Michael “Whip” Wilton of Queensrÿche Talks “The Verdict”, Longevity, and Looking at the Future

Long-running Heavy Metal legends Queensrÿche recently released their excellent new album The Verdict on Century Media Records. We caught up with founding member Michael “Whip” Wilton at their sold-out show at Irving Plaza in New York City and talked about the new album, the loyalty of their fans, working with Chris “Zeuss” Harris, the bands’ approach to music videos, their tour plans for the rest of 2019, some key upcoming milestone album anniversaries in their career, and much more. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading

Anders Friden of In Flames Talks “I, The Mask”, Growing as an Artist and More!

Ghost Cult’s crew was lucky to catch up with Anders Friden of In Flames at their label, Eleven Seven Music Group in New York City to discuss their new album, I, The Mask. We chatted about the making of the album, changes of their music over time, his opinion on fan criticism, production, social media, climate change, touring, beer, their second annual curated festival, Borgholm Brinner! Thanks to Anders for hanging out. Interview by Keefy and photos and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading

Jayden Panesso of Sylar Talks “Seasons” Album, Dealing with Criticism

Ghost Cult caught up with Jayden Panesso last fall at Rock Allegiance Festival. The band had just dropped their new album ‘Seasons’, on Hopeless Records. Jayden talked candidly about his anxiety about releasing new music in the “internet” age, reading negative comments online, Nu Metal and Hardcore bands who inspired him, and much more. Sylar is getting ready to kick off a headline tour with Varials and Groundculture, and we have shared the dates below. Thanks to Jayden and Sylar for hanging out with us. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading

Jason Bowld of Bullet For My Valentine Talks Fan Reaction To “Gravity” and Staying Sane On Tour

Ghost Cult caught up Bullet for My Valentine on the road in New Jersey a while back for an interview. The UK rock and metal band have been to the USA three times in the last year supporting their 2018 release Gravity (Spinefarm). We chatted with drummer Jason Bowld about the fan reaction to Gravity, being at peace with your choices as an artist, touring with Avenged Sevenfold, We Came As Romans, Spotify his approach to drumming live in amphitheaters and festivals, staying sane and fit on the road, and more. Interview by Keefy with videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Assisted by Paul Coughlan. Continue reading

Blacktop Mojo Talks About Their New Album, Pledge Music, Publicity and More!

Ghost Cult caught up with up and coming Texan band Blacktop Mojo last fall at Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, New Jersey. Speaking to Matt James and Ryan Kiefer right after they performed, we chatted about the festival, their upcoming new record, crowdfunding with Pledge Music, building a close relationship with fans, what good publicity does for underground bands, their famous cover songs like Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’, how much Stevie Nicks rules, natural disasters, and more! Their current album Burn The Ships is out now via Cuhmon Records! Interview conducted by Keefy with Omar Cordy of OJC Photography.  Continue reading

Alan Robert of Life Of Agony Talks Touring, Adult Coloring Books And New Music

Life of Agony have been touring all over the world in 2018, as they continue to support their amazing 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). The band just wrapped up another run of tour dates in the USA, and are heading back to Europe again this fall. Ghost Cult’s crew caught up with bassist Alan Robert at The Theater of The Living Arts in Philadelphia to chat about the tour, new drummer Veronica Bellino, tour mates like Silvertomb and Billy Graziadei (BillyBio, Powerflow, Biohazard), the upcoming 25th anniversary of River Runs Red, his series of adult coloring books The Beauty of Horror from IDW (3 New York Times Best Sellers), and his upcoming appearance at New York Comic Con. Videography by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography.

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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