INTERVIEW: Tommy Victor of Prong on Their Next Album, Touring with Danzig, and More

Ghost Cult caught up with frequent interviewee and metal legend Tommy Victor of Prong! We were at Aftershock festival where Tommy was doing double duty with Prong and Danzig this weekend. Tommy discussed touring with his own band and Danzig, the US festival circuit, performing an album in full live versus a legacy “hits” set, the challenges of playing the classic Danzig guitar solos by John Christ, the progress of the new Prong album, and more!

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The Misfits Have Been Forced to Cancel Their Planned Headline Show on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Misfits whave been forced to cancel their highly-anticpated New Year’s Eve arena concert December 31st at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. They revealed this in a post to Instagram, sharing the cancelation is due to an unexpected personal matter, also expressiing regret and letting fans know they have plans to perform in 2023. The current lineup includes Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, were set to be joined at the New Year’s Eve gig special guests Circle Jerks and Tiger Army. Full refunds are avaialble at the point of purchase.

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The Original Misfits Book Halloween Headline Show in Dallas with Alice Cooper

Hardcore Punk legends The Original Misfits have booked a headline show in Dallas, their only headline show of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The Original Misfits features singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, supported by special guest Alice Cooper and The Distillers. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the link below. Misfits will headline Riot Fest 2022, along with My Chemical Romance.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Christian Death – Evil Becomes Rule

When it comes to acrimonious splits within bands, some music fans have long memories. Tending to side with one party over the other, many loyal devotees can either be unwilling or simply unable to let go of the past no matter how much water has passed under the bridge in the meantime. The faint hope of some future reconciliation usually remains among the embittered faithful but when death becomes part of the story a grudge often turns into something unforgivable and can last a lifetime.

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New York City Punk Legend Howie Pyro (D Generation, Danzig) Has Died


According to published reports and posts on social media from friends and past bandmates, Howie Pyro, iconic New York City Punk Rock scene bassist and personality has died. He was 61 years old. Apparently, Pyro died of complications from COVID-19-related pneumonia following a liver transplant and liver disease. Best known for his time as a member of Punk band D Generation, a super successful supergroup commercial of 1980s punk lifers with hit records and major tours. Pyro was part of the New York City punk scene in the 1970s as a member of the underage band the Blessed, who played. Along with D Generation, Pyro was a prolific collaborator. He worked with artists including Danzig, Johnny Thunders, Rancid, Joey Ramone, the Misfits, Debbie Harry, Alan Vega, Kid Congo Powers, and others. He was also the DJ behind the 45 RPM-focused radio show Intoxica! Radio. His family is requesting in lieu of flowers and other donations, please give to the UCLA Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation. He will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. RIP.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Ill Niño – Drowning Pool – HED.PE – Evolution Empire: Live at The Gramercy Theater


I took a ride over to the Gramercy Theater in NYC to catch the Brothers In Arms tour featuring Drowning Pool and Ill Niño with support from HED.PE and Evolution Empire. While I have been long time fan of Drowning pool, this was my first time seeing them and any of the bands on this bill.

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Danzig Books “Danzig II: Lucifuge” Tour Dates with Cradle of Filth and Crobot

Danzig has announced a headline tour of the USA this spring in which he and his bandmates will perform the entire 1990 album Danzig II: Lucifuge (American Recordings). The two week tour will feature Cradle Of Filth and Crobot, will launch May 5 in Reno, Nevada and end on May 19 in Austin, Texas. The May 7 concert in Ontario, California will include the aforementioned “Danzig II: Lucifuge” performance, as well as a support set by Tiger Army.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Volbeat – Servant of the Mind

At what point do we (I? Is it just me by now…? in which case, I’ll get with the programme asap!) change our default position that bands twenty years deep into their careers shouldn’t be producing their best stuff in a heavy music arena? Cos it’s bollocks. Our staff voted-for album of the year top 3 picks for this year to prove it. The last ten years of evidence proves it. A whole plethora of written-off bands pushing well into their second, third, even fourth, decade with career best releases prove it. There’s a pervading feeling that age dilutes quality and / or heaviness, yet nothing could be further than the truth. Particularly in the Volbeat camp, because, Servant of the Mind (EMI), their twentieth anniversary and eighth studio release, is their best to date. Form is temporary when class is permanent.Continue reading

Danzig to Release “Blackacidevil” on Vinyl for the First Time

Danzig will release his Gothic Industrial tinged album Blackacidevil, vinyl for the first time on October 29th 2021 via Cleopatra Records. Blackacidevil marked a departure from the “classic Danzig sound” as well as new members to his core band, although Danzig often writes the majority of his albums. In addition he was joined in the studio for this album by drummer Joey Castillo (later of Queens Of The Stone Age), keyboardist Joseph Bishara (now one of the preeminent horror film scorers working today) and some stellar contributions from Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, who plays guitar on 3 of the album’s tracks. In addition to killer originals that have held uip with time, there is a phenomenal industrial take on Black Sabbath’s classic song “Hand of Doom.”

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Psycho Las Vegas Loses Some Bands Due to Visa and Pandemic Issues

In a story we have been following, Psycho Las Vegas has announced that bands such as Mayhen and Satyricon have dropped off the upcoming metal festival later this month. This is due to ongoing travel/work visa and pandemic related issues. To their credit, the fest has been dealing complaints and addressing on social media, and in emaisl to ticket holders. Other bands still hoping to gain entry into the USA to perform include Efforts are continuing for Emperor, Watain, Crippled Black Phoenix, Cult of Fire, and Psychlona, and we’ll keep tracking this story. Continue reading