Aerosmith Books 2020 European Headline and Festival Dates

Aerosmith has booked new summer tour dates for Europe next summer. The 14-date trek will kick off on June 13 at Milan, Italy’s iDays festival and wraps up on July 27 at Mönchengladbach, Germany’s Sparkassenpark. Tickets will go on sale next Friday (December 13) from 9 a.m. local time through Aerosmith’s official website. In recent years, different members of the band have indicated they were only going to play “a few more years”. The band’s 50th anniversary is in 2020, but they have made no formal announcement yet. Steven Tyler has launched a solo career as a Pop/Rock/Country, Joe Perry is in the Hollywood Vampires, while Perry and drummer Joey Kramer have battled serious health issues. The band hasn’t officially announced a farewell tour, in spite of the last few years of tours being billed with similar language as last tour or a regional goodbye tours. Continue reading

Sylosis Returns with a New Video, New Album Incoming, and London Show

Sylosis is back! Leader Josh Middleton has announced the long-anticipated return of Sylosis with the coming record, Cycle Of Suffering, due for release on the 7th February via Nuclear Blast. The announcement also delivers a first look at the band, since their 3-year hiatus, with the launch of the brand-new video, ‘I Sever’; which you can see below. available everywhere now. The band have booked their first show in four years to headline Islington Assembly Hall on 13th February. Continue reading

Behemoth Shares New Video, New EP, Tour Edition of Last Album, UK Tour with Slipknot Looms

Blackened Death Metal legends Behemoth will release a tour edition of their last album, 2018’sI Loved You At Your Darkest, via their label Metal Blade. The band has debuted a live video from their BBC Radio Sessions and an unreleased documentary “Thou Darkest Art” taken from the band’s career affirming art gallery exhibition in London last year. Behemoth has also announced a live EP, all of this ahead of their highly anticipated tour with Slipknot in the UK to kick off 2020. Watch a video for “Wolves Ov Siberia” – BBC Radio 1 session. The song was recorded for Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Check out the stunning video of Poland’s darkest force and watch ‘Wolves Ov Siberia’. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Adult Swim Festival

For just one weekend the Banc of California Stadium was transformed into a carnivalesque outdoor funhouse for the Adult Swim Festival. The stadium was alive with colorful distorted animations reminiscent of children’s cartoons and claymation scenes warped and hyperbolized beyond the mind’s comprehension, while a giant Meatwad dome sat across an even larger inflatable slide shaped like Morty’s head vomiting a rainbow.

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Supergroup Dead Cross Enters The Studio to Track Their New Album

According to a report by Blabbermouth.net, SoCal Hardcore supergroup Dead Cross,  which is comprised of Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Mondo Cane, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer), has entered the studio to begin recording its second album, due tentatively in 2020. Once again producing the group is Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit), who previously worked on Dead Cross’s 2017 self-titled debut LP. The band broke the news of the latest recording sessions in a tweet on Wednesday (December 4). The band wrote: “We are happy to announce that tracking for Dead Cross LP #2 has now begun.” Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 68: Chef Chris Santos Talks About Blacklight Media

Ghost Cult caught up recently with record label chief and world-famous chef Chris Santos. In addition to being an award-winning restaurateur, Santos co-owns Blacklight Media Records, a sub-label from Metal Blade Records. Black Light Media is home to bands such as Gozu, Eyes Of The Sun, Mother Feather, Winter Wolf, Made For Lying, and new signing Opulence. We chatted with Chris about his life growing up in the New York City Metal and Hardcore scene, what originally ignited his passion for cooking, and later restaurants, his relationship with Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, how he goes about choosing bands to work with, as well as some hot takes on the current landscape of metal, such as Slayer’s retirement. Continue reading