Andrew LaBarre (Ex-Impaled, Ex-Ghoul) Passes Away

Andrew LaBarre (ex-Impaled, ex-Ghoul) has sadly passed away following a battle with ALS. Impaled issued the following statement:

“Impaled is saddened to hear that our former guitarist and vocalist Andrew LaBarre has passed away from ALS. He was an incredibly gifted guitarist, composer, and recording engineer, and an all around nice guy. His contributions to Impaled during the Mondo Medicale era of the band were enormous and helped shape what we do musically in ways that have lasted to this day. He will be sorely missed.”

Creeping Death, Acid Witch, Etc. Added To 2022 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The event will take place at the Hogrock Campground in Cave-In-Rock, IL on September 7-10 and the updated lineup includes: Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Skinless, Creeping Death, Acid Witch, No/Más, Axeslasher, Putrid Pile, Shock Narcotic, Bandit, Poolside At The Flamingo, Tyrant, Meet The Mailman, Assault, Airacobra, Mutilation Barbecue, and Graveripper.

Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Etc. Set For 2022 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The event will take place at the Hogrock Campground in Cave-In-Rock, IL on September 7-10 and it will feature the following: Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Skinless, Putrid Pile, No/Más, Axeslasher, Meet The Mailman, and Airacobra.

Ghoul Premiere “Off With Their Heads” Live Video

Ghoul have premiered a new live video for their song “Off With Their Heads.“ The clip was recorded during a 2018 show at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA. Digestor commented:

“What better way to celebrate our return to the stage after a nearly two-year voluntary sabbatical where we cut ourselves off from all media than with the release of this high-quality video of one of our most beloved songs! Anyway, what’s been going on the last two years? Any news?”

Ghoul To Release “Live In The Flesh” In October

Ghoul will be releasing a new live album titled “Live In The Flesh” on October 22. The effort will feature the band’s June 26 livestream concert and it can be pre-ordered HERE. A live video for “Word Is Law” from the set can be found below:

“Live In The Flesh” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Ghoulunatics”
03. “Ghetto Blasters”
04. “Bringer Of War”
05. “Dungeon Bastards”
06. “Metallicus Ex Mortis”
07. “Off With Their Heads”
08. “Shred The Dead”
09. “Splatterthrash”
10. “Rot Gut”
11. “Spill Your Guts”
12. “Word Is Law”
13. “Wall Of Death”
14. “As Your Casket Closes”
15. “Death In The Swamp”
16. “Abominox”
17. “Gutbucket Blues”

Ghoul’s Digestor commented:

“At long last, the live Ghoul experience you’ve all been waiting for is being released by the mighty Tankcrimes Records. This thing has more hooks than a place with lots of hooks. I dunno. A fishing boat? A hook factory? It’s got thrills, chills, a hacking cough, and a 104-degree fever. The good news for you is, by the time it drops on October 22nd it likely won’t be infectious anymore.”

Converge, Cave In, Sacred Reich, Etc. Set For 2021 “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles”

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s “Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles.” The event will take place at The Belasco in Los Angeles, CA on December 10-11 and it will feature the following: Converge (performing “Jane Doe“), Cave In (performing “Until Your Heart Stops“), Sacred Reich, Deadguy, Hate Eternal, Repulsion, Ghoul, Night Demon, Early Graves, Crypt Sermon, Ripped To Shreds, ACxDC, Sin City, Spirit World, and Saber.

Ghoul Announce “Live In The Flesh” Livestream Concert

Ghoul have announced a virtual concert, which they are calling “Live In The Flesh.” The event will stream live on June 26 via YouTube and Twitch.

The following was said about the livestream in a press release:

“Tune in at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT on Twitch ( or YouTube ( for Live In The Flesh! Join the members of GHOUL and Tankcrimes Records label fiend Scotty Karate as they exchange bon mots and (virtual) bodily fluids with YOU in the most socially distant possible venue!

And are you ready for more good news? Are you sitting down?! The wonderful people at Lo-Fi Video are releasing a limited run of Live In The Flesh on VHS, and it goes on sale during the livestream! With a colored cassette packaged in a clamshell case and a scratch ‘n’ sniff GHOUL sticker included with every order, this sweet baby ticks all the nostalgia boxes that your worm-eaten hypothalamus demands!”

Ghoul‘s Digestor also commented:

“Once in a while, a concert video comes along. GHOUL’s Live In The Flesh is such a concert video. If you want pathos, if you want passion, if you want prop-based heavy metal delivered with questionable technical skill, then this is the livestream for you. We look forward to melting what’s left of the brains of our loyal fans on June 26th and beyond.”

Ghoul Share Previously Unreleased Song “The Nectarnomicon”

Ghoul have released a new single titled “The Nectarnomicon“ via Bandcamp. The following was said about the track, which was recorded about four years ago:

“After the onslaught of Abominox on their town of Creepsylvania, Fermentor of Ghoul remembers his lowly origins as a slave at vineyard. There, under the heel of a cruel and depraved vintner, he first encountered the unholy book from whence Abominox and his ilk, the Mouldy Ones, gained a foothold in our dimension. It also had some sweet recipes for home brew. Could the Nectarnomicon be their savior? Does the world have a lifeline? Will he remember to tell the other Ghouls after he sobers up?”

Mr. Bungle, Ghoul, Etc. To Donate Bandcamp Day Profits To Charity

This Friday (June 5), Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share once again and a number of artists/labels will be using the day to raise money for charity. On top of that, Bandcamp will also be donating their revenue share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on June 19.

Here’s a list of some of the rock/metal releases:

  • Brutal Panda: Releasing charity comp featuring Moon Destroys, Ruby the Hatchet, Kowloon Walled City and many more, with proceeds being donated to Campaign Zero.
  • Dark Descent: Donating 25% of all sales to The Place, an outreach program for homeless young people.
  • Ghoul: Donating 100% of sales to The Bail Project.
  • Gilead Media: Releasing exclusive Cavernlight cover of “The Black Crow” by Songs:Ohia.
  • Hassle Records: Sharing 100% of digital revenue with artists; releasing limited edition rarities from The Used, Lonely The Brave, and Frank Iero.
  • Magnetic Eye: Sharing 100% of digital revenue with artist
  • Monolord: Releasing exclusive instrumental remix of the band’s 2014 album Vaenir.
  • Mr. Bungle: Giving 100% of proceeds from new track & new T-Shirt style to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund.
  • Sacred Bones Records: Donating 100% of all digital sales split between The Loveland Foundation and a nationwide bail fund that splits donations among community bail funds.
  • Thrill Jockey: Releasing several LPs at a reduced price, with proceeds going to anti-racism charities; releasing a handful of limited-edition color LPs that were unearthed during a recent warehouse clearout.

The full list can be found HERE.

Ghoul Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Comic Book

Ghoul have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new comic book called “Ghoul: Born To Kill.” The book, which was illustrated by Ross Sewage (Exhumed, etc.), is a “horror comic recounting tales from Ghoul’s homeland, the very real and spooky country of Creepsylvania.”

Sewage commented:

“I love Ghoul‘s music and I love their very real, very true backstory. I thought comic books would be a great medium to get more tales from Creepsylvania into the hands of their rabid fans. Kickstarter seemed like the perfect place to let those rabid fans take part in bringing it to life. If this goes well, hopefully there’ll be more to come!”

Ghoul’s Cremator added:

“Ross who? Oh yeah, that guy who got me super drunk that one night. He pumped me for some stories about home. I guess he drew a comic book or something.”