Rob Halford of Judas Priest Asks Metal Fans “To Stay Home” To Stop the Coronavirus

Once again, Metal God and Judas Priest singer Rob Halford is doing the (dark) lord’s work, posting a PSA urging metal fans to stay home to prevent coronavirus from spreading. According to the World Health Organization, the only way to contain the virus and stop it from getting worse is to self-isolate and stay at home, not going out unless you absolutely need to. More than 685,000 coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide and more than 32,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. This is Halford’s second message like this in a week! Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359: Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod!

The advent of improved technology means “everybody can be a producer”, but talent, fundamentals, and studio skills still matter. We talked to a master who has made 100s of albums with legends. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod! Marc’s contest for a FREE MIX for bands ends on 3/29/20! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Watch Tarja Perform on a Live Stream As Part of #TogetherAtHome

World-renowned vocalist Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) performed a solo concert from her home accompanied only by a piano, as a part of the #TogetherAtHome series, fueled by Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. Watch it now below. Tarja’s latest album In The Raw was released last August via earMUSIC. Continue reading

Watch Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker Cover Paramore’s Classic “Misery Business”

Machine Gun Kelly is currently working on a Pop-Punk album due out at later date in 2020. He shared this viral video of Travis Barker of Blink-182, who is working on the album with him, jamming virtually on a cover of Paramore‘s all-time classic anthem, “Misery Business”. The viral video already has almost 2 million views in just a few days. Check out the video and follow the Soundcloud below for more MGK punk goodness! Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Razor Candy – Razor Candy

I like to think I am a tough nut to crack, an enigma, if you will, shrouded in a mystical cloud of mystery. My editor proved to me that when it comes to my musical tastes he has me all figured out. Case in point, the new self-titled EP by Razor Candy (Sensory Recordings). My editor said I would really dig the newly released profoundly immoral brainchild of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson, Deveraux) and Chad Cherry (The Last Vegas, The Claws) and he was not wrong. I may be a self-described metalhead, but I am also a self-described lover of musical ingenuity and raw talent, which Razor Candy not only possesses but showcases in an eloquently macabre way. The EP contains five tracks that are available in all streaming formats, but for you vinyl loving freaks (myself included) there is a bonus track included only on vinyl, how fanfreakingtastical is that? Continue reading

UPDATED: Rammstein Says that Frontman Till Lindemann Tested Negative For Coronavirus

UPDATED: Rammstein frontman has posted an update regarding frontman Till Lindemann. According to published reports from German newspaper Bild, and Blabbermouth.net Till was in intensive care in a Berlin hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Rammstein’s FB post now says TIll was in the hospital, in intensive care, but DID NOT have a positive coronavirus test. Bild is a formerly respected newspaper and Blabbermouth.net reported the story first in America, which we then shared. We hope Till gets well soon and Ghost Cult apologizes for any confusion our post has caused. Continue reading

Me And That Man To Live Stream Chat Today, New Album Out Now

Nergal’s (Behemoth) dark folk and blues band Me And That Man released the eagerly awaited new album, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. Today via Napalm Records. In celebration, the album will be streamed in its entirety over on the Napalm Records YouTube Channel today at 3pm EDT/12pm PDT, with Nergal participating in the live chat and answering fans’ questions. Fans can attend and take part here. Continue reading