It’s hard to believe that industrial legends Ministry have been around (in one incarnation or another) for forty years but here they are in 2021, returning with their fifteenth full length studio album. Another title including amusing wordplay, Moral Hygiene(Nuclear Blast Records) is yet another solid release by Al Jourgensen and co. and features a few surprises along the way.
Just in time for Halloween, Joey Diabolic is releasing a twelve-part singles series over covers inspired by the 1980s horror movie classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. A mix of clever originals and choice covers, Joey is showing his affinity for horror, metal, and his ingenuity as an artist when others waylaid by the pandemic are resting on their laurels. Next in the series:“A Nightmare On Elm Street” (featuring haunting vocals by D. Lolli of MaMa Doom), the track was originally composed by Charles Bernstein as the “Prologue” to the first film, it has easily become one of the most iconic and chilling pieces of film music ever composed. Check out Joey’s cover now!
Ghost Cult scribe Duncan Evans caught up by phone with singer-songwriter Henry Derek Elis for an interview about his new covers EP, All The Pretty Little Horses. Henry is best known as the former vocalist for metal bands Scar The Martyr and Act of Defiance, but his solo career has taken him down a path closer to Outlaw Country, Americana, and Dark Folk. Henry chatted about the new EP, his choice of artists to cover such as Danzig and Billy Idol, the difference between his metal music and solo career, his take on how watered-down “folk” music has become his influences and opinions of classic artists, and much more. You can order Henry’s music at this link:Continue reading →
The reboot of Hellboy is coming next month and the film just released a new Redband trailer. The “R” rated film is a new take on the previous Hellboy film series and is promising a more hardcore version with more violence and realism. In addition to the fun and vibrant clip is an orchestral cover of Deep Purple all-time classic rock staple ‘Smoke On The Water’. The track originally appeared on their Machine Head (EMI/Warner Brothers) album in 1973. The track has been universally lauded as one of the most popular rock songs and having one of the most popular guitar riffs ever. The first trailer featured Billy Idol’s cover of 1050s song ‘Mony Mony’. Hellboy stars David Harbour (Stranger Things, The Newsroom), Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Alistair Petrie, Sasha Lane, Thomas Haden Church, and more. Directed by Neil Marshall adapted from the classic comics series byMike Mignola. The film releases on April 12th 2019.
What happens when you take a tired musician and send him to Welcome to Rockville? You AMP him beyond belief, yes pun intended. As I stood in line waiting to get into the venue, I could feel the wave of emotions in the air. Shouts of joy and chants from all over, spurred on by local rock hype group “The Rockvillans”, were just the tip of what I was about to experience.
Welcome to Rockville kicks off the spring/summer festival season in the USA today with three days of incredible rock and metal bands 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL, along the St. Johns River. Featuring Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch and more, Ghost Cult’s preview has the day by day breakdowns below. Continue reading →
The unofficial start to summer is this month’s Welcome To Rockville, kicking off a month of concerts including Carolina Rebellion, Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, Rocklahoma, and Rock On The Range, all created by Danny Wimmer Presents. “Rockville” featuring Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch and more has announced it’s full set times for the weekend. Continue reading →
Megaherz have been going strong for several decades and have meandered through alternative styles before finding a firm footing in NDH. This Neue Deutsche Härte is a distinctly German mix of Hard Rock, Metal, and Industrial made famous by bands as Oomph and Rammstein. It has been a couple of years in the making, but the band is back with a new studio album, Komet(Nuclear Blast). Continue reading →