In 2019 things were on the up for the independent LA quartet Dirty Honey; their debut single ‘When I’m Gone’ topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, they toured with Alter Bridge, Guns n Roses, and The Who and sold out their first headline tour in the first two months of 2020 but then covid reared its ugly head put life on hold. Finally things are opening up again and their debut album Dirty Honey is out, and its sound is firmly rooted in 1970s rock.
Astute viewers and music fans of The Walking Dead noticed some choice songs in the season 10 finale episode that just aired on April, 4th, 2021. Focusing on the backstory of villain/anti-hero Negan, songs heard included classic rock anthem “Back in Black” by AC/DC, all-time love song “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, and the Punk rock song “Party Time” by 45 Grave, originally heard in the film Return of the Living Dead, the classic Zombie film. The series returns for season 11 in October 2021.
With no less than twenty-two studio albums behind them, NWOBHM legends Saxon are back again but with something a little different this time. Instead of just rummaging around in the attic for an old live recording, or throwing together a contractually obliged “Best Of…”, Barnsley’s finest have taken their time during lockdown to produce something a little more imaginative. Looking to the past, the band has recorded Inspirations (Silver Lining Music/Militia Guard), a collection of songs by artists who made an impact on them at the start of their musical journey. Continue reading
Since leaving Black Star Riders, Damon Johnson (ex-Alice Cooper, Brother Cane) has focused on his solo career, with his new album Battle Lessons (Double Dragon Records, Straight 8 Entertainment) with The Get Ready his second solo album in three years. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Mastodon) and joined by drummer Jarred Pope (Tom Keifer) and bassist Robbie Harrington (Steve Vai), Battle Lessons is a hook-filled slab of melodic Hard Rock.
AC/DC legends Angus Young and Brian Johnson joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss their most celebrated songs, like “Highway to Hell” and “It’s a Long Way To The Top”, one of the most successful albums of all time, Back in Black, dealing with the loss of bandmate and lead vocalist, Bon Scott, and the addition of Brian to the band. Every other weekend on Essentials Radio, a rotating cast of hosts explores the legendary hits that turned some of their favorite artists into superstars and household names. The band’s latest album Power Up is out now!
With only guitarist Wolf Hoffmann remaining from the original classic Accept line-up you could be forgiven for assuming this might eventually result in a decline in quality. And you may end up being proven right. Just not yet.
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Orlando of Dead Girls Academy and Vampires Everywhere. Watch their new video for “Inside Out ft.’ Jinxx.”Continue reading
Abby K is back again with the final video release in our series, live performance videos for her cover of AC/DC’s classic song “Highway To Hell.” The track is from her EP, Live From The Playroom. Watch the clip right now! Continue reading
Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift! Their excellent new album Enlightened in Eternity is out now!
Ghost Cult stalwart, mainstay, and truly valued senior writer Mat Davies blesses us with his top twenty albums of the year, plus some thoughts on the year that has been, and that which is still to come… Continue reading