Hatebreed Announce 25th Anniversary Tour With Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror And Fit For An Autopsy

 

Hatebreed who made hardcore influenced music mainstream has announced their 25th-anniversary headline tour for 2019. Formed when frontman Jamey Jasta was a teenager in Connecticut, Hatebreed has gone from a local phenom, a regional success story to an internationally hailed band. The first leg of the tour will feature support from Obituary and Cro-Mags, both bands an influence on Hatebreed. Terror and Fit For An Autopsy will also open. A second leg will be announced soon. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2019 Announces Daily Lineups, All Tickets On Sale

Maryland Deathfest has announced their daily lineups for the 2019 festival. Last week they made their “round two” announcement, but “a handful of bands will be announced this week to wrap up the billing”. All ticket options are now on sale at the link below. Continue reading

Maryland Deathfest 2019 Books Borknagar, Unleashed, Voivod, Anaal Nathrakh, Churchburn And More

Maryland Deathfest has added a plethora of new bands to the 2019 festival. Borknagar, Unleashed, and Benediction will all play Exclusive USA shows at the fest and joining them are Voivod, Anaal Nathrakh, Churchburn, Revenge, Primitive Man, Spectral Voice, Neckbeard Deathcamp and many more. Usually, round two is the “final announcement for MDF, but “a handful of bands will be announced next week to wrap up the billing”. All ticket options are now on sale at the link below. Continue reading

Cryptic Slaughter, Messiah, Naglfar, Malignancy, Devourment And More Added To Maryland Deathfest 2019

In what is shaping up to be a banger of a festival, Maryland Deathfest 2019 has added their second wave of bands, Among the chosen are Cryptic Slaughter, Messiah, Naglfar, Malignancy, Devourment, Disharmonic Orchestra, Rippikoulu, Drogheda, Sorrower and many more listed below. Maryland Deathfest XVII is set to take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage on May 23-26, 2019. Early bird tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

Scour, Bethlehem, Blood, Full of Hell, DRI And More Booked For Maryland Deathfest 2019

 

Maryland Deathfest has announced its first 25 bands for 2019! Among the top names so far are Scour, Bethlehem, Blood (DE), Full of Hell, DRI, Cro-mags, Immolation, Mortician, Indian, Tomb Mold, Vomitory and more. Maryland Deathfest XVII is set to take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage on May 23-26, 2019. Early bird tickets on sale now at the link below.

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Harley Flanagan Sues For Rights To Cro-Mags Name

The New York Post is reporting that Harley Flanagan is suing the Cro-mags to own the rights to the name of the band he founded. Flanagan who started Cro-mags when he was 14 years old is suing John Joseph AKA John Bloodclot for copyright infringement for continuing the band without him. Flanagan claims that he trademark the name cro mag for recording in 2010 and for merchandise back in 2009 and again in 2017. Continue reading

Michael Alago Talks Signing Metallica, White Zombie, And His Life Beyond Music

Music industry legend Michael Alago is as down to earth, forthright and humble as they come, but he doesn’t have to be. Coming from New York City in the late 1970s, in the early 80s he cut his teeth on discovering new artists and becoming a taste-maker in an emerging scene. In his quarter century as an A & R rep he helped put Metallica on the map by signing them to Elektra Records and changing the course of music history. Later he helped catapult White Zombie to fame while at Geffen Records and discovered, signed and cultivated countless scores of bands in rock, metal and other genres. In this feature interview with Ghost Cult, Michael discusses Who the Fuck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago, a documentary by filmmaker Drew Stone (All Ages: Boston Hardcore, New York Hardcore Chronicles). The film examines Michael’s entire life up to now, from his early days in Borough Park, Brooklyn through his music career, and into his work today as a celebrated photographer. In addition to our chat about his life and times so far, Michael opened up his personal photo archive, sharing with us many rare or never before seen candid photos of him with musical royalty. Continue reading

Todd Youth Talks Bloodclot, Punk History, Rock Royalty And More

Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography Continue reading

EYEHATEGOD And Cro-Mags Perform Two Sold Out Shows At Saint Vitus Bar

EYEHATEGOD and Cro-Mags are currently touring the States together, and as you would imagine, tickets are going fast. Their recent show at Saint Vitus Bar sold out so fast that they decided to add a matinee show at 2pm to accommodate the fans. Continue reading