Ramblin’ Man Fair Adds Clutch, Grand Magus, and Inspector Cluzo for 2020 Festival

The Ramblin’ Man Fair looks even better for 2020 after their just-announced additions of Clutch (3 different sets), Grand Magus, and Inspector Cluzo. Clutch will have a three-day residency at the fest playing three distinctly different sets each day. It will be Clutch’s debut as a festival headliner in the UK! This year the festival will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th July. Clutch mainstage’s headline on Friday 17th July will also feature special guests Monster Truck. Also, already confirmed for Grand Magus (as special guests) are Hawkwind (Headliner), Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, Crown Lands on the Grooverider Stage on Sunday 19thJuly. And the full Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, Lazuli and Blurred Vision. The Inspector CluzojoinClutch on the Blues Stage. Ramblin’ Man Fair is shaping up to be an incredible 2020. Ramblin’ Man Fair takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK17th, 18th & 19th July. Continue reading

Watch Clutch’s New Video for Their Cover of “Fortunate Son”

Clutch continues to astonish with their excellent Weathermaker Vault Series of covers. The band has already released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic-rock anthem ‘Fortunate Son’. Now you can watch their music video for the clip, helmed by acclaimed director David Brodsky. The clip is a tribute to their late manager Jack Flannigan who passed recently. In the video that accompanies this release, Tim Sult pays homage to Flanagan by playing Jack’s beloved 90’s Les Paul. The video was shot at J Robbins’ Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD. J Robbins produced the Clutch albums “Robot Hive/Exodus” and “Strange Cousins From The West” and he recorded all of the WM Vault Series singles. Continue reading

Watch The New Video from Volbeat, “Die To Live” ft. Neal Fallon of Clutch

Volbeat has shared a new music video for their new song ‘Die To Live’, Both the track and clip features Clutch frontman Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band. Directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, Massachusetts, you can watch it right now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Dirty Moonshine – “The Hunt”

Johannesburg Rockers Dirty Moonshine have teamed up with Ghost cult to bring you the debut of their new music video ‘The Hunt’! This brand new stand-alone single and video follows their acclaimed 2018 album Bottom of the Barrell! Dirty Moonshine lives on riffs for days, grooves and a lot of classic rock n roll swagger that fans of Clutch, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, and Monster Magnet will love! Check out the video now and purchase and stream the track from the links below! Continue reading

Jack Flannigan, Guitarist for The Mob, Manager of GWAR and Clutch Has Passed Away

One of the good guys of the music industry is being remembered today by bands he worked with, peers and friends. Jack Flannigan died yesterday (10/12/2019). Jack’s career in music started as the guitarist in the 1980s in the NYHC band The Mob. Later he went on to manage GWAR for the last 25 years as well as a long term stint on Clutch’s management team. Both penned loving tributes to Jack over social media, as well as sharing the outpouring of support and love many names in the industry shared in tribute. We send our condolences to Jack’s family, friends, and fans at this difficult time Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading