Interview with Dorthia Cottrell of Windhand

Anyone who has been following the doom scene for the past decade is familiar with Windhand. The staple doom band hailing from Richmond, Virginia has dropped banger after banger and released powerful record after powerful record. Vocalist Dorthia Cottrell has been busy this whole time, as she not only heads up the band but also plays as a solo artist. I caught up with my old friend about all things Windhand and how she’s been doing. Continue reading

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Darryl Palumbo Of Glassjaw Talks Material Control, Touring and Longevity

Glassjaw has been one of the most enduring and beloved bands to ever come out of New York City. The band hit the scene from Hempstead, Long Island and immediately made an impact locally and beyond. Their 2000 album Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence is still essential listening. Now two and decades later, the band is as fresh and important as ever, with their recent album Material Control (Century Media). The band is wrapping up their current tour with their brethren in Quicksand before heading over to Europe. We caught up with vocalist Darryl Palumbo to discuss the longevity of the band, the experience of touring as a veteran band, the challenges they face, playing the newer material live and some important milestones coming up for the band. 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

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

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

Philip H. Anselmo On His Upcoming Projects, The Housecore Records Family And More

After over thirty years in the scene, Philip H. Anselmo remains one of the biggest names in the business. From his time fronting Pantera, to his numerous other projects, Phil’s love of music has taken him in several directions over the years, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. One of his newest projects, Scour, absolutely destroyed Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn last week, and before their set I got to speak with the legendary vocalist about everything going on in the world of Phil. The front man reveals that new music from Scour and The Illegals is coming, hints at two other projects, talks about his special performance with Warbeast next month, shares his opinion on the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, and much, much more. Continue reading

Trevor Peres On The New Obituary Album, Future Tour Dates And More

It’s only April, but Obituary has already had one hell of a year. Not only did they release their new self-titled album last month on Relapse Records, but they brought that crushing new material to the stage on this year’s massive Decibel Magazine Tour. I got to catch up with guitarist Trevor Peres at the tour’s recent stop in New York City to discuss their new record, animated videos, future touring plans, and much more. Check it out below! Continue reading