GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Tickets to See Wardruna on Their North American Tour

Wardruna has just announced their highly new album Kvitravn (translated to White Raven) coming out this June 5th via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide Excl. U.S.)! They also booked a world tour, including dates for North America! You can win a pair of tickets to any of the shows on the tour from Ghost Cult! To enter head to Ghost Cult on Facebook, post the name of your favorite Wardruna song, and tag at least one friend you want to bring with you! The winner will be chosen at random, and the contest ends March 1st! Enter to win now and also buy tickets to any of the Wardruna shows at this link!

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Wardruna Announces New Album “Kvitravn”, Books US Tour Dates

Wardruna has announced its highly anticipated new album Kvitravn (translated to White Raven) this June 5 via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide Excl. U.S.). A new single will release the first new music from the album will be revealed on February 21. In the meantime, pre-order bundles are now available in the U.S at the link below. Continue reading

Blink-182 Streams New Single and Lyric Video – “Blame It On My Youth”

Pop punk legends Blink-182 have shared a new single, ‘Blame It on My Youth’, via their label Columbia Records. The song was produced by Tim Pagnotta and is available on all streaming services. Jam it out right now! The official lyric video was created by renowned graffiti artist RISK and can be viewed below. Blink-182 will hit the road stateside this summer on a nationwide tour with co-headliner Lil Wayne. Continue reading

Judas Priest Released “Defenders of the Faith” 35 Years Ago Today

The mid-1980s was a golden time for metal. Lots of great legend status acts were putting out amazing albums that had headbangers excited beyond belief. One such band was Judas Priest, who by this time had put out eight mostly stellar albums were coming off their all-time great work Screaming For Vengeance (Columbia). At the height of their powers they took their gains made from the previous release, came back a little meaner and leaner and released Defenders of the Faith (Columbia) on January 4th 1984. Continue reading

Judas Priest Released “Hell Bent For Leather” 40 Years Ago

Judas Priest was already one of the most successful bands of their time in the mid-to late 1970s by the release of their fifth album. Dubbed Killing Machine (Columbia) in Europe, the album was re-titled Hell Bent For Leather for it’s U.S. release and is now commonly known by that name. The album was destined to be a smash anyway with some mega-hits, but the real gem would be their cover of Fleetwood Mac original ‘The Green Manilishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)’. The track would go on to become the best-known song from the album, one of the most loved songs by the band and one of the best cover songs in history. Continue reading

HBO’s New “Sharp Objects” Mini-Series Features Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller

HBO’s new Southern Gothic psychological thriller and mini-series event Sharp Objects features an incredible, eclectic soundtrack featuring intense instrumentals, indie music artists, and rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Steve Miller. From Sylvian Esso and The Acid’s lucid ethereal obtuse sounds, to lead character Camille Preaker (played by Golden Globe winner Amy Adams) and her broken iPod Classic Zeppelin playlist on repeat of Led Zepplin II and Led Zeppelin III classics such as ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘What Is And Should Never Be’ among others, the music has almost acted as an extra character in the show. Suspensful, incredibly filmed, well-written, and a great performance from Adams in the lead role, the show has been amazing so far in the two episodes that have aired. Check out this Spotify playlist for the show, hopefully, a portend of a release similar to other HBO shows like Game Of Thrones and Westworld. Continue reading

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland, Dead At Age 69

Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, who played on all of their crucial 1980s albums has passed away at age 69. No cause of death has been revealed. Dave was the drummer in Priest from 1979 until 1989 when he exited the band and was replaced by current drummer Scott Travis. Holland is the second longest standing drummer of the band, besides Travis. Holland had a storied career in rock and heavy metal until a conviction in 2006 for attempted rape, indecent assault, and child endangerment led to his imprisonment until 2012. Holland maintained his innocence in the matter until his death. Continue reading

Alice In Chains’ Masterpiece ‘Dirt’ Turns 25

With the exception of Metallica, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana, no other band helped shape the tenor of mainstream 1990s rock and metal in terms of influence than Alice In Chains. Twenty-five years ago today the landmark album, Dirt was born via Columbia Records. Not only was it the bands commercial breakthrough, but it was their creative zenith in many ways, establishing them as a leader in the genre. Ghost Cult Magazine takes a look back at the album on the anniversary of its release. Continue reading

In Memorium – Leonard Cohen

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Sadness and shock passed throughout the music world again last night as the year of the reaper has claimed another talented soul in 2016. Songwriter, Author, Poet and unequivocal genius Leonard Cohen has passed away at age 82. A future public memorial is being planned for a future date. Continue reading