Catton Park, United kingdom, 13 Aug 2022, Lorna Shore performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine
Bloodstock Open Air 2023 will be here before you know it! The festival continues to inspire by dropping content. Head over to their YouTube channel to watch full video performances from bands, including a new one from Lorna Shore. The fest also dropped more merch, including Download Mascot plushies on pre-order, and a reminder that their deposit scheme for 2023 closes soon. Continue reading →
Bloodstock Open Air 2023 (BOA) has announced a slew of new bands, filling out the Ronnie James Dio Main Stage, and Sophie Lancaster stage. Now on the bill are Candlemass (replacing Whitechapel who have dropped out), Tribulation, Royal Republic, Employed To Serve, Witchsorrow, Wytch Hazel, Skin Failure, Bloodyard, Wolfbastard, Tribe Black Coast, Russkaja, Gaerea, and Striker. Watch the new Bloodstock trailer here. Continue reading →
Doom Metal greats Candlemass have announced their first US dates of 2023! The band will embark on a west coast run supporting their new album, Sweet Evil Sun, released November 18 via Napalm Records. The upcoming week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, WA, and concludes on March 17 in San Diego, CA. See below for all dates!Continue reading →
After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories include Metallica ending their vinyl club, Slipknot growing the Knotfest brand some more, our Album of The Year countdown coverage, new interviews with Bayside and Candlemass, Damnation Festival review, Led Zeppelin reunion concert stream, remembering Dimebag Darrell, Muddy Roots tickets on sale, a review of Soen and Oceans of Slumber, Ne Obliviscaris returns, a Tool statue drops this week, Crosses (deftones + far) and more! and more.
Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch #musicnews #metalnews #rocknews Continue reading →
The Chernobyl disaster rocked the then-Soviet Union in 1986. Ronald Reagan was the president. Gas was just over a dollar a gallon (Editor’s note, gas was $2.14 per gallon nationwide in 1984). Times were much different so many decades ago, which makes it all the more remarkable that epic doom metal pioneers Candlemass – who formed in 1984 – continue to wield the torch of the scene, guiding the masses and collecting newcomers along the way.
Doom Metal band Avatarium will release a new album, Death, Where Is Your Sting, on October, 21st 2022 via AFM Records. The band was formed by Candlemass legend Leif Edling and they have released two EPs, four critically acclaimed full-length records, and a live DVD, ‘An Evening With Avatarium – Live in Stockholm’ over the next eight years. Edling eventually left Avatarium’s ranks due to health issues. The band signed with AFM Records for their upcoming album.
Doom metal reigned supreme at Greenwich Village’s Le Poisson Rouge on a Wednesday night. Headlining Swedish doom legends Candlemass sold out the show with support from Primitive Man, Mortiferum, and others.
Decibel Magazine has announced its 2022 Philadelphia edition of their popular Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly. Taking place June 10th – and 11th, 2022,— the world’s loudest, two-day craft beer event has booked a killer bunch of bands for the event Cannibal Corpse, Candlemass, Wolves In The Throne Room, The Red Chord, Voivod, Full of Hell, Soul Glo, All Else Failed, Derkéta, Craven Idol, Sanguisugabogg, The Silver, and Deathevokation. For exclusive performances WITTR will perform all of Two Hunters, Nuclear Assault will perform all of Game Over, and the reunited Red Chord will perform all of their classic Clients album. All tickets are on sale Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. EST.