The Original Misfits Book Halloween Headline Show in Dallas with Alice Cooper


Hardcore Punk legends The Original Misfits have booked a headline show in Dallas, their only headline show of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The Original Misfits features singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, supported by special guest Alice Cooper and The Distillers. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the link below. Misfits will headline Riot Fest 2022, along with My Chemical Romance.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Funeral Chic – Roman Candle


 

My chief concern heading into Funeral Chic’s Roman Candle (Prosthetic Records) is that the name Funeral Chic is very unappealing. It’s objectively a bad name for a band. It feels like a moniker Johnny Depp would give to one of his musical projects. Brings back memories of another Depp-associated collective, Hollywood Vampires. Yeah, I’d like a ticket to go see Jack Sparrow, Joe Perry and golf enthusiast Alice Cooper walk around onstage, Mr. Box Office. Continue reading


The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7-15-22


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show!

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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Watch The Trailer for Reality Show “No Cover” with Celebrity Judges Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale, Gavin Rossdale, Bishop Briggs, and Tosin Abasi


No Cover is a new reality show conceived and created by Ash Avildsen (CEO of Sumerian Records) and Josh Bernstein and presented by Hit Parader! on Sumerian’s YouTube. Premiereing on April 20th, No Cover is a reality music competition show designed to mentor and provide opportunities to unsigned artists. Filmed at the legendary Troubadour and Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, CA, twenty-five original artists will be competing for the top prize, which includes a six figure recording contract with Sumerian Records, representation from United Talent Agency and Shelter Music Group, performance slots at a Danny Wimmer Presents Music Festival, a $10,000 shopping spree from Guitar Center, PLUS! brand new gear from Gibson USA, Mesa Engineering, Ernie Ball, Liquid Death and Discmakers. No Cover features five main celebrity judges: Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale, Gavin Rossdale, Bishop Briggs and Tosin Abasi, and hosted by Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) Caity Babs (Sirius/XM) and Matt Pinfield (MTV, Hit Parader!). Watch the trailer now! Continue reading


Louder Than Life 2022 Festival Books Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and More!


 

Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Ghost – Impera


As one cycle ends, another begins. The flamboyant, dancing Cardinal Copia has been anointed Papa Emeritus IV and the plague-ridden doom of the 14th century is gone. Taking place hundreds of years after Prequelle, Tobias Forge and his band of Nameless Ghouls, otherwise known as psychedelic doom rock popsters Ghost, leave the rats behind as latest chapter Impera (Spinefarm/Loma Vista) tells of new empires built from the ashes of the old.

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GUEST POST: Adam Joad of Scattered Hamlet – Top Albums of 2021


Ghost Cult continues our “2021 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, Adam Joad of Scattered Hamlet breaks down his top albums (read: more than 10) of 2021! Their new album – Stereo Overthrow is out now and can be purchased here. https://www.scatteredhamlet.com

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Alice Cooper Books Spring 2022 Tour Dates


Alice Cooper just completed a big run of dates this autumn, COVID-19 case free and uninterrupted. In addition to already announced January and February dates ahead of a headline appearance on the Monsters of Rock Cruise, which takes place February 9 through 14, Cooper has confirmed a slate of new Spring 2022 dates. These new shows kick off on March 18 in Connecticut and wrapping on April 23 in California. Support will come from Buckcherry on most dates, with Ace Frehley appearing on some shows. All dates are below. Get tickets at the link below. Cooper recently released his current album Detroit Stories, and you can read our review here.

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Alexander Blackstar Shares New Single and Video – “Noir Presage”


Visionary artist and musician Alexander Blackstar has shared a new single and an incredible music video today – “Noir Presage.” Feeling a kinship with shock rock legends such as Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jim Morrison, he is also out to create his own legacy. As a descendant of several generations of painters, Blackstar attaches a lot of importance to the connection between words and visuals in his art, which you can see in the video for “Noir Presage!”

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