Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Shares Home Video from Quarantine

Jason Newstead, former member of Metallica, has shared a home video with fans while self-quarantining with his wife, Nicole.due to the coronavirus in his home in Jupiter, Florida. To date, Newsted has been part of the Jupiter community for nearly 20 years. He captioned the clip: “Just having some fun during Social Distancing”.Newstead who has had other projects post-Metallica such as Echobrain and his solo Metal band Newstead as well as a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s touring band and Voivod. More recently he has done some charity shows with The Chophouse band of which he is the frontman. He also famously quit all social media in 2014, and didn’t comment on it publicly until 2017. Jason was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo, in 2009. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Blind Channel – “Died Enough For You”

Hailing from the Rock and Metal capital of the world, Finland, Blind Channel brings their self-described “Violent Pop” music to your speakers with big riffs, big hooks and a ton of energy. Violent Pop is also the name of their new album, out now, which you can get from the band at the links below. Having completed European tours with Hollywood Undead, Simple Plan and All That Remains they made huge strides with their first two albums, with the second nabbing them an Emma Award (the equivalent of a Finnish Grammy) nomination for Rock Album of the Year. Their new music video “Died Enough For You” is out now and you can watch here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons!

Mastering Email marketing is one of the keys to succeeding as a band. Matt and Curtis get deep on list growth strategy. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363 is streaming now and it’s all about Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Alestorm Shares New Video – “Treasure Chest Party Quest”, New Album Due Next Month

 Pirate Party metallers Alestorm have shared a new single and video, ‘Treasure Chest Party Quest’!This is the first track from their upcoming album Curse of the Crystal Coconut due out May 29 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are live now at the link below. Watch the hilarious clip now! Continue reading

Greg Fox (Liturgy, Ex-Eye) to Release New Single and Video, New Solo Album Incoming

Greg Fox (Liturgy, Ex-Eye, Z’s) will release a new solo album, Contact, available on May 29, 2020 on vinyl and digital formats. This follows his 2017 album The Gradual Progression. We’re looking forward to this new album since Greg is an exceptional, thoughtful artist. The album features original artwork by Emma Kohlmann and design by Will Work For Good. Produced and mixed by Randall Dunn, Contact sees Fox accessing ever more raw and ruminative states. Greg has also launched a Kickstarter to release the album and build a new studio. Watch the new video for the single ‘From the Cessation of What’, directed by Michael A. Flanagan and artwork by Emma Kohlmann. Continue reading

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum to Host Exclusive Livestream Event

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum are teaming up for a joint livestream event, taking place on Friday, April 10 at 18.00 CEST. The event is going to raise funds to offset the awful developments of their massive North American tour, canceled by the Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak. Both bands will be playing live on April 10 and the viewers are going to be able to comment and react on the performance in real-time. This offers the opportunity for the fans to react and interact during the show. During the changeover, members of both bands will be available for a live chat as well. The ticket sale has started and available on the same platform. The recording will be available for 48 hours after the live stream. (Ticket price is: 8,90€.) Continue reading

Just Music Launches Mongrel Records Imprint, Announces the Signing of Ruff Magik

Just Music, South Africa’s leading independent music company, has announced Mongrel Records, a new label imprint that will focus on pushing heavier rock and metal artists from around Africa to the international market. Utilizing the full spectrum of Just Music’s successful artist and label services, whilst retaining an independent A&R and artist development profile. Just Music has appointed Warren Gibson to the newly created position of Label Manager for Mongrel Records. Gibson has been involved in the South African music industry for over 20 years as a leading publicist for local artists. He has been closely associated with the development of the metal and heavy rock scene in South Africa, as well as media liaison and touring for a number of international artists and indie labels. Gibson will continue to serve as Managing Director of his independent Plug Music Agency. Mongrel’s first exciting signing is psychedelic stoner rock band Ruff Majik from Pretoria. Continue reading