REVIEW: New York Comic-Con 2018

Ghost Cult invaded New York Comic Con for the first time ever this year and it was, in a word a spectacle. It was a feast for the senses, except the olfactory. The only downside to the entire weekend besides the swarm of people like squiddies in The Matrix was the smell. The smell of movie theater butter popcorn, no doubt delights most people like a childhood memory burned on the brain. To me, it is vomit inducing in mass quantities and there was not one corner of the Javits Center that was not baked in this smell. Other than that is was a perfect combination of geeks, artists, and Cos-players and superfans. Comic-Con is vast and exhilarating. It’s incredible and a little scary to be honest. It was amazing overall. Continue reading

New York Comic Con Kicks Off Tomorrow

It’s no surprise that where ever we go and talk to bands and fans of music, they love comics, movies, anime, and everything related. Our greater culture reps all of these things together, not compartmentalized. So this year Ghost Cult is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center from October 4th to the 7th to hang with all the geeks, creators, writers, artists, movie stars, directors, fandom personalities, YouTubers, cosplayers, and also bands and musical artists too! The New York Anime convention is also running parallel to Comic Con too. Many musicians have crossovers to Comic-Con and this year is no exception with Alan Robert (Life Of Agony), Steve Aoki, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Babymetal and more will be on hand signing their work, and making big announcements right along with comic companies and movie studios. There are still Thursday passes available, but the rest of the weekend is a sell-out. Check our social channels all weekend for some videos and pictures from the con and our review will soon follow. Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold – Black Reign EP

Gamers gotta game. It’s as simple as that. The same passion that drives people to obsess over game franchises isn’t too far removed from music fandom. Perhaps it is more intense and dedicated as a fanbase, especially when you consider no one has ever died from 118 hours straight of listening to Code Orange. Before the advent of music-based games had their moment in the culture, music has been an integral part of the gaming experience. As these two worlds collided from noble 8-bit bleeps to full-blown symphony productions, the has been a crossover. For every Castlevania, Final Fantasy, Bioshock Infinite, and Legend of Zelda, there are a lot of duds. However, few bands have had a winning association with a franchise like Avenged Sevenfold has with Call of Duty: Black Ops. With the advent of Black Ops 4, out now, the band has released their corresponding EP, Black Regin with the four tracks that are specially written to be woven into game-play. Continue reading