EP REVIEW: Turkey Vulture – Time To Pay 

Time To Pay (Self-Released)  is the new EP from Connecticut’s Turkey Vulture, a duo consisting of Jessie May (guitar, vocals, bass, cello) and Jim Clegg (drums, artwork). The EP is a force of incredible energy that nods to a deceptively diverse set of influences. This is punk; this is doom metal; this is stoner rock. Above all, it emanates a refreshingly raw and gloriously unpolished power. Continue reading

Clutch’s 2020 Festival Summer Continues Online!

Since Clutch is missing bringing their pure rock fury live to fans at summer music festivals worldwide, the band is turning their missed shows into a virtual festival online. Clutch has reached out to all promoters of their originally scheduled European festival dates and proposed to release playlists on their Spotify channel of the sets they were set to perform on the respective days. For all of their 25+ year career, the band have always changed the setlist of their live shows from one event to another. No performances were ever identical; setlists change nightly. Members of Clutch use an alphabetical, rotating system to determine the setlist for each show. Neil Fallon creates the setlist for the first show of each tour, followed by Jean-Paul Gaster, Dan Maines, and Tim Sult, then repeat, keeping the shows fresh for both the audience and the artist! The creation of these new Spotify playlists will rotate between the band members like normal, taking into account the intended allotted playing time at each festival date. Watch a message from the band: 

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GIVEAWAY: Win An Exclusive Merch Bundle from Almost Honest 

Pennsylvania metallers Almost Honest have teamed up with Ghost Cult for a new Giveaway! You can win their fresh bundle of merch! The self-described Groovy Sexy Viking Funk Doom Rock from Outerspace band is a must for fans of early Mastodon, Red Fang, Clutch, and Pantera! Their current album Seiches and Sirens is full of bangers! The prize is two merch bundles (one bundle each winner) which will go to two (2) winners! Check out the bundle below and sign up at the form as well. Winners will be chosen at random and this contest is open to USA residents only and end on June 5th! Full contest rules are also found below. Continue reading

Ramblin Man Fair 2020 is Canceled, 2021 Announcement and Dates Confirmed

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin Man Fair 2020 sadly is the latest music festival to cancel their 2020 festival. They have made an extensive announcement on the decision to cancel and have announced dates for 2021. The fest was to feature Hawkwind, Clutch, Blackstar Riders, Monster Truck, Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, and Crown Lands and the Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, and Lazuli. Continue reading

Dead Letter Circus, Hellions and Orpheus Omega Added to Download Australia

Download Festival Australia is coming up soon and has added three more bands, to the already stacked bill. Dead Letter Circus, Hellions, and Orpheus Omega have joined with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Ministry, In Flames, Testament and more. Download Australia takes place Friday, 20th March at Showgrounds, Melbourne, and Saturday, 21st March at Parramatta Park, Sydney. Moshtix is the official partner for tickets for both the Melbourne and the Sydney leg of Download Festival and are on sale now. Continue reading

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