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GHOULGOTHA – To Release New Studio Album “To Starve the Cross”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern California’s Ghoulgotha have re-emerged from the depths with the release of To Starve the Cross. The band’s 2015 debut – The Deathmass Cloak – was praised by critics for its demented revisionism of doom-infused, old-school Death Metal. To Starve the Cross sees Ghoulgotha twist an already abstract reality into forms never before experienced.

Cvlt Nation, in response to the release of The Deathmass Cloak, said it was time to “posers the door.” To Starve the Cross is the 10-headed beast ready to devour those who didn’t heed that warning. This album, simply put, is a masterpiece of atonal and dissonant Death Metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al).

The band has posted a video for album track  “The Sulfur Age” at this location or inhale it below:

To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk. Dark Descent will unleash this monster June 13 on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon after.

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GHOULGOTHA “The Deathmass Cloak” – A Raging And Wicked, Blackened, Death Doom Metal Album!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


GHOULGOTHA The Deathmass Cloak has been made available, on January 13th, via the Dark Descent website. This group was formed and is based in San Diego, California. GHOULGOTHA do strike the Death Metal hammer down, more than likely splitting speakers and skulls, across the lands, from their debut album. My Metal God almighty, is this album molasses heavy!

Overall, The Deathmass Cloak plays out as a Blackened Death Metal collides with calamitous Doom Metal listen. Heavy as King Kong’s monster-sized, congealed shit and fused with down tempo Death Metal are best to describe this album’s songs. GHOULGOTHA have won me over due their honing in on their own sound and by not following the leader within the Death Metal universe. There are hoards of riffs, that summons the same Metal Gods that have looked down upon Black Sabbath with appreciation and trust me, these guitar parts are CHUNKY.

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I have found The Deathmass Cloak to be a rather diverse listen in Death Metal, where both Old Schoolers and newbies of the Modern era should both walk away feeling some deathly Metal fulfillment from GHOULGOTHA’s creativity. The all-encompassing Death Metal vibe on this album is just an overall treat for my senses; GHOULGOTHA has a downbeat aura to their sound that just locks me in, man.

The sonic surprises of both the album’s intro of Solar Awakening and closer, Levitate Within The Curse, are stuff of genius for a Death Metal band; very impressive musical ideas were obviously fulfilled there. I’ll leave that last thought as something you’ll have to hear for yourself, it’s too good to give away. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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GHOULGOTHA – ‘The Deathmass Cloak’ Out Now on Dark Descent Records; Complete Album Streaming

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Deathmass Cloak, the debut full-length from San Diego-based death metal band GHOULGOTHA, is out now on Dark Descent Records. Stream the album in its entirety at this location.

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After a demo, EP and a split, GHOULGOTHA emphatically announces their presence in the metal realm with the 53-minute The Deathmass Cloak. The album is the product of the very warped and prolific W. Sarantopoulos (AKA Elektrokutioner), so expect some of the most outside the box brutality the underground has to offer. Produced by Damian Herring (HORRENDOUS) at Subterranean Watchtower Studio, The Deathmass Cloak is a weird and winding death metal album destined to satisfy even the harshest critics. Cover art for the album comes courtesy of Mattias Frisk (Vanhelgd).

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The Deathmass Cloak – Track List:

Solar Awakening (Intro)

Gazing into Melted Night

A Neck for the Nameless Noose

Austere Urns

Saturnal Rites

Prophetic Oration of Self

Arteries Unblest

Citadel of Heathen Flesh

Cartilage Imperfect

Levitate Within the Curse


W. Sarantopoulos (DECREPITAPH, FATHER BEFOULED, ENCOFFINATION, WOODEN STAKE, FESTERED, SCAREMAKER and more) moved from Dallas to San Diego and began searching for musicians to bring some Doom/Death to Southern California. Shortly after moving, he hooked up with drummer C. Koryn (ASCENDED DEAD) who shared a lot of the same influences. Their playing styles worked perfectly with each other, making the song writing process very easy. The two jammed for a few months while looking for other members to complete the line up.

The band name GHOULGOTHA was chosen as it represents our dedication to rotting old skull Doom/Death. In the summer of 2012, J. Moreno (ASCENDED DEAD) and I. Mann were added on bass/vocals and second guitar, respectively. The full horde quickly put together a two song demo/promo called No Peace To Rest In and released it in September 2012.


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