ALBUM REVIEW:  Various Artists – Dirt Redux

Alice in Chains, when spoken out loud, is understood by all in earshot. Love them or not, every person who says they enjoy rock music in some format knows who they are. One of their finest works was the 1992 classic, Dirt (Columbia Records), which spawned five radio hits, peaked at number six on the Billboard charts, and has sold over five million copies worldwide. Now, twenty-eight years later, the next generation of rock stars have paid tribute to a timeless classic by each taking on a track to cover however they want; thus, was born, Dirt Redux (Magnetic Eye Records). 

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Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented: Continue reading

Wardruna Announces Rebooked North American Tour Dates for 2021

Wardruna has announced they have rescheduled their highly anticipated North American tour to next fall, 2021. All dates are below. Their new album Kvitravn (translated to White Raven) is releasing this winter, via By Norse Music in the U.S. and Sony Music / Columbia Records (worldwide Excl. U.S.). Tickets are on sale and pre-order bundles are now available in the U.S at the link below. Continue reading

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