FESTIVAL REVIEW: Vans Warped Tour – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View

Do you remember where you were the first time you ever went to Vans Warped Tour? A lot of us do! This year’s final farewell to twenty-five years of amazing music and shared experiences came to a close with some of our favorite Warped Tour artists, old and new, and it was a heartfelt goodbye. Ghost Cult Magazine got a chance to cover the Mountain View, California Warped Tour to celebrate with the most nostalgic of performers. Continue reading

PREVIEW: The Final Vans Warped Tour Event Starts Today


The final Warped Tour event, or at least the final one for now, begins in a few hours in San Manuel, California. Paying respects on the twenty-five-year history for the festival Kevin Lyman build and nurtured, the final two-day celebration will showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. Fifty bands will play on dozens of stages and returning big-name bands are fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more!

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Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, The Offspring and more Booked For Vans Warped Tour 2019

In grand style, Vans Warped Tour will not only honor their twenty-five-year history, but they will also put a face on their bold future of all live music events with their bi-coastal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour. Fifty bands will play on dozens of stages and returning big name bands are fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more! Each stop on the tour will have distinctly different lineups from across genres. Tickets on sale day at the link below. Continue reading

Hail The Sun – Mental Knife

Californian band Hail The Sun have been knocking around for a few years now with their debut, the brilliantly titled POW Right In The Kisser being self-released back in 2010. They have always seemed to me at least a band with an intriguing set of influences and styles that have never quite meshed together over an entire album. Latest release Mental Knife (Equal Vision) is set to change all that and then some.Continue reading

News: Vinnie Caruana Recording Debut Solo Album

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche/The Movielife) has signed a solo artist deal with Equal Vision Records and is recording his debut solo album with producer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes (I Am The Avalanche, Anthony Raneri) at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

He also has a string of upcoming solo live dates:

Dec 27: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Jan 23: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY (with I Am The Avalanche)

Music Video: Better Off – Dresser Drawer

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Nashville rockers Better Off is streaming their new Darren King of Mutemath directed music video for “Dresser Drawer, off of their new album Milk, out now via Equal Vision Records, below. Milk was produced by Arun Bali (of Saves The Day), engineered/mixed by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, Better Off), and mastered by Kris Crummett (The Early November, The Story So Far).

Audio: Capsize – Enough For Me

Capsize. Photo Credit: Anam Merchant

Capsize. Photo Credit: Anam Merchant

Post hardcore outfit Capsize is streaming “Enough For Me,” produced by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, Better Off) below. The band will be entering the studio in January 2016 to begin recording their sophomore full length album, out via Equal Vision Records.

Silverstein and Senses Fail w/Hundredth and Capsize
Dec 04: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Dec 05: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Dec 06: Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (Capsize only)
Dec 07: Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 08: Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
Dec 09: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Dec 10: Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
Dec 11: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Dec 12: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Dec 13: Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Dec 14: Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA (Hundredth and Capsize only)
Dec 15: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Dec 16: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Dec 17: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 18: Palladium – Worcester, MA
Dec 19: College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Dec 20: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON (Stay Warm Fest ft. Silverstein w/Cancer Bats, Beartooth, Seaway, Cardinals Pride)

stay warm fest 2015

Dec 28: The Camel – Richmond, VA
Dec 29: Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
Dec 30: Joe Pasta – Charleston, SC

capsize end of year shows 2015


EP Stream: Picturesque – Monsterous Things

Photo Credit: Anthony Tran

Photo Credit: Anthony Tran

Picturesque is streaming their new EP Monsterous Things, out November 20th via Equal Vision Records below. The track listing is below. They are currently on tour with Our Last Night, Palisades, and Hail The Sun, with dates below.

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01: Monstrous Things
02: Just Exist
03: Speak Softly
04: Who We Are
05: One of Us
06: Unannounced

Nov 19: Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS
Nov 20: Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Nov 21: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Nov 22: The Shelter – Detroit, MI
Nov 23: House of Blues (Cambridge Room) – Cleveland, OH
Nov 24: Opera House – Toronto, ON
Nov 25: La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Nov 26: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
Nov 27: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Nov 28: Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY
Nov 30: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 01: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Dec 02: Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
Dec 03: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Dec 04: Backbooth – Orlando, FL
Dec 05: 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
Dec 07: Walters – Houston, TX
Dec 08: Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
Dec 10: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Dec 11: Soma Side Stage – San Diego, CA
Dec 12: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Dec 14: 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK