CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Linkin Park – 20 Years of “Hybrid Theory”

The year 2000 is very memorable for many things, exceptionally in music. As pop dominated the airwaves with releases such as, N*Sync’s No Strings Attached, and Britney Spears’ Oops I Did it Again, an album that was forced by the media into the new category nu-metal was about to become historic.  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “Oxy”

Echo 2 Locate is back at Ghost Cult for the final installment of our summer video series with the band. Today brings the track “Oxy” which juxtaposes a breezy melody and an uplifting, hooky chorus shrouded by a dark subject matter and lyrics. Now complete, watch the new video, and then watch the entire series front to back to get the full effect of this journey through music and film by this ambitious and creative young band! You can also purchase the track for “Oxy” and all Echo 2 Locate music at the link below.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “Anathema”

Echo 2 Locate is back at Ghost Cult today and has shared their new music video for their song “Anathema”. The clip is the third in a series of narrative videos by the band, unfolding over the summer here on the site. The vocals alone on this song will give you all the goose-pimples and extra feelings! The clip continues the creative journey the band has shown so far, all about life, loss, breaking down, and finding acceptance! Check out the video below and check back at this space for the next few weeks additional videos from the band!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO STREAM: Echo 2 Locate – “64”

 

Maryland Alternative rock band Echo 2 Locate is back and has shared their new music video today for their song “64”. The clip is the second in a series of narrative videos by the band, unfolding over the summer here at Ghost Cult. “64” is an ethereal rock song that hits all your raw nerves emotionally! Check out the video below and check back at this space for the next few weeks for new videos from this exciting young band!  

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ALBUM REVIEW: Toothgrinder – I Am

It seems like the journey to Toothgrinder‘s I Am (Spinefarm Records) has been one full of trepidation and behind the scenes issues. Vocalist Justin Matthews has certainly been open about his demons in the promotional materials stating: “My alcohol and drug use were pretty prominent on the last two albums and on tour.” And nothing but the utmost respect to him for being able to put those demons behind him in the lead up to their third proper full length. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr

Some good advice I received from my mentor in music criticism was to never underestimate or pigeonhole an artist. Cradle of Filth has made a twenty-five year career out of Black and Death Metal music supremacy, often covering the dark and all about that blasphemous life. Although she definitely has earned her place in that world as a member of that band, singer and multi-talented musician Lindsay Schoolcraft displays a wide array of gifts will not fit in a neat box for you to file and categorize. On her debut solo album Martyr (Self-Released), she satisfies her jones (and ours) for all types of Gothy Metal and Rock styles.

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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

BABYMETAL Shares New Live Music Video for “Elevator Girl” (English), New Album Tracklisting Revealed

International sensation BABYMETAL has shared a new live music video of their song ‘Elevator Girl’. The group is set to kick off a headline tour of the USA in just a few weeks. Tickets are on sale now. ‘Elevator Girl’ is the group’s first full English song to go to Active Rock radio. Check it out! They also revealed the full tracklisting and Pre-order for their new album, Metal Galaxy.  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Hanna Barakat – “Siren”

Ghost Cult is stoked to bring you the new single from Hanna Barakat, ‘Siren’, from her forthcoming new album. Blending active rock, metal, and her considerable World music influences, Hanna has a voice and style that demands your attention. Fans of Evanescence, Within Temptation, Halestorm, New Years Day and Butcher Babies will find a lot to love about the John Moyer (Disturbed) produced rising star. Jam out the track now!  Continue reading

New Years Day – Unbreakable

If Wes Craven was a genre of music, it would be New Years Day. For the most part, Ash Costello and gang have depended on a recipe of heartbreak mixed in with edgy guitars and a punk rock attitude. On their fourth release Unbreakable (Another Century) they break free from their comfort zone with a more confident, electro-fused, uplifting follow-up. Continue reading