GIVEAWAY: Win A Stoner Doom Cassette Bundle from Unknown Controller Records

Time to win some free shit! Oakland, California’s awesome Unknown Controller Records has relaunched and Ghost Cult is helping them celebrate! The indie label is headed by musician Paul Kott (Kalas, High Tone Son of a Bitch) and they are kicking things off with a cool, cassette-only series featuring releases from HTSoB, Ails (ex-Ludicra, Abrupt), Keverra (current and ex-Goatsnake, -(16)-) and Worshipper. You can win the entire cassette series right here, right now! Enter at the links below, but before you do, jam out to this awesome new HTSOB track “Tribute’, featuring High on Fire / Sleep guitarist Matt Pike!

To enter the giveaway

Head over to @GhostCultMag and @UnknownControllerRecords on Instagram

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You can enter on Ghost Cult’s Facebook for a bonus entry. (and Like our page yall!) The contest ends October 14th at 11:59 PM EST. Rules and details can be found below.

Paul comments:

“The Unknown Controller tape series is true to the history of the label, and reflects a mix of four bands that is totally unbound by genre,” states Kott. “Unknown Controller is about breaking the rules. I love music that is truly original and breaks out of conventional boxes. That’s the common thread here; bands who are truly creative and represent the best innovators in music today. I release music by bands I like, and that’s all there is to it.”.


Some more info on the label:

East Bay underground music indie Unknown Controller is reborn! The esoteric metal record label was originally founded in 2001 by Paul Kott, guitarist of Cruevo, High Tone Son of a Bitch (HTSoB), and Kalas, to co-release the Cruevo/Brainoil split, now a sought-after, sludge metal cult classic. Kott, who would eventually partner with Brainoil’s Greg Wilkinson, merging Greg’s Boredom Noise imprint with Unknown Controller to release music by a wide range of artists, including Drunk Horse, Laudanum, Cruevo, Brainoil, HTSoB, Iron Lung, and more, has relaunched the label with a run of cassette-only releases from HTSoB (ex-Kalas, Noothgrush, Melvins, etc., Ails (ex-Ludicra, Abrupt), Keverra (current and ex-Goatsnake, -(16)-) and Boston’s Worshipper.


The official Unknown Controller relaunch ushers in a return to physical format releases with the limited edition cassette series, which includes tape only versions of the HTSOB ‘Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB’ discography, Ails’ ‘The Unraveling’, Keverra’s eponymous debut, and Worshipper’s ‘Light in the Wire’ album, available on tape for the very first time. On these releases, Ails devastates with its street level, Oakland-style crusty approach to black metal; Keverra drops hammers of brutal sludge/doom, coming off like a mix of Unsane, Ministry, and Buzzov-en, and Worshipper illustrates why it has won awards and accolades on the strength of its unique brand of psychedelic hard rock. View / purchase the Unknown Controller cassette series at this location.


The winner (1 grand prize winner selected at random, gets a bundle of tapes, no digital albums):

All 4 tapes in the Unknown Controller limited edition cassette series: HTSOB “Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB” double cassette box set, Ails “The Unraveling”, Keverra, and Worshipper “Light in the Wire”. This bundle does NOT include free digital downloads or streaming, it is JUST the tapes for less, with cheaper shipping.


GIVEAWAY: GIVEAWAY: Win A Stoner Doom Cassette Bundle from Unknown Controller Records, OFFICIAL RULES Please read these Official Rules before entering GIVEAWAY: Win A Stoner Doom Cassette Bundle from Unknown Controller Records presented by Ghost Cult Magazine, and GIVEAWAY: Win A Stoner Doom Cassette Bundle from Unknown Controller Records (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials Ghost Cult Magazine, along with any other co-sponsors as listed below, are the sole sponsors of this Sweepstakes. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to residents of The United States, only. Other requirements may be necessary based on your residency to qualify as a winner, which will be determined by local law. Must be 18 years of age or older and a performing artist with a music presence at time of entry. See “How to Enter” below. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12 PM (ET) on September 30th, 2020, and ends at 11:59pm (ET) on October 14th, 2020. HOW TO ENTER: Online entry only. Enter by following and commenting on Ghost Cult’s Facebook or Instagram accounts and unknown Controller’s accounts. A bonus entry can be earned by commenting and tagging the contest post on Ghost Cult’s Facebook as well. In the case of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited and the use of any automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for the incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or ineligible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winners will receive –

1 Cassette Bundle ARV $40 USD plus domestic shipping.

All 4 tapes in the Unknown Controller limited edition cassette series: HTSOB “Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB” double cassette box set, Ails “The Unraveling”, Keverra, and Worshipper “Light in the Wire”. This bundle does NOT include free digital downloads or streaming, it is JUST the tapes for less, with cheaper shipping.


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