Ghoul Q&A at the Pitch


Thrash-metal maniacs Ghoul hail from Creepsylvania, which might be a state, a country or a collective state of hallucination. The four masked mutant madmen have been wreaking havoc around the world for 15 years, and they kick off their next tour opening for British grindcore band Carcass on Sunday, July 17, at the Granada. That tour also sees the band celebrating Dungeon Bastards, its latest full-length, which comes out at the end of this month on Tankcrimes.

The Pitch spoke with Digestor, Ghoul’s guitarist and vocalist, via e-mail about life and death in Creepsylvania, surviving Killbot and more weirdness.

Read the complete Q&A with Ghoul’s Digestor at the Pitch. Published on 7/12/16

Vitamin X, “About to Crack” LP

cover-vitamin-x-about-to-crackTankcrimes‘ release of About to Crack, from Dutch hardcore act Vitamin X, makes me relish the label even more. I’ve only recently jumped into the waters of the metal / hardcore / thrash label, but it seems that the gents running the show really know their shit.

The album’s fairly straight-ahead hardcore with a touch of metal, but its when Vitamin X makes the slightest foray into thrash that About to Crack really pop. The guitar flourishes on “Ready to Burn” had me air-guitaring every time, and the intro to “Raise the Flag” is a stone-cold bit of shredding.
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Free download of the Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust split

12_Jacket_3mm_Spine_TOXICWASTEIf you’ve slept on getting Toxic Waste, the split from Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust on Tankcrimes, fear not! While the first pressing on picture disc and glow in the dark vinyl sold out in record time, the second pressing of 1000 is now available in 200 on striped, 350 on Toxic Spill (clear with green blob), and 450 on Highlighter Yellow.

In addition to being able to snag a physical copy, Tankcrimes has made the split a free download via Bandcamp. So, go get yourself from free thrash, then when you inevitably fall in love with it, snag a copy from the Tankcrimes webstore.