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 Rock Allegiance 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

Christian Lembach Of Whores Talks Touring, New Music, And More!

Whores followed up their impressive Ruiner and Clean EP’s with the release of Gold last year, and it was, without a doubt, one of my favorite albums of 2016. Since its release, they’ve been bringing that new material to the masses, and after a successful first run in Europe, they recently returned to the States for a special run with Cult Of Luna. I caught up with Whores frontman Christian Lembach before their show at Gramercy Theatre here in New York City to discuss their busy touring schedule, new material that is already in the works, and much more. Continue reading

Emil Werstler Details Verlorener

Former Chimaira/Dååth guitarist Emil Werstler has been pretty quiet since Chimaira disbanded back in 2014, but he has returned with an exciting new project. Continue reading