INTERVIEW: From This World – Unearthing the Past to Build the Future

Following the premiere stream of their new single ‘Let It Go’, Ghost Cult caught up over email with the artist known as From This World over email for a Q & A interview to learn more about this project and the motivation behind the music. Armed with an inventive, excellent new album Variations on a Dream our dialogue covers the artist’s self-described “New Classic Rock”, influences, the personal nature of the music and much more! Continue reading

Black Label Society Shares Incredible “Spoke In The Wheel” Music Video

As we previously reported, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will release a remastered reissue of their debut Sonic Brew, dubbed Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend via eOne Music on May 17th. The band just released a chilling rendition of ‘Spoke In The Wheel’, heavily relying on piano and strings and a video to accompany it, which you can see below. It’s the bonus track on the reissue and even features a musical nod to Eric Clapton/Derrick and the Dominos classic ‘Layla”.

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November 23rd 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world!

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Record Store Day Black Friday Essentials

Record Store Day Black Friday not only supports artists and labels you love but it an opportunity to support small businesses, indie record shops and basically keep your scene alive, And if you can’t get out of the house, for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, don’t have a lot of money to spend, or just plain hate consumerism, consider heading over to our pals at Bandcamp and purchase even one track from one of your favorite bands. Consider joining Metal Bandcamp Gift Club or starting your own with friends. If you are participating in #RSDBlackFriday2018, Ghost Cult has you covered with our exhaustive list below. Continue reading

“The White Album” By The Beatles Turns Fifty!

There is a scene in the Steven Spielberg film Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where our eponymous hero faces up to his latest nemesis, known to us only as Panama Hat. Panama Hat discovers the priceless Cross of Coronado in Indiana’s pocket. He remarks:

This is the second time I’ve had to reclaim my property from you.”

Jones responds, ever protecting of the artifact: “That belongs in a museum!”

So do you!” cackles our bad guy.

I use this diversion to illustrate one point: namely, the understandable reverence for The Beatles does occasionally lapse into regarding them and their music as some kind of untouchable museum piece. Every note of music, every syllable of dialogue, every lyric pored over with scrupulous and studied gaze, their ardent fan base akin to music archaeologists in search of a new lens, some new insight. Continue reading

The Jimmy Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced Album Turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, The Jimmy Hendrix Experience exploded on the scene with the release of their début album Are You Experienced (Track Records), and changed music forever. A critical and commercial success at the time, the album stands today as one of the most innovative and enduring records ever released, with a musical shadow that is still inspiring new guitar players today across every genre of music. Continue reading