society's least desirable high school students; that is, if there are any still alive when we get there. To have the honor of doing so with the likes of Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil is really the death icing on the murder cake. Forward into carnage!" More...

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Ghoul Answers Your Burning Questions

The splatterthrash-maniaxe in Ghoul are venturing past music and grave-robbing to start their own YouTube broadcast.

The first episode of Ghoul's Burning Questions series is out today and features bassist Cremator and other members of the band answering email, video, and phoned-in questions from fans. Doleful ghoulunatics brave enough to engage the hooded cannibals directly will have advice and insults hurled at them.

Using the Mezmetron, a device they stole from their enemies on the album "Transmission Zero," the ghouls have found they can break into the broadcast airwaves of Creepsylvania National Television (CNT). They will use this means to produce the show Burning Questions. Check out the first transmission below.

You can also stream all of Ghoul's newly released EP "Hang Ten" over at this location. More...

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Ghoul Streaming Full New EP

Today the cloaked criminals in Ghoul, in conjunction with the horror hustlers at Bloody Disgusting, heave forth the luscious sounds of their forthcoming "Hang Ten" EP in its entirety. Give it a listen below. "Hang Ten" is due out April 19th.

"Hang Ten" was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, with cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

Bellows vocalist/guitarist Digestor, "Break out your booger board, put on your woolen bathing uniform, and turn your hi-fi up to 100! We are back with the ginchiest collection of totally tubular tunes we've ever... done... Look, I'm not doing this. If you don't buy our new EP, Hang Ten, I'm going to strangle you with your own entrails while your children watch and cry. So, surf's up, numbskulls!"

In an ongoing effort to terminate the weak, team Ghoul today kicks off a week-long West Coast jaunt of live abrasions as part of the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction II Tour. Catch the band live:

w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
4/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City - Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest - Oakland, CA *
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Ghoul Posts New Track Online

The masked menaces in Ghoul today offer up a taste of the forthcoming "Hang Ten" EP, due out April 19th, 2014 via Tankcrimes Records. Listen to "Kreeg" at Cvlt Nation here.

A gore-splattered surf orgy of sound, the limited edition six-song 10" features guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir.

'Hang Ten" was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, and features cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

You can also catch the band live:

w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
4/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City - Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest - Oakland, CA *
*no Occultist

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Tankcrimes Offering Free Compilation

In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.

A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.

Stream the compilation below, or download your copy of the release at Invisible Oranges here. More...

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Brainsqueeze Festival Trailer Available

In celebration of the second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offers up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. Check it out below.

Elaborates fest founder/Tankcrimes big cheese Scotty Heath, "The reason it took me four years to have a second Brainsqueeze is because we didn't have a new and better idea for a second commercial, the first one was a fucking phenomenon. Then this great idea came along so I booked the gig. Created by the same team as before of Ross Sewage and Mark Reategui who actually work completely separate from each other. They fucking nailed it."

Set to commence April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the gargantuan Brainsqueeze gala features more than a dozen face-raping acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul and Negative Approach. More...

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Iron Reagan Updates Tour Schedule

Virginia hardcore thrash hellions Iron Regan will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April.

Set to embark on April 2nd on the band's home turf, Iron Reagan will level the stages of twenty-one cities with co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. The caustic run includes an appearance on the iconic Macrock Festival as well as this year's edition of Tankcrimes' maniacal Brainsqueeze Fest.

Comments vocalist Tony Foresta: "This tour is based around a lot of killer shit we've been planning for a long time. A West Coast run with old friends and thrash heavyweights, Ghoul, Macrock in Virginia, the beer drinking rager Dark Lord Day and of course the soon-to-be-legendary Brainsqueeze Fest. We are really excited to hit the road with our local pals in Occultist as well as playing a ton of new songs. Things are happening!"

See Iron Reagan live:

w/ Occultist:
4/02/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival - Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 TBA - Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino's Little Rock, AR

Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist:
4/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City - Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest - Oakland, CA *no Occultist

w/ Occultist:
4/22/2014 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe's - Denver, CO
4/24/2014 TBA - Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd's Brewery [Dark Lord Day] - Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie's - Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA More...

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Ghoul Announces "Weapons Of Mosh Destruction" Tour

Ghoul - the hooded hooligans of Creepsylvania - are bursting blood vessels to finally announce the second installment of the Weapons Of Most Destruction Tour.

Set to launch this April, team Ghoul will lay waste to seven unsuspecting metropolises throughout the West Coast alongside hardcore thrash mutant accomplices, Iron Reagan, and experimental punk/hardcore rippers, Occultist.

Following their pillage, the band will spread ghoulish delectables all over Oakland headlining the first night of this year's edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Full details on the trek are available below.

Proclaims Ghoul from the band's underground headquarters: "Loyal numbskulls, the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour is rearing its ugly head again, and Ghoul is looking forward to burning your towns, raping your pets, and drinking your beer as we unmercifully bombard the West Coast of your United States on our way to the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze in Oakland, California. In the unlikely event that you are lucky enough to survive the blitzkrieg assault of Iron Reagan and Occultist, you will be decapitated and disemboweled by Ghoul's razor sharp riffs, and after that, our razor sharp razors. All survivors will be brought back to the catacombs in cages, where Ghoul will keep you alive on a cocktail of morphine and energy drinks while we carve away chunks of your flesh to devour while you watch in horror... I may have said too much. Come to the show! Nothing bad will happen to you!" More...

