Ghost Cult caught up with Connor O’Neal of Tejon Street Corner Thieves to discuss their new full-length album Thick as Thieves – out now on Amigo The Devil’s label Liars Club. We chatted with Connor about the last few years of the band, touring with Amigo, having sober members in spite of their hard-partying past, moshpits at Americana shows, their new lineup, creating a comic book to go along with the album artwork, and more!
Amigo The Devil a.k.a. Danny Kiranos returned to his typical massive touring schedule in 2021 with a 50+ date tour across America with Tejon Street Corner Thieves, dubbed “The Bingo Hall” and other appearances such as Riot Fest! He will return to the stage Saturday, February 5th for special global livestream event dubbed, “Murder at the Belasco”. The event will mark the first time Amigo has ever played with a full live band in concert. The show is sold out but tickets are on sale for the livestream at the link below. His last album Born Against was released on his own Liars Club label and was one of Ghost Cult’s Top 75 albums of 2021.
Denver Stoner/Sludge outfit In The Company Of Serpents has spent most of its eight years as a fluctuating two-piece, with only vocalist and guitarist Grant Netzorg as the constant. The arrival of Vermin Womb‘s JP Damron to the drumseat has seen an expansion to a trio with the addition of ex-Black Sheep of Kali stringman Ben Pitts and, maybe as a result, fourth album Lux (Self-Release) adds elements of invention and atmosphere to the core sound, demonstrating welcome growth.Continue reading →
YouTuber Anthony Vincent is at it again with another 10 Second Songs Video! Watch Guns N Roses mega-hit ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ performed in the styles of Lady Gaga, Rammstein, Billie Eilish, Periphery, The Smiths, Amy Winehouse, Alice In Chains, Celtic Folk, Bluegrass, Eurobeat, Bollywood, Lizzo, James Brown, Korn,Aerosmith/Run DMC and more!Continue reading →
Gabriele Fiori obviously has too much time on his hands. TheBlack Rainbows frontman also runs Heavy Psych Sounds Records, and it’s this outlet through which he has chosen to propel new project The Pilgrim, a duo with bandmate Filippo Ragazzoni, toward the masses.Continue reading →
There’s somethin’ incestuous a-brewin’ in San Diego: a fluid drift from band to band and back again, like the returning wisps of smoke from that latest joint exhalation. This is Zach Oakley’s second journey through my cans in as many months, while more of his friends in Psych outfits JOY and Harsh Toke make yet another union in the form of the drenched riffage of Pharlee.Continue reading →
If ever an album title was created with the subconscious aim of getting my attention it’s Doom Folk (Exile On Mainstream Records), the fourth solo album from multi-faceted German troubadour Conny Ochs. More famed in Metal circles for his collaborations with Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich, Ochs’ own output is equally as relevant – perhaps more so.Continue reading →
Troubador is a terminology almost forgotten to time. Sure it applies to a lot of Indie-Folk and Alternative artists. There are some really great storytellers across different genres in music history: Johnny Cash,Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Loudon Wainwright III, Jaye Jale, Emma Ruth Rundle, The White Buffalo, Marissa Nadler, Chris Smither, Wovenhand, and even the lighter side of artists like Xasthur and Panopticon. Why not mash-up soulful Blues and Country like Hank III, but also Torch Song Art-Punk like Amanda Palmer? It can be done if you have the talent and the ability to convey realness. Fake anything won’t work for this style at all. Amigo The Devil a.ka. Danny Kiranos deals in these realities that point the mirror at the less flattering and absurd moments in life, including at himself. His new album, the Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura) produced Every Thing Is Fine (Regime Music Group) conveys this in spades.Continue reading →
Prophecy Productions, one of the leading underground heavy music labels in the world has announced a partnership with USBM legend Xasthur! In addition to their upcoming US tour and an appearance at Shadow Woods Metal Fest IV, new music will eventually see the light. Starting as a one-man black metal band, Xasthur has evolved into an unconventional, but incredible live entity with other players. Prophecy will launch this partnership with a new, limited edition EP, an exclusive preview of Xasthur’s upcoming full length, building on his new doomgrass style. The EP, Aestas Pretium MXVIII, will be sold exclusively on his forthcoming, extensive US tour.Continue reading →