As subtle as a brick and as silly as a juggling monkey riding a unicycle, Swedish Hard Rockers H.E.A.T are back with new album Force Majeure (earMUSIC). It is the Swedes seventh record and despite its over the top, everything and the kitchen sink nature it is a damn good time. It is a rich mixture of AOR, glam metal and hard rock with big riffs, flashy solos and huge choruses coming at you thick and fast. Continue reading →
Those who stumble across the hallowed pages of Ghost Cult with any degree of regularity, or have had the misfortune to know me and feel obliged to read my writings on any recurring basis, will know that I am not a fan of writers breaking the fourth wall. However, honesty is such a core tenet of Marillion that I feel that starting this review off with full disclosure is not only the best option, but probably the only one.
Outlanders, launched by Finnish soprano legend Tarja Turunen and EDM pioneer Torsten Stenzel, have released the official music video to “Closer to the Sky.” The track features guitarist Trevor Rabin, best known as guitarist of prog rock icons Yes (“Owner of a Lonely Heart”), as well as a top Hollywood blockbuster movies score composer.Their next planned single is “The Cruellest Goodbye,” due out January 28th. It will be released as a limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively at Tarja’s online store and digitally at earMUSIC. A full album will be due later in 2022 and features guest stars such as Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten, Steve Rothery, Mike Oldfield, Walter Giardino, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Vernon Reid, and Marty Friedman. Watch the mind blowing video for “Closer To The Sky’ right now!
Alice Cooper will release a new studio album, Detroit Stories, due out on February 26th via earMUSIC. Cooper originally came out of Detroit in the 1960s is the first release since 2019’s EP – Breadcrumbs. Watch a trailer for the album below!
Ritchie Blackmore and his Candice Night have released their debut Christmas EP Here We Come A-Caroling via their band Blackmore’s Night. The EP was released on their label earMusic. Watch the video for their cover of “Silent Night.”
Iconic guitar god Ritchie Blackmore and his award-winning vocalist and wife Candice Night released their new debut Christmas EP Here We Come A-Caroling. Thye duo also shared a new lyric video ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem” on Earmusic’s official YouTube channel. Check it out!
Iconic former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen joined Floor Jansen for an in-depth chat about Nightwish and their careers, Tuesday, December 8th. This conversation surely ignited the fans bases of both the band and Tarja as the material they made together was legendary. Floor has also been a great addition to the band. Nightwish released Human. :II: Nature, a concept album, via Nuclear Blast. Tarja’s new album Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019, was released on November 6 via earMUSIC. Her latest studio album, In The Raw, arrived in August 2019 via earMUSIC. Ghost Cult interviewed Tarja in 2019 and Floor earlier this year. Watch the chat now!Continue reading →
Shock Rock king Alice Cooper has shared the first new music from his upcoming new album. “Rock & Roll” is the first song from Detroit Stories and features Steve Hunter, Johnny Bee, Paul Randolph, and “Honorary Detroiter” Joe Bonamassa. “Rock & Roll,” a classic song by The Velvet Underground from the album Loaded. The album releases on February 26, 2021 on earMUSIC. Watch the video and pre-order the album now.Continue reading →
World-renowned singer Tarja will reissue a new version of her previous Christmas album From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas), due for release arrives On November 6 Via Earmusic. Tarja tours behind her Christmas album to sold-out audiences all over the world. The release also includes Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019. It will be available as a limited, 2CD digipak. Pre-order it here.
International music legend Tarja has shared a full-pro-shot concert from her 2011 “Luna Park Ride” show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tarja’s label earMusic will release a standalone version of the concert on May 29th, which was only a limited edition item as part of Tarja’s Act I release. For the first time available on audio and video, the fan-filmed material is topped with 14 (!) bonus live performances and offers the full package including previously unseen photos. Continue reading →