Denver post-Rock duo In The Whale is a group we have followed for a long time. The band just dropped their new single “Crosses” via Riot Records. In The Whale often draws comparisons to contemporaries like Melvins, Big Business, Royal Blood, Mantar, and High On Fire! The band has played many festivals and big shows like Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Afro-Punk, as well as shows with Jane’s Addiction, The Descendents, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello and many more. The band celebrated their 7-year anniversary in 2018 with the release of Dopamine a six track EP produced by Steve Evetts (The Used, Sepultura, Dillinger Escape Plan) and recorded at the Foo Fighters’ famed Studio 606. Buy and stream “Crosses” now!
Crosses (sometimes stylized as †††) a post-Punk and 1980s Gothic synth-pop influenced side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno may indeed be springing back to life for 2021. In a new interview with “The Boo Crew”, Bloody Disgusting’s weekly Podcast, Chino was interviewed by the gang to discuss the new Deftones album Ohms (review here), his horror episode score for Hulu’s Into The Dark series, stalking Anton Levay’s house in San Francisco, his favorite horror movies, and much more. Asked about Crosses, Chino confirmed that back at the end of 2018, the band had completed 6-7 songs with the idea of finishing them and teased some activity on social media at that time. When pressed about a future release Chino remarked that the break from Deftones touring to support Ohms until 2021 “might provide the chance to complete the new record”. Ghost Cult also interviewed Reyka Osburn of Death Valley High in 2019 and commented that he worked on new music with Chino, some of which was for Crosses too. Crosses released their self-titled album in 2014, and two other EPs, and toured the world several times. The band includes Moreno, Shawn Lopez (Far), and Chuck Doom. The interview was excellent and we suggest you check it out, like and subscribe to The Boo Crew Podcast too! Continue reading
On the sleeve: a grainy picture of a woman dressed in black. A stagnant pond. A creepy looking mill house.
And two words. Black Sabbath.
On the record: Rain. Thunder. A tolling bell. Those three notes. That voice.
And just like that, in February of 1970 – appropriately enough on the 13th – the face of music was changed forever.
Ghost Cult caught up with Death Valley High mastermind Reyka Osburn recently to discuss their brand new covers/remixes EP Duel, out now via minusHEAD Records. We chatted with Reyka about the new EP, how the group chooses covers from bands such as Metallica, Faith No More, Eurythmics, collaborating with peers and friends on remixes, the mix between Goth rock and dance music, working with a mentor and friend like Chino Moreno of Deftones/Crosses, and the timeline for a new full-length DVH album. Continue reading
American Satan, the 2017 movie Directed by Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen will see a television sequel Paradise City soon. The film starred and featured music from many Sumerian cornerstone artists with a score co-written by Jonathan Davis of Korn. The series stars Black Veil Brides leaders Andy Black and Ben Bruce, along with Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellen Quinn and many others. Listen to this trip-hot inspired reimaging of Danzig’s classic ‘Mother’, in a video with clips from the original film right now! Continue reading
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is not shy about his love of most music that isn’t particularly metal. Several of his side projects, such as Crosses ( †††), pull heavy on the dance music genre. Now you can hear Moreno flex his vocal skills on house music star/producer Nick Hook’s new album, Relationships (Fool’s Gold Records). Moreno adds his talents to the track ‘The Infinite Loop’, which also features DJ Rashad and Nasty Nigel . You can hear it below: Continue reading
Long slumbering shoegaze super-group Team Sleep has returned and is writing and recording a new album. Late last week the band annonced via a series of Facebook messages their Pledge Music campaign to launch their new album, outside the confines of the standard music business. The band is traveling to Woodstock New York in The Catskills Mountains, in mid-October with plans to live and record together at Applehead Studios. Pledge Music is the standout crowdfunding platform that has seen a wide range of artists leverage the social network such as Devin Townsend, Sevendust, Apocalyptica, Flotsam And Jetsam, Flyleaf, Peter Murphy and Steel Panther to not only launch new projects, but aid charities too.
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Please join us as we create our next record in Woodstock, New York. We’ll gather at Applehead studios, near the base of the Catskill mountains to eat, write, play and record. For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us, but we’ve continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized. With that in mind, we’re very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place. We’d like you to be there, too. Your participation will be essential to the independent creation and release of the live performance and our forthcoming studio record; we look forward to seeing you.
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