Zakk Sabbath’s Black Sabbath Tribute Album Enters the Global Charts Without Streaming


Zakk Sabbath, led by Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne shredder Zakk Wylde, has an unlikely hit on their hands. Released by the great label Magnetic Eye, known for sick bands, tons of stoner doom original releases, and tribute albums, Vertigo, is a tribute to Black Sabbath’s historic debut album which invented heavy metal  and doom metal and turned 50 in 2019. The album, released only in physical versions and without online streams still ranked worldwide on the charts, due to physical sales (Deluxe CD vinyl). The label issued a statement on the release in light of charting., which you can see below. Zakk Sabbath also includes legends of rock and metal such as bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queen Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot),

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Listen to THOU Cover “Them Bones” By Alice In Chains

 

Avant-garde Sludge Metal chameleons THOU have released a cover of the classic  Alice In Chains track ‘Them Bones’, which is featured on the forthcoming Magnetic Eye Redux series installment Dirt [Redux] More information about this record can be found below. Check out the track at Revolver! 

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Fu Manchu Covers Rush’s “Working Man” As a Tribute to Neil Peart

Stoner Rock legends Fu Manchu have shared their cover of Rush’s early classic “Working Man”, as a tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died in January 2020, after a long battle with brain cancer. All sales proceeds from the track, which was recorded in January, will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Peart’s memory.

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Listen to Khemmis Cover “Down In A Hole” By Alice In Chains for “Dirt Redux”

Magnetic Eye Records just dropped the first single from Dirt [Redux]. Colorado doom metal quartet Khemmis chose ‘Down In A Hole’, originally the fourth track on Alice In Chains’ 1992 classic, Dirt (Columbia Records). Listen to the song now!

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GWAR Appears on The AV Club For an Unplugged Session

GWAR has a long association The AV Club, appearing five previous times,  taking part in the AV Club’s Under Cover series, the Scumdogs of the Universe gave their take on songs including Kansas’ “Carry on Wayward Son,” Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls,” Cyndi Lauper’s “She-Bop,” and AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood.”  Now GWAR is back, filming a new series early during the quarantine, with frontman The Berserker Blothar, guitarist Pustulus Maximus and guitarist Balsac the Jaws of Death teamed up over Zoom from their Antarctic fortresses for an exclusive four-song acoustic set. Watch as they play stripped down versions of GWAR anthems: “Fuck This Place,” “I’ll Be Your Monster,” “Gonna Kill You,” and “The Road Behind.”  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Burden of the Sky – “Lights” (Ellie Goulding Cover)

Emerging Rock powerhouse Burden of The Sky just dropped a new single,  an inspired cover of Ellie Goulding’s classic hit single “Lights” and Ghost Cult is premiering the video on our site for you to enjoy! Goulding’s dark pop fantasy dance track is recast here as an Active Rock/emo-ish bliss out jam is amazing! The band doesn’t sacrifice their natural energy or aggression, but the tracks’ epic chorus hooks are still present! Watch the clip here and purchase the song at the link below!  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wino – Forever Gone

As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 101: Jake Smith (The White Buffalo) Talks “On The Widow’s Walk”

Ghost Cult chief editor Keefy caught up with Americana artist Jake Smith a.k.a The White Buffalo recently to talk about his new album On The Widow’s Walk, out now via Snakefarm Records. Jake chatted with us about the new album, his creative process, how he got started in his career, how different fans and critics both see him an artist in different genre buckets, how he approaches writing lyrics, his inventive cover versions of songs, performing live, and having his songs featured in television and movies, such as Sons of Anarchy (FX). You can purchase On The Widow’s Walk here and listen to our chat now. Continue reading