Twenty-five years plus into his career, Marilyn Manson continues to be an enigma, wrapped tight inside a riddle, not wishing to be fully known. By never making the same album twice with his namesake band, he continues to defy expectations, and be equally loved and hated. While his early albums are masterworks that others from the 1990s would kill to rest their reputations on. However, as the rockstar gains on years and gets further away from his early years, he has transformed into a much more interesting character than when he was freaking out pastors and scarring moms and dads.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone (link below), Glenn Danzig says “The Original Misfits” that have reunited and toured since 2016 have discussed a new live recording, according to Blabbermouth.net. When asked about the prospect of new Misfits music he responded: “Not right now. I know we have a show we have to do on May 4th, some festivals we’re headlining (the since canceled Domination Fest). But that’s it for a while, especially since Danzig’s going out this year.” Asked if he has thought about trying to do a live Misfits release or recording something, Glenn said: “Yeah, we’ll see. It’s something we’ve talked about.”
Zombieland Double Tap, the sequel to the 2009 film Zombieland is a fun popcorn flick with guns, zombies and lots of laughs. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film again opens as the original did with a Metallica tune set to the “zombie apocalypse”. This time instead of ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, we get the equally rad ‘Master of Puppets’. The film also features classic rock songs like Lynryd Skynyrd’s ‘Freebird’ and Bob Dylan’s “’Like a Rolling Stone’, Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult ,a pretty rad soundtrack and some Elvis, as well. Continue reading
While Trivium takes a well deserved break from touring the world, Matt Heafy continues to share music with fans, but it’s not his own. Continue reading
Ghost Cult’s correspondent for Finland and Scandinavia, TJ Fowler also does interviews and covers metal for his own website, Skullbanger Media. TJ spent last week At the Metalfest Loreley, Germany covering the festival and interviewing bands. Interviewing Grave Digger’s Chris Boltendahl, TJ and Chris talked about the bands upcoming album due next month, Return of the Reaper (Napalm Records). Being that the festival was their first show of what stands to be a long touring cycle, they discussed creating the set list, the new album, the history of the band, creativity with album artwork, Star Wars, and their past fascination with concept albums. Special thanks to TJ for letting us share this interview.