FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading

Beartooth Shares Video For – “Bad Listener”, Tour Dates Booked

Beartooth has shared a performance video for their track ‘Bad Listener’. The performance video was shot at the bands’ performance at Rock Am Ring this past summer. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe. Beartooth will return to the road this fall on tour with A Day To Remember, I Prevail, and Can’t Swim. All dates, including festival appearances, are below. Beartooth has two recent releases, Disease in the spring and the digital-only The Blackbird Session acoustic EP. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 13th New Music Releases

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Beartooth Cover Rock Classic “Wild Thing” for MLB All-Star Game T-Mobile Home Run Derby

Metalcore leaders Beartooth never fail to surprise, be it their own catchy and aggressive music or fun covers. The band covered 1960s Classic Rock era song ‘Wild Thing, made famous by The Troggs, covered countless times in rock history, and popularized in the 1989 comedy Major League, in honor of the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game T-Mobile Home Run Derby. The song will debut tonight tonight, Monday, July 8, at 8pm EST on ESPN during the event. Also catch the band on tour all summer and into the call, with dates below. Continue reading

Silverstein Drops New Single With Caleb Shomo, Signs with UNFD for New Album

Silverstein has signed a brand new record deal with UNFD for their next album, expected for release in 2020. The band has dropped a new single ‘Burn It Down’, featuring Caleb Shomo of Beartooth. Their next album will be the follow-up to 2017’s Dead Reflection. On April 12, Silverstein released Redux: The First Ten Years, which featured newly recorded versions of select songs from their first four studio albums. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Download Festival UK 2019

Throughout the journey from my home in the North of England to Leicestershire’s infamous Download Festival, I could be sure of only two things as a first time attendee; that I would absolutely see Tool headline, and that I would have to endure what was to become the muddiest weekend of my life in order to reach that point. Continue reading