For a good reason,, the electric guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world. In fact, over 1.1 million electric guitars are sold in the US each year alone. With the right gear and the right skill, an electric guitar player can make noise in just about any style, any band, or any genre.
Metallica will play a rare intimate show tonight in San Francisco at the Independent. The band texted their fans via a new service and the tickets to the tiny venue, 500 person capacity show sold out in less than 1 hour. It will be one of the smallest Metallica has played in decades. The only promotion of the show besides text was the venue’s Instagram. The band just released The Black Album Remastered Boxed Set and The Black Album Blacklist covers album on September 10th, 2021.
Gothic Black Metal legends Cradle of Filth has shared a new single and video “Necromantic Fantasies.” The track comes from their forthcoming 13th studio album – Existence Is Futile via Nuclear Blast Records on October 22nd, 2021. Watch the video here! Continue reading
According to a published report by Loudwire, An anonymous woman’s lawsuit against Marilyn Manson has been rejected by a California judge due to statute of limitations. ‘Jane Doe’ now has 20 days to file a new complaint against the musician. The anonymous female dated Manson back in 2011, when she claims she was raped by the singer. Her lawsuit alleges, “[Manson] lured plaintiff, a musician, into what was, at first, a consensual romantic relationship. A short time later, however, he raped Ms. Doe. He also subjected Ms. Doe to further degrading acts of sexual exploitation, manipulation, and psychological abuse.”
Groundbreaking “Trap Metal” band Concrete Dream has dropped a new single and video for the track “Called Out” featuring Chris Tito of Zoume. The blistering screed drops bombs on the much deserving phonies we see daily, and the video matches the intensity of the band as well with a gritty performance. The track officially comes out tomorrow on DSPs and you can pre-save the track now. Check out the video here at Ghost Cult!
Lars Ulrich of Metallica has announced a new special on the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) for Mandatory Metallica, a new limited-engagement SiriusXM radio channel with music and content curated by the band. This new artist-branded channel, a return of their previous 24/7 programming, coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of The Black Album, which saw a deluxe rerelease September 10th, 2021. Read our review here. Watch a video message from Lars about the show.
Inventive Tennessee Hard Rock band 7Descent have shared a new single, “Beverly” here at Ghost Cult today! Like many before them, the band cut their teeth on rock and Metal classics, but they have a talent the stretches well beyond the riffs and beats of the average band. You can hear “Beverly” – their emotional, uptempo jam gives way to powerful vocals and defiant lyrics about a love worth giving up on, here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading
Long teased on social media and made possible by her Patreon, Lindsay Schoolcraft has shared her new stand-along solo single “Stolen Light” featuring Symphonic Metal legend Sarah Jezebel Deva (Torn Between Two Worlds). Listen to two of the premiere vocalists in the genre blend their talents for this compelling track co-written by the artists, co-produced by Lindsay and her frequent collaborator, Tyler Williams of Monolithic Productions who co-producered, Engineered, Mixed, and Masteredthe song. Listen to “Stolen Light!”
Rising Alt-Pop band Wilmah have shared a hilarious video for the track “Television” which parodies iconic 90s sitcoms including Friends and Wayne’s World. The track is a total earworm and the super fun video clip matches the vibe perfectly. The new song follows their gritty, nu-metal inspired first single “Welcome to America” which nods to Wilmah’s formative influences (Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys) while spotlighting human rights issues and depicting the current of violence and hypocrisy flowing across America. Watch the music video for “Television” right now!
C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. Curtis and Cori are frequently joined by Holly Royle and Gaia Guarda who both have recently joined forces with them in C Squared. In this episode of the podcast, Curtis and Cori interview with Lyle Jensen of MMD Records