Dios De Los Deftones 2 ft. Chvrches, Gojira, JpgMafia, Hum and Youth Code

Deftones’ wildly successful Dios De Los Deftones festival last fall has spawned a sequel! DDLD2 will feature Deftones heading up a bill featuring Chvrches, Gojira, JpgMafia, Hum, Youth Code, and Brutus. The fest takes place November 2nd at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Deftones are currently pressing towards the release of their ninth album later this year. Tickets start at $75 and are available at Ticketmaster.com. Exclusive VIP packages go on sale Tuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. PST. Presale opportunities will be available on Wednesday, July 31 starting at 10 a.m. PST).

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Guest Post: Becky Laverty of Pioneer Press- End Of Year List

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As we dash towards the holidays and the end of the year Ghost Cult is feeling good about this season of giving. So we are giving our fans a chance to get to know our partners, peers, and friends from bands in the world of music. They will chime in with some guest blogs, end of year lists, and whatever else is on their minds as we pull the plug on 2015. Becky Laverty, publicist of Pioneer Press, who takes care of many of our favorite bands in the UK and europe, and handles all things press for Roadburn Festival, Damnation Festival and many others. This lovely lady has agreed to write us a list of her favorite releases of 2015, “in no particular order”.

 

ChvrchesEvery Open Eye

I listen to this to the point that my boyfriend hates it. ‘Empty Threat’ in particular is a banger

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MarriagesSalome

I missed seeing them live twice in April, but finally saw them on tour with Deafheaven.’Love, Texas’ is a favourite.

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Chelsea WolfAbyss

Listening to this feels like drowning, but in a good way.

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The BridesmaidGrayson

A short release, and one I worked on, but it’s a fantastic first release and I can’t wait to hear what they produce next.

Grayson The Bridesmaid album cover

 

With The DeadWith The Dead

Another I worked on – which was an honour (featuring Lee Dorian of Cathedral) and a lot of fun. The album just crushes, pure and simple.

With The Dead, photo credit Ester Segarra

with The Dead, photo credit Ester Segarra

 

Insect ArkPortal/ Well

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These are mesmerising live and beautiful to listen to on record. Highly recommended.

 

Carly Rae JepsonEmotion

Carly Rae Jepsen

I had to swap this in at the last minute… it’s full of pure pop hits, which in my opinion, is hard to beat.

 

Beach HouseThank Your Lucky Stars

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I listen to this when I’m alone and working quite a lot.

 

Royal ThunderCrooked Doors

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I have a lot of love for Royal Thunder and want desperately for them to play over here again. ‘Time Machine’ is such a strong opener. Pow!

 

TribulationChildren of the Night

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Another band that nails it live – 100%, and they’re big fans of a lemon cheesecake martini, I hear.

 

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