PODCAST: Episode #196: Duncan Evans Interviews Jo Quail at ArcTanGent Festival


 

Intrepid artist and writer Duncan Evans interviewed the incomparable cellist/avant-garde composer and metaller Jo Quail at the recent ArcTanGent Festival. Jo discussed her recent collaboration with Emma Ruth Rundle and tour, how her solo efforts and shows differ, the new projects she is currently composing and their possible future releases (including one with Maria Franz of Heilung), how she was commissioned by Walter of Roadburn Festival to create the acclaimed work “The Cartographer” and how she still utilizes music theory.

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EXCLUSIVE: Willie Adler of Lamb of God: “Omens” Track By Track Breakdown


 

We caught up with Willie Adler of Lamb of God to discuss their new album “Omens” – (Epic Records). We chatted about the last few years of the band, incorporating new sounds into their style, and the impact drummer Art Cruz made on this album. Then we did a track-by-track breakdown of the album, in which Willie opened up about the band’s songwriting process, and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Pathos and Logos Discuss Prog Metal, Art, and More!


We caught up with Paul and Kyle of Pathos & Logos! They released a new EP “Cult” complete with an entire art component of Tarot cards called “The Codex!” We discussed the new album, their origins as a band, their different influences, their work as producers with bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid, The Human Abstract, the Denver scene, and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Dennis R. Sanders of Spirit in The Room on His New EP “Flamingo” and Concept Albums


 

Ghost Cult caught up to Dennis Sanders of Spirit In The Room – who just released their new EP for Housecore Records Flamingo! We talked to Dennis about his career up to now, the new EP, signing with Housecore, his various influences, how he composes and is so prolific, the concept for the new album and music video, forming a permanent backing band, and his thoughts on the Pantera reunion!

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INTERVIEW: Jesse Matthewson of KEN Mode Discusses “Null”


 

Like a deadly, grizzled beast that lurks in the shadows, KEN Mode emerges every few years with a new record, tearing off limbs as it goes, before skulking back into its pit. With September 23rd seeing the release of Null, on Artoffact Records — the band’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Loved — founder and singer/guitarist Jesse Matthewson talks about the new record and what keeps the KEN Mode fires burning. Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Janosch Rathmer of Long Distance Calling on “Eraser” and Concept Albums


 

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Janosch Rathmer of instrumental post-rock band Long Distance Calling, to discuss their new album Eraser – out now via earMUSIC. Read our review here. Janosch discussed LDC being prolific writers, spending extra time on the new album, concept records and music videos, sexy saxophone parts, playing festivals versus intimate venues, touring in the pandemic era, switching record labels, climate change, and more!

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INTERVIEW: Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky of Frayle Talk “Skin and Sorrow”


We recently caught up with Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky of Frayle to discuss their new album “Skin & Sorrow” – due out soon from Aqualamb Records! We chatted about the new album, the evolution of the group both live and on record, Salem Massachusetts and the infamous witch trials, their attention to detail for visuals, their recent music video, and much more!
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INTERVIEW: Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan – The Ghost Cult Interview


 

We chatted with Punk Rock legend Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan – all about their recent album “Harder Than It Looks!” We chatted about the “Blame Canada” tour with Sum 41, going DIY by self-producing and releasing their own records, their history of collabs, making more mature records, major anniversaries, and much more!

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Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada – The Ghost Cult Interview


 

We talked to Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada on the eve of the release of their new album “Color Decay” (Solid State Records). We chatted with Mike all about the new album, the band’s writing process, new elements in their songcraft, lyrical inspiration, and more!

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INTERVIEW: Scott Wilson of Demiricous on New Music, and The Music Business


We caught up with Scott Wilson of Demiricous all about their new album “Demiricous III: Chaotic Lethal,” out now from Post Recordings! We chatted about the band coming back from a time of inactivity, changes in the music industry, the Indiana/midwest metal scene, shoutouts to Wise Blood Records and Post Records, his personal influences, and more! Continue reading