COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow Returns with A Day To Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange!

Slipknot launched their wildly successful Knotfest Roadshow last summer to launch their current album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner/Elektra). Now the tour is back in arenas this summer and features Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange! VIP and general tickets go on sale this week at the links below! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading

Guns N Roses To Headline Lollapalooza in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in 2020

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses will continue their wildly successful “Not In The Lifetime Tour” that has been going since 2016, with shows at three Lollapalooza Festivals in 2020: in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. No word if they will join the US version next summer in Chicago. Joining GNR will be Travis Scott, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Martin Garrix and Gwen Stefani. The Lineup Also Includes Armin Van Buuren, Vampire Weekend, Cage The Elephant, James Blake, Brockhampton, Alan Walker, Illenium, The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, Rex Orange County, Rita Ora, A Day To Remember, Charlie Xcx, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, King Princess, LP, Jaden Smith, Madeon and more. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Beartooth Shares Video For – “Bad Listener”, Tour Dates Booked

Beartooth has shared a performance video for their track ‘Bad Listener’. The performance video was shot at the bands’ performance at Rock Am Ring this past summer. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe. Beartooth will return to the road this fall on tour with A Day To Remember, I Prevail, and Can’t Swim. All dates, including festival appearances, are below. Beartooth has two recent releases, Disease in the spring and the digital-only The Blackbird Session acoustic EP. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 51 – Justine of Blue Midnight Talks Artistry and Playing Aftershock Festival

Ghost Cult caught up with Justine Glaser from rising Los Angeles Rock band Blue Midnight for a chat recently to discuss all things about the band. Their 2018 release Eternal Wish is a multi-faceted album blending elements active rock, symphonic and classical influences, and the best progressive metal, all tied together by Justine’s enchanting voice. We chatted about the bands’ formation, Justine’s approach to writing and recording, the bands’ upcoming show at The Viper Room, their upcoming slot at Aftershock Festival opening the main stage in front of heavy hitters like Tool, A Day To Remember and Gojira, and plans for new music in 2020. Continue reading

The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why “Rock Is Dying”

The Punk Rock MBA has made a living (actually) on their ‘What Killed the Genre” series of videos on their YouTube channel. Now he has posted a new video making a case for the fact that Rock is Dying or already dead if you watch the video. He makes a fair, data-driven case. Of course, he is talking about mass appeal and popularity, the rock and metal underground has never been stronger in our opinion. He mentions Slipknot, Metallica, Tool, Blink-182, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit, The Used, but also Travis Scott (and Kylie Jenner), Riot Fest, Download Festival, Self-Help Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more. Continue reading