I like a good challenge. Every so often, I fire up my ol’ NES and give Battletoads another go. I don’t think I will ever complete the hoverbike level but I still manage to have a good time. So when my editor suggested I review the new album by Dance Gavin Dance, a band that is far outside my usual fare of extreme metal, I happily accepted the challenge.
Shows and festivals are coming back, as we discuss nearly weekly here at Ghost Cult. Live Nation is often the scourge of concert goers since they service all of the tours and own many of the venues worldwide in the music business. To celebrate the return of live music and honestly, our social life, Live Nation are offering $20 “All-In” tickets for nearly 1,000 shows from tons of artists, such as Slipknot, Korn, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Rise Against, 311, Coheed and Cambria, Alanis Morissette, KISS, The Black Crowes, and more!
The Kings of Quarantine, led by members Slaves on Dope previously dropped an awesome cover of Faith No More’s “We Care A lot” with a gang of rock and metal stars. Now they are back and covering Jane’s Addiction’s Alt-Rock classic “Mountain Song!” The clip features Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Tanner Wayne (In Flames), P-nut (311), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Richard Patrick (Filter) and, Bert Mccracken (The Used). One hundred percent of the profits for “Mountain Song” will be donated to ROADIE RELIEF, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help during the Covid-19 crisis. Watch it now!
Rap Rockers 311 celebrated 30 years in music a few years back as the band was officially founded in 1988 and has had the same lineup intact since 1992, one of the longest lineups in rock history. The band released their first official full-length in 1993 with the album Music (Capricorn/Volcano) and their last album came out a year ago, Voyager via BMG. The band had toured all over the world and played festivals from pop to metal, and even had March 11th dubbed 311 Day”. Watch their friend, Rap Legend Snoop Dogg, shout them out!
Active Rock titans Shinedown, 311 and Weezer will headline the third edition of the SandJam annual rock music festival, set to take place April 24-26, 2020 at Panama City Beach, Florida’s M.B. Miller Pier. Twenty more prominent acts are scheduled to perform on two massive stages. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 29 at the link below.Continue reading →
Pop, Punk Rock, Ska, and… Hip-Hop?! Alright, I’m in! Gilford, New Hampshire was host to what is probably the most fun-loving tour of the summer, the co-headlining tour of California’s The Dirty Heads and Nebraska’s own 311, along with The Interrupters, Bikini Trill, and Dreamers.Continue reading →
311 released their new album today via BMG. To celebrate, they have partnered with YouTube and Nugs.net to Livestream tomorrow’s tour date with Dirty Heads at KeyBank Pavilion in Pennsylvania. Produced by 311 by way of a unique collaboration with YouTube, award-winning production company 7 Cinematics and live download site Nugs.net, this special global event is a must-watch, multi-angle high definition shoot captured by 6 cameras and viewable via the band’s YouTube and Facebook pages and at Nugs.net. The new album features 13 new songs – four of which were recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and nine of which were recorded with Scotch Ralston, who produced 311 albums Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic. The album was mixed by Grammy winner Neal Avron (Weezer, Twenty One Pilots, Linkin Park).Continue reading →
Happy 311 day! 311 the band has booked a tour for this summer! The band revealed details for a 34 date summer tour of amphitheaters co-headlined with Dirty Heads along with special guests TheInterrupters and support from Dreamers, Bikini Trill and more. Also announced today, 311’s new album pre-order launched for digital, cd, vinyl and autographed options, plus each order gets a ticket code for summer tour pre-sale tickets and VIP packages (perks include early entry, meet-n-greets, stage viewings, and autographed goods). All info at the link below. The band is also celebrating 311 day with the release of their new documentary series this evening, Enlarged to Show Detail 3 (ETSD 3) for one-night-only in hundreds of theaters nationwide. Continue reading →
As 2018 nears its close, Danny Wimmer Presents and crew once again graced California’s capital with the very popular (and very sold-out) Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, now in its seventh year. How sold-out, you ask? Oh, you know, just a mere 60,000 plus humans—the festival’s biggest turn-out yet.Continue reading →
California biggest rock and metal event of the year, Aftershock Festival, will be kicking all kinds of ass this weekend at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. The fest is totally sold out and Ghost Cult will be there to document the festivities and shenanigans once again! The fest has an insane lineup which features System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, as well as Bullet for My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The FEVER 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks, and more! Check out the full schedule, map of the grounds, including the exclusive after party featuring Amigo The Devil and all of the unique festival experiences. Continue reading →