Black Map Release A Surprise EP And Video, Pop Evil Tour Starts Next Week

Modern metallers Black Map riding high off of the success of 2017’s In Droves album, have dropped a surprise new EP yesterday Trace The Path from their label eOne. You can stream it now on Spotify at the link below and buy and stream it at other dsp’s too! The band have also released a video for their new single ‘Let Me Out’. Watch it now! Continue reading

Aftershock 2017: Live At Discovery Park

The latest concert series bestowed upon us by venerable Danny Wimmer Presents was held—for its sixth year—at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. This year’s iteration of the Aftershock Festival boasted three stages (Monster, Blackcraft, and the Capital stage), dozens of vendors and supporters, and a respectable thirty-five-band lineup. Continue reading

Rock Allegiance 2017: Live At BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ

On a perfect autumn day in October, the 3rd annual Rock Allegiance Festival rolled into BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden NJ and over 20,000 rock and metal fans took in a great one-day event. Twenty bands played on three stages while fans of all ages enjoyed food and a fun atmosphere that included a riverside view of Philadelphia and a great VIP area on a real Navy battleship! Continue reading

Ben Flannigan Of Black Map Talks Touring, Winning Over Fans

In a recent interview with Ghost Cult Magazine, Ben Flannigan, bassist, and vocalist for Black Map caught us up on the bands’ exciting year so far in 2017. With a charting single from an impressive album In Droves (eOne), festival appearances, and touring partners, the band is riding high. We interviewed Ben right after he got off stage at the 2017 Rock Allegiance fest and chatted about the past, present and their bright future. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading

Aftershock Festival This Weekend Hosts Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy, A Perfect Circle And More!

It’s almost go time people! After a year of planning, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival kicks off tomorrow at Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA! The sixth annual event sponsored by Monster Energy has a lineup featuring Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists all weekend. Tickets are still on sale and we’ve got you covered with our preview and the Ghost Cult west coast team will be one hand to capture it if you can’t be there! Continue reading

Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira And More To Play Rock Allegiance Tomorrow

It’s going to down tomorrow in southern New Jersey As this year’s Rock Allegiance festival takes over BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden. Tickets, including the excellent looking VIP options, taking place on real a battleship, are still available online at the link below. Continue reading

Rock Allegiance Festival Announces Set Times

Halestorm, by Originate Designs Photography

The 2017 Rock Allegiance festival stage times have been announced for this weekend’s upcoming event taking place on October 7th at the BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, New Jersey. Headlining is Rob Zombie, along with Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira, In This Moment, Steel Panther, August Burns Red, Beartooth, Starset, Radkey, Bleeker, Badflower, DED, While She Sleeps, Black Map, Greta Van Fleet, He Is Legend, Biters and Them Evils. Marilyn Manson was scheduled to perform but is now off the bill following his horrific injury on stage this past weekend. Continue reading

Monster Energy Aftershock Band Performance Times Announced


California’s Biggest Rock Festival – Aftershock Sacramento has announced their stage times for next month’s festival. Taking place Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA, the sixth annual event sponsored by Monster Energy has a lineup featuring Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. Continue reading

Chicago Open Air – Daytona Park, Bridgeview, IL

Korn at Chicago Open Air, by Isabel Uzcategui/Originate Designs Photography

Fans gathered from around the USA and even the far reaches of the globe to attend the second annual Chicago Open Air festival. Although Rock On The Range, Louder than Life, Aftershock and others wear the crown for the greatest commercial rock and metal festivals in America, COA is poised to challenge both of those fests. Over 70,000 fans from everywhere came out to the fest in one of America’s greatest cities to see 40 bands on two stages. From what Ghost Cult saw, heard, tasted, and imbibed this weekend, this is a legit possibility. Continue reading