Paul Booth Talks Tattooing, His New Album, And His Life In The Arts

Paul Booth has spent the majority of his life dedicated to art. Since he was a child he gravitated to the darker nature of art and used the world as his canvas over many different mediums. Of course, Paul is perhaps best known for his legendary tattoo-work and paintings which have a legion of fans. Paul welcomed Ghost Cult’s crew into his private sanctum at Last Rites Tattoo Theatre within Last Rites Gallery In New York City. Paul discussed his entire career with us, including his passion for film, painting, sculpture, jewelry, his creative process, and especially his pride over his new album, the just-released Nihilistic Melodies. Interview with Keefy and Videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.Continue reading

Shim Moore Talks New Music, And Launching A Solo Career

When you have a bankable band and mass popularity via hit songs like the band Sick Puppies has had in their career, it’s hard to step aside and start over. That is exactly what Shimon “SHIM” Moore did when he left that band in 2014. But his story was just beginning, as he has plotted a return. Now he is back in the spotlight as a bandleader and a true solo artist in every sense. He released the incredible, rocking new song ‘Hallelujah’ this past spring, with its hilarious accompanying music video. The new song definitely reminded people that Shim is an artist to watch with a lot more to say. Armed with a D.I.Y. spirit harkening back to his early days in bands, he is preparing his first solo album and promises that ‘Hallelujah’ is just a small taste of what fans can expect. The band recently wowed fans at Rock On The Range and promises more touring and more new music later this year and into 2019. Ghost Cult caught up with Shim by phone recently and he sounded humble to still have the fans by his side, and upbeat about the future. He has an unquenchable positivity that you could feel just over the phone. However, he is also hungry with something to prove, and looking forward much more than at his past. Continue reading

Jeff Becerra Of Possessed Talks New Album, Death Metal History And More

Death Metal legends Possessed are gearing up for a huge year in 2018. The band have been busy preparing a brand new album, due for release this year from Nuclear Blast Records, one of the most anticipated new albums for this year. Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes caught up with frontman Jeff Becerra at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past fall, where the band played a blistering set, blowing away the crowd. We found Jeff in great spirits, sharing his enthusiasm for people to hear this new Possessed music. We also chatted about some death metal relationship, Jeff’s close friendship with late Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner, other death metal favorites, and more. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading

Pepper Keenan Discusses His Return To Corrosion Of Conformity, “No Cross No Crown”, And More

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It’s been a dozen years since Corrosion Of Conformity recorded new material with Pepper Keenan at the helm, but the long wait for fans is almost over. The legends will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, No Cross No Crown, on January 12th via Nuclear Blast, and I recently got to speak with Pepper about his return to the band, the new record, and so much more. Continue reading

Jake Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet Talks New Double EP

Greta Van Fleet is likely the hottest band in the USA right now. Their mix of classic rock majesty and surprising maturity and skill for such young musicians is making fans from all over take notice. Ghost Cult caught up with GVF guitarist Jake Kiszka right after their amazing performance at RockAllegiance Festival in Camden, New Jersey. Jake talked about the formation of the band, cutting their teeth on the road, his personal musical heroes and their forthcoming double-EP, From The Fires, releasing on November 10th via Lava/Republic Records. Videography and photography by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography for Ghost Cult Magazine. Continue reading

Billy Graziadei On Powerflo, Biohazard, And More

Powerflo is the new group featuring Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), Rogelio Lozano (ex-Downset.), and Fernando Schaefer (Worst). Today the band is releasing their début album on New Damage Records, and we have an exclusive interview with one of the brains behind the project. Billy Graziadei opened up about the beginning and future of Powerflo, the latest on Biohazard, and much more in our exclusive new chat. Read it below. Continue reading

Ben Falgoust On Vengeful Ascension, Goatwhore’s Future, And More

The almighty Goatwhore will be unleashing Vengeful Ascension on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records, and as the press release correctly states, this record is “a sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom.

I recently got to speak with vocalist Ben Falgoust in detail about the new record, the band’s history, future plans, and much more. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Suffocation’s Derek Boyer Discusses The New Lineup, …Of The Dark Light, And More!

Suffocation will be releasing …Of The Dark Light on June 9th via Nuclear Blast, and we have an exclusive preview of the new record for you today. Before their recent set here in New York City, I got to sit down with bassist Derek Boyer to talk about the upcoming album, the new lineup, the Morbid Angel tour, and much more. Continue reading

Shadows Inside, Sunny Outside- Levi Benton Of Miss May I Talks New Album

In a little over a decade, Miss May I have become one of the most consistent bands in the scene in terms of putting out good albums and backing them up with a captivating live show. With their recent change from long-time label home Rise Records, to Nuclear Blast sub-label SharpTone Records, the band feels energized as they prepare to drop their new album on June 2ndShadows Inside. Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with front man Levi Benton to discuss the making of the album, how the band dealt with all the changes they went through, their current touring plans and more. Continue reading