The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Ghost


by Chris Catalyst

My name's Chris, I've spent the last six years playing with Swedish behemoths Ghost, and now it's time for me to put some of my own stuff out. It's from a new LP I've done 'Mad In England', and it's a trip through my record collection which consists of all the best tunes. I guess I would say that.

For fans of



“BACK TO LIFE" blends classic 90’s alternative and industrial influences with the soaring choruses of modern rock. Nonbinary queer activist and VATTICA frontperson Alexander Millar sings about confronting mental health struggles, especially OCD, in a way that is authentic and reenergizing.

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Dance in Flames


We are DEAD MEMORY from the heart of the Pott, a colloquial name for the Ruhr region in Germany. "Dance in Flames" of the upcoming EP "Awake" is a unique mixture of heavy rock and modern metal. The lyrics encourage you to see the positive in life, even when everything around you is on fire.

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Calling All Demons

by Green Claws

Based on Dante's Inferno, Hell is For Hugo is a concept album about a Halloween trick-or-treater who accidentally finds a portal to Hell! In this song, Hugo unwittingly follows a group of demons to the underworld, and features the kind of super-catchy choruses you'll find throughout the album!

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