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


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


Photo by Meg Loyal Photography

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


Life Of Agony Discusses New Album, Maintaining Their Common Bonds


Life Of Agony drops their highly anticipated new album A Place Where There’s No More Pain via Napalm Records on April 28th. In this exclusive interview between Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes and LOA’s Mina Caputo, Joey Z and Alan Robert, the band discusses the long process of creating new music, their new record deal, how their band dynamic has changed over the years, their hometown record release show at Irving Plaza, what their fans mean to them, and more! Videography by Omar Cody for OJC Photography. Continue reading


Jason Lekberg Of IKILLYA Details War For An Idea, And More!


IKILLYA recently confirmed that they signed a new deal with Urban Yeti Records, and will be releasing War for an Idea on June 2nd. Continue reading


David Vincent Discusses His Drinkin’ With The Devil Album, I Am Morbid And More!


David Vincent is letting his love of music take him in several directions this year, and it all begins this month. Continue reading


Joe Cocchi Of Within The Ruins Discusses Halfway Human And Much More!


Within The Ruins will be unleashing their new album, Halfway Human, on March 3rd via Entertainment One (eOne), and as you’ve heard in the three singles online, this is going to be something special. Continue reading


Nergal And John Porter Preview Me And That Man Album


In a move that may surprise some of his fan base, Behemoth frontman Nergal has taken a very different step with his latest work. Me and That Man (Cooking Vinyl Records), a gothic folk project with British/Polish musician John Porter is a startling and compelling collection of songs about love, death, and redemption. We got a chance to catch up with John and Nergal to talk composition, creativity, and collaboration.Continue reading


Ivar Bjørnson Talks Past, Present, And Future Of Enslaved With Ghost Cult


Enslaved, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

Ivar Bjørnson chatted with Ghost Cult’s Keefy Chachkes during Enslaved’s New York By Norse event weekend, at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn. They discussed the history of the band, the special weekend and performance at The Gramarcy Theater, the upcoming Enslaved 25 documentary and new progress of the new Enslaved album! Thanks to By Norse, and Rough Trade Records. Video by Jonathan Arevalo for Ghost Cult. Continue reading