Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone, the band featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At The Drive-In’s Tony Hajjar, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, has released a new song called ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’. ‘No One Ever Walked On Water’ is the first new music from Gone Is Gone since the release of ‘Phantom Limb’ in November 2017 as part of a seven-inch red vinyl single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Gone Is Gone’s debut album, Echolocation, entered Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart at No. 3 back in January 2017. Check it out now!
Despite Massachusetts trio Cazador having been a going concern for five years, Failure To Thrive (Self Release) is the band’s debut studio album, even being preceded by a live album. Having started out as a purely Sludge-based unit, their sound has evolved to incorporate a number of styles which makes this effort a short but exciting journey.
Apparently, The Mars Volta have reunited and are currently working on new music. In a series of tweets that nearly broke music Twitter on Saturday, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala hinted at the band’s impending return, posting a response a fan who said “I dream with you guys giving TMV a new chapter,” Bixler-Zavala replied, “It’s happening.” He followed it up with more comments about making new music. The Mars Volta broke up in 2013 after Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López had a falling out. One year later, however, the longtime collaborators made amends, attributing their feud to a small disagreement between brothers that played out in the public eye. They subsequently formed a new band, Antemasque, and reunited their pre-Mars Volta outfit, At-the Drive-In. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops. Continue reading
Much like Roadrunner Records in the 1990s, a mark of contemporary quality is any band on the Holy Roar Records roster. You are guaranteed an absolute slobber knocker with pretty much everything they have put out over the last decade, whether it’s the all-out Hardcore of Employed to Serve or Secret Cutter, the Screamo of Portrayal of Guilt or the psychedelic Stoner Prog of Boss Keloid. Now turning to Post Hardcore, we as listeners should welcome the arrival of We Never Learned To Live‘s latest offering; The Sleepwalk Transmissions (Holy Roar Records). Continue reading
There’s often an unholy alliance of unbridled passion and near insanity in Latin American Metal: the eccentric, electric performance from California-based Punks At The Drive-In on Later… in 2000 being a prime example. This is a quality evident in the chaotic maelstrom of Brazilian trio Deafkids, whose third album Metaprogramação (Neurot Recordings) is a typically warped episode of barely controlled, electronic ferocity. Continue reading
As 2018 nears its close, Danny Wimmer Presents and crew once again graced California’s capital with the very popular (and very sold-out) Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, now in its seventh year. How sold-out, you ask? Oh, you know, just a mere 60,000 plus humans—the festival’s biggest turn-out yet. Continue reading
California biggest rock and metal event of the year, Aftershock Festival, will be kicking all kinds of ass this weekend at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. The fest is totally sold out and Ghost Cult will be there to document the festivities and shenanigans once again! The fest has an insane lineup which features System of a Down, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, as well as Bullet for My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The FEVER 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, The Jacks, and more! Check out the full schedule, map of the grounds, including the exclusive after party featuring Amigo The Devil and all of the unique festival experiences. Continue reading
Californian band Hail The Sun have been knocking around for a few years now with their debut, the brilliantly titled POW Right In The Kisser being self-released back in 2010. They have always seemed to me at least a band with an intriguing set of influences and styles that have never quite meshed together over an entire album. Latest release Mental Knife (Equal Vision) is set to change all that and then some. Continue reading
Rock supergroup Gone is Gone, featuiring members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, At The Drive-In, and Sweethead, have released a new video. Watch their video for ‘Phantom Limb.’
Among the big announcement that System Of A Down would headline the next Aftershock Festival, is also that the band have announced a series of tour dates. Direct support at some shows will come from At The Drive-In, Clutch, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and perhaps more bands. No word from the band yet on whether there will be more dates added, or any new music to come along with this tour. Full tour dates are below. Continue reading