ALBUM REVIEW: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist


Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading


Watch Deftones Unbox “White Pony – Black Stallion” Boxed Set


Deftones will drop their deluxe edition of their 20th Anniversary edition of their White Pony album: White Pony + Black Stallion, this Friday, February 26th, 2021 via their label Reprise Records. The elaborate 2 LP x 2 CD configurations comes with a book of never-before-seen images and artwork of the band from both White Pony and more recently Ohms,designed by their visual director Frank Kozik. Watch Frank Delgado and Abe Cunningham unbox the set, spin some vinyls, and crush Ohms Pale Ale Beer from Belching Beaver Brewery in this new video. Pre-order the set at the link below!

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Hellfest 2021 Is Canceled


The organizers of Hellfest have been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all of whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions.This is a bad sign for the upcoming European festival circuit this year as other countries are likely to follow the same protocols. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said late Thursday that the figure had been agreed at a meeting with culture minister Roselyne Bachelot. Hellfest, which drew 180,000 people in 2019, generally features a lineup which is 90 percent made up of international acts and 20 percent of spectators coming from abroad. Hellfest 2021 was to have featured Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn, Volbeat, Opeth, Dropkick Murphys, Northlane, Deep Purple, Wardruna, Rival Sons, Devin Townsend, Suicidal Tendencies, and more.

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Deftones and Belching Beaver Brewery to Release “Ohms Pale Ale”


 

Deftones have announced a new beer based on their recent release, The Ghost Cult Album of the Year for 2020, Ohms (Reprise). P{artnering once again with California brewer Belching Beaver, who created previous themed beers for the band (Phantom Bride, Swerve City, White Pony), Ohms Pale Ale will be available in California, online, and in select cities from February 1st. According to the band, his new recipe blends citrus notes with lemon peel and light pine, providing a more nuanced and complex flavor than your standard pale ale. It will arrive in 16oz. 4-packs.

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GUEST POST: Nicholas of Frail Body – Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Nicolas of Frail Body shares his Top Albums List for 2020. Their 2019 A Brief Memorium, can be streamed and purchased here.

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GUEST POST: Mike Orlando (Dead Girls Academy, Vampires Everywhere) -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Orlando of Dead Girls Academy and Vampires Everywhere. Watch their new video for “Inside Out ft.’ Jinxx.”Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Top 10 Stories of 2020


Here are the top stories on www.GhostCultMag.com in 2020:

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GUEST POST: Lowell of Frail Body – Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Lowell of Frail Body shares his Top Albums List for 2020. Their 2019 A Brief Memorium, can be streamed and purchased here.

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GUEST POST: Tom Begley of BOSSK -Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, Tom Begley of post-Rock band BOSSK shares his Top Albums List for 2020 on our readers. The band has completed a new album for 2021 and has booked

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STAFF PICKS: Dave Keevill’s Top Albums of 2020


In a year of great tragedy and upheaval, where the word ‘unprecedented’ became a mantra spoken around the world, music has been a stabilising force for millions of us. It has been a consistent power for good at a time when many of us have struggled with unemployment, illness, and bereavement. Whether providing companionship during stretches of isolation, rallying us to fight for change when faced with corrupt political machinations, or even just handing us a convenient distraction from the horrors outside our window, never have I felt such a kinship with music and the people who dedicate their lives to the art.

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