PODCAST: Episode 80: AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods on Staying Strong in a Crisis

We caught up with AJ from Fire From The Gods by phone for a new interview, while he was self-quarantining at home with his family. AJ talked at length about how coronavirus is affecting him personally, how his band is spending the time at home working on new music, the last tours supporting their recent album American Sun (Better Noise), how he feels society and government need to work together in the future in light of the pandemic, what books are on his quarantine-list, and how he stays creative, mentally strong, and upbeat in these tough times. Continue reading

Mastodon, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Sepultura and More Added to Download UK

A bunch of new bands have already been added to the bill on this year’s Download UK Festival. The new acts include Alter Bridge, Bowling For Soup, The Darkness, The Distillers, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Mastodon, Funeral For A Friend, The Menzingers, Employed To Serve, 3 Doors Down, Milk Teeth, Motionless In White, Holding Absence, Lacuna Coil, Loathe, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Cemetery Sun, Fire From The Gods, Gender Roles, Haken, Hatari, Heavy Lungs, Higher Power, JJ Wilde, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Northlane, Press Club, Polyphia| The Raven Age, Renounced, Shvpes, Sleep Token, SULLII, The Glorious Sons, The Hara, The Skints, Tempt, Twin Temple, Thy Art Is Murder, Wage War, and Will Haven! Also announced are the Day And Stage Splits, WWE NXT UK returns, and Kerrang! Radio Hosts the Finding Fresh Blood contest for a chance to perform on The Avalanche Stage. 2020 Download headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy Of The Beast Tour), Kiss and System Of A Down this summer and takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Five Finger Death Punch – Three Days Grace – Bad Wolves – Fire From the Gods: Live at Tuscon Convention Center

Fans gathered to witness Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From the Gods take the stage at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. The night started with an energy-packed performance from Fire From the Gods as they greeted Tucson, and discussed some brief history of their time in town and where they started from. They showed a lot of appreciation for what and where the fans have led them since then.

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Sonic Temple Fest Adds Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence and More!

The second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. The famed jewel in the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season crown already boasts Metallica for two nights as a headliner and now has added Slipknot as the Saturday headliner in between, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more. The full lists of bands and poster is below! Tickets are also on sale as well! Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: November 1st New Music Releases

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, and More Rule Aftershock 2019

It comes as no surprise that this year’s Aftershock Festival was once again sold out. I mean, how could it not with big-name talents such as Slipknot, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Blink-182, Lamb of God, Dropkick Murphys, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Chevelle, and many others. And with the über-early announcement of next year’s headliner—Metallica, for those of you living under a rock—there’s no question that 2020’s Aftershock will sell out as well. In fact, as of this writing, VIP weekend passes were all gone. A year in advance! So, how was this year’s outing? Damn good, in our humble opinion. Continue reading

Eleven Seven Music Rebrands As Better Noise Music, Signs Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, and More

Founded by acclaimed music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac as Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, the label has announced they are rebranding under the name Better Noise Music. The label has also announced the signing of bands Five Finger Death Punch, The Hu, AWOLNATION, and Atlas Genius. They join a roster that already includes Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Dirty Heads, Bad Wolves, Fire From The Gods, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx: A.M., Diamante and Hellyeah. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Aftershock Festival 2019

Aftershock Festival gets underway this weekend in Sacramento, California! The now three-day event is sold-out and features Tool, Slipknot, Staind (in a rare reunion show), blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle and many more. Ghost Cult has been fortunate to cover the fest for many years, often the highlight of our annual festival coverage. Al lthe bands are tight, but clashes being what they are, check out our day by day list of can’t miss acts. Continue reading

Five Finger Death Punch Shares Teaser Trailer for Their Upcoming Tour

Five Finger Death Punch, has shared a trailer from their just-announced tour dates with Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, July 26th.  A portion from every ticket sold will benefit America’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families via the Gary Sinise Foundation, one of the causes the band is passionate about. Continue reading

Five Finger Death Punch Books New Headline Dates with Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods

Five Finger Death Punch, hard at work on their new album, has announced a new run of US tour dates. Support will come from Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods. Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 26th. A portion from every ticket sold will benefit America’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families via the Gary Sinise Foundation, one of the causes the band is passionate about. Continue reading