EP REVIEW: South of Eden – The Talk

South of Eden, a classic rock-esq band from Ohio, release an EP, The Talk (LAVA Music), to eager supporters, new admirers, and all-around music connoisseurs. The Talk presents listeners with a wonderful classic rock era sound. Think the mid to late seventies through the early nineties; when rock was fun, light, airy, and full of awesome guitar riffs and harmonies that sweep you off your feet and float you away to rock and roll heaven.  It may sound like an over-exaggeration, but pick up The Talk and you will smile in understanding. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Earth Below – Nothing Works Vol 2: Hymns for Useless Gods

Deepak Raghu is an extremely diverse, creative entity. His previous forays into Rock and Metal have embraced many outlying elements such as Americana, Folk, and Soul: on Nothing Works Vol 2: Hymns for Useless Gods (Unheard Music), his latest outing with solo project The Earth Below, he melds those traditional sounds with melodic weight, in turn baffling and eventually ensnaring the senses. Continue reading

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

Eric Clapton Releasing Best Of Album Forever Man April 28th

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Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award winner Eric Clapton will be release a brand new Best Of compilation entitled Forever Man via Reprise Records on April 28, 2015 in the US.

Featuring 51 tracks over three CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc.

The release of Forever Man coincides with an upcoming tour, which includes nine concert dates in celebration of his 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows will take place at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd and at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. The shows will feature Clapton, accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

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3CD and Digital Download Edition:
CD1- Studio
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Run Back To Your Side
Tears In Heaven
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Believe In Life
Bad Love
My Father’s Eyes
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
Travelin’ Alone
Change The World
Behind The Mask
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Pretending
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Circus
Revolution
CD2 – Live
Badge
Sunshine Of Your Love
White Room
Wonderful Tonight
Worried Life Blues
Cocaine
Layla (Unplugged)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out (Unplugged)
Walkin’ Blues (Unplugged)
Them Changes – with Steve Winwood
Presence Of The Lord – with Steve Winwood
Hoochie Coochie Man
Goin’ Down Slow
Over The Rainbow

CD3 – Blues
Before You Accuse Me
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – with B.B. King
Terraplane Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Little Queen Of Spades
Third Degree
Motherless Child
Sportin’ Life Blues – with J.J. Cale
Ramblin’ On My Mind
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Sweet Home Chicago
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Hard Times Blues
Got You On My mind
I’m Tore Down
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Key To The Highway – with B.B. King
2CD and Digital Download Edition:
CD1
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
My Father’s Eyes
Motherless Child
Pretending
Little Queen Of Spades
Bad Love
Behind The Mask
Tears In Heaven
Change The World
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Circus
Got You On My Mind
Travelin’ Alone
Revolution
CD2 – Blues
Before You Accuse Me
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – with B.B. King
Terraplane Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Little Queen Of Spades
Third Degree
Motherless Child
Sportin’ Life Blues – with J.J. Cale
Ramblin’ On My Mind
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Sweet Home Chicago
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Hard Times Blues
Got You On My mind
I’m Tore Down
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Key To The Highway – with B.B. King
Vinyl Edition:
Side 1
Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
My Father’s Eyes
Motherless Child

Side 2
Pretending
Little Queen Of Spades
Bad Love
Behind The Mask
Side 3
Tears In Heaven
Change The World
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Side 4
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Circus
Got You On My mind
Travelin’ Alone
Revolution

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