EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: True Villains – “Dig Your Grave”


Nashville-based Hard Rock band True Villains are back with their anthemic new single and video “Dig Your Grave” and Ghost Cult is excited to share the premiere with you today! The track is the bands’ third Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Halestorm) produced track the band has released, following “Blood In The Water” and “The Villain.” The Adam Ewbank directed clip blends a storyline with a band performance for a cool presentation too! The track is killer and highlights their innate sense of groove and ability to write great hooks. Check out the video now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chevelle – NIRATIAS


It is no secret that in the world of the music industry creating a unique signature sound is generally first on the list of goals for fledgling bands. Few bands have a sound that is as instantly recognizable as the music of Pete and Sam Loeffler, otherwise known as Chevelle. The long-awaited ninth studio album, NIRATIAS(Epic Records) dropped this week, and good golly miss molly, the brothers Loeffler do not disappoint.

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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 TheViper 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