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Ghoul Announces 10" EP

In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in Ghoul are releasing "Hang Ten," a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10" EP.

Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir, "Hang Ten" was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.

Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: "Why, it's quite remarkable. I've never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that's a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It's from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?"

The album is due out April 19th, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC
2. Kreeg
3. Sidehackers
4. Hang Ten
5. Blood on the Street
6. It Was a Very Good Year More...

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Tankcrimes Records Announces Brainsqueeze II Fest

Oakland's Tankcrimes Records are pleased to announce Brainsqueeze II Fest will take place on April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club. The festivities will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show. Expect performances by Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul, Negative Approach and Fucked Up. Many of these artists will showcase new material set for release on Tankcrimes in the coming days. More...

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Ghoul Streaming New Split Track

Today a new carol is offered up from the hooded thrash phantoms in Ghoul. "Spill Your Guts" comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with weedian death metal ogres, Cannabis Corpse: "Splatterhash." Give "Spill Your Guts" a listen at Loudwire.com here.

"Splatterhash" boasts four tracks of audio mayhem due out January 7th. For the band's portion, Ghoul returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California to record "Transmission Zero" and "Spill Your Guts."

Says vocalist/guitarist Digestor from his Creepsylvanian penthouse: "Numbskulls and future Numbskulls! Once again, Ghoul returns to help you rot your eardrums, soil your pantaloons, and disappoint your parents. This time we brought our pals in Cannabis Corpse, though we regretfully had to murder them after hearing how good their side of the split is. We'd like to take this time to apologize to their fans, friends, and families. Such a waste..." More...

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Cannabis Corpse To Release Split With Ghoul

This January, unearthly splatterthrash and weedian death metal will unite in an unholy matrimony of sonic decay as Ghoul and Cannabis Corpse unleash a split 12" fittingly dubbed "Splatterhash."

Featuring four tracks of rabid, brutal insanity, the "Splatterhash" split will be unleashed via Tankcrimes on January 7th, 2014 on 12", CD and digital download. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Inhalation Plague (CANNABIS CORPSE)
2. Shatter Their Bongs (CANNABIS CORPSE)
3. Inner Sanctum (GHOUL)
4. Spill Your Guts (GHOUL) More...

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Ghoul Streaming Covers EP

With its official physical release less than a week away, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," the latest covers EP from splatterthrash death dealers Ghoul, in its entirety. Check it out below.

Featuring five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk reverence, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core" offers Ghoulified versions of tunes from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions.

Said Decibel of the tunes on deck, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core makes us want to run through a cemetery, skateboard in hand, climb a fence, and rage the curb blocks on the other side." More...

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Ghoul Streaming Dayglo Abortions Cover

Today splatterthrash death hooligans Ghoul hurl forth “Proud to be Creepsylvanian.” Originally released as “Proud to Be Canadian” by the The Dayglo Abortions, the tune comes off Ghoul’s forthcoming "Intermediate Level Hard-Core: covers EP. Check out the track below, courtesy of Cvltnation.com.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Digestor of the rendition: “We covered this song by the legendary Dayglo Abortions because we feel a kinship with the people of Canada, even though there are clearly differences between the two great countries. For instance, one is a hellish, barren, nightmare-scape devoid of happiness and fun, and drenched in the tears of a subjugated populace, and the other is called Creepsylvania. Though I have heard that Vancouver is nice."

"Intermediate Level Hard-Core" is available now digitally and on vinyl via Tankcrimes Records and delivers five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk worship with Ghoulified versions of tunes from Dayglo Abortions as well as Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Gwar. You can also catch Ghoul live:

7/27/2013 Jerry’s Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
8/09/2013 Thrasher’s - Vancouver, BC @ Thrashers w/ Toxic Holocaust!
8/10/2013 Branx @ Northwest Black Circle Festival - Portland, OR More...

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Ghoul Posts "Americanized" Video

Today Metal Injection offers up the official premiere of “Americanized” as covered by splatterthrash death-wrought miscreants Ghoul.

The one-minute-forty-three-second surge of cinematic lunacy features head GWAR deviant Oderus Urungus as well as a host of eye-titillation in the form of blood, guns, burgers, rodeos, motorcycles, drugs, sheep fucking and more! Check it out here or in the player below.

Ghoul’s rampaging rendition of “Americanized” comes by way of the band's recently detonated covers EP, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," available now digitally and on vinyl via Tankcrimes Records. The track listing is:

1. Americanized (GWAR cover featuring Oderus Urungus)
2. Blow Up the Embassy (Fearless Iranians From Hell cover)
3. E.M.S.&D. (Willful Neglect cover)
4. Propaganda Control (N.O.T.A cover)
5. Proud to be Creepsylvanian (Dayglo Abortions cover originally released as "Proud to Be Canadian") More...

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GWAR-B-Q Lineup Announced

Today Ring Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc. have released the final lineup for their annual summer slaughter-fest, THE GWAR-B-Q, which takes place on August 18th. The lineup is as follows:

GWAR
The Casualties
Strike Anywhere
Ghoul
Valient Thorr
Murderess
The Burial
Lionize
Occultist
Lost Tribe
Highness
Antietam 1862
Mutwawa
Black Naked Wings

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. All of the set times and set lengths are TBA and tickets will be available at this location starting on July 9th. This year's GWAR-B-Q takes place at Hadads Water Park. More...

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