Slam Dunk Festival North and South, taking over Leeds and Hatfield in late May have added a slew of new bands to the bill! Mainstage headliner While She Sleeps, with Code Orange, This Wild Life, Doll Skin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Spunge, A, Popes Of Chillitown, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, The Suicide Machines have joined the sick lineup that already includes headliners like Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, The Used, Pennywise and many more! VIP tickets are all sold out but general passes are on sale at the link below. Slam Dunk Festival North takes place Saturday 23rd May at Leeds, Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk Festival South takes place Sunday 24th May at Hatfield, Hatfield Park. Continue reading
It’s the final cross-country voyage of the Vans Warped Tour. Since 1995, the unofficial punk rock summer camp has introduced us all to iconic acts from Bad Religion to Katy Perry. Continue reading
Punk rockers Doll Skin have booked their first-ever European tour, the Manic Pixie Dream Tour. Part of the tour will see the band support German punk band The Beatsteaks for three shows. Doll Skin released their Manic Pixie Dream Girl album last June via the EMP Label Group/SPV. Continue reading
ShipRocked, the best hard rock music cruise in the world, has announced it is totally sold out for 2018. There is a popular waiting list for the cruise, and Ghost Cult has the details below how to a sign-up. Sailing from January 21-25, 2018 onboard the Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau & Half Moon Cay In The Bahamas, the 2018 edition of ShipRocked features Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Black Label Society and more! Continue reading
Arizona punks Doll Skin have released a video for their new song ‘Shut Up (You Miss Me)’ from their upcoming new album Manic Pixie Dream Girl (EMP Label Group/Amped). You can see the video below: Continue reading
ShipRocked Day 3 got under way at picturesque Costa Maya, Mexico. The cruisers who left the ship for the beach and the sun were treated to a fun day of action hanging with artists and making new friends. At night more music poured out of the speakers and onto the stage with the all-star band The Stowaways, who performed the first of two sets. The Stowaways includes a who’s who of rock and metal royalty in their lineup such as David Ellefson of Megadeth, Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo(P.O.D.); John Tempesta (The Cult, Motor Sister); Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N’ Roses); Jonny Hetherington and Tavis Stanley (Art of Dying); Lukas Rossi, Josh Newell, and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method); Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen); Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach); Oli Herbert (All That Remains); Joey Duenas (Anew Revolution, ex-Unloco); . They played songs like Temple of The Dog’s 90s classic ‘Hunger Strike’, Megadeath’s thrashterpiece ‘Peace Sells’, Metallica’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, and tributes to the recently passed on Scott Weiland (STP’s ‘Vasoline’) and Lemmy (‘Ace of Spades’). Halestom and Nonpoint figured prominently on Day three as well.
Day 4 was a full day at sea back to Miami which meant hijinks on the high seas the entire time. High winds canceled some of the outdoor activities, but the bands moved to the Sprinkler Lounge and the big theater too. In addition to FFDP playing an extra long set, Day 4 included Helmet, who was the band most talked about after the headliners by other bands on the cruise in terms of the “must see factor”. Up and comers like The Dead Deads and Red Storm Rising and another performance by the Stowaways. All in all ShipRocked #7 was and action packed, awesome time had by all. Once again special thanks to Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions for throwing down behind the lens, and in front of it too; bringing Ghost Cult readers as close to the action as possible without being there. ShipRocked 2017 is already being booked, so we highly recommend this one-of- -kind, dream come true experience for music fans!
Ghost Cult kicked off 2016 “Vacationing Harder” on the Norwegian Pearl with the amazing ShipRocked Cruise. Departing out of the Port of Miami, the four-day concert experience on the ocean drew nearly 3000 cruisers on the sold-out ship with the a huge waiting list left wanting. The seventh edition of the trip was stacked with hit-making rock and metal bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Seether performing multiple sets on different days. Sailing to lovely Costa Maya Mexico, everyone was all smiles for miles! Forty bands jamming over four days, on four stages raged while the beer and liquor flowed with fans. The best part of the rock cruise experience is the up close and personal experience of sailing with the bands, and the first class experience of the ship, its crew and staff. Covering the first two days of the cruise, bands such as FFDP, Halestorm, and Seether headlined the main-stages, frequent ShipRocked band 10 Years (three times on ShipRocked) delighted returning trip veterans, while up a coming bands like We Are Harlot (led by Danny Worsnop, ex-Asking Alexandria), Glorious Sons, and scene stealers in Doll Skin minted new fans. It’s great to see young talent represented and not out classed, like they might be as some of the larger festivals. Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions captured all the action tirelessly on deck, on shore, and on all the stages for Ghost Cult Magazine.