Tool, Cage The Elephant, and Gary Clark Jr. Win for Metal and Rock at the 62nd Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards announced their winners for the Rock and Metal categories for the 2020 award ceremony, their 62nd edition. Tool won for the Best Metal Performance category for the song ‘7empest’ from their album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA). Tool members Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor were in attendance to collect the award, which was announced before the broadcast portion of the show. Gary Clark Jr. who was nominated over several categories for multiple tracks won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the track ‘This Land’. Best Rock album honors went to Cage the Elephant for Social Cues. In the more pop-orientated Alternative Rock category, Vampire Weekend won, while other Rock and Metal related artists such as Chris Cornell won for the packaging of his posthumous self-titled boxed set, and The Best Instrumental Album went to metal fans and sometimes cover artists Rodrigo y Gabriella for Mettavolution (ATO Records) The 62nd Grammy Awards are once again hosted by Alicia Keys and will air on CBS.

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70000 Tons Of Metal Adds Vio-Lence, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Toxik, Aeternam and Brujeria

House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/18/19

The 70000 Tons Of Metal is right around the corner, kicking off next week, and have confirmed some late additions to the cruise. Setting sail with the current bands on the bill and the fans are Vio-Lence, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Toxik, Aeternam and Brujeria. Round X (10) of 70000 Tons Of Metal will sail January 7 to January 11, 2020. Continue reading

Tool, Bring Me The Horizon, Candlemass, Death Angel, Killswitch Engage, I Prevail and Rival Sons Nominated for The 62rd Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards announced their nominees for 2020’s award ceremony, the 62nd edition. Among the nominees across the rock and metal categories are Tool, Bring Me The Horizon, Candlemass (featuring Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath), Death Angel, Killswitch Engage, I Prevail, Rival Sons, Cage The Elephant, Karen O, Bon Iver, Gary Clark Junior and more! You can see all the categories and nominees below. Tool has actually won multiple Grammy awards while Death Angel has never been nominated. Bring Me The Horizon has been nominated for their album Amo (Columbia Records). In the more popular categories, pop sensation Billie Eilish was nominated across all the major categories, a rare feat for a teenager. The 62nd Grammy Awards are once again hosted by Alicia Keys and will take place on January 26th on CBS. Continue reading

Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and More Booked for 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The tenth annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has been dropping some incredible bookings for the 2020 cruise this January. Recently added bands are Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and more have been added to the cruise lineup! Schenker’s appearance makes the Official 50th Recording Anniversary for him as an artist. For the cruise he will be joined by a very special compliment of musicians: Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 61 – Per Wiberg Talks New Solo Album and Other Projects

Ghost Cult caught up with progressive metal legend Per Wiberg for a new interview on the Ghost Cult Podcast! Per had made a career in bands such as Candlemass, Spiritual Beggars, Opeth, Clutch- Bakerton Group, Switchblade and Kamchatka and more, but never as a solo artist. Now he has released his debut solo EP, Head Without Eyes! We chatted with the multi-instrumentalist and producer about working as a solo artist for the first time, how he composes, his influences and favorite artists and more! Continue reading

Politician Danica Roem Gives A Shoutout To One of The Best Eras Ever in Metal

We have covered the political and social media exploits of Danica Roem, one of our favorite people in public office for some time. She is back again paying tribute to metal, giving props to the year in metal releases in 1986 with a series of fire Tweets where she shouted out Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Kreator, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Candlemass, and others for awesome releases that year. Roem has used her Twitter account to host metal trivia, engage with fans and rep her love of many subgenres of music as hard as she reps her constituents. Before politics and the military, Roem performed in a melodic death metal band in the Virginia area. Hail Danica!

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Candlemass – The Door To Doom

The past is the future. This is only too true for Doom Metal bands, many of whom still fawn over Black Sabbath with all the passion of a jilted lover. But once in a while, the love is returned, and one of the original line-up blesses a band with their presence. This time around, it’s Swedish legends Candlemass’s turn to blag a Sabbath cameo, in the form of Tony Iommi riffing himself silly on their new album, The Door To Doom (Napalm Records). Continue reading