ALBUM REVIEW: Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia


Southern Rock maestros Blackberry Smoke are back with their seventh album You Hear Georgia (3 Legged Records/Thirty Tiger). The Georgian septet are deep in their groove by now and as the title suggests this new record pays homage to their home state, with Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Europe) on production duties.

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Dusty Bo – “The Red”


Southern Rock singer Dusty Bo has a name and a backstory that sounds like an old-school country artist. But he brings the modern rock/indie fire and an unmistakable soulful voice along with his killer songs. Formerly the frontman of the band Future Villains, His new single “The Red” comes from his second EP Fox, the latter half of the two-part full-length The Vulture and The Fox coming soon. Hearing him calls to mind Shooter and Stapleton, but also a throwback to earlier singer-songwriters from Kris, Hank, and Croce! Jam out to the new single now, here at Ghost Cult, and purchase and stream it on all DSPs tomorrow.

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Amigo The Devil Shares New Single and Creepy Video for “Quiet As A Rat”


Amigo The Devil has released a new track and a positively morbid video for “Quiet As A Rat”, coming off from his upcoming sophomore album Born Against. The new album is set for an April 16th release via Liars Club/Regime Music Group. The video features Amigo The Devil (aka Danny Kiranos) style gallows humor, which is actually depicted in this clip. The “Quiet as a Rat ” video was directed by Courtney and Ray Gauger and the artist is depicted as the narrator and victim of some tongue and cheek attempts at torture and execution that pose more on an annoyance to him than a threat. With a possible guest appearance by the Grim Reaper, you could say this is the most meta video for Danny’s career. Monday, March 1st will also be “Amigo The Devil Day” in Austin, Texas in tribute to the artist. Watch it now!

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Austin Meade Shares New Video – “Happier Alone”, New Album Due Next Year


Snakefarm Records has announced the signing of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade to the roster. Meade comes from the Red Dirt music scene in Oklahoma, as he combines Country and Rock music in a fresh way. Meade will release his label debut Black Sheep on February 19, 2021. He has shared the video for “Happier Alone”, his new single, which already has 2 million streams in the U.S. alone.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Alice In Chains’ Self-Titled Album Turns 25


In 1995, Alice In Chains had been feeling good on the success of their first #1 album on the charts, 1994’s Jar of Flies EP, the first EP to ever debut at #1. At the same time, they were in peril as a band, with issues stemming from Layne Staley’s addiction to heroin and other band turmoil. The band did not tour to support Jar of Flies as Layne was in rehab and they took part of 1995 off. The lost opportunities from this period, including a massive Metallica/Danzig/Suicidal Tendencies tour and a near-top-of-the bill split at Woodstock 1994 (which I am still mad about) almost killed the band. They broke up briefly too, according to Sean Kinney. Little did we know they were crafting a great album, Alice in Chains (Columbia), to wash all that pain and disappointment away for a brief moment in time.

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ALBUM REVIEW: In The Company Of Serpents – Lux


Denver Stoner/Sludge outfit In The Company Of Serpents has spent most of its eight years as a fluctuating two-piece, with only vocalist and guitarist Grant Netzorg as the constant. The arrival of Vermin Womb‘s JP Damron to the drumseat has seen an expansion to a trio with the addition of ex-Black Sheep of Kali stringman Ben Pitts and, maybe as a result, fourth album Lux (Self-Release) adds elements of invention and atmosphere to the core sound, demonstrating welcome growth.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Woorms – Twitching, As Prey


‘Twas a mere fifteen months ago that Baton Rouge, Louisiana trio Woorms released debut album Slake (Sludgelord Records), its grooves twisted into nasty bites of hostile Sludge Metal. Follow-up Twitching, As Prey (Sludgelord Records), stays hot on the heels of that initial full-length, both chronologically and in temperament, but shows a maturity and an inventiveness far beyond its predecessor.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Insect Ark – The Vanishing


For over eight years, Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin created heavy, eerie soundscapes as Brooklyn-based duo Insect Ark. When this fragmented last year, with a new album and US tour in the pipeline, leading force Schechter found herself in a tight corner until a serendipitous union with former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson enabled the renewed probability of both. Tour almost complete, it’s time for the fourth album The Vanishing (Profound Lore Records) to hit the airwaves and Patterson’s influence, together with a more intense writing process, sees the band’s sound throb with added weight.Continue reading


Marilyn Manson Shares New Single and Video “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”


Marilyn Manson, currently finishing his new album with Shooter Jennings has released a new single and music video for his take on the classic American folk song, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’. Manson teamed again with director Tim Mattia once again for the cinematic black-and-white video filmed in Joshua Tree, California. ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ was recorded with producer Tyler Bates, who worked on 2015’s The Pale Emperor and 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. The track may be an indicator of what to expect from the new Manson album. The song is available to pre-order now on limited-pressing picture disc featuring one of Manson’s original watercolor paintings.

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Forty Years Ago – Led Zeppelin Released “In Through The Out Door”


On this day forty years ago, Led Zeppelin signaled the begging of the end when they released their final studio album, In Through The Out Door (Atlantic). That title alone should have been then first clue really, that this was not your older brother’s Zep album. The turmoil stricken members fought through loss, and injury, and drugs, and excess, but wound up still making fine music. ITTOD is a solid album with moments of greatness. It’s definitely a late-era gem in their catalog in many ways, but also a signpost to the fatigue they were feeling after over a decade on top of rock’s peak. Drummer John Bonham would pass away just thirteen months and two weeks after this release, more or less ending the band as a regular unit. Continue reading