Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Gets “Out Wah-ed” in a Battle Live in Concert

Metallica lead guitarist and thrash legend Kirk Hammett has been dethroned as the king of Wah-Wah pedal! He was challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, and defeated last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the “Cry Baby Battle Royale”. The event also included a performance by Kirk’s The Wedding Band, a covers project, also featuring his Metallica bandmate Robert Trujillo and Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves, among others. The seven-minute battle was introduced by Gibson’s Mark Agnesi, who arranged the event during an interview with Mrs. Smith, and saw Hammett and Mrs. Smith trading licks over a reimagining of Isaac Hayes’s Oscar-winning “Theme From Shaft”, the original recording of which became infamous for the mind-blowing wah-wah guitar of the late Charles “Skip” Pitts. In the end, Hammett conceded that he had “just been out-wah’d,” proclaiming, “A moment in history has just occurred.” Watch it now! Continue reading

Militia Vox Shares New Single – “This Leather Heart”

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Lead Singer of all-female heavy metal sensation Judas Priestess, Militia Vox has dropped a sexy new single in time for Leap Year Day 2020, ‘This Leather Heart’! Featuring Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar and Militia Vox on everything else, the song is available on all DSPs. The first song from her upcoming remix album, ‘This Leather Heart’ is a remix of her own darkly erotic song ‘This Is She’ from her album The Villainess. It is a modern industrial track with heavy guitars and throbbing beats. Jam out the track now! Continue reading

Doc Coyle Interviews David Silveria (ex-Korn) for “The Ex-Man Podcast”

On the latest episode of Doc Coyle’s (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) The Ex-Man Podcast, he interviews Bias and former Korn drummer David Silveria (pronounced Sil-vera). Doc and David discussed his new band Bias, the origins of Korn, their rise to success, his battles with injuries, Korn and Nu Metal as a cultural phenomenon, and much more.

Bad Wolves – Disobey

Whether you like it or not, Bad Wolves aren’t the next big thing. That’s because they’re already the current new big thing in metal. Thrust into the spotlight by a set of serendipitous circumstances surrounding their recording of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, a version that Dolores O’Riordan herself was scheduled to record vocals for the week that she passed as part of her endorsement of the song, Disobey (Eleven Seven) is a multi-faceted contemporary, very heavy, yet commercial album that does a whole lot more than the frankly excellent cover version might suggest you should expect. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Sign With Eleven Seven Music, Stream New Song Online

Bad Wolves introduced themselves to the world earlier this year with their ‘Learn To Live’ video, and they’ve got some big news for fans today. Continue reading

Body Count Releases Video For This Is Why We Ride

Body Count has released a new music video for their track ‘This Is Why We Ride’. The song from the 2017 release Bloodlust (Century Media) was co-written by Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid, Vagus Nerve, Bad Wolves), and the video was directed by Treach (Naughty By Nature). You can watch the video below: Continue reading

Militia Vox Streams “Nyctophilia” Single Featuring Doc Coyle

Whether she’s fronting Judas Priestess, or jamming on stage with the likes of Dee Snider or Living Colour, Militia Vox is well known for blowing away audiences with her vocal chords, and she has something special planned for her fans later this year. Militia recently confirmed that her new solo album, entitled The Villainess, is coming soon, and we are beyond honored to share a new song with you today. Continue reading

Musicians Mourn Film Icon Carrie Fisher

Shock and sadness swept the internet yesterday as word came down that actress and cultural icon Carrie Fisher had died at age 60. Fisher, best known as Princess Leia Organa in five of the eight released films in the Star Wars film franchise, passed away from complications from a heart attack she suffered before Christmas. Musicians, artists, and fans from across the world flooded social media with their reactions of anger and grief: Continue reading

GUEST POST: Doc Coyle’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another of our guest “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our pal Doc Coyle’s Top Ten Albums Of 2016 list. The metal personality, blogger and ex-God Forbid guitarist has had a banner year; touring with drummer and YouTube sensation Meytal Cohen, dropping an EP with his new rock band Vagus Nerve, and starting a killer podcast The Ex Man. Hailz!  Continue reading